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Spring sitting wraps up, fall 2018 sitting to begin first week of October

The spring sitting of the Yukon Legislative Assembly concluded today. The 30-day session began with the delivery of the 2018–19 Budget, which features a five-year capital plan, profiling the Government of Yukon’s priority infrastructure projects. Highlights of the budget include $42 million in municipal and First Nation infrastructure; over $43 million to complete construction and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20185 Views

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NT Government: Strike Vote Results

YELLOWKNIFE (April 25, 2018) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) understands from media reports that the Union of Northern Workers (UNW) has announced that “almost 70% of voting members have voted in favour of strike action.” The GNWT remains committed to reaching a collective agreement that meets the interests of all parties, and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20186 Views

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IRC Announces Dates For 2018 Distribution Payments

April 23, 2018 Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) announced a distribution payment of $536.60 to all enrolled Inuvialuit beneficiaries over the age of 18. In accordance with the IRC Distribution Policy, each enrolled beneficiary will receive this amount. A total of $2,462,994 will be paid to 4,590 beneficiaries over the age of 18 enrolled in the Inuvialuit Trust. Depending on your current […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 201810 Views

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76 pages of reporting for a $25K grant ‘idiotic,’ says CEO – CBC

Indigenous-owned development corporations in Yukon say they’re swamped by reporting requirements Apr 23, 2018 Indigenous-owned development corporations in Yukon say they’re dealing with too much paperwork, when applying for grants and other funding. Last week’s economic development conference in Watson Lake heard from three speakers representing corporations owned and operated by the Carcross/Tagish First Nation, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 20188 Views

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Peruvian mob kills Canadian blamed for Indigenous elder’s killing – CP

Source: The Associated Press Apr 23, 2018 A 41-year-old Canadian who travelled to Peru to study hallucinogenic medicine was killed by a mob in a remote corner of the Amazon rain forest after people blamed him for the slaying of an elderly shaman, authorities said Sunday. Peru’s attorney general’s office said Sebastian Woodroffe was dragged by the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 20188 Views

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Yukon premier stands behind embattled health minister – CBC

Minister Pauline Frost is under opposition fire, but Premier Sandy Silver says she’s doing ‘amazing’ work Apr 20, 2018 Yukon Premier Sandy Silver offered a full-throated defence of his health minister on Thursday, amid opposition calls for her to be demoted or re-assigned. Health and Social Services Minister Pauline Frost has been under fire from […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201824 Views

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Trudeau ends three country tour with his global reputation, alliances intact – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 20, 2018  By Lee Berthiaume THE CANADIAN PRESS LONDON _ Justin Trudeau is heading home from a lengthy, three-country foreign tour in which the prime minister appeared to recapture his international mojo and reassert several key alliances, but didn’t sign off on any big deals or declarations. When the 10-day trip to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201811 Views

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Trudeau attends Commonwealth meeting looking for less plastic, more LGBTQ rights – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 19, 2018 LONDON _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will add his voice today to those calling for less plastic and more LGBTQ rights as he ends a three-country foreign tour at a gathering of Commonwealth leaders in Britain’s capital. Yet he is expected to face resistance on the latter, particularly from some […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 201812 Views

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Trans Mountain controversy follows Trudeau to London – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2018 By Lee Berthiaume THE CANADIAN PRESS LONDON _ One of Justin Trudeau’s largest domestic political problems followed him to London on Wednesday, as environmental activists greeted the prime minister with calls to kill the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The demands came during an elaborate protest outside the Canadian High […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 201811 Views

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Trudeau Trip, Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 18, 2018  By Lee Berthiaume LONDON – An audience with the Queen will highlight Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first full day in the United Kingdom on Wednesday, as he nears the end of a three-country tour that has already taken him to Peru and France. The real work will […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201811 Views

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