Month: April 2022

After weeks of moisture, drought conditions ease in parts of Prairies

Steve Donald has one word to sum up the current condition of his southeast Saskatchewan farmyard: “Muck.” The 42-year-old grain and cattle farmer near Moosomin, Sask. — just over 200 kilometres east of Regina — says repeated spring snowstorms have delayed seeding on his land. But he’s optimistic the extra moisture will provide adequate feed and water for […]

After survivors speak, Anglican leader apologizes for church allowing ‘terrible crime’ at residential schools

WARNING: This story contains details some readers may find distressing. The spiritual leader of the Anglican Church told survivors gathered at a Saskatchewan First Nation Saturday that he was sorry the church had allowed “terrible crime” to occur at residential schools. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby started his visit at James Smith Cree Nation, east of Prince Albert, around midday, […]

P.E.I. legislature calls for Confederation Bridge to be renamed Epekwitk Crossing

The P.E.I. legislature has voted unanimously to urge the federal government to change the name of the Confederation Bridge to Epekwitk Crossing.  P.E.I. Premier Dennis King put forward the motion on Friday, with support from the leaders of the Official Opposition Green Party and the Liberal Party.  Epekwitk, pronounced ehb-uh-gwihd, is the original name given by the […]

Inuit organization develops shared plan with RCMP to improve strained relationship

The national organization representing Inuit has developed a plan with Mounties to help improve their relationship. Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, said his people have long faced discrimination, neglect and violence within the criminal justice system. “Whenever Inuit interact with the RCMP, we have that history and the weight of that intergenerational trauma […]

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