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Groups protest plans for possible lease sale in Beaufort

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Environmental groups are protesting plans by federal regulators for a possible offshore petroleum lease sale in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Thursday announced it would prepare an environmental review in support of … more

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Federal judge blocks construction of Keystone XL pipeline

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — A federal judge in Montana has blocked construction of the $8 billion Keystone XL Pipeline to allow more time to study the project’s potential environmental impact. The Great Falls Tribune reports U.S. District Judge Brian Morris’ … more



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  • Louis Riel, "Father of Manitoba," Executed for Treason (1885)
    on 11/16/2018 at 5:00 am

    Of French and Métis parentage, Riel grew up in the Red River Settlement in what is now Manitoba, whose establishment in 1870 he precipitated by leading a revolt of Métis and indigenous peoples against the transfer of the Hudson's Bay Company territory to Canada. Riel was outlawed for his role in the rebellion, but that did not deter him from […]