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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Top B.C. aboriginal leader to run for Justin Trudeau Liberals in Metro Vancouver riding
Jody Wilson-Raybould addresses the crowd while co-chairing the federal Liberal convention in Montreal earlier this year.

Jody Wilson-Raybould expected to be acclaimed as candidate in Vancouver Granville

OTTAWA - When Jody Wilson-Raybould was growing up in Comox she watched proudly in class as her father urged prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, during a nationally televised conference, to include an aboriginal rights section in the 1982 Constitution Act.....Read More
Prime Minister Harper announces $2.5M to train miners in northern Saskatchewan
AIR RONGE, Sask. - The federal government is committing $2.5 million to help train miners in northern Saskatchewan.....Read More
Science Matters: The Blue Dot Tour: It's about all of us
A now-famous 1972 photo of Earth taken by Apollo 17 astronauts from 45,000 kilometres away became known as "the blue marble"......Read More
Yellowstone considers quarantine program for bison that would be used to start new herds
BILLINGS, Mon. - Yellowstone National Park is seeking public comment on a proposal to capture and quarantine wild bison so disease-free animals can be relocated to create new herds outside the park, Yellowstone officials said Wednesday.....Read More
Security fence being built on Kanonstaton with neighbours help
Twenty fence poles went in Monday with work continuing this week. (Photo by Jim C Powless)A controversial fence bordering properties backing onto Kanonhstaton, the former Douglas Creek Estates (DCE) subdivison, is building neighbours not divisions....Read More
Man faces more charges in 11 year old Saskatchewan boy's cycling death
PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - Additional charges have been laid against a Saskatchewan man accused in the cycling death of an 11-year-old boy....Read More
Ontario First Nations prepared to lay down their lives to protect lands: chiefs
TORONTO - Five First Nations leaders in Ontario say their people are prepared to lay down their lives to protect their traditional lands....Read More
Ontario pledges to push for review of mercury poisoning compensation board
TORONTO - Ontario will push for a review of a board that oversees compensation for residents of two First Nations still suffering health issues from mercury poisoning that occurred five decades ago, Aboriginal Affairs Minister David Zimmer said Tuesday....Read More
Convicted murderer laughs as he tries to plead guilty to killing another woman
WINNIPEG - A man accused of killing a Manitoba woman eight years ago laughed in front of the victim's family as he tried to plead guilty to second-degree murder Monday....Read More
First Nation says report shows government played down scope of mercury poisoning
TORONTO - For years, the federal and provincial governments have known members of a northern Ontario First Nation suffered from mercury poisoning but failed to provide adequate compensation or health care, band members said Monday....Read More
Inuit want review of approval for offshore Baffin seismic testing
A tiny community on Canada's Arctic coast is trying to overturn a regulatory decision that OKs offshore energy exploration....Read More
Man charged in 11 year old boy's cycling death appears in court
PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - A man charged after an accident that killed an 11-year-old Saskatchewan boy has made his first court appearance....Read More
Gilbert Stuart's work may be most valuable portrait of North American leader ever produced
200 year old portrait of Mohawk leader Joseph Brant sells for staggering $7.5 million (Photograph: Courtesy of Sotheby's)LONDON-ENG-A portrait of Six Nations of the Grand River Mohawk leader Joseph Brant has sold at auction for $7.5 million....Read More
Arctic oil spills likely to spread across borders: study
New research suggests that any type of significant oil spill in Canada's western Arctic would likely spread quickly and foul oceans around Alaska and possibly as far west as Russia....Read More
Minister confirms dead toddler had dealings with Child and Family Services
HODGSON, Man. - Manitoba's embattled child welfare agency is under scrutiny again after officials confirmed a dead toddler had at some point been in the care of Child and Family Services....Read More
Ottawa calls for proposals to improve prescribing of opioids, other abused drugs
TORONTO - Ottawa has issued a national call for proposals to improve prescribing practices for opioids and other drugs that pose a high risk of abuse or addiction....Read More
Preliminary hearing in Loretta Saunders death adjourns until ruling next Friday
HALIFAX - A preliminary hearing for two people accused in the slaying of Loretta Saunders has been adjourned until next Friday, when a judge will rule whether the case should proceed to trial....Read More
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