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Federal, Manitoba governments agree to pay $90 million to First Nations following 2011 flood

October 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The governments of Manitoba and Canada have agreed to pay more than $90 million to certain First Nations who were affected by flooding in 2011. McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP said in a statement released earlier this week that while not

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Fires spark evacuation order for three northern Manitoba First Nations

August 30, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

WASAGAMACK, Man. – Forest fires are prompting the evacuation of some 3,700 people from three First Nation communities in northern Manitoba. The fires are closest to the Wasagamack First Nation, some 600 kilometres north of Winnipeg, and all 2,000 residents

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Alberta government addressing flood resilience in Calgary

August 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The province of Alberta reported on Friday that it has begun implementing advice from a report that identifies ways to improve flood resilience in Calgary and better water management throughout the Bow River basin. The Advice to Government on Water

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Officials say damaged rail line to Churchill, Man. could be fixed in two months

June 23, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

WINNIPEG – Indigenous and municipal leaders from northern Manitoba say a broken rail line to Churchill could be fixed in about two months if governments and the railway owner are willing to spend the money. Chief Betsy Kennedy of the

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Government of Alberta invests in debris dam to protect homes, businesses and infrastructure in Canmore

May 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Alberta announced on Friday that it is investing an additional $10.3 million to protect homes, businesses and infrastructure in Canmore. The money represents the final funding towards a $48.6-million debris dam at Cougar Creek and is part

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Rising ice, flood waters force Manitobans from homes: Canadian Red Cross

April 17, 2017 The Canadian Press

THE PAS, Man. – Rising ice and flood waters have forced hundreds of people from their homes in Manitoba. Jason Small of the Canadian Red Cross says 107 people from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation are being temporarily housed in hotels

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Government of Alberta boosts Calgary’s flood resilience with $13.4 million investment

April 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Alberta announced on Wednesday that it is investing about $13.4 million to help the City of Calgary boost its flood readiness. Six provincial grants are part of $63 million earmarked in Budget 2017 to help Alberta communities

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Partnership creates “Canada’s largest Indigenous-owned insurance agency”

March 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

TIPI Insurance Partners and IMI Brokerage Company have announced a partnership to create “Canada’s largest Indigenous-owned insurance agency,” providing property insurance, pension plans and group benefits designed exclusively for Indigenous people. Announced late last week, the partnership roughly doubles TIPI’s

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Chief in Bella Bella, B.C. demands action on wildfire near coastal community

February 6, 2017 The Canadian Press

BELLA BELLA, B.C. – The chief of a village near British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest says members of the First Nations community fought a wildfire on their own this weekend after they were unable to get help from provincial government

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Second, smaller spill reported in Saskatchewan by Tundra Energy Marketing Ltd.

February 2, 2017 The Canadian Press

STORTHOAKS, Sask. – The Calgary-based company handling a pipeline spill that saw 200,000 litres of crude leaked onto First Nations farmland in Saskatchewan is now dealing with another, albeit much smaller, spill. On Wednesday night, the National Energy Board issued

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Minister pledges aboriginal housing improvements after fatal Ontario fire

December 19, 2016 Mike Blanchfield and Jim Bronskill - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The federal government is determined to improve aboriginal housing, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said Friday after an Ontario chief blasted Ottawa for a lack of action following a deadly blaze that killed a family of five. The

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Fire that destroyed food store on Manitoba reserve set by kids: RCMP

September 23, 2016 The Canadian Press

SHAMATTAWA, Man. – A fire that destroyed the only food store on a remote northern Manitoba reserve was set by six children, five of whom are under 12, RCMP said Friday. The community of 1,500 was left without supplies or