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‘Heat dome’ settles in across Western Canada, bringing sweltering temperatures

Daily and all-time temperature records are expected to be broken over the coming days as a “heat dome” settles in over Western Canada, from British Columbia into Saskatchewan and up into the Northwest Territories and Yukon. Last week, CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe said that heat dome is what is expected to break records. “Sinking air will push down […]

International students coming to Canada navigate numerous barriers as they look to begin fall classes

A prospective student from Pakistan who will be enrolling at Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University says she’s “freaking out step-by-step” as she navigates hurdles to get her education, made far more difficult by COVID-19. Zohra Shahabuddin said she spent sleepless nights worrying about putting together her documents for her student visa application to Canada. Her visa […]

Ontario woman leaves office life behind to help save 115-year-old family farm

When Jenn Schooley works in the orchard of her family farm, surrounded by dwarf fruit trees and bright, fragrant fields of lavender — her mother’s “field of dreams” — she knows it’s where she belongs.  “You feel your generational roots when you’re out in the middle of the orchard working land that your great-grandfather worked,” she said.  “There’s just something that […]

Survivors, community honour 751 unmarked graves at Sask. residential school site with vigil

WARNING: This story contains distressing details. Seven-hundred and fifty-one lights spanned the entirety of the burial site on the Cowessess First Nation in southeast Saskatchewan last night where a large group of people, many wearing orange, gathered in honour of the remains housed in 751 unmarked graves in the community. An elder in the community who […]

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