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Cape Wind opponents appeal federal decision upholding lease

HYANNIS, Mass. -Opponents of a proposed wind farm off Cape Cod are appealing a federal agency’s decision to leave in place the long-stalled project’s ocean lease. The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound says it filed a notice of appeal Tuesday with the Department of the Interior’s Board of Land Appeals ...

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Season opens in lucrative lobster fishery: ‘It’s a lot of boats on the water’ 

YARMOUTH, N.S.- It is one of the country’s most lucrative fisheries _ and on Tuesday about 1,500 fishing boats laden with lobster traps headed out onto the water in darkness along Nova Scotia’s southwest coast. Fisheries spokeswoman Debbie Buott-Matheson said about 5,200 captains and crew set out from an area ...

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‘We want Nunavut to shine:’ Territory’s new premier looks to the future

By Bob Weber Canadian Press IQALUIT, Nunavut- The life story of Nunavut’s new premier reads like a modern history of the Inuit. But Paul Quassa says he wants to look forward, not back. “We want Nunavut to shine,” says Quassa, who was sworn in last week as the territory’s fourth ...

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Nuclear waste bunker decision not about ‘money or beads and trinkets’

By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO-Indigenous people in the shadow of one of the world’s largest nuclear reactor are adamant their values will underpin their decision on whether to approve a proposed multibillion-dollar storage bunker for radioactive waste, a process that could take at least another year to play ...

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Ontario allowing water bottling companies to take water on expired permits

By Allison Jones THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO -Ontario is allowing several bottled water companies to take up to 7.6 million litres of groundwater per day on expired permits, as it gives them time to amend renewal applications in light of new rules. Premier Kathleen Wynne last year imposed a two-year ...

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Jackpot elusive for 3 new upstate New York casinos 

By Michael Hill THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SCHENECTADY, N.Y.- Three new upstate New York casinos have so far failed to generate the big payoffs they projected, meaning less money shared with towns, cities and counties. Slot machine and table game revenue from casinos in the Finger Lakes, the Southern Tier and ...

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First Nations Publishes “Food as Economic Development in Native Communities”

 Outcomes Report Following Project Involving Three Minnesota Tribes and Organizations  PRESS RELEASE GlobeNewswire  Nov. 24, 2017, 08:00 AM  Longmont, Colorado, Nov. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has just published a report that details outcomes and lessons learned from a recent project aimed at supporting ...

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National Indian Brotherhood Trust appoints new chair

OTTAWA, ON – November 22, 2017: The National Indian Brotherhood (NIB) Trust Fund today announced that Mr. Keith Martell has been appointed as the new Trust Fund Chair. Mr. Martell was officially appointed on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at a meeting of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Executive Committee ...

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