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12/15/2017 11:51 AM
Cannabis stores to be built on Manitoba First Nations lands – CBC

Stores will be staffed by First Nations band members trained by NAC experts Dec 15, 2017 Three Manitoba First Nations are joining forces to help establish a cannabis distribution network in the province. Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Long Plain First Nation, and Peguis First Nation are banding together with National Access Cannabis, a health-care service provider […]

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12/15/2017 11:50 AM
PART I: How Prince Rupert schools teach Indigenous language to hundreds of students – Fernie Free Press

A multimedia series with videos and photos from children’s Sm’algyax classes on B.C.’s North Coast Dec. 15, 2017 “Ama ganłaak!” The students echo “good morning” back to their teachers. The kindergarten class sits on a rainbow-coloured mat, some of them bounce in excitement. Today at Lax Kxeen Elementary School the students will meet a real […]

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12/15/2017 11:50 AM
Include more voices in the Aurora College review, says MLA – CBC

Registered nurses, teachers and social workers associations should get a say, says Shane Thompson Dec 15, 2017 More voices should be included in the review of N.W.T.’s Aurora College currently underway, says the territory’s Standing Committee on Social Development, in order to speak to the proposed program cuts to teacher education and social work. Proposed […]

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12/15/2017 11:28 AM
Kelly Derrickson puts First Nations pride and healing into songs – Calgary Herald

Kelly Derrickson has her grandfather to thank for the twang in her tunes, and her heritage for the lyrical honesty in her music. The West Bank First Nation singer was given her first acoustic guitar by her grandfather. Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Ole Days) by the Judds was a frequent request. The narrative […]

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12/15/2017 11:27 AM
Township and Kwantlen First Nation host first Aboriginal Business Match – Langley Times

Event to connect Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal businesses a success, say organizers Dec. 14, 2017 Organizers of the inaugural Aboriginal Business Match (ABM) Lower Mainland are calling the first business development event a big success. Co-hosted by the Township of Langley and Kwantlen First Nation Dec. 4 to 6 at the Langley Events Centre, the event […]

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12/15/2017 11:15 AM
BR Ajax Mine – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 15, 2017 KAMLOOPS, B.C. – A B-C company says it’s considering legal action after the province refused to grant an environmental certificate to a proposed mine near Kamloops. The Ajax gold and copper mine — proposed by K-G-H-M International — has been under consideration since 2006. It has faced […]

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12/15/2017 11:09 AM
House looking into Indigenous interpretation in the Commons – CTV News

December 15, 2017 OTTAWA – In 2018 a committee of MPs will be studying the potential of introducing simultaneous Indigenous interpretation in the House of Commons. “We are going to do a study on the potential of having aboriginal languages in the House,” Procedure and House Affairs Committee chair Liberal MP Larry Bagnell told CTV […]

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12/15/2017 11:06 AM
Better airstrip needed after northern Saskatchewan plane crash: First Nations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 15, 2017  FOND DU LAC, Sask. _ First Nations chiefs say a plane crash in northern Saskatchewan demonstrates the need for upgraded runways and all-season roads in remote communities. A West Wind Aviation turboprop crashed Wednesday night with 22 passengers and three crew members aboard a flight from Fond du Lac to […]

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12/15/2017 11:05 AM
Opinion: Horgan wades in over his head on no-win Site C decision – Chilliwack Progress

Response ran the spectrum from ‘outrageous betrayal’ at worst to damning with faint praise at best Dec. 14, 2017 Well that went well. The Site C dam project was a political football the BC NDP passed around since before the last election, and one wonders if Premier John Horgan thought he’d have a win-win on […]

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12/15/2017 11:02 AM
Feds urged auditors to refocus Aboriginal jobs program review, documents show – National Post

OTTAWA — Federal officials asked the auditor general earlier this year to adjust the scope of his review of a key Indigenous skills training program, fearful the audit would miss its mark. Michael Ferguson’s teams are focused on how effective two Indigenous employment programs are at helping people find work — a measure that Employment […]

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12/15/2017 11:00 AM
Flags of 3 First Nations permanently installed at Vancouver City Hall – CBC

The flags represent the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations Dec 14, 2017 Vancouver City Council has installed the flags of three First Nations in recognition of Vancouver’s traditional Indigenous territories. The flags will be permanent fixtures at City Hall’s council chambers. On Wednesday, the city raised the flags of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations. […]

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12/15/2017 10:31 AM
Power line will create many jobs – The Chronicle Journal

Dec 14, 2017 A $777-million high-voltage power line to be built between Thunder Bay and Wawa will yield economic benefits for Indigenous people well beyond the 450-kilometre line’s construction, says Fort William First Nation Chief Peter Collins. Collins says negotiations are to take place to ensure that the long-term maintenance contract for the 230-kilovolt (kV) […]

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12/15/2017 10:30 AM
NB Industrial Emitters – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 15, 2017  FREDERICTON – New Brunswick is adopting federal targets for large industrial emitters that could make them pay to offset their pollution. The province introduced legislation Thursday that it says would also redirect taxes on gasoline and diesel to programs that combat climate change. The province’s new fund […]

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12/15/2017 10:29 AM
13-year-old Anishinaabe water advocate to speak at United Nations – CBC

‘I’m representing my First Nations Peoples and I’m representing the water,’ says Autumn Peltier Dec 14, 2017 A 13-year-old Anishinaabe girl from Wikwemikong First Nation will address world leaders at the United Nations next spring about protecting water. Autumn Peltier has been invited to speak at the United Nations General Assembly in New York for […]

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12/15/2017 10:16 AM
BR NS Income Assistance – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 15, 2017  HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s premier isn’t committing to raising the province’s basic income assistance rates following appeals from more than a dozen community groups. Stephen McNeil says the government is looking at ways to help those in the most need during its ongoing internal discussions on next […]

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12/15/2017 10:15 AM
BR RCMP Unfounded Cases – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 15, 2017  OTTAWA – The Mounties are going to revisit 284 sexual assault cases that they originally classified as unfounded. The decision comes after they reviewed over 22-hundred sexual assault files from 2016 in which police concluded that no violation of the law had taken place or was attempted. […]

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12/15/2017 10:14 AM
BR Byelection Calgary Lougheed – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 15, 2017 CALGARY – Former federal Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney will be taking a seat in the Alberta legislature following a runaway victory last night in a provincial byelection. The leader of the United Conservative Party took 71 per cent of the vote in Calgary-Lougheed to easily trounce […]

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12/15/2017 10:13 AM
Western Canada Theatre executive chosen to lead National Arts Centre’s Indigenous section – CBC

‘The need to hear Indigenous stories is so much apart of the cultural healing of our people’ Dec 14, 2017 Western Canada Theatre’s Lori Marchand is off to Ottawa next spring to take on the new role as managing director for Indigenous theatre at the National Arts Centre. Marchand has worked in live theatre in […]

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12/15/2017 10:02 AM
BR PMO Staffer Investigation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 15, 2017  OTTAWA – An independent investigator will look into unspecified allegations against a senior staffer in the Prime Minister’s Office. But a workplace harassment policy that covers all federal public servants does not technically apply to employees of the P-M-O. News of the policy vacuum comes after Claude-Eric […]

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12/15/2017 10:01 AM
Site C was tough decision, now it’s time to make best use of project: minister – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 14, 2017  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ He was one of staunchest critics of the Site C dam, but George Heyman found himself in the uncomfortable position this week of supporting a plan to complete the $10.7 billion megaproject. A couple of days after the decision was announced, B.C.’s […]

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12/15/2017 10:00 AM
Regina elder told she’s not allowed to smudge in her home by property manager – CBC

Traditional spiritual practice vital to her everyday life, says Nellie Rider Dec 14, 2017 A Regina woman says she was shocked and confused when she received a letter from her property manager that said smudging was not allowed in her home. The letter, which came last week, states smoking or creating smoke indoors is not […]

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12/14/2017 02:37 PM
Ana Transplant-Controversy – Audio Clip NAT101 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Audio Dec 14, 2017 101 – (Transplant-Controversy) MP3 Audio: http://audio.cp.org/productionaudio/audio/2017/12/14/cp201712140118-1.mp3 OTTAWA. x–16s. Friends of a 26-year-old advocate for Indigenous rights have launched a campaign for her to receive a liver transplant after they say she was deemed ineligible due to alcoholism. Rebecca Moore says doctors have told Delilah Saunders she’s not eligible […]

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12/14/2017 02:36 PM
Opinion: Clean Energy Can Help Power Reconciliation – The Tyee

Environmental pressures can serve to be among the strongest of drivers for economic self-sufficiency for First Nations in BC. In November, the National Post’s Claudia Cattaneo recently wrote about Liberal MLA and former Haisla Nation chief counsellor Ellis Ross’s views on how to improve Indigenous lives through economic self-sufficiency. “’Sickening’: First Nations left empty-handed as […]

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12/14/2017 02:35 PM
Feds urged auditors to refocus Aboriginal jobs program review, documents show – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 14, 2017 By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Federal officials asked the auditor general earlier this year to adjust the scope of his review of a key Indigenous skills training program, fearful the audit would miss its mark. Michael Ferguson’s teams are focused on how effective two Indigenous employment programs […]

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12/14/2017 02:33 PM
Inuk advocate for women rejected for liver transplant due to alcoholism: friends – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 14, 2017 Friends of a 26-year-old advocate for Indigenous rights say they’ve launched a campaign for her to receive a liver transplant after they say she was deemed ineligible due to alcoholism. Rebecca Moore says doctors have told Delilah Saunders _ who became an activist following the murder of her sister Loretta […]

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12/14/2017 02:32 PM
Investigators to probe Saskatchewan plane crash that injured several passengers – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 14, 2017 FOND DU LAC, Sask. _ Investigators will begin combing through the wreckage of a passenger plane to find clues as to why it crashed soon after taking off in northern Saskatchewan. Officials with the Transportation Safety Board were due to arrive in the remote community of Fond du Lac sometime […]

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12/14/2017 02:31 PM
Justice Abella Cites Work Undone with Indigenous Peoples, Minorities and the Poor – Carleton U

“Integration based on difference, equality based on inclusion despite difference, and compassion based on respect.” These principles, says Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella, form the moral core of Canada’s national values. “That approach, our respect for differences, is why Canada is the most successful practitioner of multiculturalism in the world,” Abella said in a speech […]

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12/14/2017 02:05 PM
Geoff Johnson: School is a microcosm of its community – Times Colonist

December 14, 2017 Having spent more than my fair share of time in the hallways, classrooms and offices of Cowichan Secondary School during the administrations of four principals and numerous staffing and curricular changes, I feel qualified to comment on last week’s highly publicized scuffle or fight between two students. Cowichan Secondary School primarily serves […]

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12/14/2017 02:01 PM
New home for Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre moving forward – The Coast Halifax

Council approves plans to sell vacant property next to Citadel Hill, and create a new Legacy Room at City Hall, during its last regular meeting of 2017. Dec 13, 2017 Regional council approved an agreement Tuesday to sell the former Red Cross property on Gottingen Street to the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Society. Terms and conditions […]

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12/14/2017 01:58 PM
Canada asks Scotland for remains of two people from extinct NL First Nation – CityNews

Nearly 200 years after the remains of two people belonging to a now-extinct First Nation were taken from a Newfoundland gravesite, the Canadian government has issued a formal repatriation request to the Scottish government. Heritage Minister Melanie Joly has sent a letter to National Museums Scotland, an arm of the Scottish government, asking for the […]

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12/14/2017 01:57 PM
Nutrition North remains Bennett’s headache – Nunatsiaqonline.ca

“It’s completely unacceptable that many northerners are still struggling to feed their families” The much-criticized Nutrition North program will remain under the auspices of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, following the creation of a new federal department to help manage the delivery of services to Indigenous people. That means Nutrition North remains the problem of […]

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12/14/2017 01:52 PM
First Nations woman comes forward alleging Saskatchewan hospital partially sterilized her – APTN

December 13, 2017 A First Nations woman has come forward with startling allegations of medical malpractice. She alleges that 40 years ago, doctors from a Saskatchewan Health Regional Hospital performed an emergency procedure on her when she was approximately six months pregnant. She said she did not consent to this. The procedure resulted in the […]

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12/14/2017 01:51 PM
Op-Ed Dr. Lisa Rankin – MUN Gazette

Recent discussions led by Memorial’s vice-president (research), the formation of the President’s Advisory Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and the university’s support of the Tradition and Transition Research Partnership between the Nunatsiavut Government and Memorial suggest the university is beginning to engage with decolonization. Thinking about this, I was struck by the contrast to the situation […]

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12/14/2017 01:50 PM
Sacred Heart has outstanding Aboriginal educator – Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser

December 13, 2017 Sacred Heart School teacher Natalie Bear is the Outstanding Aboriginal Educator of the Year for Alberta. The award from the First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Council (FNMIEC) of the Alberta Teachers’ Association honours aboriginal educators who advocate or demonstrate authentic inclusion of Aboriginal voice and presence in an educational setting. Bear […]

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12/14/2017 11:11 AM
Alamos Gold Announces Positive Feasibility Study for the Lynn Lake Project

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Dec. 14, 2017) – Alamos Gold Inc. (TSX:AGI) (NYSE:AGI) (“Alamos” or the “Company”) today reported results from the positive feasibility study conducted on its Lynn Lake Gold Project (“Lynn Lake”), located in Manitoba, Canada. All amounts are in United States dollars, unless otherwise stated. Feasibility Study Highlights Declared an initial Proven and Probable mineral […]

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12/14/2017 11:09 AM
From Maskwacis to Las Vegas: Meet Kris Buffalo, an Indigenous professional bullfighter – CBC

‘It’s about getting as close as you can without getting run over,’ he says of his unexpected profession Dec 13, 2017 Kris Buffalo isn’t a stereotypical bullfighter. He isn’t Spanish and doesn’t don a red cape to attract the bull. He doesn’t wear red, because he says that’s a myth; the bulls are more attracted […]

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12/14/2017 11:08 AM
Mandate for Muskrat Falls inquiry incomplete says former bureaucrat – APTN

December 13, 2017 The public inquiry into the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dam in Labrador has drawn a lot of criticism since it was announced in November. The inquiry is looking at the financial issues facing the project – mainly why the cost of the project has doubled to $12.7 billion. A group of people gathered […]

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12/14/2017 11:07 AM
Inuk chef Trudy Metcalfe helps feed the multitudes – Nunatsiaqonline.ca

Arctic caribou meets South Asian curry at Flavours of the North December 14, 2017 OTTAWA—Trudy Metcalfe, a renowned chef who’s originally from Nunatsiavut, was honoured this past weekend to be one of the faces of Flavours of the North, an outdoor culinary and cultural event on Parliament Hill held near the end of Ottawa’s Canada […]

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12/14/2017 11:05 AM
B.C. adoption rates ‘disappointing,’ declining this year, says children’s rep – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ British Columbia’s child and youth representative says the government needs to devote more effort to finding permanent adoption families for young people in care because this year’s preliminary numbers are disappointing. Bernard Richard says for the first six months of this fiscal […]

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12/14/2017 11:04 AM
Woman in critical condition from liver failure can’t get transplant due to protocols – CBC

Family, friends of Delilah Saunders say ‘6-month-sobriety’ rule is discriminatory Dec 13, 2017 The family of a well known Indigenous rights advocate is considering legal action after she was told she can’t access a liver transplant based on a history of alcohol use disorder. Delilah Saunders was admitted to an Ottawa hospital Friday afternoon and […]

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12/14/2017 11:02 AM
Legalization of Pot getting mixed reaction from First Nations in Quebec – APTN

December 13, 2017 Pot legalization has some First Nations in Quebec eyeing a potential financial windfall. But others are expressing concern over health and social problems recreational marijuana could bring. And time is running out for everyone to decide how legalizing pot is going to work in the province and its territories. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2017/12/13/legalization-of-pot-is-getting-mixed-reaction-in-mohawk-community/

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12/14/2017 11:00 AM
BR Trudeau Caucus – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 14, 2017 2:30 OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told his caucus they’ll have to work hard in the New Year to keep more promises made during last year’s election. Trudeau told a caucus Christmas party last night that he thinks his government is on the right track, but there is […]

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12/14/2017 10:07 AM
BR Byelection Calgary Lougheed – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 14, 2017 6:52 CALGARY – Former federal Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney will be seeking a seat in the Alberta legislature today. The seat in the southwest riding of Calgary Lougheed came open after the current MLA stepped aside to make room for a legislative run for Kenney, who became leader […]

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12/14/2017 10:04 AM
PMO confirms staffer being probed over allegations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017 22:33 OTTAWA _ An official in Justin Trudeau’s office is being investigated over unspecified allegations, both the Prime Minister’s Office and the official confirmed late Wednesday. The Prime Minister’s Office has not identified the official or the nature of the allegations, but several media outlets have reported that the accusations involved “inappropriate […]

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12/14/2017 10:03 AM
Alberta legislature wraps up sitting with new rules on worker’s rights, elections – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017 22:08 By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Lawmakers at the Alberta legislature have wrapped up a fall sitting that included major legislation and a significant reconfiguration of the political landscape. Over the last seven weeks, Premier Rachel Notley’s NDP government passed new rules to protect students in gay-straight alliances at […]

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12/14/2017 10:02 AM
Five things to know about even more changes to the Canada Pension Plan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017 19:47 OTTAWA _ Canada’s finance ministers agreed to a suite of changes to the Canada Pension Plan during their meeting this week. Here are five things to know. 1) A new mechanism will be introduced so Canadians who take time out of the workforce to raise children or due to disability don’t […]

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12/14/2017 09:59 AM
Alberta set to fight back Thursday on Saskatchewan licence plate ban – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017 20:47 By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Alberta says it will take action on two fronts Thursday in its escalating fight with Saskatchewan over the ban on Alberta licence plates on Saskatchewan job sites. Deron Bilous, Alberta’s economic development minister, said unless Saskatchewan relents he will launch a formal application […]

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12/14/2017 09:57 AM
National clean fuels strategy will affect all forms of fuels in Canada – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017 18:30 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Canada’s national clean fuels strategy will apply to every kind of fuel _ be it liquid, solid or gas, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Wednesday. McKenna released the broad brushstrokes of the standard, which aims to eliminate at least 30 million tonnes of […]

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12/13/2017 06:27 PM
Adoption Report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 13, 2017  VICTORIA – British Columbia’s child and youth representative says a government plan to increase adoption rates for young people in care is faltering. Bernard Richard says in a report that he is disappointed that adoption rates have declined this year, especially for Indigenous children and youth. He […]

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12/13/2017 06:25 PM
Nova Scotia unveils community group grants, free Halifax bus passes for poor – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017  HALIFAX _ A new grant program will provide up to $50,000 for community projects aimed at helping Nova Scotians living in poverty. The government says the Building Vibrant Communities grants are the first initiative in a $20-million, four-year plan to help reduce poverty levels. The grants will focus on areas […]

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