Tuesday, February 28, 2012
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A guilty plea to manslaughter means a murder trial in Thunder Bay is over before it began. A Fort Hope man is going to jail for 7 years in connection with the stabbing death of James Waswa in that community in 2010. The plea by William Oskineegish in a Thunder Bay courtroom puts an abrupt end to the triall that was to have started this week. The judge in the case accepted a joint recommendation by the prosecution and the defence on the matter. Immediately after the proceedings were over, there was a moving moment when the mother of the victim, hugged Oskineegish as a sign of forgiveness.
The Hammond Reef gold project near Atikokan will get a lot of attention by Osisko Mining this year. President Sean Roosen says the company will spend 59-million dollars this year on reserve development, exploration and feasibility studies. He says they're aiming to have a feasilibty study completed by the end of the year.
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The Nishnawbe Aski Nation is applauding the Federal Government's unanimous vote to improve aboriginal education. The N-D-P motion calls on the government to put First Nations schools on an equal footing with provincial schools, but is vague on details. The motion is named after a former youth leader from Attawapiskat First Nation.
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The Mayor of Oliver Paipoonge is happy to hear news that Global Sticks is set to reopen again. Lucy Klusterhuis says the business is important to her community. Layoffs were announced at the plant back in October.
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