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Feds, NACCA giving small and medium sized businesses a break in wake of pandemic

 By Marc Lalonde  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The federal government and a pair of Indigenous lending institutions are giving small- and medium-sized business owners a break in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, the federal Indigenous Services department, the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) and Metis Capital ...

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Shipping increase approved; Baffinland won’t terminate workers

By David Venn  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Baffinland Iron Mines will “immediately  be rescinding all termination notices” issued to 1,100 employees after federal Northern Affairs Minister Daniel Vandal approved its request to increase its shipping limit this year, a company spokesperson said Tuesday. Vandal’s decision sided with the Nunavut Impact ...

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Trade show brings North together

By Stewart Burnett  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Kivalliq Trade Show costs upwards of $350,000 to host, but society president Robert Connelly says the spinoff benefits to the region dwarf that number. Between flights, accommodation, catering, transportation and all the ancillary needs and services, the trade show injects about $750,000 into ...

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Sioux Lookout building recognized by Ontario Association of Architects 

By Eric Shih  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Each year on World Architecture Day, which falls on the first Monday of October, the Ontario Association of Architects celebrates architecturally outstanding buildings selected among nominations from MPPs. This year, the Jeremiah McKay Kabayshewekamik hostel in Sioux Lookout was selected as one of ...

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