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1980s book on residential school experiences was rejected by first publisher who didn’t believe it

WARNING: This story contains distressing details. Celia Haig-Brown’s book Resistance and Renewal: Surviving the Indian Residential School was one of the first texts to describe the experiences of residential school survivors from their perspectives, particularly those who had been forced to attend the Kamloops Indian Residential School. It was published in 1988. Since then, many […]

Mi’kmaw quillwork podcast delves into issues of Indigenous identity

Kay Sark is out on her back deck on Lennox Island First Nation in Prince Edward Island, sporting one yellow rubber glove.  But the Mi’kmaw woman isn’t wearing the glove to clean, she’s wearing it to handle what’s in the cardboard box next to her: a dead porcupine.  Sark reaches into the box and pulls clumps of quills off the porcupine, dropping them […]

Judge grants temporary injunction at Fairy Creek, citing economic harm to logging company

A B.C. Court of Appeal judge has granted a temporary injunction at a logging site on southern Vancouver Island, where protesters, police and loggers have been at odds for more than a year.  Madam Justice Sunni Stromberg-Stein cited the potential economic harm to Teal Jones if there were no injunction in place as the reason for her decision Friday […]

Doctor who says he gave ivermectin to rural Alberta COVID-19 patients triggers AHS warning

A doctor who was filling in at a rural Alberta hospital says he treated three COVID-19 patients with ivermectin, triggering a warning from the provincial health authority about the dangers of the controversial drug.  In a video circulating on social media, Vancouver-based Dr. Daniel Nagase says he administered ivermectin in September to patients at the hospital […]

Ontario students to get free menstrual products as part of deal with Shoppers Drug Mart

The Ontario government says it has partnered with Shoppers Drug Mart to provide free menstrual products for the students across the province beginning this fall. “The partnership will benefit students who need menstrual products and are unable to afford or access them, resulting in an inability to participate in school and other activities,” the provincial […]

Allowing Rocky Mountain coal lease transfers during debate sends wrong signal: environmental group

An environmental group says an exchange of coal exploration lease applications in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains suggests mining companies expect to be able to go ahead with their plans despite a provincial debate on the industry’s future. “They wouldn’t be buying those lease applications if they didn’t think they could do something with them down the […]

Equalization is a good constitutional bargain. Albertans should not vote to scrap it

This column is an opinion from Ken Boessenkool, a professor at the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University and a research fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute, and Jared Wesley, an associate professor of political science at the University of Alberta. For more information about CBC’s Opinion section, please see the FAQ. This month, Albertans […]

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday

The latest: Canada’s fourth-wave battle shows cautious signs of progress in some regions, but parts of the Prairies are currently dealing with steep case COVID-19 counts and corresponding stresses on their health systems. On Thursday, Manitoba reported 132 new cases — the largest single-day caseload since the end of the spring. Ninety-five of those cases are […]

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