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Two short films focus on resistance, connection with land and water tonight at UPEI – SaltWire Network

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Resistance and connection with land and water are the themes running through two short films to be shown this evening at UPEI. “Water Warriors” and “Upstream, the Stewards of the Land” tell the compelling stories of First Nations as they and their allies protect land and water from oil and gas development […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 20192 Views

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Update: Four Atlantic Canada MPs included in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new cabinet – The Guardian

Nova Scotia MP Bernadette Jordan will be Canada’s new fisheries minister, while Newfoundland and Labrador’s Seamus O’Regan will take over the high-profile natural resources post. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled his cabinet team Wednesday, naming key players who will navigate the most important portfolios and adding some fresh faces at the same time. P.E.I. MP […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 20194 Views

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Her life isn’t forgotten’: Tama Bennett’s mother remembers her free, artistic spirit – CBC

Family held vigil Wednesday night in Nain to remember 23-year-old Nov 21, 2019 Jenny Bennett is still in shock, five days after finding out her daughter was found dead in a tent in the woods 400 kilometres from home. While there have been public criticisms over the handling of the investigation into 23-year-old Tama Bennett’s […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 20193 Views

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Nova Scotia Recognized as a National Leader in Energy Efficiency

November 19, 2019 Nova Scotia continues to be a North American leader in fighting climate change by reducing emissions and now our province is being recognized as a national leader for energy efficiency efforts. The Efficiency Canada study released today, Nov. 19, ranked Nova Scotia best in Canada for energy efficiency programs and for having […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 20198 Views

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N.B. report sheds light on children, youth struggling with poverty, social exclusion – Globalnews.ca

November 20, 2019 The Office of the Child, Youth and Seniors’ Advocate released its 11th State of the Child report on Wednesday, which contains an overview of some of the challenges facing New Brunswick children and youth. Nearly half of youth in poverty feel socially excluded, half of all youth say they have no one […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 20198 Views

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Going into its seventh year, Spirit Song Festival in St. John’s is larger than it’s ever been – SaltWire Network

Organizers say this year’s shows will be ‘packed to the rafters’ ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Noticing a gap in local festivals, a committee from the St. John’s Native Friendship Centre (now First Light) created Spirit Song Festival in 2013 as a celebration of Indigenous artists and culture from across the country. The festival has been […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 20199 Views

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NB Government: Advocate releases State of the Child Report

20 November 2019 FREDERICTON (GNB) — The Office of the Child, Youth and Seniors’ Advocate released its 11th State of the Child Report today at an annual breakfast fundraiser hosted by NB Champions for Child Rights Inc. The report’s release was part of Child Rights Education Week and also in celebration of the 30th anniversary […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 20196 Views

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New Vital Signs report provides snapshot of the quality of life on PEI

Publication is a partnership of the Community Foundation of PEI and UPEI’s Institute of Island Studies Nov 19, 2019 A new report from the Community Foundation of PEI (CFPEI) and UPEI’s Institute of Island Studies provides a snapshot of the quality of life and well-being on Prince Edward Island. Vital Signs brings together publicly available […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 20197 Views

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Letter: It’s past time Canada signed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – SaltWire Network

In September of 2007, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted by a clear majority of member states. Canada, interestingly, voted against the adoption, together with the U.S.A., Australia and New Zealand. Work on this declaration had been ongoing since 1982, with committees and study-groups researching the history of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 20199 Views

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Sudden death investigation in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

November 19, 2019 The RCMP in Happy Valley Goose Bay, along with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, are being assisted by the RCMP Forensic Identification Section as they continue to investigate the death of a 23-year-old woman originally from Nain. While police are aware of concerns regarding the cause of her death circulating […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 20197 Views

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