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Budget 2024: FNMPC applauds the establishment of a national Indigenous Loan Guarantee Program

Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver) The First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC) applauds today’s announcement in the Government of Canada’s Budget 2024: Fairness for Every Generation for the establishment of a $5 Billion Indigenous Loan Guarantee Program. If passed, this program will help advance First Nation economic participation through equity ownership on a sector-agnostic basis in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 202417 Views

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New BC Cancer centre in Nanaimo moves forward

NANAIMO – People are one step closer to accessing enhanced cancer care services as a business plan for the new BC Cancer centre at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) has been approved. “The population in Nanaimo is growing rapidly and aging, and we’re taking a critical step to strengthen health services in the region so […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 202421 Views

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Women’s transition housing, child care centre open in Kitimat

KITIMAT – Parents and guardians will have access to more child care, and women and children leaving violence will now have access to 44 homes, as part of a new housing development opening in Kitimat. The four-storey building includes a 12-bed transition house, 12 units of second-stage housing and 20 units of permanent affordable housing […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 202417 Views

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Western Forest Products Announces Indefinite Curtailment of Alberni Pacific Division

April 16, 2024 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX:WEF) (“Western” or the “Company”) today announced the indefinite curtailment of its Alberni Pacific Division (“APD”) facility, located in Port Alberni, B.C.. The APD facility has been temporarily curtailed since fall 2022. In January 2023, the Company announced it would not restart APD […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 202419 Views

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Dyslexia Canada Applauds British Columbia’s Universal Screening Announcement

[Vancouver, BC – April 16, 2024] – Dyslexia Canada, a national charity dedicated to advocating for children with dyslexia, commends British Columbia for its recent announcement of early universal reading screening. This milestone represents a significant step forward in ensuring every child in British Columbia receives the support they need to thrive. “One of Dyslexia […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 202426 Views

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Support empowers B.C. youth to take action on climate change

April 16, 2024 VICTORIA – New support for Youth Climate Corps B.C. means more young people in British Columbia can train for careers that will help their communities reduce emissions and adapt to the changing climate. “Young people are deeply concerned about what the future holds for them as they see the impacts of climate […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 202426 Views

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Western Copper and Gold Announces Upsize in Bought Deal Public Offering to $40 Million

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 16, 2024  — Western Copper and Gold Corporation (“Western” or the “Company”) (TSX: WRN; NYSE American: WRN) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an amended agreement with Eight Capital, on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters (the “Underwriters”) under which the Underwriters have agreed to buy from the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 202431 Views

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B.C. takes action to improve literacy for students

April 16, 2024 NORTH VANCOUVER – More support for early screening and interventions will help students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities be more successful. “As a kid, your job at school is to jump in, explore and start learning. But the start of school can also bring some significant challenges for students who struggle […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 202427 Views

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The toxic drug crisis: a devastating public health emergency reaches its eighth year

Apr 16, 2024 The 14th of April, 2024, marked eight years since British Columbia (BC) declared a public health emergency due to increased drug poisonings. Since then, more than 14,000 people have died due to toxic substances. The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) recognizes this somber anniversary as one that has disproportionately taken the lives […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 202430 Views

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First Nations Finance Authority graduates to Federal Agency Index

First Nations Finance Authority graduates to Federal Agency Index For Immediate Release Westbank, British Columbia (April 16, 2024) – First Nations Finance Authority (FNFA) bonds will receive a sector assignment change from the Municipal Index to the Federal Agency Index within the FTSE Canada Bond Indices, effective May 13, 2024, after a review by FTSE […]

by pmnationtalk on April 16, 202447 Views

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