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Halifax Regional Municipality: Call for volunteers – Municipal Boards and Committees

January 17, 2020

The Halifax Regional Municipality is seeking interested residents for a variety of important opportunities on Regional Council advisory committees and boards.

Citizens interested in connecting with the community are encouraged to apply for these volunteer opportunities no later than Monday, Feb. 10.

Volunteer opportunities (and the number of positions open include):

  • Women’s Advisory Committee (8 positions)
  • Design Advisory Committee (12 positions)
  • Western Common Advisory Committee (6 positions)
  • Regional Watersheds Advisory Board (2 positions)

As a new committee, the Women’s Advisory Committee will support the creation of a gender inclusive municipality and provide advice to Regional Council on matters relevant to the municipal mandate.

The Women’s Advisory Committee shall include two members of Regional Council and women from the following communities:

  • African Nova Scotian and Black communities;
  • Indigenous/aboriginal communities;
  • 2SLGBTQ+ communities;
  • Immigrant communities;
  • Women with disabilities, and
  • Francophone/Acadian community

Residents are encouraged to provide additional information that may assist in the selection process, such as a cover letter and resume.

Residents should note all appointments are made in accordance with the Public Appointment Policy adopted by Regional Council.

For more information on these volunteer opportunities including eligibility requirements or to apply, visit or call the Municipal Clerk’s Office at 902-490-4210.

La Municipalité régionale d’Halifax est à la recherche de résidents intéressés pour diverses possibilités importantes au sein de comités et de conseils consultatifs du Conseil régional.

Les citoyens souhaitant se rapprocher de leur collectivité sont encouragés à manifester leur intérêt pour ces possibilités au plus tard le lundi 10 février.

Postes de volontaires (et nombre de postes ouverts)

  • Women’s Advisory Committee (Comité consultatif des femmes) (8 postes)
  • Design Advisory Committee (Comité consultatif sur la conception) (12 postes)
  • Western Common Advisory Committee (Comité consultatif de Western Common (6 postes)
  • Regional Watersheds Advisory Board (Comité consultatif sur les bassins versants régionaux) (2 postes)

En tant que nouveau comité, le Women’s Advisory Committee soutiendra la mise en place d’une municipalité inclusive des sexes et conseillera le Conseil régional sur des questions liées au mandat municipal.

Le Women’s Advisory Committee devra comprendre deux membres du Conseil régional et des femmes issues des communautés suivantes :

  • les communautés africaine et noire néo‑écossaises;
  • les communautés autochtones;
  • les communautés 2SLGBTQ+;
  • les communautés immigrantes;
  • les femmes handicapées;
  • la communauté francophone et acadienne.

Les résidents sont encouragés à présenter d’autres renseignements qui peuvent faciliter le processus de sélection, comme une lettre de présentation et un curriculum vitæ.

On informe les résidents que toutes les nominations sont effectuées conformément à la politique sur les nominations publiques adoptée par le Conseil régional.

Pour en savoir plus sur ces postes de volontaires, y compris les critères d’admissibilité, ou pour présenter votre candidature, consultez le site ou appelez le Bureau du greffier municipal au 902-490-4210.


NB Government: Regional consultation tour on education green paper

17 January 2020

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, in partnership with the seven school districts, is organizing regional consultations in several New Brunswick communities.

These consultation sessions will provide an opportunity for students, teachers, parents, school employees and community partners to meet with Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy and share their feedback on the ideas presented in Succeeding at Home: A green paper on education in New Brunswick. Ideas in the green paper build upon the foundation of the 10-year education plans to include New Brunswickers in the process of developing new ways to manage the education system.

“Over the past year, I have had discussions with students, educators, parents, and other stakeholders on how we can build a world-class education system,” said Cardy. “I am consistently impressed with the excellent dialogue that has been carried out previously, including through the education summit and green paper. I look forward to the opportunity to hear directly from even more New Brunswickers on how we can improve our education system.”

The consultation sessions will take place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the following dates in the following communities and in the languages indicated:

  • Jan. 23 – Sackville at the Sackville Town Hall council chambers (in English);
  • Jan. 29 – Edmundston at Cité des Jeunes A.-M.-Sormany (in French);
  • Feb. 4 – Saint John at Harbour View High School (in English);
  • Feb. 5 – Riverview at Riverview High School (in English);
  • Feb. 6 – Moncton at École L’Odyssée (in French);
  • Feb. 10 – Fredericton at Fredericton High School (in English);
  • Feb. 11 – Miramichi at Miramichi Valley High School (in English); and
  • Feb. 12 – Tracadie at Polyvalente W.-Arthur-Losier (in French).

In the event of a storm, consultation dates may be rescheduled to either Feb. 13, 18 or 19.

The consultation sessions are open to the public. Stakeholder groups, including the Premier’s Council on Disabilities, the New Brunswick Association for Community Living, Dialogue NB, as well as representatives from each political party represented in the legislative assembly, have been invited to participate.

“I encourage everyone to read the green paper, come out and voice their thoughts on the future of education in New Brunswick,” said Cardy.

In Rexton and Fredericton, Cardy will also meet students from aboriginal communities.

Following the publication of the green paper on education last October, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development held a three-day summit in Fredericton, at which teachers, students, parents, early childhood educators, education and business stakeholders shared their views.

“Our education system faces significant challenges, but our government is committed to building a world-class education system,” said Cardy. “Our students and teachers deserve action, based on evidence-based research and best practices, to ensure their well-being and success.”

Media Contact(s)

Danielle Elliott, communications, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, 506-444-2179.


Emera Incorporated Announces Dividend Rates for Series F and Series G First Preferred Shares

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia- Emera Incorporated (“Emera” or the “Company”) (TSX: EMA) announced today the applicable dividend rates for its Cumulative Rate Reset First Preferred Shares, Series F (the “Series F Shares”) and Cumulative Floating Rate First Preferred Shares, Series G (the “Series G Shares”), in each case, payable if, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of the Company:

  1. 4.202% per annum on the Series F Shares ($0.262625 per Series F Share per quarter), being equal to the sum of the Government of Canada bond yield as at January 16, 2020, plus 2.63%, payable quarterly on the 15th of February, May, August and November of each year during the five-year period commencing on February 15, 2020 and ending on (and inclusive of) February 14, 2025; and
  2. 4.278% on the Series G Shares for the three-month period commencing on February 15, 2020 and ending on (and inclusive of) May 14, 2020 ($0.263712 per Series G Share for the quarter), being equal to the sum of the three-month Government of Canada treasury bill yield rate as at January 16, 2020, plus 2.63% (calculated on the basis of the actual number of days elapsed during the quarter divided by 365), payable on the 15th of May, 2020. The quarterly floating dividend rate will be reset every quarter.

Holders of the Series F Shares have the right, at their option, to convert all or any of their Series F Shares, on a one-for-one basis, into Series G Shares on February 15, 2020 (the “Conversion Date”). On such date, holders who do not exercise their right to convert their Series F Shares into Series G Shares will continue to hold their Series F Shares. The foregoing conversion right is subject to the following:

  1. if the Company determines that there would be less than 1,000,000 Series G Shares outstanding on the Conversion Date, then holders of Series F Shares will not be entitled to convert their shares into Series G Shares, and
  2. alternatively, if the Company determines that there would remain outstanding less than 1,000,000 Series F Shares on the Conversion Date, then all remaining Series F Shares will automatically be converted into Series G Shares on a one-for-one basis on the Conversion Date.

Beneficial owners of Series F Shares who wish to exercise their conversion right should communicate with their broker or other nominee to obtain instructions for exercising such right during the conversion period, which runs from January 16, 2020 until 5:00 p.m. (EST) on January 31, 2020.

About Emera

Emera Inc. is a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with approximately $32 billion in assets and 2018 revenues of more than $6.5 billion. The company primarily invests in regulated electricity generation and electricity and gas transmission and distribution with a strategic focus on transformation from high carbon to low carbon energy sources. Emera has investments throughout North America, and in four Caribbean countries. Emera’s common and preferred shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and trade respectively under the symbol EMA, EMA.PR.A, EMA.PR.B, EMA.PR.C, EMA.PR.E, EMA.PR.F and EMA.PR.H. Depositary receipts representing common shares of Emera are listed on the Barbados Stock Exchange under the symbol EMABDR and on The Bahamas International Securities Exchange under the symbol EMAB. Additional Information can be accessed at or at

Investor Relations:
Ken McOnie, 902‐428‐6945

Scott Hastings, 902-474-4787



Making waves in modern shipbuilding –

A two-year program recruits Indigenous students on a pathway to jobs in the Royal Canadian Navy’s $25-billion building boom

Jan 16, 2020

Dylan Francis, a member of Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, knew he wanted a career in the metal trades. But getting there proved difficult.

In 2015, he earned a two-year college welding technology diploma, imagining a career as an inspector. When he decided to become a welder instead, he could not find work on his home reserve and switched to a seasonal job as a fisheries technician.

Four years later, his welding career is back on track because of his participation in a new program that trains and recruits Indigenous and other historically under-represented groups into shipbuilding in Halifax. The industry now is on a $25-billion, 30-year building boom that includes the first new combat vessels to be built for the Royal Canadian Navy in 25 years.

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NL Government: Growing the Big Game Business on the South Coast

January 16, 2020

The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, today announced a Business Investment Loan of nearly $98,000 to Conne River Outfitting to assist with camp upgrades and development.

Conne River Outfitting is an adventure tourism company offering moose, caribou and bear hunting packages. Provincial Government support for this business will assist with upgrades to the facilities at Camp 8 and Medonnegonix Lake hunting lodges. This repayable loan will help increase efficiency, and allow the business to expand their current offerings.

Located on the south coast of the province, Conne River Outfitting has operated for over 35 years, and is licensed and approved under the Tourism Assurance Plan. This business is owned by band members of Miawpukek First Nation and the Qualipu First Nation, and is operated by Robert Hanson and Michael McDonald.

“Support for Conne River Outfitting will entice more big game enthusiasts to the region, resulting in positive economic benefits to accommodators, food service operators and other service providers. We are pleased to support this adventure tourism business, and build on The Way Forward’s Provincial Tourism Product Development Plan.”
Honourable Bernard Davis
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

“Conne River Outfitting is a testament to how enterprising small business operators bring to market the best of what our region has to offer. I applaud the work of Mr. Hanson and Mr. McDonald and wish them well as they expand operations and continue to showcase the pristine beauty here in the Coast of Bays.”
Elvis Loveless
MHA for Fortune Bay – Cape La Hune

“This loan will enable Conne River Outfitting Ltd. to upgrade facilities at the Camp 8 and Medonnegonix Lake Lodges to offer our clientele increased services and comfort while enjoying the experience of a big game hunt in the pristine wilderness of the province. Our strategic lodge locations on the Conne River and near the Bay du Nord Canadian Heritage River will allow us to offer a variety of adventure experiences throughout the year in line with the Tourism Development Plan of the province and Adventure Central resulting in long term employment opportunities in the Coast of Bays.”
Robert Hanson
General Manager, Conne River Outfitting Ltd.

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Learn more
Conne River Outfitting Ltd.

2017-20 Provincial Tourism Product Development Plan

Media contacts
Eric Humber
Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
709-729-4819, 725-9655

Dianne Randell
Government Member’s Office

Robert Hanson
General Manager, Conne River Outfitting Ltd.


Anaconda Mining Announces Positive Results From Goldboro Bulk Sample Program

TORONTO, Jan. 16, 2020  – Anaconda Mining Inc. (“Anaconda” or the “Company”) (ANX: TSX) (OTCQX: ANXGF) is pleased to announce the results of an underground bulk sample program (the “Bulk Sample”) undertaken at its 100%-owned Goldboro Gold Project (“Goldboro” or the “Project”) located in Nova Scotia, Canada. The objectives of the Bulk Sample were to confirm the geological interpretation of the deposit, test for spatial and grade continuity of the mineralized structures, validate key assumptions of the updated Mineral Resource model, and test certain types of mining methods.

Key Takeaways of the Bulk Sample

  • Successfully tested a large area within the 2019 Mineral Resource Estimate1 with respect to continuity of gold grade and geological interpretation, confirming the position and continuity of mineralized zones;
  • The average diluted mine grade based on grade control samples2 of 3.51 g/t gold reconciles well with the average undiluted grade of the Mineral Resource block model of 3.81 g/t gold in the area of the Bulk Sample (both capped at 80 g/t);
  • The average head grade of 3.81 g/t gold from the Pine Cove Mill shows a positive reconciliation of 8.5% to the mine grade of 3.51 g/t gold, demonstrating an upside bias within an acceptable range;
  • High gravity recovery of 51%, confirming metallurgical test work; and
  • Demonstration of excellent ground conditions through test mining and successful testing of certain underground mining methods to optimally extract the Mineral Resource.

Bulk Sample Shipped (Diluted)

Head Grade Through Mill


Tonnes (dry)

g/t Au2


Tonnes (dry)

g/t Au3

Contained Ounces








1 Refer to the Company’s technical report entitled “Anaconda Mining Inc., Goldboro Gold Project Resource Update Phase 2, Guysborough County, NS” with an effective date of August 21, 2019 and report filing date of December 18, 2019.

2 Mine grade was based on muck samples taken from every second truck during the mining process, estimated using metallic screening with an 80 g/t gold top cut.

3 Contained ounces and head grade calculated based on gold produced from the Pine Cove Mill plus gold contained in tailings.

The delays in processing and completing the Bulk Sample were the result of shipping challenges experienced in the summer of 2019 (see Update on Statement of Claim section below) and the timing in receiving refining results on certain portions of the processed material.

“Anaconda is pleased to announce the results of the Goldboro Bulk Sample, a key milestone in the advancement towards a construction decision. We are very encouraged with the excellent results of test mining where the average diluted mine grades reconciled well with the estimated undiluted block model grades, providing further confidence in the updated Mineral Resource. The underground component portion of the Measured and Indicated Mineral Resource grade for the entire Goldboro Deposit is 6.18 g/t gold at a 2.0 g/t gold cut-off grade. The positive Bulk Sample results demonstrate a slightly positive reconciliation to the mined grade, within acceptable limits, thereby giving further confidence in the Mineral Resource being used as the basis for the Feasibility Study, which is expected to be announced in Q1 2020. Furthermore, the processing of the bulk sample material demonstrated excellent gravity recovery of 51%, which confirms the gravity test work undertaken as part of the overall metallurgical test program.”

~ Kevin Bullock, President and CEO, Anaconda Mining Inc.

Geology and Test Mining

The Bulk Sample was extracted from the Boston-Richardson Gold System within the Goldboro Deposit, leveraging existing decline and cross cuts developed in the late 1980’s to minimize the development needed to access mineralized zones. The average underground NI 43-101 compliant Measured and Indicated Mineral Resource grade for the entire Goldboro Deposit is 6.18 g/t gold at a 2.0 g/t gold cut-off. The Mineral Resource for the specific mine areas targeted for the Bulk Sample predicted 11,274 tonnes of Mineral Resource at an average undiluted grade of 3.81 g/t gold, capped at 80 g/t. A total of 13,022 tonnes of mineralized material was mined and stockpiled on surface, at an average diluted grade of 3.21 g/t gold based on grade control samples capped at 80 g/t gold, out of which 9,785 tonnes at an average diluted grade of 3.51 g/t gold were shipped to the Pine Cove Mill in Newfoundland for processing.

Five areas of development were completed on three levels (Exhibit A) at mine elevations of 4965 (Level 1), 4930 (Level 2 W, Level 2 E, Level 2 Ramp), and 4920 (Level 3 W and Level 3 E). New development, in excellent ground conditions, included three drifts off the existing cross cuts on Level 1 and Level 2 (Exhibit B) as well as the creation of a newly developed ramp to Level 3 (Exhibit C) with two additional drifts resulting in a total of 213 metres of new development. A total of 86 drift rounds were blasted which allowed for inspection, mapping, and sampling from the faces of the development headings. Information was also collected from the faces of 13 slot raise rounds during the development of the stopes. Drifting was advanced using a single boom jumbo, typically with one round blasted per 12-hour shift. Stoping was completed using a long-hole method using both up-holes and down-holes. Blasted rock was mucked using 1.5 and 2.0 cubic yard scoop trams, and then loaded into a 7.0 cubic yard truck to haul to surface.

Development faces were geologically mapped, photographed, and sampled. Chip and muck sampling was completed systematically to determine average grade for each round. A total of 2,148 muck and 1,380 chip samples were collected, as well as drilling and sampling of 518 test holes, and 132 long holes, in addition to quality control samples.

Processing, Grade Reconciliation, and Gold Recovery

Anaconda shipped 9,785 tonnes of the mineralized material to the Pine Cove Mill in Newfoundland for processing, where the gold was extracted via a combination of gravity recovery followed by sulphide flotation and cyanide leaching. The mill recovered 610 ounces of gold from the gravity concentration circuit, with an additional 360 ounces being recovered through the flotation and leaching circuits, for a total of 970 ounces of gold recovered and an overall recovery of 81%. Concentrate from the gravity circuit was further cleaned through the use of a shaker table and additional gravity concentration processes to ultimately produce gold doré bars.

The recovery results reflect the limitations of the Pine Cove Mill with respect to the processing of Goldboro material. The metallurgical test work reported on July 9, 2019, demonstrated high overall gold recoveries averaging 97% using gravity processing followed by whole-ore leaching.

Composite samples taken from key sampling points in the process, including gold contained in tailings, were used in conjunction with the actual gold recovered and milled tonnage to calculate an average head grade of 3.81 g/t gold. The reconciled results from the processing of the Bulk Sample material are as follows:

Processed (dry)







Au (g/t)


Au Rec


Au Rec













The calculated head grade from processing was 3.81 g/t gold, a positive reconciliation of 8.5% compared to the average mine grade of 3.51 g/t gold. The Bulk Sample results indicate that we have achieved good reconciliation of the diluted material mined compared to the block model, and the reconciliation of the calculated head grade to the average mine grade indicates that the capping of 80 g/t gold is appropriate, with upside bias.

The gravity recovery compared well to bench scale testing completed in 2019, as part of metallurgical testing done by Base Metallurgical Laboratories Ltd., under supervision of Ausenco Engineering Canada Inc., which is leading the Goldboro mineral processing plant design (see news release dated July 9, 2019).

Technical Information, Quality Control, and Reporting Protocols

All underground chip, muck, and sludge samples were shipped daily to the contract assay lab at the Dufferin Mine, near Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, where they were analyzed for gold by fire assay. A total of 836 samples (coarse reject material) assaying greater than 1.50 g/t gold were shipped to Eastern Analytical Limited (“Eastern”) in Springdale, NL for check analysis via metallic screen fire assay. Quality control samples were systematically inserted into each sample batch and consisted of two prepared powdered gold standards (Certified Reference Material) and a natural blank. Results were assessed for accuracy, precision, and contamination on an ongoing basis.

Mill feed tonnages used in the sample processing reconciliation were provided daily. The Company collected 6-hour composite samples during the processing of the Bulk Sample, which were assayed by Eastern. Daily composite samples were taken on feed and tail streams for reconciliation purposes. Mill throughput for the Bulk Sample was estimated based on the feed belt scale which is calibrated monthly. All samples were sent out to an external independent lab for preparation and assaying for both gold and arsenic. Gold assays were obtained by screened metallics fire assay. For all the other samples, gold assay was obtained by fire assay AA finish or gravimetric finish.

Bulk Sample Gold Sales and Update on Statement of Claim

Of the 970 ounces of gold produced, the Company has sold 903 ounces for gross proceeds of $1,773,000, which will be recorded as a credit against the Goldboro exploration and evaluation asset in the Company’s statement of financial position. The related processing costs at the Pine Cove Mill will also be capitalized to the Goldboro asset on a proportionate basis. The remaining ounces will be sold in 2020.

As reported on July 23, 2019, the initial shipping company that Anaconda had engaged for the Bulk Sample, NIL Group Limited (“NIL”), has filed a Statement of Claim (the “Claim”), alleging that the Company is responsible for certain additional costs in relation to the shipment. As a result, NIL had served a warrant with respect to the approximately 1,000 tonnes which were yet to be discharged from the barge at the time of filing of the Claim. As disclosed as part of Anaconda’s Q3 2019 financial reporting, the Company obtained a court order allowing it to process the tonnes subject to the warrant, on condition that it post the proportional gross revenue generated from said tonnes into an escrow account with the Court, pending further legal proceedings.

The Company continues to consider the Claim to be without merit and on August 16, 2019, the Company filed its Statement of Defense and Counterclaim against NIL, Newman Investments Limited, a related company to NIL, as well as NIL’s principals, alleging, among other things, contractual breach, negligent and/or fraudulent misrepresentation, and fraudulent deceit. Statements of Defense to the Company’s counterclaim have not yet been filed.

Qualified Persons

The scientific and technical content of this news release has been prepared, reviewed and approved by Mrs. Gordana Slepcev, MSc., P.Eng., Chief Operating Officer of Anaconda, who is a “Qualified Person” as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. The Bulk Sample results and reconciliation, including the contents of this press release, were also reviewed and approved by Robert Raponi, P. Eng. of Ausenco Engineering Canada Inc.


Anaconda is a TSX and OTCQX-listed gold mining, development, and exploration company, focused in Atlantic Canada. The company operates mining and milling operations in the prolific Baie Verte Mining District of Newfoundland which includes the fully-permitted Pine Cove Mill, tailings facility and deep-water port, as well as ~11,000 hectares of highly prospective mineral lands including those adjacent to the past producing, high-grade Nugget Pond Mine at its Tilt Cove Gold Project. Anaconda is also developing the Goldboro Gold Project in Nova Scotia, a high-grade resource and the subject of an on-going feasibility study.

For further information: Anaconda Mining Inc.: Kevin Bullock, President and CEO, (647) 388-1842,; Lynn Hammond, VP, Public Relations, (709) 330-1260,; Reseau ProMarket Inc.: Dany Cenac Robert, Investor Relations, (514) 722-2276 x456,


Editorial: Hydro power’s promise –

Atlantic Canada’s premiers — with a big helping hand from visiting Quebec Premier François Legault — were thinking big this week.

The highlight of the St. John’s meeting was easily the dream of someday providing all of the region’s energy needs with plentiful, economical and renewable hydroelectric power from northern Quebec and Labrador.

There’s no question the capacity is there. Quebec already has more hydro power than it can currently sell. Newfoundland’s controversial 824-megawatt Muskrat Falls dam and generating station is expected to start producing power — which that province doesn’t need — by March. And plans for another massive hydro megaproject in Labrador, Gull Island, are already well advanced and only need buyers to proceed.

For Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, where fossil fuels like coal and fuel oil still play vital roles in power generation, hydro’s allure is obvious. That’s also true for P.E.I., since New Brunswick supplies most of the Island’s power needs.

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Memorial up North – Gazette

Jan. 16, 2020

As Newfoundland and Labrador’s university, Memorial has a special obligation to all of the people of our province, and over the past decade has responded to broader calls for northern sovereignty over research and education.

Labrador Institute

For 40 years, Memorial has been proud to support the research and education needs of Labrador through the Labrador Institute (LI) through ongoing partnerships and initiatives in the region.

Through the Labrador Institute, the university works in partnership with the three Indigenous governments in the region to strive to decolonize research, education and institutional structures, while remaining responsive and committed to place.

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Some Trudeau government ocean initiatives greeted with skepticism in Halifax – CBC

Federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan met for the first time this week with East Coast counterparts

Jan 16, 2020

The Trudeau government’s plans for ocean protection were front and centre Wednesday as the new federal fisheries minister met for the first time with her counterparts from Canada’s five eastern provinces.

Ottawa’s plans include a dramatic increase in the amount of marine protected areas, phasing out open-net pen fish farms on the West Coast and a new aquaculture act.

The commitment to scrap open-net pen fish farms in British Columbia — unveiled during the fall federal election — will leave Canada with different rules for fin fish aquaculture on both coasts.

During their meeting with Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bernadette Jordan, Atlantic ministers appeared to have little appetite for banning open-net pens on salmon farms.

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Chantel John remembered at ceremony in Glenwood marking anniversary of her death – CBC

John, 28, was killed in Conne River just over a year ago

Jan 16, 2020

A red dress was hung in Glenwood, N.L., on Wednesday afternoon, marking one year of missing and remembering Chantel John.

Representatives of the Qalipu First Nation and the Glenwood Mi’kmaq First Nation held a small remembrance ceremony outside the Qalipu offices, singing the Mi’kmaq Honour Song and Strong Women’s Song to mark the anniversary of John’s death.

Organizers said they want to raise awareness of violence against Indigenous women, and help young people know that there are resources available to them.

“Not only awareness, but justice is still needed,” said Marie Vaters, chief of the Glenwood First Nation. Vaters prepared remarks for the ceremony, urging people to seek help if they are in dangerous relationships.

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