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Axxcelus Closes 1600 Hectare Land Acquisition for Whitefish Lake First Nation #128

Axxcelus Capital Fund (“Axxcelus” or “the Company”), as advisor to Whitefish Lake First Nation #128 (“WFLFN” or “the Nation”), is proud to announce the closing of the Nation’s land acquisition. The Nation acquired over 2,600 Hectares of deeded fee simple land and 95 contiguous grazing leases located adjacent to the ...

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Feds and First Nations gearing up to host global ocean conservation summit

Haida Gwaii: Canada’s Glorious Galapagos

By Rochelle Baker  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Ottawa and First Nations in B.C. are looking to amplify oceans as the best way to turn the tide on the twin spectres of biodiversity collapse and climate change, says federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Joyce Murray. Canada and West Coast First ...

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A dozen B.C. First Nations funded to pursue clean energy projects

 By Rochelle Baker  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A dozen First Nations in B.C. are taking strides to reduce their dependence on dirty diesel fuel and secure a clean energy future for their communities for generations to come. The First Nations have received a total of $7.1 million to develop alternative-energy ...

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First Nation, feds, province team up for affordable housing project in Winnipeg 

By Dave Baxter  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A northern Manitoba First Nation has partnered with the federal government and the province and is embarking on a project that will bring more affordable housing to downtown Winnipeg, and offer affordable housing options to First Nations people living in the city. A ...

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ND House passes legislation to legalize sports betting 

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP)- The North Dakota House on Thursday approved legislation that would legalize sports betting in the state, sending the proposal to the state Senate. If the Senate approves the measure, it would be placed on the November 2024 ballot for residents to decide whether to change the state ...

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B.C. creates $500M fund for non profits to buy rental buildings, protect tenants 

BURNABY, B.C.-The British Columbia government announced a $500-million fund Thursday to help the non-profit housing sector purchase rental buildings and save them from “housing speculators and profiteers,” whose property flips often lead to tenant evictions. Premier David Eby said the rental protection fund will preserve affordable rental buildings for tenants ...

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Rights group releases scathing report on Canada’s violations of Indigenous rights 

OTTAWA- A prominent human-rights group says Canada is failing to address long-standing abuses, delivering a rebuke of what it calls the federal government’s inadequate climate policy and violations of the rights of Indigenous people and immigration detainees. Human Rights Watch says more than two dozen First Nations remain under long-term ...

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Canada appoints First Nations member to Bank of Canada board

OTTAWA (Reuters) – The Canadian government filled three Bank of Canada board vacancies on Thursday (Jan 12, 2023) with finance veterans including Ernie Daniels, likely the first First Nations member on the central bank’s board, a bank spokesperson said. The Bank of Canada’s board selects its governor and provides general ...

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