Month: September 2021

Pandemic-fuelled rise in passenger misbehaviour taking toll on flight attendants

Passenger disobedience, rudeness and aggressive behaviour is on the rise and directly impacting the health and well-being of airline employees, according to unions representing flight attendants at the country’s major airlines. “Our people go to work and they anticipate having altercations with our guests on board,” said Chris Rauenbusch, an active cabin crew employee with […]

Search for unmarked graves at former Mount Elgin Residential School to start in fall – London

On the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Chippewa of the Thames First Nation has announced plans to search the grounds of the former Mount Elgin Residential School in southwestern Ontario this fall. In May, the remains of 215 children were found buried in unmarked graves on the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in […]

Trudeau flew to Tofino, B.C., with family on 1st National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau flew to Tofino, B.C., with his family Thursday, as Canadians marked the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, his office has confirmed. Though Trudeau’s daily itinerary initially stated he was in “private meetings” in Ottawa, it was later updated to note he was in Tofino. “Yes, the PM is spending time […]

‘I was the little Indian foster kid’: Story of intergenerational trauma, addiction and recovery

When Owen Pelletier, of Cowessess First Nation, thinks back to his childhood, there are few happy memories. “My parents were suffering from traumas and they were numbing it through drugs and alcohol and ended up abandoning us children and we experienced neglect, abuse and abandonment,” he told Global News. Pelletier recalled experiencing the same treatment […]

Indigenous education experts applaud Ontario curriculum changes, encourage further learning – London

Indigenous education experts in London, Ont., are applauding an announcement related to curriculum updates as a welcome, if overdue, change. On Wednesday, Ontario announced that the curriculum for grades 1 through 3 will be revised by September 2023 to include First Nations, Métis and Inuit education as well as the history of the residential school system. […]

Canadian tech firm Lightspeed lost $2B in value after short-seller attack

Fast-growing Canadian technology company Lightspeed is pushing back after a short seller alleged the company has misled investors about its financial health, causing a $2 billion plunge in the company’s value. On Wednesday, Spruce Point Management, an American short selling investment firm with a history of targeting Canadian companies, put out a lengthy report on […]

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