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Five things to watch for in Canadian business in 2024

By Craig Wong THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- Business headlines in 2023 saw a housing crisis and the fight against inflation take centre stage while the job market proved to be stronger than expected. Housing and the cost of living will likely remain at the forefront in 2024, as will central ...

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Cargojet renews shipping partnership with Canadian North airline

Cargojet Inc. says it has renewed a partnership with Arctic-focused airline Canadian North to deliver cargo to the region. Mississauga, Ont. based Cargojet says that under the deal, it will be the exclusive provider for air cargo from Winnipeg and Ottawa to Iqaluit, while Canadian North will continue to distribute ...

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Podemski  presented with Augie award at imagineNATIVE festival

By Sam Laskaris Writer TORONTO,ONT-Jennifer Podemski has been selected as this year’s recipient of the August Schellenberg Award of Excellence. The award, which is more commonly referred to as the Augie, was presented to Podemski  at a ceremony in Toronto which is part of the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts ...

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Home built in three day blitz for Oneida Nation of the Thames family

 By Brian Williams  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Construction began around 6:30 a.m. Friday morning, and by 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, a new home is expected to be completed for a family from Oneida Nation of the Thames. Imagine Build is an organization working alongside Oneida Nation of the Thames to ...

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Halifax takes first steps to designate seat on council for Mi’kmaq representation

HALIFAX NS- Halifax is taking the first steps toward designating a Mi’kmaq seat on its municipal council. The move is something that’s been in discussion for years after hearing from First Nations in the Halifax area that a Mi’kmaq representative should be added to council, Indigenous community liaison and councillor ...

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Federal Court approves $23B First Nations child welfare settlement

 By Alessia Passafiume THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- A Federal Court judge has verbally approved a landmark $23-billion settlement that will see Ottawa compensate more than 300,000 First Nations children and their families over chronic underfunding of on-reserve child-welfare services. The settlement comes more than 15 years after the Assembly of ...

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Chief still ‘firmly against’ nuclear waste scheme

By Mike Stimpson  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A year after publicly disclosing a confidential agreement between Grand Council Treaty #3 and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation Chief Jeffrey Copenace remains against a proposed “deep geological repository” for nuclear waste. “I’m firmly against,” Copenace said in an ...

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