Trapped migrating salmon to be flown over Fraser River rock slide in B.C.


Tens of thousands of migrating salmon stuck behind a rock slide on the Fraser River in a remote part of British Columbia will be flown over the barrier by helicopter. Officials work to capture salmon from the Fraser River west of Clinton B.C. to tag them so that it can be determined …

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Medical teams, new water systems part of federal commitment to Attawapiskat, chief says


Attawapiskat Chief Ignace Gull said he is optimistic about the future of his community following a commitment from the federal government to improve failing water systems in the remote First Nation.  Nigel Nakogee, 17, holds a sign in front of the Attawapiskat band office on July 9, 2019, protesting the …

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Yukon Anglican Diocese to apologize to Yukon residential school students


North The Anglican Diocese of the Yukon will make a public apology to former Chooutla Residential School students. The Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Yukon to make a speech in Carcross Saturday Mike Rudyk · CBC News · Posted: Jul 20, 2019 5:30 AM CT | Last Updated: July …

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Indigenous youth in Thunder Bay ‘enthusiastic’ about building relationship with police, focus groups find


Despite feeling “somewhat jaded,” Indigenous young people in Thunder Bay are “engaged” and “very enthusiastic’ about the prospect of changing the relationship between their community and the police service in the northwestern Ontario city. Leisa Desmoulins, a professor at Lakehead University, is consulting with Thunder Bay police on their change …

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‘Third World’ conditions cause of Attawapiskat water issues, Public Health doctor says


A doctor with Public Health Ontario says sub-standard housing is the biggest threat to the health of people living in Attawapiskat. Dr. Ray Copes is with Public Health Ontario. (www.publichealthontario.ca) A doctor with Public Health Ontario says sub-standard housing is the biggest threat to the health of people living in …

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After more than 100 years, gov’t makes good on Treaty 8 promise to N.W.T. First Nation


Members of the K’atl’odeeche First Nation were promised ‘cows and plows’ in 1900, which they never received. This week members received a portion of a $28.3M settlement of that broken promise. Members of the K’atl’odeeche First Nation near Hay River, N.W.T., celebrate the settlement of a promise made more than …

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Fish farm on Cape Breton reserve pairs up with Cooke Aquaculture


The We’koqma’q First Nation in Cape Breton is partnering with fish farming giant Cooke Aquaculture to help with the sales and marketing of the reserve’s Bras d’Or Lakes steelhead trout. We’koqma’q First Nation Chief Rod Googoo says he’s excited about the partnership with Cooke Aquaculture and hopes the marketing of the steelhead …

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Ontario wildfire evacuee thankful for Regina’s aid but ready to go home


About 420 members of Pikangikum First Nation came to Regina when their northern Ontario reserve was evacuated last week due to a wildfire. Mario Peters, 35, has rarely left his home community of Pikangikum First Nation in northwestern Ontario. He says after a week of being in Saskatchewan he is appreciative …

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Fund supporting Pikangikum evacuees in Thunder Bay, Ont., helps St. John Ambulance


A campaign launched by the Thunder Bay Community Foundation will support a local chapter of St. John Ambulance in recognition of its efforts to assist evacuees from Pikangikum First Nation, during their stay in the city. A total of $13,000, which was initially raised to help support evacuees from Pikangikum …

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Fort McMurray nurse looking to become a midwife turns to U.S. distance education


Maddie Amyotte says the lack of midwifery services in rural and remote communities and the lack of local educational options to train people to provide the services is a cause for concern. The number of registered midwives varies between provinces. Ontario has the most with 877 registered midwives. (Andrew Shurtleff/AP) …

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