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Pipeline protests impact B.C. legislature and Canada’s rail network

By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS Protests in support of Indigenous hereditary chiefs who oppose a major pipeline project flared across Canada for a fifth day on Tuesday, disrupting British Columbia’s legislature and forcing the cancellation of dozens of commuter and freight trains. Hundreds blocked the entrances to the B.C. ...

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Shipping crude oil through Manitoba has been floated, rejected before 

By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG-There’s renewed talk of transporting western oil through the northern Manitoba port in Churchill, but any such project is likely to run into opposition from environmentalists and some people who live there. Using the sub-Arctic port on the western shore of Hudson Bay as ...

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B.C. Supreme Court grants natural gas pipeline company interlocutory injunction

By Hina Alam THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER- The British Columbia Supreme Court has granted Coastal GasLink an interlocutory injunction against members of a First Nation and others who oppose the company’s natural gas pipeline.  The company is building a pipeline from northeastern B.C. to LNG Canada’s export terminal in Kitimat ...

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Alberta to bring in bill in fall to help First Nations invest in energy projects

By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON- Alberta will bring in legislation this fall to create a Crown corporation backstopped by $1 billion to help First Nations invest in major energy projects like pipelines. Premier Jason Kenney made the announcement after meeting with chiefs from across Alberta at Government House ...

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Protests and marches sparked by RCMP arrest at B.C. pipeline protest camp

Duelling protests outside Calgary headquarters (Photo by Tom Ross) By Terri Theodore THE CANADIAN PRESS The arrest of 14 people at an Indigenous blockade in a remote area of northern British Columbia became a flash point Tuesday that sparked protests across the country. Protesters delayed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s speech ...

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Trudeau says it’s worth ‘pointing out’ similarities between Scheer and Harper

By Janice Dickson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Andrew Scheer’s Conservative party is in the exact same place it was under Stephen Harper’s leadership and that’s why he and his Liberals will continue “pointing out” the similarities. The Liberal party put the Harper stamp on Scheer ...

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Government putting Ridley Terminals Inc. in Prince Rupert, B.C., up for sale

TORONTO- The Canadian government is looking to sell a 90 per cent stake in Ridley Terminals Inc., a federal Crown corporation. The remaining 10 per cent stake will be transferred to the Lax Kw’alaams Band and the Metlakatla First Nation at the close of the sale. Ridley Terminals operates on ...

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Showcasing success – Indigenous Business Forum

NEW ZEALAND-A delegation of more than 25 countries representing more than 500 indigenous businesses  are meeting  in Rotorua this year. Acknowledging the land is how Andrew Carrier of Cree First Nations connects with all indigenous peoples. He says, “The world is no longer small.  We can reach each other globally and that’s ...

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