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Rick George, former Suncor Energy CEO and pioneer of oilsands industry, dies at 67 

By Dan Healing THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY -Rick George, former CEO of Suncor Energy and a pioneer of Canada’s oilsands industry, has died at the age of 67 after a battle with acute myeloid leukemia. George, who died Tuesday, is credited with transforming Suncor from a money-losing oilsands mining company ...

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B.C. asks utilities commission to review $8.8 billion Site C dam megaproject

VANCOUVER-British Columbia’s New Democrat government has asked the province’s utilities commission to review the $8.8-billion Site C dam, throwing into doubt one of former premier Christy Clark’s major accomplishments. Energy Minister Michelle Mungall says the regulator will be tasked with determining the economic viability of the megaproject, with interim results ...

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Assembly of First Nations Chief to participate in NAFTA negotiations

August 2, 2017 Ottawa, ON – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde  is part of a 13 member NAFTA Council that will help the Canadian government navigate renegotiation of NAFTA. Bellegarde will join  business and industry leaders including;    Sophie Brochu, president and CEO of Quebec energy firm ...

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Curve Lake First Nation and Habitat for Humanity Celebrate Maawandoonan – Coming Together in Partnership

  CURVE LAKE, ON, July 31, 2017- A crowd of more than 180 attendees came together at the Curve Lake Community Centre to learn about details of a new partnership that will bring affordable homeownership to Curve Lake First Nation. Attendees included the Honourable Maryam Monsef (Minister of Status of Women ...

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Bold Ventures and Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation Form Strategic Alliance

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Aug. 1, 2017) – Bold Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BOL) (the “Company” or “Bold”) and Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation (“LDMLFN”) are pleased to announce the signing of a Strategic Alliance Agreement that launches the effort to identify business driven, resource related opportunities that are available to First ...

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Mother Earth Essentials launching new Indigenous herbal tea

EDMONTON, ALBERTA- Mother Earth Essentials is adding to its line of  indigenous bath bath and body products, and tea with a line of bottled cold tea. Carrie Langevin who comes from a long line of Cree Medicine women  is  adding the line of bottled cold tea to her brand. Langevin has ...

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Wataynikaneyap Power to launch $2 million First Nations Training Program

SIOUX LOOKOUT, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – July 26, 2017) – Wataynikaneyap Power is pleased to announce a major federal investment from the office of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in the amount of over $2 million in support of the Wataynikaneyap Power’s First Nations training program. Today’s announcement now brings the total ...

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First Nations treaties, revenue sharing top priorities with B.C. NDP government

By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA-British Columbia’s new premier has placed First Nations issues near the top of his government’s to-do list, committing his cabinet to transforming stalled treaty talks and negotiating revenue-sharing agreements. The priority shift prompted a “hallelujah” Tuesday from one Indigenous leader. John Horgan issued letters ...

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