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Another First Nation in Nova Scotia set to start self regulated lobster fishery

By Michael MacDonald THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX- A First Nation in southern Cape Breton is set to become the second Indigenous band in Nova Scotia to launch a self-regulated commercial lobster fishery that will operate outside the regular season. The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs issued a statement Wednesday ...

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Metis pilot Teara Fraser profiled in new DC Comics graphic novel of women heroes 

  Teara Fraser, commercial pilot and owner of Iskwew Air,  in front of her plane on the tarmac at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., Tuesday, September 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward By Victoria Ahearn THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO- Not all heroes wear capes, as the saying goes, but ...

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Green Mountain Completes $3.4 Million Financing

Penticton, BC, Sept. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Green Mountain Health Alliance Ltd. (the “Company” or “Green Mountain”), a medically-focused cannabis company, has secured $3.4 million in debt financing to complete phase 1 construction at its company-owned HWY 3A site in the Okanagan Valley. Construction is underway and will include ...

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APEC study warns Indigenous businesses in dire need of support 

By Oscar Baker III Local Journalism Initiative Reporter SYDNEY, N.S.-The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council released a report on the state of Indigenous businesses and the effects of COVID-19, titled the Economic Cost of COVID-19: Supporting the Recovery of Indigenous Firms and Corporations. The study showed that preexisting conditions have only ...

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Heli skiing industry says compromise is needed to allow guests to enter country this winter 

By Joel Barde Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Canada’s ban on international travellers coming into the country for recreation continues to have major repercussions on B.C.’s tourism industry. And if it stays in place through the winter, as many are predicting, few businesses will feel it more than helicopter and cat-skiing ...

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TC Energy inks deal for Indigenous ownership stake in Keystone XL pipeline 

CALGARY- TC Energy Corp. says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Canadian Indigenous communities that will allow them to pursue an ownership interest in the Keystone XL pipeline project. The Calgary-based company says the deal was signed with Natural Law Energy, which represents four First Nations in Alberta ...

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First Nation development corporations face recovering lost ground 

By Nick Pearce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter SASKATCHEWAN-Sean Willy, CEO of Des Nedhe Development, took a pay cut this year. As English River First Nation’s economic development corporation, Des Nedhe operates businesses and essential services in northern communities that were vulnerable to the pandemic. When it hit, Willy and the ...

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McKay Metis weathers COVID 19 fiscal storm with trust fund 

By Sarah Williscraft Local Journalism Initiative Reporter FORT MCMURRAY-As Alberta projects a $24.2 billion deficit for the fiscal year, the Fort McKay Metis Nation found itself prepared. The current crisis fuelled by COVID-19 and last spring’s Saudi-Russian price war was a serious blow to the community, said McKay Metis President ...

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