Day: November 1, 2017

Families want MMIWG inquiry extension

The family of Virginia Pictou-Noyes testifies before the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls on the Membertou First Nation on Wednesday. Pictured right to left are: her father Robert Pictou, brother Francis Pictou, brother Robert Pictou, and her sister Agnes Gould. On the day the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls released an interim report calling for the creation of a special police task to handle unresolved investigations, it heard from two families dealing with an unsolved killing and a two-decades long missing persons case. The families of Victoria Pictou-Noyes, who...

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Career and education fair helps Whitehorse students face ‘a lot of big decisions’

Shayla Bierlmeir, left, and Julie Rusnak were two of the hundreds of students checking out the Education, Career and Volunteer Expo in Whitehorse Wednesday. (Dave Croft/CBC) Dave Croft It’s like a rite of passage for high school students in Whitehorse — a visit to the annual Education, Career and Volunteer Expo. Hundreds of students went to the event on Wednesday, and had the opportunity to talk to dozens of recruiters from universities and colleges as well as local employers. Grade 12 students Shayla Bierlmeir and Julie Rusnak said it’s both an exciting and stressful time in their lives. “Like,...

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Louis Riel’s walking stick donated to Manitoba Museum

Dr. Roland Sawatzky with the Louis Riel Walking Stick in the Legacies of Confederation: A New look at Manitoba History exhibit. (Manitoba Museum/Submitted) WINNIPEG — A walking stick that belonged to Northwest Rebellion leader Louis Riel has been donated to the Manitoba Museum, but there is a call for it to be returned to the Métis people. The Royal Winnipeg Rifles Regimental Museum initially loaned the walking stick to the Manitoba Museum, where it has been on display since January. In a statement Tuesday, the Manitoba Museum said the artifact was permanently donated to the museum in the hope...

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Stormy weather holds up search for remaining missing hunters in Waskaganish

High winds, snow, freezing rain and slush hit the region on Monday and Tuesday and led to conditions too dangerous for searchers to be out on the water of Rupert’s Bay, where four hunters went missing two weeks ago while on their way goose hunting. (Charles J. Hester) The season’s first winter storm in the James Bay region of Quebec has put the water and ground search for Cree hunters missing since Oct. 17 on hold, and led to school closures, power outages and cancelled flights and Halloween activities in several communities. Recovery crews located the body of a...

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Yukon has spent $2.5M settling sexual assault cases, since 2000

In a statement, Justice Minister Tracy McPhee says the $2.5 million spent on settlement payments by the Yukon government and government insurers includes the payment of plaintiff’s legal costs in some cases. (Wayne Vallevand/CBC) Yukon and its insurers have spent $2.5 million settling historic sexual assault cases launched against the government and other parties, including the federal government, since 2000. The amount was revealed on Monday, in a statement from the territory’s Justice Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee. In the statement, McPhee says approximately 40 sexual assault cases were launched against the Yukon Government "and a variety of other parties including...

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