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Squamish Nation announces big development plans for the North Shore and beyond

 By Mina Kerr-Lazenby Local Journalism Initiative Reporter S?wx?wu7mesh ?xwumixw (Squamish Nation) has put forward ambitious plans to develop 350 acres of its land, with work primarily taking place on the North Shore. The plans focus on a pair of North Shore locations, including the Marine Drive area of Xwmelch’sten Capilano ...

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Former Chair of the Northern and Remote Forum of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to takes advisory role with CN

CHALK RIVER, Ontario, March  21, 2023  — Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology laboratory, is pleased to announce that Madeleine Redfern, the former Chair of the Northern and Remote Forum of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, has agreed to return to CNL as a strategic advisor ...

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$3.28 billion Indigenous led LNG project gets B.C. environmental certificate

VICTORIA-The Haisla First Nation on British Columbia’s northern coast has been granted a provincial environmental assessment certificate for a floating liquefied natural gas facility. The B.C. government says the nation, in partnership with Pembina Pipeline Corp., proposes to use electricity to operate the LNG facility and export terminal. The $3.28-billion ...

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Ottawa says Kearl leaks harmful to wildlife; issues order to stop seepage 

By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS Federal inspectors have ruled a release of oilsands wastewater from Imperial Oil Ltd.’s Kearl mine is harmful to wildlife and have ordered the company to take immediate action to stop seepage from a tailings pond. “Based on information enforcement officers have to date, the ...

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Minister Vandal announces clean energy investments in five Nunavut communities

BAKER LAKE, NU, March 15, 2023 – Across the country, Indigenous-led clean energy projects are growing local economies and creating good jobs, all while fighting climate change. By adopting clean energy alternatives, communities are protecting their land and water, increasing economic opportunities, and improving their health and wellbeing. The Government ...

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Lobster giant partially owned by Indigenous bands delivering higher sales and profits

HALIFAX- A seafood giant that is half-owned by a coalition of East Coast First Nations is reporting a leap in annual sales, as 2022 revenues rose by $71.6 million compared to the year before. George Paleologou, the chief executive of Premium Brands Holdings Inc., said during the company’s fourth-quarter conference ...

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First Nations heavy-cargo port partnership in Northern Ontario.

RED ROCK, ON, March 7, 2023 – Once a busy timber and mill town, Red Rock is emerging as a dynamic recreational and strategic transportation node connecting the Great lakes to the Nakina, Webequie, Marten Falls, Ring of Fire, Community Infrastructure Corridor. Shielded by the Red Rock Mountains and the ...

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First Nation artist designs welcome signage for American Express

By Sam Laskaris  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Now that he’s achieving great things in the art world, one might expect Blake Angeconeb to tell stories about a lifelong passion and how he laid the foundations for his career as a young child. But that would not be the truth for ...

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