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B.C. should demand miners pay cleanup costs up front: Indigenous study

VANCOUVER- A report is urging British Columbia to get better financial guarantees that mining companies will pay for the mess they make. The First Nations who commissioned the study say that if the government doesn’t do it, they will. “There’s clearly a recognition by the government and the courts that ...

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Squamish Nation led housing project in Vancouver to double in size 

By Hina Alam THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER-One of the largest Indigenous-led urban development projects in Canada that proponents hope will rise in the heart of Vancouver is set to double in size with 6,000 units planned. Khelsilem, a Squamish Nation councillor, said the proximity of the project to downtown Vancouver ...

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APTN ANNOUNCES MONIKA ILLE AS NEW CEO

Nov. 4, 2019, Winnipeg, Man. – APTN is pleased to announce the selection of Monika Ille as the new CEO of the network. The announcement comes after a comprehensive national executive search process aimed at selecting a new leader for the national Indigenous television network. “We are excited to have ...

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Climbers rush to beat ban on Australia’s iconic rock Uluru 

ULURU, Australia-The sandstone monolith called Uluru that dominates Australia’s arid centre has long been celebrated as a prized peak to be conquered and a sacred site to be revered. But the pendulum is scheduled to take a major swing away from the throngs of international selfie-seekers toward the rock’s cultural ...

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Unique guitar shaped hotel opens at Florida Seminole casino 

By Curt Anderson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HOLLYWOOD, Fla. It looks like a rock ‘n’ roll guitar that Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page would have played. But this one is 450 feet (137 metres) tall and is a light-beam hotel that the Seminole Tribe wants to become South Florida’s latest tourist destination. ...

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Navajo company shuts coal mine in dispute over sovereignty 

By Matthew Brown THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BILLINGS, Mont.- One of the largest coal mines in the U.S. was indefinitely shuttered Thursday in a dispute over whether its new owner should be immune as a tribal entity from future lawsuits for environmental violations or reclamation costs. The Navajo Transitional Energy Company ...

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SNC Lavalin shares up amid hope of possible plea deal after 2019 federal election

MONTREAL- SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. shares shot up Tuesday after the Liberal election win left open the possibility of a plea deal on fraud and corruption charges against the engineering firm. The beleaguered company’s shares were up than 14 per cent or $2.50 at $20.18 in mid-afternoon trading, buoyed by investor ...

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Alberta bill proposes agency to help Indigenous groups invest in energy projects 

EDMONTON -Alberta is moving to set up a new Crown corporation to help Indigenous groups invest in major natural resource projects. The United Conservatives have introduced a bill that says the government would put up $1 billion, along with technical and financial advice, to backstop the Crown. Premier Jason Kenney ...

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