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  • Ottawa ready to help as Inuit health officials grapple with spate of suicides

    Ottawa ready to help as Inuit health officials grapple with spate of suicides0

    MONTREAL — The federal government says it will respond to pleas for help from northern Quebec, where a spate of suicides in Inuit communities this year has created what officials are calling a crisis. “As a government, it’s truly a priority of ours that we put in place the support that people need,” Health Minister

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  • Trump vilifies caravan, says he’ll cut Central American aid

    Trump vilifies caravan, says he’ll cut Central American aid0

    By Zeke Miller And Jill Colvin WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says the U.S. will begin cutting aid to three Central American countries he accused of failing to stop thousands of migrants heading for the U.S. border. But across his administration there was no indication of any action in response to what he tweeted was

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  • Gathering at Nathan Phillips Square finalizes

    Gathering at Nathan Phillips Square finalizes0

    TORONTO — The Indian Residential School Survivors (IRSS) Legacy Celebration which was the first of its kind finalized last Thursday after three days of celebrating indigenous legacies of resiliency and healing. Placed outside of Toronto City Hall, the gathering honoured residential school survivors and their families, and offered educational programming for visitors. “We are pleased

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  • Killer rapist Paul Bernardo set for parole bid after 25 years in prison (Bernardo-Parole)

    Killer rapist Paul Bernardo set for parole bid after 25 years in prison (Bernardo-Parole)0

    Paul Bernardo, whose very name became synonymous with sadistic sexual perversion, is expected to plead for release on Wednesday by arguing he has done what he could to improve himself during his 25 years in prison, mostly in solitary confinement. Designated a dangerous offender, Bernardo, 54, became eligible for parole in February but has so

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  • Advocates press for child welfare to be priority in MMIW inquiry

    Advocates press for child welfare to be priority in MMIW inquiry0

    WINNIPEG — A Manitoba First Nations children’s advocate says the child welfare system “eats up” Indigenous children and is designed to keep their families at a disadvantage. Cora Morgan, with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, told the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women that the system is set up to apprehend children, not to support families. The inquiry is holding

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  • Report says Moccasin Flats removal disrupted lives

    Report says Moccasin Flats removal disrupted lives0

    FORT MCMURRAY — A report says the eviction of a Metis settlement in Fort McMurray four decades ago disrupted the community’s way of life and had lasting effect on people’s lives. The report examines the removal of the Metis from Moccassin Flats in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It says at the time, the

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