Cannabis partnership with Mi’kmaw investment ready to turn over a new leaf


An official with a cannabis company in Lower Sackville, N.S., whose ownership is majority owned by Nova Scotia’s 13 Mi’kmaw communities says the company is close to taking its product to market. An AtlantiCann employee works to trim plants on Aug. 7, 2019. (CBC) An official with a cannabis company in …

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The sexual assault charges against Quebec police officers weren’t publicized. Women’s groups wonder why


When two police officers were recently charged with sexual assault, Quebec’s police oversight body didn’t take any steps to inform the public. Women’s groups say that is a sign of a troubling double standard. Viviane Michel, president of Quebec Native Women, criticized the BEI for failing to announce when police …

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Hannah Tooktoo returns to hero’s welcome after 8-week bicycle journey for suicide prevention


Dozens of supporters welcomed Hannah Tooktoo back to Montreal on Thursday afternoon after the 24-year-old Inuk student spent the past two months biking across Canada to raise awareness of suicide prevention. Hannah Tooktoo was welcomed back to Montreal with an event at Cabot Square. (Jessica Deer/CBC) Dozens of supporters welcomed …

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Tsuut’ina police want equal treatment, more money from Ottawa and province


The Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service says money from the provincial and federal governments doesn’t come close to addressing the nation’s policing needs. Keith Blake, chief of the Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service, says the force has been ‘historically underfunded’ by both Ottawa and the province of Alberta. (Justin Pennell/CBC) Tsuut’ina police …

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Design contract for Nunavut long-term care facilities awarded


Nunavut is moving closer to getting 156 new long-term care beds in the territory. The government has awarded a contract for the design and construction of three new facilities to ft3 Architecture Landscape Interior Design. Iqaluit in September 2018. One or two buildings to house seniors are slated for the capital, …

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Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation swears in its 1st female chief and a majority female council


History was made at Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation in Saskatchewan last week as its first-ever female chief was sworn in, along with a six-member council, the majority of whom are women. The new Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation’s chief and council, back row from left: Kimberley Goodfeather, Dwayne Redman Jr, Brendan Wajunta, Beck …

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‘I’m home’: Brothers separated by Sixties Scoop reunite after 50 years apart


Nick Helliwell was two when he and his four-year-old brother Anthony Stonechild were separated and adopted into white families as part of the Sixties Scoop. On Tuesday, they saw each other for the first time in 50 years at the Regina International Airport. Henry Blair Pascal, Anthony Stonechild and Nick Helliwell share …

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Time of essence as Fraser River slide blocks spawning salmon


Time is critical to find a solution to a massive obstruction in British Columbia’s Fraser River as 90,000 salmon wait downstream and an estimated two million more sockeye are about to arrive, federal Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Tuesday. Sockeye salmon in the Adams River near Shuswap Lake, north of …

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Support group one of a kind in Regina for recovering meth addicts, say walk organizers


The Yorkton Tribal Council Child and Family Services held a community walk in Regina’s North Central neighbourhood on Tuesday, to bring awareness and education to those in the area about the rising problem of crystal meth. The Yorkton Tribal Council Child and Family Service has been organizing a local support …

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Mi’kmaq Confederacy updating members on Hog Island land claim


The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I. is holding information sessions to bring First Nation members up to speed as negotiations with the federal government over Hog Island continue. Only accessible by boat, Hog Island is located north of Lennox Island. (John Robertson/CBC) The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I. is hosting information sessions this week …

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