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Health, Indigenous, Society

Northwest Territories makes needed adjustments to avoid the pandemic

Medical associations and governments are notoriously particular about who gets to practice medicine in their bailiwick. Getting certified is never easy. Of course, that was before COVID. Things change. To wit: Skirting normal licensing procedures, the government of the Northwest »

Health, Indigenous, Society

Canadian company to send PPE to northern Indigenous communities

The Canada Goose company plans to send 7,000 units of Canadian-made personal protective equipment to remote northern Inuit communities. Both reusable and disposable gowns will be shipped to frontline workers in Nunatsiavut, Nunavut and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. These are »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous

Mother Nature delivers another blow to endangered West Coast salmon

Efforts to save British Columbia’s embattled salmon stocks have taken another turn–and another blow–as they continue to face life-and-death challenges to their survival. The CBC’s Yvette Brend reports that a massive landslide on the mainland about 300 kilometres northwest of »

Indigenous

Rude? Racist? No mail as fed up postal workers quit

It seems the COVID situation has been stressing out many people and for a variety of reasons. There have been incidents of rudeness, even physical attacks related to wearing of masks for example. Another incident involved a nasty confrontation after »

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MPs unanimously vote to support motion to create suicide preventional hotline

As hopes start to rise with the arrival of vaccines to stem the physical and mental abuse of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it–turning life upside down for Canadians and others around the world–there is no escaping the intense »

Indigenous, Politics

Feds won’t meet target for resolving drinking water woes on reserves: minister

The Trudeau government will not be able to honour its pledge to solve all drinking water problems in First Nations communities by March of 2021, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said Wednesday. At a press conference in Ottawa, Miller said »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous

Marmots make a comeback on Vancouver Island

There is a very special kind of marmot found only on Vancouver Island on Canada’s Pacific coast and it appears to have pulled back from the brink of extinction. The cat-sized mammals live in meadows at 1,000-1,500 meters elevation.  An »

Health, Indigenous, Society

Women’s shelter in Montreal offers overnight stays

A day shelter in downtown Montreal says homeless women have had a particularly hard time during this pandemic prompting it, for the first time, to offer overnight accommodation during the harsh winter months between December and April. Chez Doris offers »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous

Indigenous playwright wins top drama prize

Tara Beagan has won the $75,000 Siminovitch Prize which is the largest theatre award in Canada. The prize is given to a professional director, playwright or designer who is “an acknowledged leader in the theatre whose work is transformative and »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Tension could rise again on Monday in lobster dispute on east coast

The ongoing dispute between Indigenous and non-native lobster fishers could get tense once again. Last weekend, and on Wednesday, agents from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) seized hundreds of Indigenous lobster traps, ostensibly because the traps were set before the »