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Liberals face pressure for concrete ideas, economic plan in spending update

OTTAWA-The federal Liberals are being warned that they need to provide a detailed plan on navigating the health and economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic in a key spending document next week. Business and labour groups say the government must outline concrete proposals to manage COVID-19 in the short term, ...

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Curve Lake firm secures contract to clean up mould at CFB Trenton 

By Natalie Hamilton  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter An Indigenous-led business has partnered with a top-notch environmental company to do mould remediation at CFB Trenton.  Cambium Indigenous Professional Services (CIPS), located in Curve  Lake First Nation, not only does consulting work, business planning and  business model design, but also provides environmental ...

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The transition to renewable energy relies on mining. Can it be done responsibly? 

By Matt Simmons Local Journalism Initiative Reporter It wasn’t long ago that the idea of a zero-emissions electric vehicle silently  cruising the streets sounded like something out of The Jetsons. According to the International Energy Agency, there are now more than seven million electric cars on the roads and there ...

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Suncor Energy announces Jean Paul Gladu to join Board of Directors

 Jean Paul Gladu CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 17, 2020 — Suncor today announced the appointment of Jean Paul (JP) Gladu to the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Gladu’s appointment is effective Nov. 17, 2020. “I’m pleased that JP is joining Suncor’s Board of Directors,” said Board Chair Michael Wilson. “For more ...

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As the COVID 19 crisis cuts jobs, Canadians cash in on hobbies with ‘side hustles’ 

By Adina Bresge THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO- For Chelsea Hearty and Ian Moores, the recipe for success began with a midnight snack. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, Hearty and Moores, who had worked in food and hospitality, were among the hundreds of thousands of workers who found themselves ...

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Metis businesswoman captures Saskatchewan tourism award 

By Sam Laskaris Local Journalism Initiative Reporter It has certainly been a challenging year for Michela Carriere’s business. But there was some very encouraging news last week for the Metis woman, who launched Aski Holistic Adventures three years ago. Carriere operates her business out of Big Eddy Lodge, located off ...

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Wanuskewin Heritage Park captures a record three provincial tourism awards 

By Sam Laskaris, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Officials with a First Nations heritage park in Saskatchewan are still beaming after last week’s announcement of the winners of the Tourism Saskatchewan Awards of Excellence. Wanuskewin Heritage Park, which is located just outside Saskatoon and is a non-profit cultural and historical centre, ...

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`Mining at any cost’: Yukoners say territory needs major mineral development overhaul 

By Julien Gignac Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Outdated mining legislation, “token” consultation with First Nations, violence against Indigenous women at mine sites and a reclamation system that falls flat, these are just a few concerns that Yukoners raised during a public engagement process about the territory’s mining regime. From a ...

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