Day: June 17, 2022

Manitoba First Nation open to possible police probe of accused priest, who worked there in early 1960s

WARNING: This story contains distressing details. The chief of a Manitoba First Nation says he’s open to the idea of police investigating the conduct of a former residential school priest now facing a criminal charge for abusing a child at a school in another Indigenous community in the province.  Minegoziibe Anishinabe (Pine Creek) First Nation Chief Derek […]

Sask. preparing for charter flight to bring fleeing Ukrainians to Regina

The Saskatchewan government is preparing for a charter flight from the Polish capital of Warsaw to Regina to bring some 230 evacuees from Ukraine to the province. Minister of Immigration and Career Training Jeremy Harrison said there is flexibility around the arrival but the target date is July 4. “We’ve made very clear our open door policy as far as […]

‘We’re in crisis’: Safe sport advocate Allison Forsyth says feds must be preventative in tackling sexual abuse

WARNING: This article contains details that may affect those who have experienced sexual abuse or know someone affected by it. Less than a week after Canada’s sport minister Pascale St-Onge announced a number of new measures to combat what she calls a crisis in the country, sexual abuse survivor-turned-safe sport advocate Allison Forsyth is questioning […]

Retired priest charged with indecent assault after Manitoba residential school investigation

WARNING: This story contains distressing details. A retired priest has been charged with indecent assault in connection with a decade-long investigation into a Manitoba residential school. Retired Father Arthur Masse, 92, was charged in connection with the assault on a 10-year-old girl, who was a student at the Fort Alexander residential school, northeast of Winnipeg. […]

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