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Friday, October 24, 2014

Inuit group wants justice reforms to reflect high rates of abuse in Nunavut
An Inuit land claim group says Nunavut's justice system must be reformed to reflect the high number of people in the territory who experience trauma or sexual violence.....Read More
Manitoba dam blockade: Chief demands revenue sharing, help lowering hydro bills
WINNIPEG - Protesters from a northern Manitoba First Nation say they won't leave the grounds around a key power-generating station until their demands are met.....Read More
US tribal court orders officials to postpone tribe's presidential election, reprint ballots
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The top court on America's largest Native American reservation on Thursday ordered tribal election officials to postpone the Navajo Nation's presidential election and reprint ballots without the name of a candidate who was disqualified in a language fluency case.....Read More
Voters oust Brandon mayor, bring in privacy lawyer as new Winnipeg mayor
WINNIPEG - Manitoba's two biggest cities have new mayors.....Read More
Friends not surprised sergeant at arms intervened in Parliament Hill shootings
OTTAWA - To those who know Kevin Vickers, there was little surprise that the sergeant-at-arms of the House of Commons and former RCMP officer would be the one to intervene in Wednesday's attack on Parliament Hill and reportedly shoot an assailant.....Read More
NDP veteran, business backed lawyer among contenders for new Winnipeg mayor
WINNIPEG - People across Manitoba vote today in civic elections that include a roller-coaster race to become Winnipeg's next mayor.....Read More
Navajo Nation high court orders presidential candidate in language fluency dispute off ballot
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - A candidate for president of the Navajo Nation has lost another round in a language fluency dispute, all but ending his bid for office.....Read More
Site C construction could begin in 90 says, BC Hydro tells communities
VANCOUVER - British Columbia's government has yet to announce a final decision on the Site C hydroelectric dam but BC Hydro has informed officials in the Peace River Valley that construction could begin in 90 days.....Read More
Yellowstone to Yukon conservation anniversary celebrated
EDMONTON - Environmentalists are basking in a warm glow of satisfaction this week as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the largest and most successful conservation programs on the planet.....Read More
AP PHOTOS: Kitsap Peninsula hatchery collects returning salmon, gives them away
POULSBO, Wash. - People lined up with coolers Monday to wait for free fish as coho and chum salmon returned to spawn at a hatchery on Washington's Kitsap Peninsula.....Read More
Closing arguments begin in case of feds paying less for aboriginal kids in care
OTTAWA - The First Nations advocate who has been fighting the federal government for nearly a decade over how much money it spends on child welfare says she hopes her experience serves as example.....Read More
Container ship on way from Washington to Russia loses power off British Columbia coast
OLD MASSETT, B.C. - A Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel was drifting without power in rough seas off British Columbia's northern coast Friday, a scenario a nearby First Nation community described as its "worst fear."....Read More
Boy, 5, struck and killed by car backing out of driveway in northern Manitoba
ST. THERESA POINT, Man. - Police say a five-year-old boy has been struck and killed in northern Manitoba by a vehicle backing out of a driveway....Read More
School bus carrying 13 children, 4 adults rolls on Wyoming reservation; only minor injuries
RIVERTON, Wyo. - Authorities say a school bus carrying 13 young children and four adults crashed and rolled on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, but only minor injuries were reported.....Read More
Chief has asked Crown if officers should face charges in Tina Fontaine probe
WINNIPEG - Winnipeg's police chief says he has asked the Crown whether charges are warranted against two officers who didn't take a missing 15-year-old girl into custody shortly before her death.....Read More
Federal government restricts possible Beaufort Sea fisheries
The federal government has implemented a ban on new commercial fisheries in the western Arctic until more research can be done.....Read More
Police: Body found near Washington river believed to be missing actress Misty Upham
SEATTLE - Police in the Seattle suburb of Auburn said Thursday that they believe they have found the body of missing actress Misty Upham, known for her roles in "August: Osage County," "Frozen River" and "Django Unchained."....Read More
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