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B.C. First Nations eye Trans Mountain pipeline equity stake – Times Colonist

July 17,  2018 VANCOUVER — Talks are underway with unnamed major Canadian banks on a potential financing and equity model that could see B.C. First Nations take an ownership stake in the controversial $6.8-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Whispering Pines First Nation chief Michael LeBourdais said two major Canadian banks approached First Nations in March […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201810 Views

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Dates and location announced for 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships – My Bulkley Lakes Now

July 17, 2018 It will be interesting to see if there will be any representatives from the Bulkley Valley and Lakes District (BVLD) at next years National Aboriginal Hockey Championships(NAHC). The tournament location has been announced and the 2019 Championships will be played in Whitehorse Yukon from May 6th to 14th. “The Aboriginal Sport Circle looks forward to adding to […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 20187 Views

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First Nations in B.C. contemplating financing, equity model for stake in Trans Mountain oil pipeline – Vancouver Sun

July 17, 2018 Talks are underway with unnamed major Canadian banks on a potential financing and equity model that could see B.C. First Nations take an ownership stake in the controversial $6.8-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Whispering Pines First Nation chief Michael LeBourdais said two major Canadian banks approached First Nations in March or April […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 20189 Views

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B.C. government sets out new rules for provincial infrastructure projects – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 16, 2018 19:14 BURNABY, B.C. _ British Columbia government projects worth billions of dollars will now be built under a so-called community benefits agreement that sets out job training, who can work on the projects and the wages to be paid. The agreement is aimed at boosting apprenticeship opportunities and hiring more women, Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 201810 Views

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Jennifer Charlesworth recommended to be B.C.’s new children’s representative – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 16, 2018 17:07 VICTORIA _ A legislative committee has unanimously recommended Jennifer Charlesworth to be British Columbia’s new representative for children and youth, as Bernard Richard prepares to leave after 18 months on the job. Richard announced in April that he wanted to return to New Brunswick to be near his family and his […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 201812 Views

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IUOE Local 115 gets funding for heavy equipment training – Journal Of Commerce

MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. — The federal government is helping bolster future heavy equipment operators in B.C. by providing $575,000 over three years in the IUOE-TA Indigenous Training Partnerships Project, delivered by the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 115 Training Association in the Greater Vancouver Area. The funding supports Local 115’s purchase of state-of-the-art […]

by pmnationtalk on July 16, 20189 Views

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Indigenous activist arrested after Trans Mountain protest in B.C. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 15, 2018 8:46 CLEARWATER, B.C. _ An Indigenous political activist was briefly detained Saturday following a Trans Mountain pipeline protest in British Columbia’s North Thompson Provincial Park. Kanahus Manuel, a spokesperson for the activist group Tiny House Warriors, was arrested by the RCMP after allegedly defying an eviction order from the BC Parks service […]

by pmnationtalk on July 16, 201811 Views

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Woven Together will be displayed until October – BCLocalNews.com

Woven Together will be displayed until October A new group exhibition opens this Saturday at the Kelowna Art Gallery and it features works by Indigenous artists Ursula Johnson, Meagan Musseau, Meghann O’Brien, and Tania Willard. Each of these artists’ work explores basket weaving as a way to examine interwoven narratives and histories with Woven Together. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201812 Views

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B.C. says local governments can regulate pot growth on agricultural land – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 13, 2018 VANCOUVER _ Local and Indigenous governments in British Columbia will be permitted to prevent marijuana production in their communities on land that is part of the Agricultural Land Reserve, but with conditions. The Ministry of Agriculture says in a release that the regulatory change is effective immediately and gives governments […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201816 Views

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How a scholarly association is helping Indigenous writers to thrive – University Affairs

The Indigenous Voices Awards are just one way the Indigenous Literary Studies Association is building reciprocal relationships with artists. JUL 11 2018 On its face, the Indigenous Voices Awards gala that took place in Regina this spring was a celebration of Indigenous writers. Part book launch, part musical performance and part pub night, the event […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201818 Views

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