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The art of reconciliation 

By Rochelle Baker Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Art’s strength is rooted in the moment people connect with a truth rather than just know it. Regardless of the medium, it is a catalyst for empathy and positive change, said multidisciplinary artist Carey Newman, recently appointed the inaugural Impact Chair of Indigenous ...

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Unfinished business between First Nations and Catalyst Paper Excellence 

By Abby Francis  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter “We are working closely with the Hegus John Hackett and the Tla’amin Executive Council to ensure the steps we take in building this new relationship are thoughtful and measured.” That’s what Catalyst Paper Excellence stated in a media release on September 24, 2021, ...

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BHP won’t increase bid for Ring of Fire developer Noront Resources Ltd.

TORONTO -Mining giant BHP says it will not increase or extend its offer for Noront Resources Ltd. BHP Lonsdale Investments Pty Ltd., a subsidiary of BHP, has been in a takeover fight for Noront with Wyloo Metals Pty Ltd. Earlier this month, Australia-based Wyloo offered $1.10 per share for the ...

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Quebec looks beyond hydroelectricity as last planned megaproject set to wrap 

The Romaine-4 hydroelectric project may be last major dam project on the horizon as modernized environmental assessments prevent trampling of  Indigenous rights.   By Morgan Lowrie THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL- Quebec’s hydro dams have long provided its residents cheap electricity and bragging rights in the race to reduce global carbon emissions, ...

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US approves Indigenous name change for Colorado mountain 

DENVER (AP)-A federal panel has approved renaming a Colorado peak after a Cheyenne woman who facilitated relations between white settlers and Native American tribes in the early 19th century, part of a broader campaign to replace derogatory place names across the United States. Mestaa’hehe Mountain, which is pronounced “mess-taw-HAY,” bears ...

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2021 is now the highest winning year ever for US casinos 

By Wayne Parry THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -America’s casinos have won more money this year than ever before, according to figures released Thursday from a national gambling trade association. The American Gaming Association said U.S. casinos have already broken the record for most money won in a ...

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