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BR NS Fracking Ban – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 12, 2018 HALIFAX – Premier Stephen McNeil says his government’s ban on hydraulic fracturing will remain in place, despite an analysis that highlights the potential for billions of dollars worth of onshore gas in Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia Onshore Petroleum Atlas lists the economic potential at between 20-billion […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 201810 Views

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New water treatment plant ‘definitely coming’ for Potlotek First Nation after years of brown water – CBC

‘We’ve been waiting 40 years for this,’ says Chief Wilbert Marshall Jan 12, 2018 The Mi’kmaq community of Potlotek in Nova Scotia has signed documents to begin construction on a new water treatment facility after decades of dealing with brown, smelly water, unfit for drinking. Since December 2013, Health Canada issued boil water advisories for […]

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National Inquiry announces Interim Executive Director

January 11, 2018 Executive Director Debbie Reid has left the National Inquiry. While we cannot discuss the details of the matter, we thank Debbie for her contributions. We are ensuring that the National Inquiry’s work is not disrupted during this time of transition. Director of Operations Calvin Wong will act as Interim Executive Director effective […]

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BR NS Minority Voting – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 12, 2018  HALIFAX – The Acadian Federation of Nova Scotia says an independent committee’s recommendations on electoral boundaries is a “win” for the Acadian community. Federation president Ghislain Boudreau says it is pleased with a report saying the province should ensure black and Acadian minorities have a bigger say […]

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Racist, discriminatory incidents on the rise in Halifax-area schools – CBC

‘What happens in society spills over into the school,’ says board representative Archy Beals Jan 10, 2018 The number of reported incidents of racist and discriminatory behaviour at schools in the Halifax Regional School Board increased last year, a new report shows. In 2016-2017, 360 such incidents were reported, up from 327 the year before. […]

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Howse Property Iron Mine Project – Public Comments Invited

From Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency January 11, 2018 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Howse Property Iron Mine Project, located in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the draft Environmental Assessment Report, […]

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Investment in First Nations Policing Welcome Move for First Nation Families and Safety, AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says

January 11, 2018 Investment in First Nations Policing Welcome Move for First Nation Families and Safety, AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says today’s announcement on federal support for the First Nations Policing Program (FNPP) is necessary and critical to ensure safety and security […]

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Feds boost funding for Indigenous police services – APTN News

January 10, 2018 Policing services in First Nations and Inuit communities will receive a boost in federal dollars starting this spring following years of chronic under-funding. The federal government has earmarked $291 million for the First Nations Policing Program that services more than 450 First Nation and Inuit communities across Canada. “It’s budget has been […]

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Minister Hajdu invites Canadians to share their input on modernizing federal labour standards

January 11, 2018          Ottawa, Ontario           Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada knows that as workplaces evolve, so too must the labour standards in those workplaces. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced that Canadians will have the opportunity to share their views on how federal labour […]

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New Maryland and Oromocto First Nation residents to benefit from public infrastructure projects

New Maryland, New Brunswick, January 11, 2018—The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are working together to provide residents and businesses with modern, reliable and sustainable public infrastructure that will help safeguard public health and improve the quality of life for New Brunswickers. Today, Matt DeCourcey, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honourable […]

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