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Project Hammerhead Nabs Cross Boarder Drug Smugglers
Western Canada

Edmonton Police Officer Charged With Sexual Assault

Reading Time: < 1 minute Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) investigates alleged sexual assaults involving a member of the Edmonton Police Service (EPS). TDS News – It is alleged that in the early afternoon of Jan. 20, 2021, an off-duty police officer encountered an adult female acquaintance, and during that encounter committed a sexual assault. The evidence gathered during Read More…

Jamie Moses, First Black MLA To Speak In The Manitoba Legislature
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Jamie Moses, First Black MLA To Speak In The Manitoba Legislature

Reading Time: 4 minutes Black History Month celebrates historic election of MLA Jamie Moses On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, I became the first Black person to ever speak in the Manitoba Legislature as a Member of the Legislative Assembly. For the first time, Black people in Manitoba have a voice in the Legislature. Walking into the chamber and seeing Read More…

New Infrastructure, Jobs Coming To B.C's Hardest Hit COVID-19 Communities
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New Infrastructure, Jobs Coming To B.C’s Hardest Hit COVID-19 Communities

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C.’s total provincial response to the COVID-19 pandemic exceeds $8 billion. TDS News – Building on other recovery funding, British Columbia is boosting local economies by investing $30 million in small-scale infrastructure projects throughout B.C. to create jobs and support recovery for people and communities affected by COVID-19. “Communities, large and small, have been dealing Read More…

B.C NDP Government Unveils $20M Plan For Rural Jobs
Western Canada

B.C NDP Government Unveils $20M Plan For Rural Jobs

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C. has committed $10-billion to restart the economy due to the COVID-19 TDS News – People living in rural communities throughout the province will soon benefit from B.C. government grants that will support new jobs and economic opportunities to help them recover from the impacts of COVID-19. As part of B.C.’s $10-billion COVID-19 response, grants Read More…

Saskatchewan Gears Up For Mass Immunization
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Saskatchewan Gears Up For Mass Immunization

Reading Time: 2 minutes Saskatchewan becomes the latest province to gear up for mass immunization Premier Scott Moe and Health Minister Paul Merriman joined Saskatchewan Health Authority officials today to showcase preparations to deliver mass COVID-19 immunizations. The Premier and Health Minister toured the mass immunization clinic set up in the International Trade Centre at Evraz Place in Regina. Read More…

Minister Blair Reappoints RCMP Management Advisory Board To Another Term
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Manitoba Government Rakes In $1.3M In Fines From COVID-19

Reading Time: < 1 minute COVID-19 fines are racking up in Manitoba TDS News – Although the province has made moderate changes to public health orders, they remain in effect and must be followed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Manitobans are reminded to stick to the fundamentals of physical distancing, hand washing and wearing a mask. All retail establishments Read More…

New Homes Coming To People Of Sooke First Nation
Indigenous Western Canada

New Homes Coming To People Of Sooke First Nation

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C leads the country in new home construction for the Indigenous community TDS News – Two new housing projects are on the way to Sooke that will provide 75 affordable rental homes for people with low to moderate incomes, along with 33 supportive homes for people experiencing homelessness in the community. “Everyone deserves safe and Read More…

Canada Continues To Invest In Youth Employment In Height Of The Pandemic
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Canada Continues To Invest In Youth Employment In Height Of The Pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes $460,000 in funding to the Hollyburn Family Services Society TDS News – Canada’s economic recovery depends on young people being able to get good, well-paying jobs in the future. The Government of Canada is continues to take strong action to ensure that young Canadians have the supports they need to move forward from the impacts Read More…

Free Fishing For Manitoba Families Leading Up To Family Day
Western Canada

Free Fishing For Manitoba Families Leading Up To Family Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes A family fishing weekend at the height of the pandemic is a welcomed distraction TDS News – Manitobans will be able to get outside and try their luck ice fishing at many of Manitoba’s world-class lakes and rivers during this year’s Winter Family Fishing Weekend, Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today. “The Read More…

100 New Beds For Addictions Treatment Coming To B.C
Western Canada

100 New Beds For Addictions Treatment Coming To B.C

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C leads the country in addictions and drug overdose TDS News – People struggling with substance-use challenges in B.C. will have additional treatment and recovery options as more than 100 new publicly funded beds in 14 organizations will soon become available around the province. “To help people get the addictions care they need, we’re providing Read More…

Western Canada

Saskatchewan Gets All Clear For Invasive Zebra Mussels

Reading Time: 2 minutes No Invasive Mussels Found In Saskatchewan Waters In 2020 Zebra mussels are a small freshwater mussels that is invasive to bodies of water and spread quickly. In recent years, the province have Manitoba has been plagued with Zebra mussels causing extensive damage to water supplies. The species was originally native to the lakes of southern Read More…

Chief Agnes McCoy Centre Now Open Providing 39 New Affordable Homes For Indigenous Families
Western Canada

Chief Agnes McCoy Centre Now Open Providing 39 New Affordable Homes For Indigenous Families

Reading Time: 2 minutes New affordable homes open for Indigenous peoples in Cranbrook TDS News – New affordable rental homes are now open for Indigenous peoples in Cranbrook British Columbia. This is thanks to a partnership between the Province, Columbia Basin Trust, the Aboriginal Housing Management Association and the Aqanttanam Housing Society. “These new homes will provide much-needed affordable Read More…

Manitoba Increases School Funding By $20.8 Million For 2021-22 School Year
Western Canada

Manitoba Increases School Funding By $20.8 Million For 2021-22 School Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manitoba’s $1.35 billion is amongst the highest in the province for total education investment. TDS News – Manitoba’s public schools system will see another increase in the Funding of Schools Program for the 2021-22 school year of $20.8 million, or 1.56 per cent, for a total $1.35 billion, the highest total investment in Manitoba’s history, Read More…

Mandatory Animal ID Coming To B.C Farmers
Western Canada

Mandatory Animal ID Coming To B.C Farmers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Animal ID’s can help better locate livestock in the middle of pandemic or fire. TDS News – After consulting with B.C.’s farming and ranching community, the Province is moving forward with a mandatory Premises Identification (ID) regulation to help livestock producers and communities better prepare for emergencies and be equipped to respond to them. “B.C. Read More…

Alberta Company Fined $15 Million For Scamming Canadians
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Alberta Company Fined $15 Million For Scamming Canadians

Reading Time: 2 minutes Company pleaded guilty to operating a deceptive trial offer scheme A Canadian company doing business as Revive You Media (1806369 Alberta Limited) pleaded guilty today in the Provincial Court of Ontario for promoting deceptive free trial offers for health and dietary supplements that trapped consumers into monthly subscriptions. The company was fined $15 million and Read More…

Another Inmate Dies Of COVID-19
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Another Inmate Dies Of COVID-19

Reading Time: < 1 minute Total inmate deaths within Canadian Prison Institutes now sits at five On January 23, 2021, an inmate from Willow Cree Healing Lodge died at a community hospital as an apparent result of complications related to COVID-19. As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, CSC has notified the coroner who will review the Read More…

Inmates Brazen Escape from Stony Mountain Institution
Western Canada

Inmates Brazen Escape from Stony Mountain Institution

Reading Time: < 1 minute The escapee is thought to be heading to Brandon, Manitoba On January 24, 2021 during the 7:30 P.M. count in the minimum security unit at Stony Mountain Institution, staff members discovered that Owen Spence was not accounted for. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) contacted the Stonewall detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Read More…

"Seismic" Upgrades Coming To B.C Elementary Schools
Western Canada

“Seismic” Upgrades Coming To B.C Elementary Schools

Reading Time: 2 minutes Seismic upgrades to elementary schools will help keep kids safer in an earthquake. RICHMOND – Nearly 700 more students in Richmond soon will be learning in safer schools when seismic upgrades are complete at James Whiteside and William Bridge elementary schools. “Safe learning environments are essential to students’ well-being as they learn, grow and play Read More…

B.C. Phasing Out Costly Enhanced Drivers Licence ID cards
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B.C. Phasing Out Costly Enhanced Drivers Licence ID cards

Reading Time: 2 minutes The enhanced cards were used to gain quick entry into the United States VICTORIA – B.C. is phasing out the enhanced driver’s licence (EDL) and enhanced identification card (EIC), originally offered to ease entry into the U.S. The popularity of other cost-effective travel documents that are valid longer and allow for air travel are among Read More…

B.C Government Opens Up 5,000 Acres To Farmers To Improve Food Security
Western Canada

B.C Government Opens Up 5,000 Acres To Farmers To Improve Food Security

Reading Time: 2 minutes The B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP) provides over 5,000 acres for famers to grow fruit and graze livestock. VICTORIA – More than 100 farmers in the province have started growing crops and raising livestock on more than 2,023 hectares (5,000 acres) of farmland since 2016 through the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP). The 46 land Read More…

Chief David Monias of the Pimicikamak Cree Nation Assists with Unplanned Home Birth
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Chief David Monias of the Pimicikamak Cree Nation Assists with Unplanned Home Birth

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indigenous Chiefs are on call 24/7 to assist their community “Being a leader of a First Nation is no easy task. As a former Chief, I know that it’s a role where you are expected to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The pandemic has amplified the demand that is Read More…

Western Canada

Welcome To California – Canada’s Must Read Book On Mental Illness

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canadian author Sandra LA Boszko gives a first hand account of what it’s like to be locked in an American prison while suffering from mental health. Today we are going to talk about mental illness and very special book Welcome to California: From L.A. County Jail to #1 in Sales, written by an amazing Canadian Read More…

Pallister Government seeks authority to spend $500M on COVID-19 response
Western Canada

Early Cabinet Shuffle For Manitoba Premier Pallister

Reading Time: 2 minutes Cabinet shuffles are often an indication of a government in trouble In just a little over a year of Manitobans going to the polls early, Manitoba’s Premier Pallister has shuffled his Cabinet in the middle of the pandemic. At the start of COVID-19, Manitoba had the lowest reported cases of COVID-19 in the country for Read More…

Manitoba Government Collected Close To $1,000,000 In Fines For COVID-19 Enforcement
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Manitoba Government Collected Close To $1,000,000 In Fines For COVID-19 Enforcement

Reading Time: 2 minutes A total of $984,000 have been collected from Business and individuals The Manitoba government is providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19.  A total of 279 warnings and 55 tickets were issued for the week of Dec. 28, 2020, to Jan. 3 including 49 $1,296 tickets to Read More…

Another Record Setting Day In Saskatchewan With COVID-19 Cases
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Another Record Setting Day In Saskatchewan With COVID-19 Cases

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Moderna vaccines are being distributed but cases continue to climb in Saskatchewan As of January 2, 3,722 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have been provided to health care workers in Regina as part of the initial pilot and in Saskatoon as part of Phase 1.  With the arrival of 4,900 doses of Moderna vaccine, Read More…

B.B'S Most Popular Baby Names Born In 2020 COVID-19 Year Are…
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B.C’S Most Popular Baby Names Born In 2020 COVID-19 Year Are…

Reading Time: < 1 minute From Jan. 1 to Dec. 17, 2020, 39,322 babies were born in B.C. VICTORIA – The race for the top baby name in British Columbia in 2020 has come to a close, and Olivia once again has taken the lead for the most popular name for babies born this year. Olivia is followed by Liam, Oliver, Noah, Read More…

B.C Hires 7,000 New Healthcare Workers For Senior Homes
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B.C Hires 7,000 New Healthcare Workers For Senior Homes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Actions to protect seniors, improve health care helped B.C. fight global pandemic VICTORIA – Since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit British Columbia, the government has followed the advice of public health officials and taken the strong action needed to slow the spread of the virus and protect those most vulnerable by: protecting seniors in long-term Read More…

Pallister Government and MGEU Union Reach Deal on Benefits for HealthCare Workers
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Pallister Government and MGEU Union Reach Deal on Benefits for HealthCare Workers

Reading Time: 2 minutes All agreements are in place for the duration of the pandemic response. The Manitoba government and the Manitoba Government Employees Union (MGEU) have reached a new agreement providing compensation to staff redeployed or reassigned to priority areas as part of the province’s response to COVID-19, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen and Michelle Read More…

Inmates In COVID-19 Isolation at Drumheller Institutes
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Inmates In COVID-19 Isolation at Drumheller Institutes

Reading Time: < 1 minute COVID-19 infections pose a significant challenge correctional institutes Correctional Service Canada (CSC) advises that there are currently two inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19 at the medium security unit of Drumheller Institution in Alberta. There are no active cases of COVID-19 among staff at Drumheller Institution. Contact tracing is underway and testing for COVD-19 Read More…

1,000 Good Paying Jobs Coming to Nanaimo B.C
Western Canada

1,000 Good Paying Jobs Coming to Nanaimo B.C

Reading Time: 2 minutes Builder chosen for replacement jail, jobs coming to Nanaimo NANAIMO – Hundreds of local construction jobs are coming to the mid-island as Stuart Olson Construction Ltd. was selected as the design-build team for the new Nanaimo Correctional Centre.   BC Corrections and the Ministry of Citizens’ Services announced the successful proponent, following consecutive open request for Read More…

B.C's Drug Overdose In November Up 89%
Western Canada

B.C’s Drug Overdose In November Up 89%

Reading Time: 3 minutes Drug toxicity deaths continue to surpass records in B.C. VICTORIA – In the midst of dual public health emergencies, the BC Coroners Service continues to urge extreme caution due to the increasingly toxic illicit drug supply in British Columbia. The BC Coroners Service reports 153 suspected drug toxicity deaths in November 2020, an 89% increase Read More…

Today is Move In Day For 23 Low Income Nanaimo Families
Western Canada

Today is Move In Day For 23 Low Income Nanaimo Families

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C governments $1.9 Billion investment into low income housing sees its first tenants move in. NANAIMO – Construction is complete on 23 new affordable rental homes in Nanaimo through a partnership between the Province and the Vancouver Island Mental Health Society. “These new homes are part of our efforts to make sure people in need Read More…

B.C Says "YEP" Are Creating Future Park Rangers
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B.C Says “YEP” Are Creating Future Park Rangers

Reading Time: 3 minutes “YEP” Youth Employment Program building strong leaders for the wildlife ecosystem. VICTORIA – Growing up in a small First Nations community in the Yukon, Kayla Williams’ grandmother encouraged her to go to university and pursue a career protecting wildlife and the environment. That has been the 27-year-old’s goal ever since she left the Kwanlin Dün First Read More…

Virtual Clinic Keeps Alberta's Indigenous Community Connected
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Virtual Clinic Keeps Alberta’s Indigenous Community Connected

Reading Time: 2 minutes Alberta Indigenous Virtual Care Clinic celebrates the successful launch with help from federal government. COVID-19 is impacting all aspects of our lives, from working from home to seeking medical help when needed. This is especially true for individuals in remote or isolated areas. As the pandemic continued to evolve, it was recognized that patients, in Read More…

CoronaVirus Western Canada

Alberta Finally Goes Into Lockdown After Record Setting Day Of COVID19 Infection

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over 1,700 Albertans infected with COVID-19 within 24 hours Alberta has the been the last Canadian Province to put in place strict COVID-19 measures as the rate of infections and deaths continue to Sky Rocket. In the last 24 hours, Alberta has reported over 1,700 new cases which is a clear indication of the lack Read More…

Saskatchewan Amends Tax Credits Up TO 40% To Attract Potash Investors
Western Canada

Saskatchewan Amends Tax Credits Up TO 40% To Attract Potash Investors

Reading Time: 2 minutes Saskatchewan’s potash accounts for approximately 30 per cent of world production The Government of Saskatchewan has amended The Potash Production Tax Regulations, 2020, which will improve opportunities in the potash sector, particularly for junior producers, around innovation and research and development (R&D). The regulations will offer incentive tax credits of 40 per cent of eligible expenditures Read More…

B.C Government Commits $800K To Expand Mental Health For Youths & Indigenous Groups
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B.C Government Commits $800K To Expand Mental Health For Youths & Indigenous Groups

Reading Time: 2 minutes Expanded suicide prevention programs support Indigenous youth, post-secondary students VICTORIA – More young people in B.C. will have expanded access to life-saving interventions and mental health care through suicide prevention programs for First Nations and Métis youth, and post-secondary students. The Province’s $2.3-million investment will provide essential supports for hundreds of young people who are Read More…

Indigenous Leadership Omitted From COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force: Said MKO Grand Chief Settee
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Indigenous Leadership Omitted From COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force: Said MKO Grand Chief Settee

Reading Time: 3 minutes MKO wants to know why has no Indigenous leadership been invited to be part of Manitoba’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force? Grand Chief Garrison Settee states: First Nations throughout Manitoba have worked diligently throughout the pandemic to keep COVID-19 out of our communities. We knew that once COVID-19 came into our First Nations, the impacts would Read More…

Winnipeg Opens 138 Bed COVID-19 Alternative Isolation Site
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Winnipeg Opens 138 Bed COVID-19 Alternative Isolation Site

Reading Time: < 1 minute New Location to Help Protect Homeless Population from Massive Surge in COVID-19 Cases Manitoba’s Alternative Isolation Accommodation program is expanding to better protect Manitobans who need space to safely isolate due to COVID-19, including the addition of a 138-room site to primarily serve Winnipeg’s shelter population, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “We know the Read More…

Chuckry, The Manitoban Illustrator Responsible For Iconic Spiderman Cover
Western Canada

Christopher Chuckry, The Manitoban Illustrator Responsible For Colouring The Iconic Spiderman Cover

Reading Time: 3 minutes Christopher Chuckry has Coloured many of Marvels most popular comics such as Spiderman and X-Men. In 2008, the election of US President Barack Obama captured the hearts of a nation and, everyone wanted to be a part of that historic moment. One of those people was the legendary creator of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee. Marvel Read More…

B.C Premier Horgan, Swears in New Cabinet
Western Canada

B.C Premier Horgan, Swears in New Cabinet

Reading Time: 2 minutes New cabinet focuses on keeping people safe, fighting COVID-19 VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan has announced a new cabinet that will focus on keeping people healthy and safe through the COVID-19 pandemic. “The pandemic has turned the lives of British Columbians upside down,” Premier Horgan said. “We have come a long way together, but we Read More…

Manitoba Issued $390,000 in COVID-19 Fines
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Manitoba Issued $390,000 in COVID-19 Fines

Reading Time: 2 minutes Many of the fines come from the Steinbach illegal march held last week In total, the Manitoba Government has issued 79 warnings and 95 tickets were issued last week between Nov. 16 to 22, a significant increase from the week prior, when 54 warnings and 30 tickets were issued. This includes nine $5,000 tickets to Read More…

Western Canada

Manitoba’s Emergency Alert Is Set For Wednesday Nov. 25th, at 1:55pm

Reading Time: < 1 minute That annoying sound on your cellphone, can save your life Provinces throughout Canada have been testing the emergency measures broadcasting alert systems to ensure its readiness to deliver crucial information in a time of an emergency. These systems are put in place to warn citizens of a major crisis or pandemic updates. Manitoba Infrastructure’s Emergency Read More…

"Coastal Nations" Canada's First Indigenous-Led Coast Guard Begins Operation
Indigenous Western Canada

“Coastal Nations” Canada’s First Indigenous-Led Coast Guard Begins Operation

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Coastal Nations Auxiliary begins operations in British Columbia Victoria, British Columbia – The Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary (CN-CGA) commenced on-water operations this fall in the territorial waters of Ahousaht and Heiltsuk First Nations, becoming the first Indigenous-led Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary in Canada. CN-CGA response units in Nisga’a, Gitxaala, and Kitasoo/Xai’xais territorial waters will be operational Read More…

British Columbia's COVID-19 Hits Alarming Levels
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British Columbia’s COVID-19 Hits Alarming Levels

Reading Time: 2 minutes British Columbia still does not have a mandatory provincial wide mask policy Today, B.C.’s Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health we are reporting 717 new cases of COVID-19, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 23,661 cases in British Columbia. There are 6,589 active cases of COVID-19 Read More…

Indigenous Western Canada

Canada Celebrates Louis Riel Day, Manitoba’s 1st Premier

Reading Time: 3 minutes Louis Riel was championed Metis rights and freedom Louis David Riel 22 October 1844 – 16 November 1885) was a Canadian politician, a founder of the province of Manitoba, and a political leader of the Métis people of the Canadian Prairies. He led two rebellions against the government of Canada and its first post-Confederation prime minister, John A. Macdonald. Riel sought to preserve Read More…

B.C Indigenous People A Step Closer To Self Governing
Indigenous Western Canada

B.C Indigenous People A Step Closer To Self Governing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada supports the nation rebuilding efforts of Indigenous groups in British Columbia The Canada government needs to be responsible for rebuilding the nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown and government-to-government relationship with Indigenous peoples through supporting the realization of their visions of self-determination. Today Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced that Canada has provided $2.6 million this fiscal Read More…

Western Canada

Regina Elects First Ever Female Mayor, Sandra Masters

Reading Time: < 1 minute Master defeated incumbent Mayor Michael Fougere In its first ever pandemic election, voter turnout was low, which is what was expected. Regina’s City Council saw several incumbents lose their seat and most notably Mayor Fougere. Heading into the election Masters was polling favourable among voters and appealed to the everyday citizen especially mothers. “It doesn’t Read More…

$157,300 In Meth Seized at Matsqui Correctional Institution
Western Canada

$157,300 In Meth Seized at Matsqui Correctional Institution

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lockdown and search at Matsqui Institution On November 5, 2020, correctional officers at Matsqui Institution confiscated four packages containing contraband outside a medium-security federal institution. The contraband and unauthorized items seized included crystal methamphetamine, THC butter, and cell phones. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $157,300. In a separate incident on the Read More…

Saskatchewan Unemployment Rate Lowest In Canada
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Saskatchewan Unemployment Rate Lowest In Canada

Reading Time: < 1 minute Saskatchewan’s October unemployment rate across Canada has been the lowest even with COVID-19 According to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey released today, for the third consecutive month, Saskatchewan has the lowest unemployment rate in Canada. Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate improved to 6.4 per cent in October, the lowest among the provinces (seasonally adjusted), and well below Read More…

Western Canada

Charles Olsen, Former Firefighter And Now Front Runner to fill Flegel’s Vacant Seat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ward 10 Gets the Perfect Candidate that is the most equipt to lead in the middle of a pandemic. Olsen’s expertise is public safety and emergency response planning. Ward 10 will look very different come November 9th. With the retirement of incumbent Councillor Jerry Flegel and the redrawn Ward maps, Ward 10 will have an Read More…

Western Canada

Saskatoon Man Find $17,000 For of Auto Sales Curbing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Rodney J. Evason please guilty on 13 counts of curbing In Saskatchewan it is illegal for an individual to carry on business as a vehicle dealer by purchasing and selling vehicles to consumers without a licence.  This activity is known as curbing or curbsiding and the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority (FCAA) is responsible for Read More…

Pallister to End Manitoba's 38 Separate Bargaining Agreements For Teachers
Western Canada

Pallister to End Manitoba’s 38 Separate Bargaining Agreements For Teachers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bill Seeks to Modernize Manitoba’s Approach to Bargaining by Replacing 38 Separate Collective Agreements with Single-Table Bargaining Model. The Manitoba government is moving ahead with plans for a single collective bargaining between all school divisions and their teachers through the proposed public schools amendment and Manitoba Teachers’ Society amendment act, announced Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen. Read More…

Saskatchewan Reports 74 New Cases of COVID-19
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Saskatchewan Reports 74 New Cases of COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Majority of Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 cases are a result of mass gatherings Saskatchewan’s Provincial government reported 74 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the provincial total to date to 3,292 cases. The new cases are located in the Far North West (1), North West (5), North Central (22), North East (1), Saskatoon (18), Central West (1), Central East Read More…

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Last Post; Canadian Soldier Killed in Friendly Fire

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canadian soldier killed while training in Wainwright, Alta. A Canadian Army soldier has died as the result of a gunshot wound sustained while training at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright, Alta. The deceased soldier’s next of kin have been notified. The identity of the deceased is being withheld at this time, as we confirm the wishes Read More…

Alberta Government Projects $30 Billion Windfall From Natural Gas Revenues
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Alberta Government Projects $30 Billion Windfall From Natural Gas Revenues

Reading Time: 2 minutes Alberta government’s aggressive strategy to restart natural gas sector welcomed by Albertans The Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program (APIP), part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, will help attract billions in petrochemical project investments and continue to diversify the province’s economy while drawing directly on our abundant reserves of natural gas. The goal is to aggressively compete with Read More…

Premier Horgan Extends COVID-19 State of Emergency
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Premier Horgan Extends COVID-19 State of Emergency

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C’s state of emergency will allow crucial government funds to continue to flow in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. VICTORIA – The Province of British Columbia has formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing health and emergency management officials to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act to support the Read More…

Canada and Alberta Reach Deal to Protect Endangered Caribous
Western Canada

Canada and Alberta Reach Deal to Protect Endangered Caribous

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Southern Mountain and Boreal caribou are listed as threatened under Alberta’s Wildlife Act and the federal Species at Risk Act Today, the Canadian government and Alberta have reached an historic agreement for the conservation and recovery of the Woodland caribou in Alberta. Alberta’s caribou populations have dramatically declined due to habitat changes and increased Read More…

Manitoba Chiefs first in line to get flu shots
Indigenous Western Canada

Manitoba Chiefs first in line to get flu shots

Reading Time: 2 minutes 85% of Indigenous people have not taken the flu vaccine Winnipeg, MB – First Nation citizens across the Province of Manitoba are being urged to get their annual flu shot as soon as possible. “Once again, I am encouraging all First Nations citizens from Northern Manitoba to get your flu shot sooner rather than later,” stated Grand Chief Read More…

Alberta Minister Shandro Justified The Repealing of Bill 10
Western Canada

Alberta Minister Shandro Justified The Repealing of Bill 10

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bill 10 was outdated and no longer reflected the current state of Alberta’s Healthcare Sector “The Public Health Act, originally introduced in 1907, is one of Alberta’s oldest laws. That is why we created the Special Select Public Health Act Review Committee, with a mandate to review the act, including recent amendments, to determine if it Read More…

U of A Animal health research get a $3.44M funding injection
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U of A Animal health research get a $3.44M funding injection

Reading Time: 2 minutes Research is key to the success of Alberta’s farmers and ranchers. In March 2020, the Federal government finalized a $3.44-million funding agreement to help the University of Alberta launch a pilot project to expand its diagnostic service unit for animal disease diagnosis and welfare until February 2024. This will create an animal disease and diagnosis Read More…

Federal Government announces $50M to support people experiencing gender-based violence
Western Canada

Federal Government announces $50M to support people experiencing gender-based violence

Reading Time: 2 minutes $100 million in funding is available for organizations supporting people experiencing gender-based violence The COVID‑19 pandemic has highlighted gaps in the very systems designed to keep people safe. It has created unprecedented challenges for those experiencing gender-based violence and the organizations that provide supports and services to them. Women’s safety must be the foundation on Read More…

Manitoba removes PST from personal income tax returns
Western Canada

Manitoba removes PST from personal income tax returns

Reading Time: 2 minutes The removable of PST is a small step towards additional savings for Manitobans Manitobans no longer have to pay the provincial sales tax when they get their personal income tax returns prepared, Finance Minister Scott Fielding announced today. “We are keeping our Budget 2020 promise to remove the sales tax from the cost of getting help Read More…

Winnipeg Police Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19
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Winnipeg Police Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19

Reading Time: < 1 minute Contact tracing to see who has been in contact with the officer is being completed A member of the Winnipeg Police Service has advised they have tested positive for COVID-19. The officer works in the Service Centre at the downtown Headquarters Building at 245 Smith Street. The Service Centre is where the public report crimes Read More…

$362,444 in drugs and weapons seized in Stony Mountain Prison Yard
Western Canada

$362,444 in drugs and weapons seized in Stony Mountain Prison Yard

Reading Time: < 1 minute Seizure of contraband and illegal items at Stony Mountain Institution – Maximum security unit On October 7, 2020, at about 2:15 p.m., as a result of a routine staff search, a package containing contraband was seized in the exercise yard of Stony Mountain Institution’s maximum security unit. The contraband seized included fentanyl, methamphetamine, marijuana, Percocet, Read More…

$101,500 worth of fake bus passes ceased in Edmonton
Western Canada

$101,500 worth of fake bus passes ceased in Edmonton

Reading Time: 2 minutes CBSA and Edmonton Police Service laid charges against Edmontonian for importing fake bus passes from China1-9 The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Edmonton Police Service announced charges laid against an Edmonton resident for smuggling fraudulent Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) bus passes. On June 26, 2020, CBSA officers from the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) Commercial Read More…

Amazon to create hundreds of jobs in Winnipeg with new distribution center
Western Canada

Amazon to create hundreds of jobs in Winnipeg with new distribution center

Reading Time: 2 minutes Amazon selects Winnipeg as new distribution hub Amazon plans to open a new delivery station in the Inkster Industrial Park, northeast of Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.  The 113,000-sq.-ft. site is set to launch in 2021. “The Manitoba government has worked hard to create a good business environment where companies want to grow and Read More…

Sisters of Spirt Day
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney Declares Oct. 4th Sisters of Spirt Day

Reading Time: 1 minute Sisters of Spirit Day will honour the women of the Indigenous community Sisters of Spirit Day is a good symbolic gesture to honour the Indigenous women within Canada. Missing and murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has been labeled a Canadian genocide that has destroyed families across the nation. Indigenous women and girls are far more Read More…

Former Winnipeg Police Chief Clunis Appointed Ontario's Inspector General of Policing
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Former Winnipeg Police Chief Clunis Appointed Ontario’s Inspector General of Policing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chief Clunis brings a level of integrity and understanding that is needed as Ontario’s Inspector General of Policing Winnipeg’s former Top Cop, Chief Devon Clunis has been appointed Ontario’s first Inspector-General of Policing. “I am delighted to welcome Mr. Clunis as Ontario’s first Inspector General of Police,” said Solicitor General Sylvia Jones. “With his proven Read More…

Manitoba Governmet Puts Limit on Indigenous Right to Hunt Moose in the Porcupine and Duck Mountains
Indigenous Western Canada

Manitoba Government Puts Limit on Indigenous Right to Hunt Moose in the Porcupine and Duck Mountains

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indigenous rights to hunt are written within the Constitution First Nations have an Aboriginal right to hunt game, including moose, as recognized and affirmed in section 35 of the Constitution Act 1982 and as determined by the Supreme Court of Canada. Further, paragraph 13 of the Manitoba Natural Resources Transfer Agreement, 1930 sets out the rights of First Nations to Read More…

CoronaVirus Western Canada

Canada’s COVID-19 exposure notification app now available in Manitoba

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manitoba becomes the latest promise to sign onto the COVID-19 APP as daily coronavirus rates increase. Over the past months, Canadians have been following public health advice and doing their part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. As we continue to deal with the health and economic impacts of the pandemic, we need to Read More…

4 Manitobans arrested with intent to Traffic Crystal Meth
Western Canada

4 Manitobans arrested with intent to Traffic Crystal Meth

Reading Time: < 1 minute Powerview RCMP seize drugs and weapons during a traffic stop On September 20, 2020, at approximately 1:00 am, Powerview RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Maple Street, in Pine Falls. During the course of the investigation, officers located and seized approximately 28 grams of crystal methamphetamine, weapons and drug paraphernalia. All four occupants were arrested. Erin Courchene, 34, of Winnipeg, has been Read More…

Edmonton Police Services Takes lead on understanding racial injustices
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Edmonton Police Services Takes lead on understanding racial injustices

Reading Time: 3 minutes Edmonton Police Services (EPS) commits to action for city’s racialized and underserved communities Edmonton Police Chief Dale McFee announced a commitment to action by the Edmonton Police Service to engage with the city’s Black, Indigenous, racialized, and underserved communities in improving policing, and reimagining community safety and well-being. The new strategy acknowledges current community concerns Read More…

B.C government investing $3.75M into mental health for Students
Western Canada

B.C government investing $3.75M into mental health for Students

Reading Time: 3 minutes Governments across Canada are investing millions into mental health as a result of COVID-19 The mental health and well-being of B.C. students and staff are at the heart of a new Mental Health in Schools (MHiS) Strategy aimed at finding new and improved ways to support students who need help. “Students deserve our support and Read More…

Temporary foreign workers will finally get the protection they need
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Temporary foreign workers will finally get the protection they need

Reading Time: 3 minutes Protecting B.C foreign workers will now how great protection under provincial jurisdictions Temporary foreign workers who come to B.C. to work will be better protected now that the employers who want to hire these workers will be required to register with the Province as of Dec. 15, 2020. Employers who wish to hire foreign nationals Read More…

New public health order to help slow B.C's overdose crisis
Western Canada

New public health order to help slow B.C’s overdose crisis

Reading Time: 3 minutes The drug overdose crisis in B.C is at an all time record high VICTORIA – To help stop overdoses and save lives, B.C provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, has issued a public health order to increase the number of health professionals authorized to help people at risk for overdose access safer alternatives to the Read More…

Saskatoon welcomes 1st Community-Based Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Services
Western Canada

Saskatoon welcomes 1st Community-Based Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Services

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mayfair Diagnostics will provide a minimum of 10,000 MRI procedures per year Thousands of patients in Northern and Central Saskatchewan now have improved access to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services.  Mayfair Diagnostics began delivering community-based MRI services in mid-August and will provide a minimum of 4,500 exams per year in Saskatoon. “Our government is committed Read More…

Canadian Government to roll out school bus seat-belt pilot in January 2021, starting in British Columbia
Western Canada

Canadian Government to roll out school bus seat-belt pilot in January 2021, starting in British Columbia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Each day, Canadian children travel to and from school on 51,670 school buses Today Transport Minister Marc Garneau, along with both B.C. Minister of Education Rob Fleming, and B.C. Minister of Transportation Claire Trevena, jointly announced the start of a pilot project involving the use of seatbelts in school buses in two school districts in Read More…

Sarah Nick Signs on to Rogers Kiss 102.3 FM
Western Canada

Sarah Nick Signs on to Rogers Kiss 102.3 FM

Reading Time: 3 minutes Rogers welcomes their newest host Sarah Nick in “Nick at Night” The outpouring of support received for former Energy 106 FM morning personality Sarah Nick after the her unceremoniously dismissal from the station, has come full circle. Sarah has now joined the Rogers family as the evening host of her solo show, Nick at Night Read More…

Alberta's $20M first step towards palliative care enhancement
Western Canada

Alberta’s $20M first step towards palliative care enhancement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Alberta’s $20 million commitment to improve access to palliative care for Albertans and their families is welcomed The Covenant Health Palliative Institute in Alberta, will receive $5 million in funding to increase access to palliative and end-of-life services and promote advance care planning so Albertans can ensure their wishes are honoured. Additionally, $1 million will Read More…

Coastal First Nations $1.33M initiative to protect marine waters
Indigenous Western Canada

Coastal First Nations $1.33M initiative to protect marine waters

Reading Time: 3 minutes Indigenous communities have been the custodians of nature The British Columbia (B.C) Government forms partnership with the Coastal First Nations – Great Bear Initiative focuses on removing marine debris such as discarded plastics and fishing gear from shorelines and traditional food-gathering areas on central coast of B.C. The Coastal First Nations – Great Bear Initiative is Read More…

MMF developing curriculum to Home school Metis Children
Indigenous Western Canada

MMF developing curriculum to Home school Metis Children

Reading Time: 2 minutes MMF at odds with Manitoba Minister of Health Cameron Friesen and Dr. Roussin with handling of education for Metis Children The Manitoba Métis Government wants to ensure all opportunities are given to Métis parents who prefer to keep their children at home, and to do homeschooling, for fear of COVID and for the safety of Read More…

Alberta's construction innovators, get $3M injection from Feds
CoronaVirus Western Canada

Alberta’s construction innovators, get $3M injection from Feds

Reading Time: 2 minutes Federal government continue to play key role in Alberta’s construction restart Alberta’s construction and engineering is a central part of its economy, supporting good jobs across the province. As the province recovers from the impact of COVID-19, innovation is essential for it to come back strong and support growth across Alberta. Today, Mélanie Joly Minister Read More…

RCMP lays additional charges to Steinbach bomb threat perpetrator
Western Canada

RCMP lays additional charges to Steinbach bomb threat perpetrator

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manitoba RCMP warns against intimidating victims and witnesses in Steinbach bomb threat On June 9 2020, the Manitoba RCMP Major Crime Services received information that several victims from an ongoing criminal matter were being intimidated and threatened. Project Detract was launched to investigate the information. The immediate objectives of Project Detract were to: protect the victims, determine Read More…

Over 11,000 hectares have burned in B.C. since April 1
Western Canada

Over 11,000 hectares have burned in B.C. since April 1

Reading Time: 2 minutes 45% of B.C wildfires were caused by humans and continue to damage the provinces landscape With warm temperatures persisting in many regions of the province and the potential for new ignitions still high in some areas, the BC Wildfire Service is urging British Columbians to stay alert and use fire safely over the Labour day Read More…

B.C invests $39.8 million to upgrade Surrey classrooms
Western Canada

B.C invests $39.8 million to upgrade Surrey classrooms

Reading Time: 3 minutes B.C government continues record investment into classroom construction A 240-seat expansion at K.B. Woodward Elementary and seismic upgrades at Prince Charles Elementary and Queen Elizabeth Secondary will bring an improved learning experience to students in Surrey. “No matter where they live, B.C. students deserve the best educational experiences possible, and that means learning in safe, Read More…

Canada celebrates 40th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope
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Canada celebrates 40th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over $750 million worldwide have been donate to fight cancer in the Name of Terry Fox Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, a community near Vancouver on Canada’s west coast. An active teenager involved in many sports, Terry was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed Read More…

WestJet mandatory face mask policy or face 1 year travel ban
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WestJet mandatory face mask policy or face 1 year travel ban

Reading Time: 3 minutes Westjet will implemens zero tolerance mask policy Today WestJet announced multiple safety updates including the potential for denied travel and a one-year travel ban for those who fail to comply with the airlines’ mask regulation. WestJet also announced the mandatory input of all guests’ contact information at online and kiosk check-in to help the Public Read More…

Sarah Nick, The radio host that captured the hearts of a nation
Western Canada

Sarah Nick, The radio host that captured the hearts of a nation

Reading Time: 2 minutes One door closed for Sarah Nick and 10,000 opened What was supposed to be a routine Monday on the air hosting the Sarah and Tyler morning show at Energy 106 FM, ended with Sarah Nick receiving a letter of termination and being walked out the door minutes after signing off air. In a state of Read More…

Edmonton Police Services New $500,000 Amoured Black Wolf
Western Canada

Edmonton Police Services New $500,000 Amoured Black Wolf

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Black Wolf will replace the aging Grizzly that has been used for 42 years by the Edmonton Police Services This fall, the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) is replacing its 42-year-old “Grizzly Armoured Personnel Carrier” with the “Cambli Black Wolf.” Budgeted and ordered in 2017 as a replacement vehicle for the aging Grizzly, the new Read More…

Little Stars PLAYhouse Breaks Ground in Partnership with Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF)
Indigenous Western Canada

Little Stars PLAYhouse Breaks Ground in Partnership with Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Construction of new Little Stars PLAYhouse moving forward through partnership with MMF Today the Métis Federation of Manitoba (MMF) joined the volunteer-based nonprofit Woman Healing For Change in celebrating the start of the construction of the Little Stars PLAYhouse , the future home of the North End Stay and Play (NESP) program. It will be built at 681 Selkirk Avenue Read More…

CT-114 Snowbirds all clear for take off
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CT-114 Snowbirds all clear for take off

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canadian Snowbirds are Canada’s elite stunt flying aerial performing team The Commander of 2 Canadian Air Division, Brigadier-General Denis O’Reilly, has today lifted the operational pause on the CT-114 Tutor fleet. The operational pause was implemented following a Snowbirds CT-114 Tutor accidentin Kamloops, B.C. on May 17, which resulted in the death of Captain Jennifer Read More…

Play ball! B.C Sports moves into Phase 3
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Play ball! B.C Sports moves into Phase 3

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C opens up team sports as they continue to flatten the curb Athletes throughout British Columbia will be able to engage in more organized sport activities and some competitive play as the Province moves to Phase 3 of the Return to Sport Guidelines. “I know athletes and their families have been missing the joy of Read More…

Winnipeg NHL Hall of Famer Dies at 57 to Cancer
Western Canada

Winnipeg NHL Hall of Famer Dies at 57 to Cancer

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dale (Ducky) Hawerchuk, NHL Great, Winnipeg Legend Today, the Winnipeg Jets, the entirety of the NHL lost one of their greatest ambassador of the game. Hall of Famer, Dale Hawerchuk, lost his battle with cancer at the age of 57.  Hawerchuk was an a passionate player who played the game of hockey the right way. Read More…

$27,500 in Meth and a Cellphone seized in Canadian federal prison
Western Canada

$27,500 in Meth and a Cellphone seized in Canadian federal prison

Reading Time: 2 minutes Another major drug bust in Canadian federal prison Another major drug bust at a Canadian correctional facility is becoming all to often. Although strict guidelines are in place as to what gets in an out of correctional facilities, there is clearly a breakdown within the system. Throughout the years, there have been many speculation that Read More…

$1.3M funding for B.C First Nations who are leading climate change initiatives
Indigenous Western Canada

$1.3M funding for B.C First Nations who are leading climate change initiatives

Reading Time: 2 minutes Province supports clean energy projects in central First Nations communities Six central First Nations communities are receiving $1.15 million for clean energy projects as part of a funding partnership between the Province of British Columbia, Government of Canada and New Relationship Trust. “Through CleanBC, we are collaborating with New Relationship Trust and Western Economic Diversification Read More…

What is going on in Manitoba? COVID-19 cases are soaring
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What is going on in Manitoba? COVID-19 cases are soaring

Reading Time: 2 minutes Multiple COVID-19 outbreaks in the Manitoba At the start of the pandemic, Manitoba reported the lowest amount of COVID-19 cases in the country, with respect to the Northern Territories. Within the last few weeks, the province has recorded multiple COVID-19 hot spots that are of concern. The first notable break out came from the Hutterite Read More…

Alberni Valley family celebrates 100 years of farming
Western Canada

Alberni Valley family celebrates 100 years of farming

Reading Time: 2 minutes A family that farms together, stays together In an idyllic location near Stamp Falls Provincial Park, the Darby family has been working the soil at their family farm for four generations. Their dedication to family and community is being recognized, as Darby Farm is British Columbia’s latest recipient of the Century Farm Award.   “The Read More…

Wet'sutwet'en land rights remain one of extreme complexity
Western Canada

Wet’sutwet’en land rights remain one of extreme complexity

Reading Time: 3 minutes Wet’sutwet’en Hereditary Chiefs continue to work with Provincial and Federal governments on the land rights of Indigenous people It has been several months since the Wet’suwet’en stand off in B.C that saw the Hereditary Chiefs orchestrate blockades of multiple railways. The blockades were to prevent construction of energy pipelines on Indigenous land. Pipelines on Indigenous Read More…