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  • Settlement reached in class action over alleged abuse at school for the blind

    Settlement reached in class action over alleged abuse at school for the blind0

    TORONTO — A class-action lawsuit involving allegations of physical, emotional and sexual abuse at an Ontario boarding school for the blind has been settled out of court. Lawyers representing the plaintiffs say the $8-million settlement with the province — reached one day before the case was to go to trial earlier this week — must

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  • Deaths linked to inattentive drivers nearly triple over last year

    Deaths linked to inattentive drivers nearly triple over last year0

    ORILLIA – It was a busy March Break for the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) as officers laid more than 2,400 distraction-related charges during their annual Distracted Driving Campaign. Collisions investigated by the OPP that involved an inattentive driver have claimed 11 lives so far this year—almost triple the number of deaths compared to this time last year; four.

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  • Family still waiting for answers one year after in-custody death

    Family still waiting for answers one year after in-custody death0

    KENORA – An April 17 vigil has been announced for Azraya Ackabee-Kokopenace, a 12-year old-girl from Grassy Narrows First Nation who disappeared from police custody at a Kenora hospital last year and was found dead two days later. Azraya had been apprehended from her home in Grassy Narrows and was living in the care of Child Protection Services

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  • DAPL Protestors March in Washington, D.C.

    DAPL Protestors March in Washington, D.C.0

    DAPL Protestors March in Washington, D.C. By Chezney Martin WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two weeks have passed since federal law enforcement removed DAPL protesters from the Oceti Sakowin campsite in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. While only a week ago the Los Angeles Times released notice that oil could begin flowing through the pipeline as early as

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  • Douglas Treaties translated into First Nations languages nearly 170 years later

    Douglas Treaties translated into First Nations languages nearly 170 years later0

    VICTORIA — In the English language, a fish is just a fish, but for the Tsartlip First Nation on Vancouver Island, words can vary when referring to catching, preserving or cooking the animal. Vancouver Island First Nations and researchers at the University of Victoria are now taking a closer look at those differences by translating

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  • Hamilton Legal Clinic to Share Reconciliation Report

    Hamilton Legal Clinic to Share Reconciliation Report0

    “Reconciliation is not an aboriginal problem, it is a Canadian problem. It involves all of us,” said Justice Murray Sinclair. The Hamilton Community Legal Clinic (HCLC) is releasing a report that responds to the view expressed above by Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. It is a framework for reconciliation for

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