Day: June 10, 2021

B.C.’s capital cancels scheduled Canada Day programming in wake of Kamloops Residential School discovery

WARNING: This story contains distressing details. Victoria city council has decided to cancel its scheduled Canada Day programming this year following the discovery of what are believed to be the unmarked burial sites of children’s remains near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.  Originally, the city had planned virtual programming to mark the day due to […]

Some Ontario government MPPs reject request for vote on motion condemning Islamophobia

The Ford government is defending a decision by some MPPs to not grant unanimous consent to hear a motion that would condemn Islamophobia, citing a party policy about not receiving the legislative text beforehand. Scarborough-Guildwood Liberal MPP Mitzie Hunter stood up in the Ontario legislature on Thursday and tried to get permission from all political […]

Auditor scolds Alberta over mine cleanup fund, how province handles polluted sites

Alberta’s auditor general is criticizing the government for failing to fix problems pointed out six years ago in a program that’s supposed to guarantee coal and oilsands mining companies clean up after themselves. Doug Wylie says there’s so much confusion over who’s responsible for the government’s own contaminated sites that there’s no stable funding to ensure that […]

Two girls missing

News Sean Douglas 7 Minutes Ago MISSING. Renisha Henry. – THE police service is seeking the public’s help to find two missing girls – Renisha Henry, 17, of Diego Martin, and Jonelle Edmund-King, 17, of Plaisance Park. Henry is from Upper Salandy Street. She was last seen at 8.40 pm at home on June 2 […]

Housing conditions for migrant workers in Canada ‘worse than if we were in prison,’ new report says

From insufficient access to toilets to cramped living conditions, a new report that includes testimonies from migrant farm workers in Canada paints a bleak picture of their housing conditions. “We are living in conditions of modern-day slavery,” said one migrant worker, in one of the anonymous testimonies included in the report released by the Migrant […]

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