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Manitoba Liberal leadership candidate says youth on her side – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 21, 2017 By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ The first candidate to step forward for the Manitoba Liberal Party leadership launched her bid Friday by arriving at a news conference on a motorcycle and touting her youth as an asset. Cindy Lamoureux, a 25-year-old political rookie first elected to the […]

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Top court won’t weigh in on case about bidding for federal contracts – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 21, 2017  By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A company that argued the fairness and integrity of Canada’s public-procurement process is being compromised has lost its bid to make its case to the country’s top court. In a decision this week, the Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear an […]

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Quebec announces mixed police force to fight sexual exploitation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 21, 2017 MONTREAL _ Quebec is budgeting $6.4 million over five years to create a special police unit dedicated to fighting sexual exploitation by targeting pimps and johns, the province’s public security minister said Friday. The squad will be composed of 25 investigators from police forces in Quebec cities including Montreal and […]

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CRIME Sask Child Injured – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 21, 2017  BIG RIVER, Sask. – Two people have been charged in an alleged hit-and-run in Saskatchewan that injured several children, including one seriously. RCMP allege a vehicle failed to stop after colliding with five youth who were walking along a road on the Big River First Nation on […]

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Liberal Leader Christy Clark says U.S. “greed” driving softwood spat – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 21, 2017  WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. _ British Columbia Liberal Leader Christy Clark says the United States lumber industry is “driven by greed,” and she is the candidate who can lead the province to a softwood agreement with American producers. Campaigning in Williams Lake, B.C., at a log home manufacturing business, Clark told […]

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BR CRIME Party Beating – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 21, 2017 CALGARY – A man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of a Calgary mother who was beaten so badly that her father could not recognize her when he found her body. Isaiah Riel Rider had been charged with second-degree murder in the October 2015 death […]

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Former cabinet minister turned Manitoba judge broke ethics law: commissioner – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 21, 2017  OTTAWA _ Canada’s former public safety minister has had his wrist slapped by the federal ethics commissioner for violating conflict of interest rules. Vic Toews was a Conservative MP from Manitoba and senior minister in Stephen Harper’s government between 2006 and 2013. He is now a judge on the Court […]

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Pot taxes will stay low in order to push out pushers, Morneau suggests – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 21, 2017  WASHINGTON _ Here’s some good news for Canadian pot smokers: high taxes will not join the munchies, the pasties and short-term memory loss as unwelcome side effects of smoking up. The Canadian government is hinting it wants to keep pot taxes low. As the feds design tax policy for soon-to-be-legalized […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201753 Views

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Spring 2017 Goozih Dust’lus Print Edition – CSFS

April 19, 2017 The spring 2017 print edition of the CSFS Goozih Dust’lus is here! Check it out and download here to read about Burns Lake Bridging program, Roots of Empathy, addictions recovery camp dates and more! or scroll to the bottom of this page in the “Related Documents” section. The quarterly newsletter will be […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201751 Views

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Action for Indigenous People – U of T Magazine

The university aims to hire more Indigenous faculty and staff, recruit more students The University of Toronto will hire more Indigenous faculty and staff and bolster efforts to recruit Indigenous students as part of what it acknowledges is an “overdue initiative” to expand the university’s Indigenous community. President Meric Gertler and Vice-President and Provost Cheryl […]

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Former NHL coach of the year coming to U of S – News.USask

Former National Hockey League coach of the year Ted Nolan will meet with senior leadership, faculty, students and staff at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) later this month. On Monday, April 24, Nolan will spend a full day at the U of S, serving as the keynote speaker in a morning forum with […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201752 Views

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Indigenous communities in New Brunswick to benefit from increased snow crab – APTN

April 20, 2017 Mi’kmaq and Maliseet communities in New Brunswick are hoping a bump in their snow crab quotas will help pay for programs that are underfunded by the federal government. The department of Fisheries and Oceans announced April 12 it is using a surplus of crab stocks to ensure Indigenous communities receive an increase […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201749 Views

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Racism and diversity report addressed at Senate meeting – Queen’s Gazette

April 19, 2017 The final report of the Principal’s Implementation Committee on Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion was the focus of discussion at Tuesday’s Senate meeting, with Principal Daniel Woolf addressing the comprehensive report in detail. “These initial commitments and plans are just the beginning. We are committing the funds and making structural changes to ensure […]

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New weapon in fight against antibiotic resistance discovered – UM Today

April 20, 2017 — Scientists at St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre and the University of Manitoba have developed a drug that combats 2 of the top 10 “priority pathogens” recently defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as antibiotic-resistant bacteria requiring new interventions. The drug, dubbed PEG-2S, has received a provisional patent, and its […]

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George was a special Elder in Attawapiskat – Netnewsledger.com

20 April 2017 ATTAWAPISKAT – LIVING – It seems like every time I head out on a vacation for the past few years I get tragic news. Recently, as I was leaving the country, I heard my Uncle George had passed away. This made me very sad and my mind flooded with memories of my […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201751 Views

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N.S. review of ‘conquered people’ brief complete, but minister won’t comment – APTN

April 20, 2017 A review of a controversial Crown brief that implied the Mi’kmaq are a conquered people is now complete, but Nova Scotia’s justice minister refused Wednesday to divulge its contents. “I’ve seen the report and I’m not able to give any information about it,” Diana Whalen said after a cabinet meeting. “It’s got […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201742 Views

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Production at Syncrude’s Mildred Lake oil sands to fully resume in June – Mining.com

Suncor Energy (TSX, NYSE:SU), Canada’s largest oil and gas company, expects its Syncrude Mildred Lake oil sands upgrader to return to full operation by the end of June, as a result of an explosion and fire that shut down the operation last month. In an update about the issue, the Calgary-based firm — the majority […]

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Residents of western Manitoba First Nation frustrated by crumbling highway – CBC

Potholes, large bumps and degrading pavement on essential route worry Pine Creek First Nation chief Apr 21, 2017 People living in and around a western Manitoba First Nation say they’re worried someone will get hurt, or worse, if a degrading highway leading into the area isn’t fixed soon. Karen Batson, chief of Pine Creek First […]

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Inquest announced for Weagamow Lake Nursing Station death – Tbnewswatch.com

The Regional Coroner’s office announced an inquest into the death of a woman on the Weagamow First Nation. The Regional Coroner’s office has announced that an inquest will be held into the death of a woman on the Weagamow First Nation. Ina Matawapit, 37, died on June 7, 2012 at the Weagamow Lake Nursing Station […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201741 Views

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Boy shot, dies after kids play with gun on remote Manitoba First Nation: RCMP – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 20, 2017  GARDEN HILL FIRST NATION, Man. _ RCMP say an 11-year-old boy from a remote First Nation in northern Manitoba was killed when several kids were playing with a gun they found. Officers in Garden Hill First Nation, a fly-in community of around 5,000 residents about 600 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, […]

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Changes coming this spring as child intervention panel enters second phase – Edmonton Journal

April 21, 2017 Aggressive movement to change Alberta’s child intervention system will see new legislation introduced this spring. But before that happens, the province’s child intervention panel will wrestle with whether or not to roll back transparency measures around reporting the death of children in care. The panel moved into its second phase this week, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201748 Views

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PETA’s anti-commercial sealing videos ‘devastating’ to Inuit, critic says – CBC

PETA says it supports Inuit hunt, but Aaju Peter says anti-sealing campaigns harm Inuit communities Apr 21, 2017 One of the most prominent Inuit sealing advocates says a new anti-commercial sealing video from PETA continues “devastating” negative stereotypes against the industry. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released a video on social media Monday […]

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Can $11 billion end homelessness in Canada? – Thompson Citizen

April 21, 2017 In North American cities like New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Toronto and countless others, we have grown accustomed to seeing people who are homeless walk among us, often in the shadows, often with visible signs of duress from addiction, mental illness or basic hopelessness. Simply put, we’ve become desensitized to the everyday […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201740 Views

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No foul play suspected in death – The Chronicle Journal

April 21, 2017 Provincial police don’t suspect foul play in the death last week of a 30-year-old Aroland First Nation man, even though another reserve man is facing a serious assault charge. Police on Thursday did not say how Byron Meshake died, but said the results of a post mortem conducted Tuesday in Toronto suggest […]

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Kwanlin Dün First Nation deals with shock and grief after two women found dead – CBC

RCMP have confirmed that the bodies of two women were found inside a residence on Wednesday Apr 20, 2017 The Kwanlin Dün First Nation has lit a sacred fire in the McIntyre subdivision to give people a place to grieve following two deaths in the community, that police are now investigating. RCMP confirmed Thursday that […]

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B.C. party leaders back on the hustings today after fiery debate – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 21, 2017  VANCOUVER _ With a fiery election debate in Vancouver behind them, British Columbia’s political party leaders return to the campaign trail today as the May 9 provincial election draws closer. NDP leader John Horgan is expected to make an announcement this morning at one of Vancouver’s SkyTrain stations. Details have […]

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Liaison service to help MMIW families get answers – Tbnewswatch.com

Family information liaison unit to help families of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls obtain information from law enforcement and access to community supports and resources. THUNDER BAY – A new provincial service to connect families of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls with information about what happened to their loved ones will […]

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Saskatchewan can’t give Catholic schools money for non Catholic students: court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 20, 2017 YORKTON, Sask. _ The Saskatchewan government doesn’t have the legal right to give Catholic schools funding for students who aren’t Catholic, a judge ruled Thursday. Justice Donald Layh’s ruling stems from a lawsuit over the province’s policy of funding separate schools based solely on student enrolment without regard to the […]

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Conservatives should distance themselves from Beyak – TheRecord.com

Canada’s last Indian residential school closed in 1996. The residential schools experience is not ancient history. Nor was the residential school experience positive, despite comments from Conservative Sen. Lynn Beyak. It’s easy to be blasé about the topic when you’ve never been around First Nation and Métis peoples who attended these institutions. It’s easy to […]

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Esgenoôpetitj needs rehab facility, says drug counsellor – CBC

A week after 5 people overdosed on pills that possibly contained fentanyl, many community members struggle Apr 20, 2017 Theresa Bonnell is “expecting a phone call anytime” with news of one of her Esgenoôpetitj First Nation relatives struggling with addiction. “I had a phone call the other morning,” she said. “It was a little after […]

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You’re different from them’: Stories of racial discrimination in Saskatchewan – CBC

Mike Dubois is a member of the Muscowpetung First Nation Apr 21, 2017 Hockey in Saskatchewan is like snow in winter: Everyone sees it regardless if they like it or not. Small town teams load up equipment in trucks, vans, buses or the family vehicle and set out on the highway to hit the ice […]

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Edmonton youth advocacy group calls on city, police to improve local law enforcement – CBC

‘There is no person from a non-white minority or a minority group here’ Apr 20, 2017 Mohamed Rahall braced his hands against a table at Edmonton’s city hall and then leaned forward, looking at the faces around him. Then he laughed. “I see here everyone is white,” the 21-year-old said to the assembled members of […]

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Manitoba Liberal calls Friday news conference about party leadership – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 20, 2017  By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ A 25-year-old rookie member of the Manitoba legislature may become the first leadership contestant for the provincial Liberals. Cindy Lamoureux, who was first elected last April, has scheduled a news conference for Friday to announce her decision on a possible leadership bid. […]

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Indspire Award winner embraces personal journey – Queen’s Gazette

April 20, 2017 University often offers young people more than just a degree. For Thomas Dymond, currently a first-year medical student at Queen’s, post-secondary education has been a journey of self-discovery. “It wasn’t until I got to Memorial University for my undergraduate degree that I started getting to know about my culture. I jumped over […]

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Saskatchewan reviewing cut to library funding made in last month’s budget – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 20, 2017 REGINA _ Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says he has asked his education minister to review the government’s decision to cut library funding. Money for regional libraries was cut by 58 per cent in last month’s provincial budget as part of a plan to reduce Saskatchewan’s nearly $1.3-million deficit. Funding was […]

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Cree Nation moves to approve constitution and governance agreement, despite opposition – CBC

Chief of Waskaganish says her community was not properly consulted, others worry process rushed Apr 20, 2017 After heated debate, the Cree Nation Government in the James Bay Region of Quebec has moved to approve two key documents that could change the way the region is run, despite a petition asking for a delay and […]

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Saskatchewan reviewing cut to library funding made in last month’s budget – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 20, 2017 REGINA _ Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says he has asked his education minister to review the government’s decision to cut library funding. Money for regional libraries was cut by 58 per cent in last month’s provincial budget as part of a plan to reduce Saskatchewan’s nearly $1.3-million deficit. Funding was […]

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Gas station coming to Mystery Lake Hotel property but casino plans have been shelved – Thompson Citizen

April 21, 2017 Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN) chief and council were at the Mystery Lake Hotel in Thompson April 12 discussing future development plans for the property, which finally received urban reserve status last summer, 14 years after NCN bought the hotel. The first addition planned for the property is a gas station and convenience […]

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Indigenous food scene taking hold in Toronto – Thestar.com

Two new indigenous restaurants set to open this spring offering gamey elk and Three Sisters soup April 19, 2017 You won’t find beef, pork or chicken on the menu at chef Joseph Shawana’s upcoming Davisville area restaurant. Instead, dishes at Ku-kum will feature elk — a delicate, lean meat with a slight gamy taste — […]

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B.C. election debate: Key moments on Day 10 of the campaign – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 20, 2017 VANCOUVER – A look at some of the key moments from the first debate between three main party leaders in British Columbia’s election on Day 10 of the campaign: ECONOMY: Liberal Leader Christy Clark continued her attack on the NDP’s platform, accusing John Horgan of running on […]

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Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House – CP

Source: The Associated Press Apr 21, 2017  By Alan Fram And Julie Pace THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Eager for a victory, the White House is expressing confidence that a breakthrough on the mired Republican health care bill could emerge in the House next week. The chamber’s GOP leaders, burned by a March debacle, are dubious and […]

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Woman wins 32 year fight for Indian status; argued rules were discriminatory – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 20, 2017 15:51 By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A woman’s decades-long quest for recognition as an Indian ended in victory Thursday, when Ontario’s top court ruled she should be granted status, something the federal government had steadfastly denied her because she didn’t know who her paternal grandfather was. In its […]

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Boy shot, dies after kids play with gun on remote Manitoba First Nation: RCMP – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 20, 2017 14:57 GARDEN HILL FIRST NATION, Man. _ Manitoba RCMP say an 11-year-old boy from a remote First Nation has died after a group of kids started playing with a gun they found. Officers in Garden Hill First Nation, about 600 kilometres north of Winnipeg, say they got a call Tuesday evening […]

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Photos: Health Minister Philpott Engages With FSIN and Northern Chiefs – FSIN

Health Minister Philpott Engages With FSIN and Northern Chiefs

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NAN Advocate – Spring 2017

NAN Youth Gathering Unites more than 100 Participants from Across NAN Territory On March 19 representatives of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and the Oshkaatisak (All Young People’s) Council welcomed more than 100 youth delegates from across NAN territory to the annual NAN Youth Gathering that took place over three days at the Best Western Plus […]

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Eagle’s Nest announces reopening – Cochrane Eagle

Apr 20, 2017 After closing the doors at the Eagle’s Nest Stoney family centre two years ago for renovations, officials announced earlier this week the centre will be reopening in May. “The closure gave Eagle’s Nest Stoney Family Shelter the opportunity to review its guiding approach and operations to ensure it reflects best practice services […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201760 Views

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Significant funding to improve health care for Saskatchewan patients – U of Regina

April 18, 2017 The Honourable Jane Philpott, Canada’s Minister of Health, and Saskatchewan Health Minister Jim Reiter announced today a major investment in research to improve patient care in Saskatchewan. The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced a combined $63 million in funding and in-kind contributions for the launch of the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201751 Views

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Must-Sees This Week: April 20 to 26, 2017 – Canadian Art

April 20, 2017 Lots of great art exhibitions and events are taking place across the country this week. Here are our recommendations for debuting shows and events, and a few reminders about shows that are closing. Visit our Exhibition Finder for even more worthwhile shows that are already open. Vancouver As part of Capture Photography […]

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Spill Feature: William Prince talks Juno Weekend, the stresses of Touring away from Family, and more – A conversation with William Prince – The Spill Magazine

A CONVERSATION WITH WILLIAM PRINCE With a roster of such astoundingly talented artists in town for JUNO week and weekend, so many events, and so much going on – it wasn’t exactly until afterwards that everyone took in the glory of it all. Even the people who took home the shiny trophies with them. After […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201753 Views

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How will you celebrate Canada 150 here in Peterborough? – The Peterborough Examiner

April 20, 2017 One starts, I think, with a slowly-dawning realization that this year, 2017, will be acknowledged in most quarters with joy and gratitude, but that it is not a cause for celebration among Canada’s indigenous people. The commemorations should take note of that reality. Our country has a deep, dark side of its […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201743 Views

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