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Research finds sea otter comeback worth millions but not all benefit

By Bob Weber in Edmonton. VANCOUVER-The return of playful, popular sea otters to the Pacific shores of British Columbia is adding nearly $50 million a year to the province’s economy despite its impact on valuable fisheries, says a study. University of British Columbia researchers say their conclusions may apply anywhere ...

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First Nations, environmentalists ask for restart of oilpatch monitoring

By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON- Seven environmental and Indigenous groups have asked the Alberta government to restart oilpatch monitoring as soon as possible given that other activities are coming out of the COVID-19 shutdown. In a letter delivered to the Energy and Environment departments Wednesday, the signatories also ...

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National Indigenous History Month Highlighted By Haldimand County OPP

                                     (HALDIMAND COUNTY, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Haldimand County Detachment is celebrating and honouring National Indigenous History Month in June.  The OPP said they  are celebrating the unique heritage and ...

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Shunning virus and Big Oil, Alaska tribe revives traditions

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ARCTIC VILLAGE, Alaska -Arriving home on one of the last regular flights before pandemic restrictions went into effect in mid-February, Sarah James got to her house to find two caribous worth of meat in her freezer. Since flights have become intermittent to this indigenous village 100 miles ...

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Government of Canada announces interest relief for First Nations through the First Nations Finance Authority

OTTAWA, June 2, 2020 – The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced today that First Nations with existing loans under the First Nations Finance Authority (FNFA) will receive interest payment relief as a result of a $17.1 million support from the Government of Canada. The COVID-19 pandemic is ...

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CN Rail feeling slowdown as auto and crude revenue plunges, despite grain gains 

MONTREAL-Canadian National Railway Co. says business has gone downhill since mid-March as the COVID-19 pandemic rips into a sector that serves as a barometer of economic cycles. CEO JJ Ruest, speaking at a conference held online, says revenue ton miles, a key industry metric, fell 15 per cent year over ...

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Dominion Diamond granted creditor protection, plans restructuring 

CALGARY- Dominion Diamond Mines ULC has been granted creditor protection under the  Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. The company says the CCAA filing was brought on by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which closed the diamond markets. Dominion operates the Ekati diamond mine, in which it owns a controlling interest, ...

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Railways confronting a tough year ahead as volumes drop amid looming recession 

By Christopher Reynolds THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL- Canada’s two main railways face a bleak year ahead as a looming recession weighs on freight volumes. Carloads fell more than 17 per cent year over year last week, part of a growing decline in shipments since the start of the year and ...

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