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Province Releases Report On Forests PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 12:33

Province Releases Report On Forests

Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 13:07

 

 

The provincial government says a new report indicates Saskatchewan forests are, for the most part, pretty healthy.

 

But it admits there are some problems, thanks to poor market conditions.

 

Those findings are contained in the 2009 Provincial Forests Report, released today.

 

Twenty-three indicators of forest industry health were assessed.

 

They covered three categories: environmental, economic and social.

 

Eighteen of those indicators were rated good or fair -- but three economic indicators were rated poor.

 

The government says that's because of the downturn in the forest industry.

 

Information contained in the report will be used to set priorities for the forests.

 
Change Made To Aboriginal Agriculture Rules PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 12:33

Change Made To Aboriginal Agriculture Rules

Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 13:05

 

 

Aboriginal people who farm or ranch on reserve now have a new way to make extra money.

 

That's because a section of the Indian Act has been changed.

 

First Nations can now sell any agricultural products produced on-reserve to non-Aboriginal people.

 

Until now, Aboriginal people from Manitoba to Alberta were not allowed to do that.

 

In fact, they couldn't even trade or barter any agricultural products.

 

The February 17th edition of the Canada Gazette says an order outlawing that practice is now void -- do First Nations farmers or ranchers can now sell cattle or other livestock as well as grain and root crops.

 
Motel Owner Loses Appeal Over Remark To Native Man PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 12:33

Motel Owner Loses Appeal Over Remark To Native Man

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 13:47

 

 

A Saskatoon Court of Queen's Bench judge has upheld a human rights tribunal ruling that awarded a First Nations man with $7,000.

 

Leslie Tataquason testified in 2008 that his treatment by a Saskatoon motel owner, John Pontes, triggered memories of his time in residential school and foster care.

 

Tataquason was having a coffee with his wife, who worked at the Howard Johnson Inn, now the Northwoods Inn & Suites, when Pontes told him to "get out now, this isn't the Friendship Centre."

 

The tribunal ruled he was denied service at the restaurant on the basis of his ancestry, contrary to the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code.

 

Pontes appealed, asking his version of events to be considered.

 

Pontes chose not to attend the tribunal, and the appeal was dismissed.

 

 
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