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The Future of Coast is Now – Coast Forest Products Association

March 22, 2018 As Coast Forest Products Association completes its final days of operation, I’m reminded of the fact that while the players may change, the coastal forest sector is – and will always be an important and permanent fixture in British Columbia.  In this job I have said a thousand times that every day […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201838 Views

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Record scholarships and bursaries available to NIC students

March 22, 2018 Generous donors supply more than $375,000 in awards More than $375,000 in scholarships and bursaries are now available to NIC students, thanks to some very generous donors. Students can now apply for more than 415 awards, valued at up to $5,000, up significantly from last year’s record $290,000 award total. “This is […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201891 Views

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Opening Statement to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts – Oral Health Programs for First Nations and Inuit—Health Canada

22 March 2018 Michael Ferguson, Chartered Professional AccountantCPA, Chartered AccountantCA Fellow Chartered Professional AccountantFCPA, Fellow Chartered AccountantFCA (New Brunswick) Auditor General of Canada Mr. Chair, thank you for this opportunity to present the results of our audit on oral health programs for First Nations and Inuit. Joining me at the table is Jo Ann Schwartz, the auditor […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201854 Views

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On World Water Day, Indigenous Water Protectors and activists highlight risks of spills from Kinder Morgan pipeline

22 March 2018, Unceded Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver) — While the protest is still ongoing, four people have now been arrested defending water from Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project today. In recognition of women’s important role in safeguarding water, Indigenous Women Water Protectors, Melina Laboucan-Massimo and Audrey Siegl, led activists as they set out […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201865 Views

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BC Gov News – Rural dividend grants support three projects in the north coast region

March 22, 2018 PRINCE RUPERT – Under the BC Rural Dividend Program, the Government of British Columbia is providing $268,600 to the District of Kitimat, Ecotrust Canada and the Kitsumkalum Indian Band for three projects, Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice announced today, on behalf of Doug Donaldson, Minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201881 Views

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BC Gov News – New framework for natural gas development puts focus on economic and climate targets

March 22, 2018 VICTORIA – As part of a new approach to natural gas development, the British Columbia government is overhauling the policy framework for future projects, while ensuring those projects adhere to B.C.’s climate targets, Premier John Horgan announced today. “Our new approach welcomes investment that puts our province’s people and future first, and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201884 Views

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BC Rural Dividend grants support Okanagan Shuswap communities

March 22, 2018 PENTICTON – Under the BC Rural Dividend Program, the Government of British Columbia is providing $588,917 to seven projects in the Okanagan Shuswap, Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, announced today. “Government is following through on its commitment to help rural communities navigate changes that have […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201886 Views

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NFB launches “Indigenous Cinema” (#NFBIndigenous) online. Over 200 films by Indigenous creators available for free streaming—including 20 new and recently added titles.

March 21, 2018 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) On March 22, the National Film Board of Canada will launch Indigenous Cinema (#NFBIndigenous),  an NFB Web page offering free streaming of more than 200 new and classic titles from its unparalleled collection of films by Indigenous directors—including 20 new and recently added films. Indigenous Cinema has been […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 201896 Views

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SFU announces 2018 Honorary Degree Recipients

March 20, 2018 An internationally renowned primatologist and animal rights activist, a Haida fashion designer, and an internationally acclaimed paediatrician and advocate for children’s health are among nine distinguished individuals to receive honorary degrees from Simon Fraser University in 2018. During the spring convocation ceremonies June 12-15, SFU will confer honorary degrees on: Michael Francis, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 201894 Views

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Diversity, inclusion, and the what’s next for the world: Victoria Forum Report released

March 21, 2018 – From Nov. 17-19, 2017, the University of Victoria, in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada, launched the inaugural Victoria Forum to explore diversity and inclusion issues facing society today. On March 21, 2018, the Global Centre for Pluralism release the Victoria Forum Report, which may be accessed here: http://www.victoriaforum.ca/ Bringing together policy makers, business leaders, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2018106 Views

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