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Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets are damaging to First Nations, says Merasty

 By Shari Narine  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The head of an Indigenous organization that advocates for sustainable and responsible resource development is pushing for “meaningful talks” to happen with Indigenous communities on how to move forward on a 42 per cent greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target set by the ...

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Cruise entourage looks north

By Sandi Krasowski  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter THUNDER BAY, ONT.-The Lake Superior cruise ship industry, coming off a season hosting Viking Cruises and American Queen Voyages along the north shore, has raised the curiosity of other cruise lines about what the North has to offer. In August, representatives from six ...

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Indigenous organizations, youth honoured for forest industry work

By Shari Narine  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Indigenous Resource Network (IRN) is a recipient of the Forest Products Association of Canada’s (FPAC) Partnership Award. “What it means to the IRN is recognition (that) we’re on the right track and we’re doing the good work that we set out to ...

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Supreme Court of Canada won’t hear appeals in Alberta coal project case

OTTAWA-The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear appeals from parties who support approval of an open-pit coal mine in southwest Alberta. A review panel had concluded the likely effects of the proposed Grassy Mountain coal mine on fish and water quality outweighed the economic benefits. As a result, Alberta’s ...

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Enbridge sells minority stake in seven pipelines to Indigenous communities

CALGARY-Enbridge Inc. has signed a deal to sell a minority stake in seven pipelines in the Athabasca region of northern Alberta to a group of 23 First Nation and Metis communities for $1.12 billion. Athabasca Indigenous Investments, a limited partnership of 23 Treaty 6 and Treaty 8 First Nations and ...

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Pot sector wants packaging changes, financial relief from Cannabis Act review 

By Tara Deschamps THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO-Canada’s cannabis industry is hoping a newly launched review of the legislation that paved the way for the recreational use and sale of pot will help the sector stave off more financial difficulties. The statutory review launched Thursday by Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos and ...

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Hydro One to offer First Nations chance to invest in transmission projects 

TORONTO-Hydro One is offering First Nations a chance to invest in a 50 per cent equity stake in new capital transmission line projects worth more than $100 million. The power utility announced the new plan following the signing of an agreement in the spring with eight First Nations represented by ...

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Temporary boost to GST rebate appropriate amid high inflation: economists

By Nojoud Al Mallees THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- The federal government’s newly announced inflation relief for lower-income Canadians through the GST rebate stacks up as a better policy than some of the cash payments issued by provinces, economists say. After months of mounting political pressure from the NDP to help ...

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