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Alberta premier wants Ottawa to approve Teck mine for benefit of First Nations

By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY- Alberta’s premier says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to move swiftly to approve the Teck Frontier oilsands mine north of Fort McMurray. Jason Kenney says there is no reason to delay the go-ahead for the $20.6-billion project near Wood Buffalo National Park in ...

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B.C. and Alberta Indigenous leaders demonstrate against major oilsands project

By Amy Smart Canadian Press VANCOUVER- Indigenous leaders from British Columbia and Alberta who oppose Teck’s Frontier mine say its impact will be felt by First Nations well beyond the site of the massive oilsands project. Members of Indigenous Climate Action, the Tiny House Warriors and the Union of B.C. ...

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Horgan says ‘rule of law applies,’ LNG pipeline will proceed despite protests

By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA- A natural gas pipeline across northern British Columbia is vital to the region’s economic future and it will be built despite the objections of some Indigenous leaders, Premier John Horgan said Monday. He said the courts have ruled in favour of the project ...

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Membertou Signs on as Major Partner for Sydney Port Development

SYDNEY, NS, Jan. 14, 2020 – Membertou First Nation is  a major partner in the development of a container terminal in Sydney, N.S. Chief Terry Paul, CEO of Membertou Development Corporation, says, “Through increased efforts with SHIP, we see great potential for the future of Sydney Harbour. In Membertou, we ...

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Top trends impacting commercial real estate in 2020

The growth of e-commerce translates into  industrial and storage space increasing next year,  industry experts say. Cities like Vancouver, at a limit for land, will have to look for new solutions including  multistorey warehouses . THE SKY GUYS Low interest rates, socially responsible investing, and climate impacts among global trends ...

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Novacap portfolio company Bestar acquires Bush Industries

Desjardins Capital and Fonds de solidarité FTQ support the transaction by becoming shareholders of the new group Bestar-Bush MONTRÉAL, Jan. 14, 2020 – Novacap, one of Canada’s leading private equity firms, is proud to announce today that Bestar, one of its portfolio companies designing and manufacturing ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture, has ...

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 3 tribes in Oklahoma sue governor over casino gambling 

By Sean Murphy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OKLAHOMA CITY- Three of the most powerful tribes in Oklahoma filed a federal lawsuit against the state’s governor on Tuesday, Dec., 31 2019  asking the court to help resolve a dispute over gambling at tribal casinos. The Cherokee, Chickasaw and Choctaw nations want a ...

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