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Sacred fire burning in downtown Winnipeg – CBC

Dec 08, 2014 Fire will be kept alive 24 hours a day until Dec. 11 A sacred fire is burning in downtown Winnipeg for a First Nations group. More than 3,000 delegates from the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Special Chiefs Assembly were honoured at a ceremony Monday at St. Mary Ave. and Carlton St. The AFN Special […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 2014179 Views

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Death of boy, 13, found on trail in Manitoba native community was homicide:RCMP – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 8, 2014 PUKATAWAGAN, Man. _ RCMP say the death of a 13-year-old boy in a northern Manitoba aboriginal community was a homicide. The teen’s body was discovered on a trail in Pukatawagan (puh-kuh-tah-WAH’-gan) last Tuesday. Police say he lived in the community. His name is not being released. No further information is […]

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Vote for new leader amid questions over relevance of Assembly of First Nations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 8, 2014 By Chinta Puxley THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Outside Winnipeg’s convention centre, a sacred fire is burning. Inside the building, chiefs from across the country are meeting to elect a new national leader for the Assembly of First Nations amid questions on whether the organization is still a relevant voice […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 2014228 Views

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Environmental coalition in Manitoba opposes Energy East pipeline – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 8, 2014 WINNIPEG _ A coalition of environmentalists say it’s a myth that there are more jobs in the oilsands than in clean energy. The Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition held a news conference Monday to express opposition to the Energy East pipeline, a TransCanada project up for review by the National Energy […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 2014262 Views

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The new economies of oil – Winnipeg Free Press

December 8, 2014 The official charter of OPEC states that the group’s goal is “the stabilization of prices in international oil markets,” It has not been doing a very good job. In June the price of a barrel of oil, then almost $115, began to slide. Now it stands close to $70. This near-40% plunge […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2014170 Views

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Manitoba collects toys, hosts dinner for families of missing, murdered women – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 7, 2014 By Chinta Puxley THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ For Bernadette Smith, Christmas used to be a time for large family gatherings, lots of food and the exchange of gifts. But since her sister Claudette Osborne disappeared in 2008, Smith finds it hard to focus on anything other than her sibling’s […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2014200 Views

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Families of missing, murdered women come together for Christmas dinner – CBC

Dec 07, 2014 For Bernadette Smith, Christmas used to be a time for large family gatherings, lots of food and the exchange of gifts. But since her sister Claudette Osborne disappeared in 2008, Smith finds it hard to focus on anything other than her sibling’s empty chair. “It’s hard to see other families gathering together […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2014208 Views

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Former Winnipeg mayoral candidate to run for Liberals in NDP held seat – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 3, 2014 By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ An aboriginal candidate who won praise for his mayoral campaign in Winnipeg wants to become a Liberal member of Parliament. Robert-Falcon Ouellette said Wednesday he is seeking the Liberal nomination in Winnipeg Centre, a seat currently held by New Democrat Pat Martin. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 4, 2014173 Views

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Bowman’s public art pledge and other campaign promises go to EPC – CBC

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman is trying to make good on promises he made for his first 100 days in office, including one that would incorporate more indigenous art in new capital projects. Council’s executive policy committee will discuss several motions on Wednesday, including one that asks city officials to prepare a report within six months […]

by pmnationtalk on December 3, 2014254 Views

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Mounties act as Santa’s helpers in toy drive – Winnipeg Free Press

By: Alexandra Paul EVERYONE knows Santa’s helpers are elves who wear red, right? What they might not realize is some of them dress in red serge uniforms. Mounties in Manitoba helped Santa out for the fifth year in a row Monday, making space in their gigantic garage for 1,000 toys to be sorted and shipped […]

by pmnationtalk on December 2, 2014156 Views

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