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Increasing Demand for Critical Minerals Positions Canada’s Mining Industry for Success

January 24, 2020 VANCOUVER – Today, Pierre Gratton, President and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada (MAC), in his annual address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, spoke of the state of Canada’s mining industry and how recent commitments to mining, particularly the new Canada-US Joint Action Plan on Critical Minerals Collaboration and […]

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Mineral Exploration Closes the Market at Roundup 2020

TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2020 – Kendra Johnston, President & CEO, Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia, joined Chris Birkett, Director, Toronto Stock Exchange, to close the market from the exhibitor floor of Mineral Exploration Roundup 2020. Roundup is a premier technical mineral exploration conference that brings together geoscientists, prospectors, investors, suppliers and First Nation partners […]

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More than a sixth of all Central Okanagan children are living in poverty: report – KelownaNow

More than a sixth of all children in the Central Okanagan are living in poverty, a new report has found. The 2019 BC Child Poverty Report Card showed that 17% of all children in the region live in poverty, compared to 15% of residents of all ages. An astonishing 48% of all children in single-parent […]

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Open Letter: Vancouver Police Board Must Provide Immediate and Rigorous Oversight of BMO’s and VPD’s Racist Mistreatment of Indigenous Man and Granddaughter

January 23, 2020 Dear Vancouver Police Board, It has been one month since an Indigenous man and his twelve-year-old granddaughter were racially profiled and wrongly handcuffed at a Bank of Montreal (BMO) branch in Vancouver. Maxwell Johnson and his granddaughter, Tori-Anne, were subject to an appalling and traumatizing display of racism, one with roots in […]

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Band opens new cannabis shops – Oliver Chronicle

January 24, 2020 It’s the Osoyoos Indian Band’s turn to jump into the cannabis dispensary business. The band recently opened Indigenous Bloom in Senkulmen Business Park (next to Tim Hortons), and soon plans to open another shop in Osoyoos. Chief Clarence Louie said they have partnered with Indigenous Bloom to sell medicinal and recreational cannabis […]

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SFU: Researchers use ‘two-eyed seeing’ to improve Indigenous children’s health

A $1 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) supports collaborators in combining strengths of Western science and Indigenous approaches. Researchers in Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) are teaming up with the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council (NTC) and the First Nations Health Authority’s (FNHA) to lead a new project aimed […]

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BC introduces 6 skills training programs for Indigenous communities – Canadian HR Reporter

‘These new programs will create pathways to tens of thousands of in-demand jobs’ The Industry Training Authority (ITA), a government agency in British Columbia, is investing $7.5 million to support six two-year training programs meant to help Indigenous communities get into the workforce. The programs will address community priorities and opportunities with courses ranging from […]

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BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee demands Urgent Correctional Justice Reforms acroos Canada

(xwməθkwəy̓ əm/Musqueam Territory, Prince George, BC – Jan. 23, 2020) – Regional Chief Terry Teegee presented at the First Ministers Meeting on Justice and Public Safety in Victoria, BC to a receptive audience. He noted the stark contrast between the honest commitment to legal reform in the justice system and on-the-ground failure that is occurring […]

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Team BC 14U male basketball team will have a big presence on the court

Team BC 14U male team will have a big presence on the court When it comes to basketball height matters and fortunately for the Team BC 14U male team, that will compete at the Halifax 2020 North American Indigenous Games, they have it. “I have three traditional point guards and many players six feet or […]

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The Coastal GasLink dispute highlights the complicated, essential need to balance rights – The Globe and Mail

Sam Adkins is a lawyer with a focus on Indigenous law, based in Vancouver. Private landowners in Richmond, B.C., might be surprised to learn that there is currently an aboriginal title claim winding its way through the courts that affects hundreds of private properties. More surprisingly, the court does not want them to know about […]

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