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B.C. municipalities prepare for another week of high temperatures a month after deadly heat dome

Some B.C. municipalities are changing their heat-wave management plans, including potentially keeping cooling centres open overnight, as unseasonably high temperatures hit Metro Vancouver once again this week. Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for Metro Vancouver, Howe Sound, Sunshine Coast, Fraser Valley and eastern Vancouver Island. It also issued a special weather statement for a […]

First Nations coalition demands top Sask. judge resign over residential school file dispute

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN), which represents Saskatchewan’s First Nations, is demanding the resignation of one of the province’s top judges after he did not immediately release a residential school file. FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron says the court’s attitude is typical of the institutional racism faced by First Nations people in the justice […]

Toronto man charged after posting photo of Alberta judge taken during court hearing for COVID-19 rule breakers

Charges have been laid against a Toronto man for posting photos of the Alberta judge who recently convicted four anti-mask, COVID-19-denying men who repeatedly breached public health restrictions and judges’ orders. This is the second-known breach of judges’ privacy in as many weeks. It follows news earlier this month that lawyers with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms had […]

Sask. farmers stressed about poor crop yields, loss of income after weeks of dry conditions

Farmers across Saskatchewan say they are feeling the overwhelming mental and financial stress of crop contracts and poor harvests as dry conditions bake their fields.  Only about half of the crops across the province are at their normal stages of development for this time of year, according to the  latest provincial crop report.  The report attributes […]

Some wildfire evacuees return home to northeast Manitoba, but more than 2,000 stuck in limbo

Evacuees from Red Sucker Lake First Nation in northeast Manitoba began to return home Monday after fleeing wildfires, but more than 2,000 people from four other First Nations are still stuck. The Canadian Red Cross, which is co-ordinating flights, says about 200 community members staying in Winnipeg and Brandon will be back home by Tuesday. The people from Red Sucker Lake […]

Haviah Mighty’s Thirteen wins 2021 Prism Prize for top Canadian music video

Director Theo Kapidistrias is this year’s top winner of the Prism Prize for his work on the music video for Haviah Mighty’s Thirteen, organizers said Monday.  The win, one of several prizes recognizing achievement and artistry in Canadian music videos, comes with $20,000. Kapidistrias’s work on Mighty’s video beat out that of nine other shortlisted artists, who did videos for musicians including […]

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