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Missing and murdered women’s inquiry not reaching out to families: advocates – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 3, 2017  VANCOUVER _ A coalition of aboriginal women’s advocacy groups is expressing grave concerns about the national missing and murdered women’s inquiry, saying the commission has failed to adequately reach out to families. The Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in British Columbia says it’s concerned about media […]

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Circle tour offers Superior travel experience; splendours of Gichigami abound – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 3, 2017  By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ It might not have the must-do cachet of California’s Highway 101, of South Africa’s Garden Route or of the Rockies. Yet a voyage around the world’s largest freshwater lake, the big sea they once called Gichigami, reveals a sublime and in-your-face spectacular […]

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We’re dealing with a lot of deep trauma’: B.C. Aboriginal peoples turn to culture for healing amid overdose crisis – Ottawa Citizen

The morning of his sister’s funeral, Jonathan Ewenin walked out of Vancouver General Hospital not knowing why he’d slept there. Rail-thin, dazed and alone, he worried what his sister, Mary Bee, would have thought of him and of how he’d almost missed the chance to say goodbye. It was Nov. 4, 2016, Ewenin’s 19th birthday. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201736 Views

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Budget tackles social deficit – Kelowna Daily Courier

April 03, 2017 Budget 2017 recognizes that it is the right time to make investments in the economy and people to drive growth and build resilient communities. For too long, the growing social deficit has been overlooked, leaving municipalities without the resources to adequately plan for and address critical shortages like affordable housing and public […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201735 Views

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Six stories in the news today, April 3 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 3, 2017 4:59 Six stories in the news for Monday, April 3 ___ VOTERS IN FIVE RIDINGS VOTE IN BYELECTIONS Five seats in the House of Commons are up for grabs in five byelections today. Two of the seats are in Alberta, two are in Ontario and the fifth is in Montreal. The […]

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Seeking input for the B.C. boreal caribou recovery plan – BC Gov’t

March 31, 2017 VICTORIA – The Province is looking for public comment on an updated B.C. boreal caribou implementation plan (BCIP) that was originally completed in 2011. Until May 31, 2017, the public can visit the website to share their thoughts on the new implementation plan for the boreal caribou in British Columbia. This species […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201719 Views

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Two-Tier Child Welfare System Hurts Indigenous Children, Says Watchdog – The Tyee

‘Urgent need’ to revamp system plagued by overworked staff, insufficient funding. Indigenous children, mostly on reserves, are being taken into care because provincial and federal underfunding creates a two-tiered child welfare system and fails to provide prevention services, according to a report from the Representative for Children and Youth released Thursday. More than 60 per […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 201767 Views

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Shocking’ numbers of aboriginal children in care an ’embarrassment,’ children’s advocate says – Canada.com

March 30, 2017 The high numbers of aboriginal children being taken into foster care in B.C. is “shocking” and “an embarrassment to the community,” the province’s children’s representative says. Bernard Richard, B.C.’s representative for children and youth, released a report Thursday, which says that both federal and provincial funding for delegated aboriginal agencies is “flawed […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 201744 Views

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Province celebrates diversity in B.C.’s apprenticeship system – BC Gov’t

March 30, 2017 VANCOUVER – Today, Greg Kyllo, Parliamentary Secretary for the BC Jobs Plan to the Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, was joined by Gary Herman of the Industry Training Authority (ITA) as they met with apprentices and staff of Mott Electric on the jobsite for The Creek property development in Vancouver’s […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 201744 Views

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Sask Utilities Compensation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 31, 2017  REGINA – The mayors of three Saskatchewan cities say a meeting with provincial ministers over changes implemented in the provincial budget was positive. The budget ended $36 million in grants-in-lieu from SaskPower and SaskEnergy _ compensation provided by the utilities, which don’t pay taxes on municipal land. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 201745 Views

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