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Research finds sea otter comeback worth millions but not all benefit

By Bob Weber in Edmonton. VANCOUVER-The return of playful, popular sea otters to the Pacific shores of British Columbia is adding nearly $50 million a year to the province’s economy despite its impact on valuable fisheries, says a study. University of British Columbia researchers say their conclusions may apply anywhere ...

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First Nations, environmentalists ask for restart of oilpatch monitoring

By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON- Seven environmental and Indigenous groups have asked the Alberta government to restart oilpatch monitoring as soon as possible given that other activities are coming out of the COVID-19 shutdown. In a letter delivered to the Energy and Environment departments Wednesday, the signatories also ...

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National Indigenous History Month Highlighted By Haldimand County OPP

                                     (HALDIMAND COUNTY, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Haldimand County Detachment is celebrating and honouring National Indigenous History Month in June.  The OPP said they  are celebrating the unique heritage and ...

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Shunning virus and Big Oil, Alaska tribe revives traditions

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ARCTIC VILLAGE, Alaska -Arriving home on one of the last regular flights before pandemic restrictions went into effect in mid-February, Sarah James got to her house to find two caribous worth of meat in her freezer. Since flights have become intermittent to this indigenous village 100 miles ...

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Government of Canada announces interest relief for First Nations through the First Nations Finance Authority

OTTAWA, June 2, 2020 – The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced today that First Nations with existing loans under the First Nations Finance Authority (FNFA) will receive interest payment relief as a result of a $17.1 million support from the Government of Canada. The COVID-19 pandemic is ...

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