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$3.28 billion Indigenous led LNG project gets B.C. environmental certificate

VICTORIA-The Haisla First Nation on British Columbia’s northern coast has been granted a provincial environmental assessment certificate for a floating liquefied natural gas facility. The B.C. government says the nation, in partnership with Pembina Pipeline Corp., proposes to use electricity to operate the LNG facility and export terminal. The $3.28-billion ...

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Lobster giant partially owned by Indigenous bands delivering higher sales and profits

HALIFAX- A seafood giant that is half-owned by a coalition of East Coast First Nations is reporting a leap in annual sales, as 2022 revenues rose by $71.6 million compared to the year before. George Paleologou, the chief executive of Premium Brands Holdings Inc., said during the company’s fourth-quarter conference ...

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Wataynikaneyap Power Reaches Major Milestone

FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION, Ontario- Wataynikaneyap Power is pleased to announce the completion and energization of a 230 kV line, approximately 300 kilometres from Dinorwic to Pickle Lake, Ontario. This is the first part of the 1,800 km Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project that is being built to connect 17 remote First ...

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Indigenous owned expansion project to deliver more clean power to Yukon

 By Sam Laskaris Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Yukoners will soon be reaping the rewards of an $80 million pledge to expand a hydroelectric project in northern British Columbia. Officials from the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) have announced they have hooked up with the Tlingit Homeland Energy Limited Partnership, owned by ...

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New interlocutor promises help, no harm as work moves forward on unmarked graves

Kimberly Murray was appointed as Independent Special Interlocutor for Missing Children and Unmarked Graves and Burial Sites associated with Indian Residential Schools, at a news conference in Ottawa, on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang By Shari Narine  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The federal government has named former ...

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Real estate development investment will help First Nation mitigate oil price rollercoaster

By Shari Narine  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Diversifying its economic portfolio will allow Fort McKay First Nation in northern Alberta to continue to provide a full range of services and programs to members even when oil prices dip. “When council came into office three years ago, they looked at the ...

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Celebrities’ interference in northern B.C. energy project causing more harm to First Nations: Haisla Chief 

By Binny Paul Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Haisla Nation Chief Councillor Crystal Smith is the latest leader from B.C. to caution Hollywood A-listers who have been calling on banks to stop financing the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline project. “I wonder if the Hollywood actors calling for an end to our ...

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B.C. premier raises concerns to Trudeau about jobs if fish farms close

By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA- Any federal government plans to move away from open-net pen salmon farms in British Columbia should come with transition help for the industry and workers, says Premier John Horgan. A letter dated March 10 from Horgan to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said concern ...

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