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The university formerly known as Ryerson drops its name 

By Morgan Sharp  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter TORONTO, ONT- Ryerson University is no more. The institution in downtown Toronto named after a man increasingly tarnished by his role in creating Canada’s residential school system will find itself a new name, possibly in time for the 2022 academic year. That is ...

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NAABA launches pilot program encouraging growth of Indigenous businesses 

By Scott McLean  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association (NAABA) is launching a shared services pilot program to support local Indigenous-run businesses. The services offered will include marketing and communications, human resources, bookkeeping, strategic planning and grant writing support. The pilot program is expected to launch ...

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Fort McKay Metis launching solar farm by end of month 

By Scott McLean  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter In an effort to increase their long term sustainability and cut greenhouse gas emissions, the Fort McKay Metis Nation will be unveiling their completed solar farm before the end of summer. Spread across two locations, the solar farm, which is designed to save ...

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Cherie Brant Appointed to Board of Directors of TD Bank Group

TORONTO, Aug. 26, 2021 – TD Bank Group (TD) (TSX: TD) (NYSE: TD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cherie Brant to its Board of Directors. She also joins the Board’s Risk Committee. “We are very pleased to welcome Cherie to TD’s Board of Directors. A trusted advisor to ...

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Indigenous business can apply for Hydro One/CCAB partner grants

Toronto, ON-August 23, 2021-_ Today, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) announced a partnership with Hydro One to support Indigenous owned businesses through two types of grants. Businesses that are majority owned and controlled by an Indigenous Canadian are encouraged to apply to one of two grant streams by September ...

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Steel River Group and Pakuashipi Innu Nation partner to diversify economy

CALGARY, Alberta, Aug.  17, 2021 — Steel River Group Ltd. (Steel River), an Indigenous-owned diversified management and construction consortium, has announced a new partnership with Pakuashipi, an Innu community on the Lower North Shore in Quebec. Pakuashipi has been around for centuries and is one of 15 communities spread across ...

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Canada’s oil and gas sector filled up on federal COVID emergency cash 

At a time when climate science  demands a rapid transition off fossil fuels, Ottawa approved more than $1.3 billion for oil and gas companies through the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. Photo by Kartikay Sharma / Unsplas By John Woodside  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter At a time when climate science demands ...

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Nch’ka Development Corporation announces Bernd Christmas as new President and CEO

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug.  03, 2021 — Nch’ka Development Corporation, the economic development arm of the Squamish Nation, today announced Bernd Christmas as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. The Nch’ka Board of Directors made the appointment following a competitive Canada-wide candidate search and thorough review process. Bernd ...

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