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First Nations Inc: First Nations consultants provide vital connections
Jason Calla’s first job two decades ago at a band office led to years of working in First Nations public policy. But more recently, the 43-year-old Squamish Nation member has been running a small, North Vancouver-based consulting firm and eyeing something completely new: unmanned aerial vehicles. He hopes to train teams of aboriginal youth that would send compact, laptop-controlled devices into the air to collect and monitor data on areas of environmental interest such as mining accidents, tanker safety and even migrating caribou.
Chuck Chiang: South Korea, Canada set to wrap up trade accord
South Korean President Park Geun-hye wraps up her three-day visit to Canada Monday to finalize details of a long-delayed, breakthrough free-trade agreement between the two countries. But Park’s visit, the first for a Korean president in 15 years, comes as signs of economic troubles are beginning to emerge in South Korea.
Via Rail paid its competitors nearly $2 million last year
Via Rail doled out nearly $2 million to its competitors last year when its trains couldn’t get passengers to their destinations, the highest amount paid for alternate transportation in the past five years.
Google Glass could soon be available in Canada
The Google-made computerized eyeglasses have been available to a limited number of "explorers" for over a year as the company continues testing and tweaking the design, but the device is rarely seen outside the technology hubs of Silicon Valley and New York. However, there are signs the $1,500 gadget will soon be available in Canada.
Large protest against pension reforms in Montreal
A large protest against proposed reforms to municipal pension plans and other austerity measures by the provincial government is taking place Saturday in Montreal.