The latest: Saskatchewan’s chief medical health officer says it’s a “tragedy” that people in the province are facing cancelled surgeries and a deeply strained health-care system even as vaccines against COVID-19 are widely available. During a briefing Wednesday, Dr. Saqib Shahab said elective and urgent surgeries are being delayed as resources and staff get redeployed […]
With numerous Indigenous languages in use across Canada but many facing a shrinking pool of speakers, work is underway to recognize their importance and to preserve and revitalize these languages. The Truth and Reconciliation report and its calls to action offer insight and instruction in how to recognize injustices against Indigenous peoples and how to […]
Tobago Stephon Nicholas An Hour Ago Education Secretary Marslyn Melville-Jack Secretary of Education Marslyn Melville-Jack has told parents and guardians that no child will be left behind when physical classes resume on Monday for vaccinated students in forms four, five and six. At Wednesday’s post-Executive Council media briefing, Melville-Jack said principals have been working assiduously […]
CBC Saskatchewan reached out to Indigenous artists across the province to commission original works for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday — asking them to create something based on whatever the day inspired in them. The day, which is being marked as a federal statutory holiday for the first time this year, is intended to recognize the painful […]
In Curve Lake First Nation, illnesses from what’s believed to be related to water quality have been so systemic that some people don’t believe reporting them would make a difference, according to the community’s chief. Emily Whetung, the chief of Curve Lake First Nation, said she and her family got sick from what’s believed to […]
News Elizabeth Gonzales 4 Hrs Ago Parked PTSC buses. – Chairman of the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) Edwin Gooding is asking the public to feel confident that state public transportation can fill the gap and provide reliable service. He said this to Newsday on Wednesday after some maxi taxi and PH taxi associations signalled […]
A former server at a Gibsons, B.C. restaurant has been awarded $30,000 after a B.C. Human Rights Tribunal decision found they were unfairly terminated for asking management and co-workers to call them by their proper pronouns. The decision, by the tribunal’s Devyn Cousineau, found that Jessie Nelson, a non‐binary, gender fluid, transgender person who uses they/them pronouns, was terminated because […]
Global News recently reported on a group of parents in east Toronto who took their children’s safety into their own hands by starting an asymptomatic COVID-19 testing program. But Ontario says those tests should only go to businesses. Shallima Maharaj reports.
News Sean Douglas 2 Hrs Ago Independent Senator Anthony Vieira. – Independent senator Anthony Vieira is urging a modernising of service commissions to avert a repeat of the imbroglio at the Police Service Commission (PSC) which, he said, has hurt the country at a crucial time. Last November, he urged the Senate to review the […]
Agnico Eagle is apologizing after a locally-viral Facebook post showing a company safety sign prompted backlash across Nunavut social media this week. The sign is part of a campaign to promote the company’s language policy, which requires English be spoken in work-related discussions. The poster claimed ‘atii,’ which means ‘let’s go’ in Inuktitut, could be misconstrued in English. Dear […]
The Ontario government has introduced curriculum revisions to schools across the province that will expand Indigenous content for Grades 1 to 3. Brittany Rosen has the details.
News Elizabeth Gonzales 6 Hrs Ago Image courtesy CDC The Ministry of Health has reported that of those in the parallel health care system between July 22 and September 16, 95.5 per cent were not fully vaccinated. It reported eight more deaths and 230 new covid19 cases on Wednesday. These new figures pushed the death […]