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Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics

Giant liquid natural gas pipeline and terminal stalled by legal challenge

A huge project set to develop a 900 kilometre gas transmission line and export port on the British Columbia coast has hit a legal roadblock. The provincial government had approved the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission  Line which would move fracked» 

Health, History, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Still more delays with already controversial inquiry

After facing sometimes severe criticism for delays and lack of information the inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls, has announced yet more delays this week. For years aboriginal and advocacy groups had called for a national inquiry» 

History, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Another historic Canadian figure under fire

He founded Halifax, but put a bounty on aboriginals. Edward Cornwallis, once an honoured figure in Canada’s history, has fallen into disrepute recently. Honoured for the creation of one of Canada’s major cities, which in turn led to the development» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Showdown over marijuana brewing between Ottawa and provinces

Canada’s premiers and territorial leaders have wrapped up their Council of the Federation meeting in Edmonton where they discussed NAFTA renegotiations, a boycott of the meeting by some Indigenous groups and what has become a contentious issue: the federal government’s» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics

Canadian town stranded by weather and an American-owned railway

The Arctic town and port of Churchill  in northern Manitoba is remote. There are no roads to get there and only a single rail line running from the port, some 900 km south to the town of The Pas where» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

Powerful Indigenous leaders boycotting major Canadian meeting

As premiers and territorial leaders gather in Edmonton for this week’s Council of the Federation meeting, the leaders of three powerful Indigenous organizations say they will not be attending. The leaders say the Council’s format does not meet their standards» 

Indigenous

Indigenous throat-singing featured at museum

Throat-singing is one of the jewels of Inuit culture and will be featured at musical events at the Canadian Museum of Nature. The museum is running special exhibits and programming this summer called Focus on the Arctic. The Canadian Museum» 

Indigenous, Sports

North American Indigenous Games kick off in Toronto

More than 5,000 athletes from across North America are in Toronto this week to take part in the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), which are being held in Eastern Canada for the first time in 25 years. The opening ceremony» 

History, Indigenous, Politics

Oka Crisis: brewing up again 27 years later

The crisis began in early 1990 when the small town of Oka Quebec, just off the north east tip of Montreal Island where the Ottawa River empties into the Lake of Two Mountains. The town wanted to expand a golf» 

Health, Indigenous, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

Police ticketing panhandlers, homeless: Legal challenge

It’s a long established practice. Police handing tickets for a variety of minor municipal infractions to street people who are the least able to pay them. That’s now being challenged under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Tickets are given»