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  • Port of Hamilton receives $17.7 million federal government investment to modernize port infrastructure

    Port of Hamilton receives $17.7 million federal government investment to modernize port infrastructure0

    HAMILTON – Transport Minister Marc Garneau visited Hamilton to announce an investment of $17.7 million in the Port of Hamilton from the National Trade Corridors Fund (NTCF). The federal investment will be matched by the Hamilton Port Authority (HPA), in support of the port’s $35.45 million Westport Modernization Project. “Our government is investing in Canada’s economy

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  • Legal deer cull continues despite protests

    Legal deer cull continues despite protests0

    On November 3 the annual traditional Haudensaunee white-tailed deer harvest at the Short Hills Provincial Park, bordering St Catharines, has begun. The harvest is exclusively archery oriented and will be running from November 3,4,17,18,29 &30. The 660 hectare park will be closed to the public and is monitored by Park staff, as well as police.

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  • Postal workers strike continues

    Postal workers strike continues0

    OTTAWA — Vancouver and Niagara Falls, Ont., were added to the list of cities hit by postal disruptions this week as more Canadian Union of Postal Workers members walked off the job as part of rotating strikes. About 3,400 CUPW members in Vancouver walked off the job early Friday, joining Canada Post employees in the

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  • Indigenous rights leader reported slain in northern Mexico

    Indigenous rights leader reported slain in northern Mexico0

    MEXICO CITY — An indigenous rights activist has been slain in the Sierra Madre mountains of northern Mexico just weeks after community members complained about a mining concession granted to outside parties on their ancestral lands. Julian Carrillo is a leader of the Tarahumara community of Coloradas de la Virgen in Chihuahua state. The Tarahumara

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  • Ferry named for a Mi’kmaq poet laureate who longed for revival of her culture

    Ferry named for a Mi’kmaq poet laureate who longed for revival of her culture0

    HALIFAX — Mi’kmaq poet Rita Joe once wrote that the “beauty of my people” had been forgotten. But that is hardly the case in the city of Halifax. A ceremony was held Friday on the waterfront to officially unveil a new harbour ferry that has been named in her honour. The name was chosen through

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  • Manitoba NDP leader’s criminal past fair game in legislature: Speaker

    Manitoba NDP leader’s criminal past fair game in legislature: Speaker0

    WINNIPEG —The Speaker of the Manitoba legislature rejected a request Monday to forbid politicians from discussing their opponents’ criminal convictions and other troubles. Myrna Driedger rejected a request from Liberal member Judy Klassen, who wanted Tory government members banned from referencing NDP Leader Wab Kinew’s legal troubles during debates in the chamber. “Freedom of speech

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