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Mar 25th, 2017
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Jeff Monague From St. Thomas Church, Shanty Bay Current Issues – with Jeff Monague Tuesday April 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm at St. Thomas’, Shanty Bay, 28 Church St., Oro-Medonte Jeff Monague, former chief of Beausoleil First Nation and currently Warden of Springwater Park, will speak about curr...
Feb 13th, 2017
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See below for Ontario government statement from Grassy Narrows Support Chief Simon Fobister received momentous news when he met Premier Kathleen Wynne on Friday. Premier Wynne promised to him that Ontario would clean up the English-Wabigoon River system and the Dryden Mill and that this cleanup would...
Jan 18th, 2017
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Decades later, Grassy Narrows First Nation waits for solution to mercury poisoning CBC Radio The Current Read story transcript, listen to podcast  The Grassy Narrows community in northern, Ont., has been plagued with mercury poisoning for decades — affecting its river, its fish, and its people. In th...
Jan 13th, 2017
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The pledge from the Ministry of the Environment came after the Star and Earthroots volunteers took soil samples from behind a paper mill in Dryden, Ont., which revealed elevated mercury levels By DAVID BRUSER and JAYME POISSON Toronto Star The province vows to “carefully review” new test results show...
Jan 13th, 2017
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Dryden area: Red circles indicate where worker says he dumped mercury. Star reporters and volunteers from Earthroots took soil samples from behind an old paper mill, 100 kilometres upstream from Grassy Narrows, which revealed significantly elevated levels of mercury By JAYME POISSON and DAVID BRUSER ...
Jan 2nd, 2017
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The federal government has a responsibility to clean up mercury in Grassy Narrows’ river from Grassy Narrows support The chief of Grassy Narrows sent three letters to the Prime Minister in the past year, urging him to take action to clean up the mercury in the English-Wabigoon river system. Yes...
Dec 13th, 2016
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By Andrew Philips Orillia Packet & Times Students across Simcoe County could soon have a new daily ritual. A Simcoe County District School Board committee approved a plan Tuesday to formally recognize the area’s First Nations roots with a phrase students might eventually be asked to say every day...
Dec 4th, 2016
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Democracy Now  On Sunday the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied the Dakota Access pipeline company a permit to drill underneath the Missouri River—officially halting construction of the $3.8 billion oil pipeline that has faced months of resistance from the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota and mem...
Oct 16th, 2016
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  October 17 update: Judge Rejects “Riot” Charges Against Amy Goodman in North Dakota Fear and loathing in North Dakota By Linda Solomon Wood National Observer October 14th 2016 On Monday October 17, award-winning journalist Amy Goodman of DemocracyNow! will turn herself in to North ...
Oct 10th, 2016
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WHEN Saturday October 15th, 2016 8:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m. (noon) WHERE Downtown Chimnissing Volunteers Needed! Light Refreshments Provided! TD’s flagship volunteer program invites TD employees, their families and friends, and community partners to plant trees in communities across Canada and to demonstra...