The 124th Canadian Lakehead Exhibition (CLE) family fair landed in Thunder Bay on Aug. 6-10, attracting up to 13,000 attendees each day including many First Nations from the city and surrounding communities.
Urged on by the right-wing Canadian Taxpayers Federation and the equally über-conservative National Citizens’ Coalition, once led by none other than the current Prime Minister, the Harper government recently passed legislation entitled The First Nations Financial Transparency Act (FNFTA).
Although the circumstances behind the death of Paul Mattinas remains unknown to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), it has determined that are no reasonable grounds to lay charges against any Timmins police officer.
Chiefs of Ontario gave formal notice to Canada, the province, resource developers and the general public through a Notice of Assertion that First Nations inherent and treaty rights will continue to be asserted across the province.
After a five-hour closed session meeting, Thunder Bay city council rejected the proposal from CN Rail on July 22 regarding the James Street swing bridge that connects the city of Thunder Bay to Fort William First Nation.