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Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci set to unveil third quarter budget numbers – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 23, 2017 EDMONTON _ Albertans will learn today if there’s any good news to report on the province’s multibillion-dollar deficit. Finance Minister Joe Ceci will reveal the third-quarter update for the budget at the legislature. The province was expected to run up a $10.9 billion deficit this year. That was revised down […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 20178 Views

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Blood Tribe member becomes first Indigenous president of Harvard University’s legal aid program – CBC

University of Lethbridge grad Julian SpearChief-Morris is in his second year of law school at Harvard Feb 22, 2017 A member of southern Alberta’s Blood Tribe has become the first Indigenous student to head Harvard Law School’s Legal Aid Bureau in the history of the 104-year-old organization. Julian SpearChief-Morris was recently elected president of the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 201710 Views

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Council narrowly approves return to biweekly meetings – Fort McMurray Today

February 21, 2017 Wood Buffalo councillors narrowly approved a motion to return to biweekly council meetings Tuesday night. New chief legislative officer Audrey Rogers told council the main reason for the proposal was a declining workload, since the new committee structure was handling much of the work formerly done by council. Council also heard a […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20178 Views

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Sculpture signifies growing relationship – St. Albert Gazette

Feb 22, 2017 On behalf of Alexander First Nation, Chief Kurt Burnstick presented a statue to Morinville council on Feb. 6. The sculpture, a stone handcrafted bison with a beaded dreamcatcher fastened to the front, was a gift representing a growing relationship between Alexander First Nation and the town of Morinville. “We hardly acknowledge each […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20179 Views

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Protest held after Peter Pan production – Lethbridge Herald

February 22, 2017 Members of the Blood Tribe held a unity rally on Saturday to raise awareness over the issue of cultural misappropriation after a photo from a recent production of “Peter Pan” was posted online by the Carriage House Theatre in Cardston. The event took place Saturday afternoon in the Moccasin Flats Plaza in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20177 Views

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Council to talk spring rebuild, meeting schedule – Fort McMurray Today

February 20, 2017 Council will hear details of the spring rebuild plan and administration’s proposal for Truth and Reconciliation Commission consultations with indigenous groups on Tuesday night. The spring rebuild plan presentation outlines the municipality’s goals for the rebuild, including a target of zero rebuild-related accidents. Construction management teams will work with builders to enforce […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 20176 Views

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Hard-to-house’ weak link in effort to end homelessness in Edmonton, report says – CBC

‘The dark side of all this is the fact that we have not looked after these people’ Feb 21, 2017 Edmonton is nearing the end of its 10-year plan to end homelessness, but a solution to the problem remains a distant reality. A new report called “Addressing Hard-to-House Homeless Population” shows Edmonton has built less […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 20176 Views

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54,000 portraits, 8 years: Photographer captures ever-changing Canadian mosaic – CTV

February 21, 2017 What does it mean to be Canadian? The thought will likely be on many people’s minds as the country celebrates its 150th birthday this year. But for Alberta-based photographer Tim Van Horn, it’s a question he has spent a gruelling eight years on the road trying to answer. “I’m trying to inspire […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 20175 Views

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Power line won’t come through Westlock – The Westlock News

Feb 21, 2017 A local landowner group has won the battle against a controversial power line route through the region. On Feb. 10, the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) released its decision that Alberta PowerLine’s $1.8 billion Fort McMurray West 500-kV Transmission Project will take the west route through the County of Barrhead, rather than Westlock […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 20175 Views

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Concordia University makes Indigenous students feel more welcome – CBC

Strategy includes an Indigenous student council and Indigenous centre already under construction Feb 19, 2017 Bachelor of arts student Dallas Cardinal felt intimidated when she first stepped on campus at Concordia University of Edmonton. “It took my quite some time … to actually connect with other Indigenous students because I didn’t see them,” said Cardinal. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 20174 Views

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