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Crowdfunding campaign to pay Ottawa’s portion of road for isolated reserve ends – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 31, 2015 WINNIPEG _ A crowdfunding campaign to pay Ottawa’s portion of an all-weather road for a reserve under one of the longest boil-water advisories in Canada…

Toxic taint: Tests in Alberta industrial heartland reveal air quality concerns (Air-Testing-Concerns) – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 30, 2015 By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ New air-quality tests in one of Canada’s largest petrochemical processing regions have revealed more evidence of short-lived…

Courts deny First Nations’ Site C stop work order and dismiss judicial review – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 28, 2015 21:21 By Tamsyn Burgmann THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Two courts have rejected attempts by a pair of British Columbia First Nations to halt the construction…

Federal and provincial governments called on for action at Grassy Narrows First Nation – Kenora Daily Miner

August 30, 2015 NDP candidate Howard Hampton directly blamed the Conservative government of Stephen Harper for the conditions because “the Department of Aboriginal Affairs lapsed a total of $712.9 million…

Lax Kw’alaams First Nation ask to relocate LNG terminal – cite potential harm to salmon – Energeticcity.ca

The Lax Kw’alaams First Nation may be searching for a new site for the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal, in hopes of finding one that would not affect the salmon-rearing…

Grassy Narrows First Nation Declares State Of Emergency After Years Of Unsafe Drinking Water – Huffington Post

August 27th, 2015 After almost two years of not being able to drink its water, a remote Ontario First Nation decided to issue a state of emergency Thursday. Grassy Narrows,…

Thirty of 70 Saskatchewan First Nations have yet to file financial reports to Ottawa – The Globe and Mail

Aug. 28, 2015 Time is running out for dozens of Saskatchewan First Nations who will face funding cuts next week unless they get their paperwork done for the federal government.…

Northwestern BC First Nations set up camp to halt LNG project – Vancouver Sun

August 27, 2015 Company, province won’t respond to questions on possible investigation of alternate site Members of northern B.C. First Nations have set up a camp on Lelu Island near…

Western Nunavut caribou herds continue decline: preliminary survey report – Nunatsiaq News

August 27, 2015 Observations of Bathurst and Bluenose-East calving grounds “consistent with a natural declining trend” New preliminary survey results on the Barrenland caribou herds that roam western Nunavut and…

Construction begins on $300-million hydro project – Northern Ontario Business

Aug. 28, 2015 Construction has begun on a $300-million hydroelectric generating station on New Post Creek north of Smooth Rock Falls. The 28-megawatt project is a collaboration between Ontario Power…

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