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Jan 28th, 2019
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Brenda Michell, Unist’ot’en house member, surveyed damage to a Unist’ot’en trapline, bulldozed through on Jan. 27, 2019. -Michael Toledano photo By Emilee Gilpin National Observer A subsidiary of Calgary-based energy company TransCanada bulldozed through traplines and personal...
Jan 19th, 2019
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Woodland caribou swimming – Aikens Lake News photo By Fatima Syed National Observer January 18th 2019 Canada’s most populous province has launched a sweeping review of a law protecting endangered species in order to find “efficiencies for businesses.” Ontario Premier Doug Ford...
Jan 18th, 2019
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  By John Bacher January 7 2019 The name Bill 66 seems like a science fiction monster akin to Godzilla, which emerged out of the debris of nuclear contaminated post-war Japan. A similar scary beast has come forth today out of the fiendish populism of Ontario Premier, Doug Ford. While Godzilla pi...
Jan 17th, 2019
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Janet Spring in front of the ‘Free Edwin’ billboard on County Road 90  From the Simcoe Honduras Rights Monitor Note: Elected officials who have accepted an invitation to speak include Barrie–Springwater–Oro- Medonte MP Alex Nuttall, Barrie–Springwater–Oro- Medonte MPP Doug Downey and Spri...
Jan 10th, 2019
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MP Bruce Stanton (PC – Simcoe North) speaks  at Honduras community meeting in April 2018 By Kate Harries Springwater News January 10 2010 At any given time there are about 100 cases of Canadians or their relatives imprisoned in foreign countries, MP Bruce Stanton says, but none that he has been...
Jan 8th, 2019
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AWARE News Network See video on Youtube An AWARE Simcoe member has sent the following email to the parties responsible in the arrests of indigenous people defending their land in British Columbia. You too can let them know how you feel! PM Justin Trudeau, justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca MP Carolyn Bennett,...
Dec 6th, 2018
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Rudy Turtle  By Kristy Kirkup & Janice Dickson National Observer An Ontario First Nation suffering from generations of mercury poisoning still needs a treatment centre and help for children harmed by the toxic metal, its chief said Wednesday. Until Grassy Narrows gets aid Prime Minister Justin Tr...
Dec 3rd, 2018
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From Grassy Narrows Support Grassy Narrows First Nations will soon release a ground-breaking new report in Ottawa. The authoritative report is the first study to link higher rates of health and wellbeing challenges in Grassy Narrows’ children with exposure to mercury, a potent neurotoxin, from local ...
Dec 1st, 2018
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This billboard near Barrie, Ont., calling for Edwin Espinal and other prisoners to be released, was provided free of charge by the advertising company. -Lorenda Reddekopp/CBC photo By Lorenda Reddekopp · CBC News  Driving along Highway 90 near Barrie, Ont., you may notice a billboard that’s unu...
Nov 17th, 2018
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Rama First Nation elder Lorraine McRae shares a song she wrote during the historic signing of the Williams Treaty Claim Settlement Saturday at the Rama MASK -Orillia Matters photo Federal and provincial governments issue official apologies; Pact ‘marks end of the struggle and the beginning of a...