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Consultations with First Nations lacking on mines proposed in northwestern Ontario 

15 mines could go into development in next decade By Sam Laskaris  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Jason Rasevych is encouraged by some news announced this past week in the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) Mining Readiness Strategy. The report says a total of 15 mines could go into development ...

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Head of new Indigenous committee aims for systemic change at Canada Energy Regulator 

VANCOUVER-The leader of a new Indigenous Advisory Committee at the Canada Energy Regulator says he wants to fix the system of natural resource development in the country that has previously treated First Nations, Inuit and Metis people as an “afterthought.” Tribal Chief Tyrone McNeil, a Sto:lo member in British Columbia’s ...

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Forestry funding boosts job opportunities for Indigenous youth

By Jamie Mountain Local Journalism Initiative Reporter BEAR ISLAND- In an effort to expand its forestry operations, Daki Menan Lands and Resources Corporation is receiving FedNor funding of $209,500. The investment will allow the social enterprise, which is controlled by Temagami First Nation (TFN) on Bear Island, to enhance forestry ...

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Niobium exploration program near Moosonee put on pause 

NioBay Metals Moosonee  field office  (Company photo) By Dariya Baiguzhiyeva  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Exploration activities for the James Bay Niobium Project are currently on pause. Jan. 8, NioBay Metals Inc. received a three-year permit from the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines to drill about 20-30 test holes ...

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Logging practices increase risk of climate change disasters in B.C.: report

By Binny Paul Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A new report published on Monday, called on B.C. to immediately reform its forestry practices, saying industrial logging is accelerating climate change-related issues across the province. The report authored by Dr. Peter Wood and commissioned by Sierra Club B.C. says the provincial government ...

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