Day: September 10, 2017

Hundreds Of People Forced To Flee Wildfires Without Their Pets

At first glance, remote towns near an outbreak of dangerous wildfires in Canada might seem entirely evacuated . But a closer look reveals a population still living there — about 1,500 dogs and cats. Because these towns, which are populated by indigenous peoples, in the Manitoba province are so hard to get to, the residents weren’t allowed to bring their pets on the flights to safety last week. Feed the Furbabies Canada “These communities can only be accessed by air and one by boat,” Meghan Irwin, one of the directors for Feed the Furbabies Canada , told The Dodo....

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Woman killed after leaving moving pickup truck, being hit by trailer

Manitoba RCMP have charged the driver of the truck, a 46 year old man, with impaired driving causing death. (CBC) A 35-year-old Manitoba woman died early Sunday morning after getting out of a moving pickup truck that was carrying a trailer that hit her. Manitoba RCMP say they were called around 3:20 a.m. to a crash on Highway 10 one kilometre south of Mafeking, Man. Police say the woman, a resident of the Shoal River First Nation, was a passenger in the pickup truck and believe she exited it when she was hit by the trailer. She was pronounced...

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On Haida Gwaii, university students take part in groundbreaking Reconciliation Studies program

Open this photo in gallery: Gwaii Haanas national park, a UNESCO world heritage site, on the Haida Gwaii islands is shown in this file photo. On Haida Gwaii this September, students from universities across the country will begin a semester in Reconciliation Studies. The course, offered by the Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society (HGHES) and accredited by the University of British Columbia, is the first of its kind in Canada. It is offered to students studying in any discipline. "We get a little bit of everyone, and ultimately, I think we see them as becoming the next decision makers...

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Niagara First Nations celebrate identity and culture

A dancer from the Niagara Regional Native Centre preforms during the Celebration of Nations at the Performing Arts Centre Saturday. Photo by Grant LaFleche. The significance of the two small fires, mere feet from each other at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, was easy for many to miss. To the uninformed eye, they were just fires. But to others, they were a proud and unique display of First Nations culture. “This doesn’t happen. I don’t remember this happening before,” said Derrick Pont, president of the Métis Nation Ontario Niagara Region Métis Council. “This is bringing us all together. It’s...

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A list of Canadian Crisis Centres

If your life is in danger or you know someone’s life is in danger DIAL EMERGENCY NOW (often 911 in your area) DO NOT HESITATE! You can click here for Emergency services in your area. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, you need to know that you’re not alone. You can also call if you are not in crisis, seeking additional information. If you come across information on this page which is incorrect, please contact us so we can update it. CANADA WIDE KidsHelpPhone Ages 20 Years and Under in Canada 1-800-668-6868 First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness...

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