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She came to see the concerts, but this eccentric Quebec City seamstress was the real show

Henriette Belley started making extravagant costumes and dresses after she started a fortune-telling business. (Roger Guillemette/Collection Musée Madame Henriette Belley) Henriette Belley knew how to make an entrance. A legend at Quebec City’s Palais Montcalm in the ’60s and ’70s, the seamstress and fortune teller would regularly attend shows at the iconic music venue, flaunting extravagant dresses […]

Court injunction in Coastal GasLink conflict sidesteps deeper legal issues, critics say

In a video of the moments before RCMP officers arrested protesters at a blockade of a Coastal GasLink pipeline construction site in northern British Columbia last week, people on both sides of a door shout back and forth. “You are trespassing against Wet’suwet’en law,” a woman yells. Police respond that under Canadian law, they are the ones with a right […]

Kahnawake moves to red alert level as COVID-19 cases climb ‘drastically’ in last 24 hours

Kahnawake moved to its highest alert level for COVID-19 after cases rose “drastically in the last 24 hours,” local health officials said in a news release on Saturday.  The number of active cases in the Mohawk community located south of Montreal stood at 20 as of Saturday, with 60 people in isolation, prompting the move to the “red alert” status. […]

Substitute teacher shortages are plaguing schools during the pandemic

Depending where you’re living in Canada, a shortage of teachers has been a perennial issue for schools. However, COVID-19 has made it worse, spreading the problem to more classrooms and prompting education experts to call for both short-term solutions as well as longer-lasting efforts to fill the gap. “We have a chronic teacher shortage that has become […]

New Green Party leader knows the trauma of environmental damage first-hand

Hello, Earthlings! This is our weekly newsletter on all things environmental, where we highlight trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable world. (Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Thursday.) This week: New Green Party leader knows the trauma of environmental damage first-hand What goes in circles and reduces carbon emissions? Lake […]

Supply shortages in Port aux Basques, N.L., as residents wait for storm-damaged roads to be fixed

With Channel-Port aux Basques cut off from the rest of Newfoundland after this week’s record-setting rainstorm, the member of the House of Assembly for the region is asking residents not to hoard food or gas as supplies start to dwindle. Energy Minister Andrew Parsons, who is the member for the district of Burgeo–La Poile, which includes Port aux Basques, took to Facebook […]

Inuvialuit child service law to replace ‘sterile colonialist’ system with cultural continuity

Inuvialuit youth in child and family services will now be supported to remain in their home communities after a new law was signed in Inuvik, N.W.T., on Wednesday.  The new legislation was implemented by the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC), the government that represents the collective interests of the Inuvialuit — the western Arctic Inuit — in the N.W.T. This was the […]

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