WINNIPEG—First Nations' doctors shared personal stories at a national health summit to demonstrate how indigenous patients still face racism and unequal access to treatment across the country.
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WINNIPEG—A cultural club in Winnipeg said one of its board members has agreed to resign after it hosted a meeting for the Canadian Nationalist Party over the weekend.
The Belgian Club said in a statement posted to Facebook that a junior member of its staff took the booking without fully realizing what the party represents.
CHURCHILL, Man.—Florence Hamilton's ancestors once followed the caribou across the Arctic tundra.
That was before the federal government forcefully relocated the Sayisi Dene to barren land outside Churchill, Man. in 1956.
By 1973, 117 of the more than 250 people who were moved had died and most of those still alive moved west to Tadoule Lake, where they still live today.
CHURCHILL, Man.—People in Churchill wrapped up in scarves and mittens as they walked down the streets of the northern Manitoba community over the weekend but despite the weather, many homes maintained the chill inside.
Churchill is critically low on propane—a fuel that's used to heat many buildings.
WINNIPEG—The federal government said it is stepping up efforts to evacuate two Manitoba First Nations that are threatened by a raging wildfire.
Public Safety Canada said about 600 people were expected to be evacuated from the Little Grand Rapids and Pauingassi First Nations by the end of the day yesterday, with more to follow.
HUMBOLDT, Sask.—One family got the worst news, the other the best.
After believing Humboldt Broncos' hockey player Parker Tobin had survived the team's bus crash late last week in Saskatchewan, his family was told there had been a mistake.
He actually was dead.
HUMBOLDT, Sask.—Thousands gathered to remember 15 people who died when the Humboldt Broncos' bus crashed Friday and heard a heart-rending recollection from the team chaplain who happened upon the gruesome scene and heard sounds of the dying.
WINNIPEG—Canada's Indigenous Services minister says Ottawa has fully complied with the orders of a 2016 ruling from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal which said the federal government discriminates against indigenous children.
“We have turned a corner,” Jane Philpott told The Canadian Press.
WINNIPEG—Manitoba residents will be paying just over five cents more for a litre of gas after the carbon tax kicks in Sept. 1.
In its budget tabled yesterday, the government said the average household can expect about $240 in extra costs, which largely come from heating and transportation.
EDMONTON—Spear-hunting is being banned in Alberta following outcry after a viral video showed an American hunter killing a black bear with a spear.
The province has updated hunting rules to ensure big-game animals do not suffer unnecessarily and to discourage reckless hunting.