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Winnipeg Free Press

New champion UConn to headline 2024 Maui Invitational field

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Newly crowned NCAA champion UConn will headline the 2024 Maui Invitational. The field, announced on Tuesday, will be stacked once again, with North Carolina, Michigan State [& ...
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1 year ago

Winnipeg Free Press

North Dakota advances suite of restrictions on trans rights

The North Dakota Senate has passed a series of bills that would restrict transgender people’s rights in sports, health care, schools, workplaces and daily life. Doctors would be prohibited from ...
More ...The North Dakota Senate has passed a series of bills that would restrict transgender people’s rights in sports, health care, schools, workplaces and daily life. Doctors would be prohibited from […]

1 year ago

Edmonton Journal

Man hit by Edmonton Valley Line LRT train in critical condition

A man that was hit by a LRT train running tests along the track over the weekend is in hospital with life-threatening injuries. Read More ...
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1 year ago

Edmonton Journal

Edmonton police investigate report Valley Line LRT train hit a person

City police are investigating whether a Valley Line Southeast LRT train hit a person on the tracks over the weekend. Read More ...
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1 year ago

First Nations woman’s body found at Winnipeg landfill
The Globe and Mail

First Nations woman’s body found at Winnipeg landfill

Winnipeg Police are investigating the discovery of a First Nations woman’s body at the city’s Brady Road landfill – the same landfill where the victim of an alleged serial killer was found less ...
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Winnipeg Police are investigating the discovery of a First Nations woman’s body at the city’s Brady Road landfill – the same landfill where the victim of an alleged serial killer was found less than a year ago.

Police identified the woman as Linda Mary Beardy. Inspector Shawn Pike told a news conference on Tuesday that the 33-year-old mother was from Lake St. Martin First Nation and had been living in Winnipeg.

1 year ago

Winnipeg Free Press

Health minister’s silence keeps heckling allegation on life-support

There’s a reason elected officials almost always apologize in the legislative assembly after blurting out something inappropriate or offensive across the chamber floor: it’s about showing ...
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There’s a reason elected officials almost always apologize in the legislative assembly after blurting out something inappropriate or offensive across the chamber floor: it’s about showing respect for the institution.

1 year ago

Winnipeg Free Press

‘Unbelievably dangerous’

Manitobans who live along a scarred and dangerous stretch of southbound Highway 75, say a $61-million overhaul of one of the worst sections can’t come soon enough.

1 year ago

Winnipeg Free Press

A very personal RWB rollout

A new season at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet always bears the fingerprints of André Lewis.

1 year ago

Winnipeg Free Press

Veteran OT Josh Wells signs 1-year deal to rejoin Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Veteran offensive lineman Josh Wells signed a one-year deal with Jacksonville on Tuesday, returning to the Jaguars after four seasons in Tampa Bay. An undrafted rookie [ ...
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1 year ago

Winnipeg Free Press

Jets show hockey truly is for everyone

On the eve of their biggest game of the year, the Winnipeg Jets racked up what might be their most important win of the season. One that has nothing to do with hockey, but everything to do with humani ...
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On the eve of their biggest game of the year, the Winnipeg Jets racked up what might be their most important win of the season. One that has nothing to do with hockey, but everything to do with humanity.

1 year ago

Winnipeg Free Press

Lowest price is the draw: Winnipeggers flock to new Zellers store

Derek Sherby rode a wave of nostalgia to Zellers Tuesday.

1 year ago

Winnipeg Free Press

Boost to school funding drop in the bucket

The Stefanson government’s public schools funding announcement earlier this year was not quite as “astronomical” as originally advertised.

1 year ago

CTV News

Toronto family found dead in river felt they had no other option but to flee Canada, lawyer says

A young Toronto father facing deportation and felt he was 'out of options' when he made the fatal decision to flee to the U.S. on the frigid St. Lawrence River with his wife and two children, his lawy ...
More ...A young Toronto father facing deportation and felt he was 'out of options' when he made the fatal decision to flee to the U.S. on the frigid St. Lawrence River with his wife and two children, his lawyer says.

1 year ago

Toronto Star

Key moments from Donald Trump’s historic arraignment Tuesday

The former U.S. president pled not guilty to 34 felony charges in New York Tuesday before heading back to Florida to address his followers. ...
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The former U.S. president pled not guilty to 34 felony charges in New York Tuesday before heading back to Florida to address his followers.

1 year ago

Winnipeg Free Press

Pothole season makes its mark

On Gordon Avenue, near the intersection with Henderson Highway, a pothole has come to resemble a sinkhole.

1 year ago

CBC

RCMP investigating 4 homicides connected to 'drug subculture' in northern B.C. city

RCMP in Prince George,  a city in northern B.C. located about 500 kilometres north of Vancouver, are investigating their fourth homicide in less than two months. ...
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RCMP in Prince George,  a city in northern B.C. located about 500 kilometres north of Vancouver, are investigating their fourth homicide in less than two months.

1 year ago

Alberta Premier Smith says UCP paying for possible defamation lawsuit against CBC
CTV News

Alberta Premier Smith says UCP paying for possible defamation lawsuit against CBC

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says her United Conservative Party is paying for legal action she is considering against the CBC, which the Opposition NDP says raises the question of whether the govern ...
More ...Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says her United Conservative Party is paying for legal action she is considering against the CBC, which the Opposition NDP says raises the question of whether the government rejected pursuing the lawsuit.

1 year ago

Winnipeg Free Press

Manitoba budget passes into law

Legislation to implement the Tory government’s promised income tax breaks has passed.

1 year ago

NEXUS offices reopen at YVR, but applicants warned of 2-step process
Global News

NEXUS offices reopen at YVR, but applicants warned of 2-step process

The Nexus enrolment centre at the Vancouver International Airport reopened on Monday, amid hopes it can help clear a massive backlog in applications.

1 year ago

CBC Saskatchewan

5 second-stage shelters to share operational funding earmarked in Sask. budget

Five organizations throughout Saskatchewan will receive the money earmarked for second-stage shelters in the provincial budget. ...
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Five organizations throughout Saskatchewan will receive the money earmarked for second-stage shelters in the provincial budget.

1 year ago

CBC Montréal

Charest wins lawsuit against Quebec over leaked information during UPAC investigation

The Superior Court of Quebec has awarded $385,000 to former Quebec premier Jean Charest in his lawsuit against the government for unlawful disclosure of his personal information during ...
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The Superior Court of Quebec has awarded $385,000 to former Quebec premier Jean Charest in his lawsuit against the government for unlawful disclosure of his personal information during an investigation by the province’s anti-corruption unit.

1 year ago

Global News

Canadian surgeon leads team on mission to Ukraine

A team of Canadian and American doctors recently performed reconstructive, life-altering surgeries on Ukrainian soldiers wounded in the war.

1 year ago

The Breaker

Case that could transform the mining claims system underway at Vancouver Law Courts

Bob Mackin Lawyers for a northern coast First Nation opened their case April 3 in B.C. Supreme Court, where they are asking a judge to cancel seven mining claims on Banks Island. The Gitxaala Nation� ...
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Bob Mackin

Lawyers for a northern coast First Nation opened their case April 3 in B.C. Supreme Court, where they are asking a judge to cancel seven mining claims on Banks Island.

The Gitxaala Nation’s judicial review is the first, big test for the B.C. government, which adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in 2019.

(gitxaalanation.com)

The hearing, scheduled to last through April 14, began late with a traditional prayer, after a bigger courtroom was found to hold the crowd of Gitxaala Nation supporters and others interested in a case that could transform the way mining claims are handled. 

Under the current system, anyone as young as age 18 who lives in or is allowed to work in Canada can pay $25 register for a “free miner certificate.” They can then file a mineral claim for as low as 1.75 per hectare, subject to costs for renewals, permitting, development and extraction.

Gitxaala Nation, known as the people of the open sea in their native language, are centred in Kitkatla on Dolphin Island, 60 km south of Prince Rupert or 120 km west of Kitimat. They filed the petition for judicial review in October 2021. 

They want the court to overturn mineral claims the province granted between 2018 and 2020 on Banks Island because they say there was no consultation, an alleged breach of the Crown’s constitutional duty of consultation and accommodation and contrary to UNDRIP, which was adopted federally in 2021.

Gitxaala Nation also wants

the court to declare unconstitutional the B.C. online mineral titles registry and decide that the Mineral Tenure Act is inconsistent with UNDRIP.

“Despite the size of this case, and the number of people here demonstrating its importance, it’s not untread territory,” Gitxaala lawyer Lisa Fong told Justice Alan Ross. “There is a path a legal pathway.”

Lawyer Lisa Fong (NgAriss.com)

Fong told the court that the petition seeks to “address the dirtying of the blanket that is the disrespect and harm [to] the nation, caused by the chief gold commissioner granting mineral tenures” without consultation. 

“In the view of Gitxaala, this case is about whether Canadian law is ready to respect Gitxaala self-governance and to acknowledge the negative impacts of B.C.’s automated mineral tenure registry on the fabric of Gitxaala governance,” Fong said. 

She said the granting of the claims using the automated registry was without consultation and denied the nation the duty to consult, meaning the claims lack legitimacy. 

She explained that the Mineral Tenure Act is based on a 19th century claim-staking system established when the government adhered to the Doctrine of Discovery and Terra nullius, the latin term for “nobody’s land,” to justify colonization. 

She cited the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s successful appeal against B.C., that Terra nullius never applied in Canada, and she noted last week’s milestone announcement by the Vatican to repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery, which originated in the 15th century. 

“The Doctrine of Discovery and Terra nullius can no longer morally or legally justify unilateral crown control over mineral rights,” Fong said.

The case is scheduled to last until the end of next week because of the long list of intervenors representing four other first nations, coalition of First Nations, mining industry environmental protection associations, Human Rights Commissioner for B.C. and mining companies First Tellurium Corp. and Kingston Geoscience Ltd. 

The two companies say they support obtaining free, prior and informed consent before mining. 

Gitxaala Nation, which has a population of more than 2,000, and the province are involved in land and resource discussions outside the formal treaty process, including LNG benefits and forestry agreements.

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1 year ago

CBC Calgary

Recipes with Julie Van Rosendaal: Enjoying eggs, both traditional and chocolate

Easter is the weekend for eggs — cooking them, dying them and eating chocolate versions of them. Here are a few recipes to try to enjoy eggs this weekend. ...
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Easter is the weekend for eggs — cooking them, dying them and eating chocolate versions of them. Here are a few recipes to try to enjoy eggs this weekend.

1 year ago

Winnipeg Free Press

Indigenous anti-mining activist found slain in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An indigenous anti-mining activist has been killed in a dangerous part of western Mexico, authorities confirmed Tuesday. The killing of Eustacio Alcalá comes just over two [̷ ...
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1 year ago

Winnipeg Free Press

Marlins place pitcher Johnny Cueto on IL

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins placed veteran pitcher Johnny Cueto on the 15-day injured list because of right bicep tightness. Cueto’s debut with the Marlins ended in the second […]

1 year ago

Global News

Alberta Premier Smith says UCP paying for possible defamation lawsuit against CBC

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says her United Conservative Party is paying for legal action she is considering against the CBC.

1 year ago

Global News

Brockville residents react to Leeds County OPP officer on paid leave despite 2018 conviction

OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique says the provincial police force has been seeking the dismissal of Provincial Constable Jason Redmond since his 2018 conviction.

1 year ago

Vancouver Sun

Coastal Health braces for Vancouver police to move in on DTES street camps

Vancouver Coastal Health is warning that police action against people living in tents along East Hastings Street will disrupt health services in the coming days or weeks, according to a safety bulleti ...
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1 year ago

Montréal Gazette

It will take time to get answers on Akwesasne tragedy, say Trudeau and Legault

LÉVIS — It's too soon to draw connections between the tragedy in Akwesasne and the recent closing of the illegal border crossing at Roxham Road, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Fra ...
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1 year ago

CBC North

Federal gov't under pressure to buy hangar in Inuvik, N.W.T., owner says

The owner of a large airplane hangar in Canada's Arctic says the federal government may be looking to buy the facility — but only since coming under pressure from the U.S.  ...
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The owner of a large airplane hangar in Canada's Arctic says the federal government may be looking to buy the facility — but only since coming under pressure from the U.S. 

1 year ago

Vancouver Sun

Mayors of B.C.'s largest cities tell Victoria and Ottawa what they need to fix housing crisis

The mayors of B.C.’s largest cities told a conference Tuesday that the key solution to the province’s housing crisis can be summed up in one word: Money. Read More ...
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1 year ago

CBC Edmonton

Northern Alberta man convicted of first-degree murder in 15-year-old's death

A 15-year-old girl whose body was discovered concealed in a forested area was murdered by a 37-year-old man from her remote, northern community, a judge ruled Tuesday. ...
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A 15-year-old girl whose body was discovered concealed in a forested area was murdered by a 37-year-old man from her remote, northern community, a judge ruled Tuesday.

1 year ago

Winnipeg Free Press

FACT FOCUS: Fake Trump mug shots spread in lieu of real one

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump staring directly at the camera in a black T-shirt. Giving a side-eye in a suit and striped tie. Scowling in an orange jumpsuit. A […]

1 year ago

Winnipeg Free Press

North Carolina lawmaker signals party switch with big impact

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Speculation is rising in the North Carolina legislature that a Democrat is about to switch parties and give Republicans a complete veto-proof majority in the General […]

1 year ago

Vancouver Sun

Vaughn Palmer: John Horgan on the board of a coal company? No surprise there

VICTORIA — Former Premier John Horgan was his usual scrappy self recently when talking about his acceptance of a seat on the board of B.C.’s major producer of metallurgical coal. Read More ...
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1 year ago

Edmonton Journal

Edmonton's small but mighty Laberinto Press is making global waves

Luciana Erregue wanted to bring new and diverse voices to Alberta, but she didn’t have a background in publishing. Read More ...
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1 year ago

CBC Saskatchewan

Children's advocate says lacking gov't oversight of Sask. program puts vulnerable youth at risk

On Tuesday, Saskatchewan's advocate for children and youth Lisa Broda released an investigative report that examines how the government is failing children in the Person of Sufficient ...
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On Tuesday, Saskatchewan's advocate for children and youth Lisa Broda released an investigative report that examines how the government is failing children in the Person of Sufficient Interest program.

1 year ago

Winnipeg Free Press

Police raises up to Ottawa: Manitoba government

Manitoba municipalities faced with hefty bills for policing costs will have to look beyond the provincial government for help to cover expenses.

1 year ago

Toronto Star

Mornings in High Park could belong to cyclists under a new city proposal

Pilot program would give riders dedicated time to use the park during ‘off-peak, early morning hours.’ The plan would also close the park to cars on Sundays only. ...
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Pilot program would give riders dedicated time to use the park during ‘off-peak, early morning hours.’ The plan would also close the park to cars on Sundays only.

1 year ago

Winnipeg Free Press

Machado ejected, Padres blow 4-run lead, lose to D-backs 8-6

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres lost Manny Manny Machado to a first-inning ejection, blew a four-run lead and lost 8-6 to the Arizona Diamondbacks, who surged ahead […]

1 year ago

Alberta Premier Smith says UCP paying for possible defamation lawsuit against CBC
The Globe and Mail

Alberta Premier Smith says UCP paying for possible defamation lawsuit against CBC

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says her United Conservative Party is paying for legal action she is considering against the CBC, which the Opposition NDP says raises the question of whether the govern ...
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Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says her United Conservative Party is paying for legal action she is considering against the CBC, which the Opposition NDP says raises the question of whether the government rejected pursuing the lawsuit.

Smith, asked by reporters in Calgary on Tuesday who was funding the legal action, replied “the party,” and did not elaborate.

Her office did not immediately respond to followup questions about why the party would fund the legal action that concerns Smith in her role as premier.

1 year ago

Winnipeg Free Press

City sewage plant meets pollution targets

A target to greatly reduce pollution leaving Winnipeg’s South End sewage treatment plant is regularly being achieved, while other construction at the site is 11 years overdue and the facility st ...
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A target to greatly reduce pollution leaving Winnipeg’s South End sewage treatment plant is regularly being achieved, while other construction at the site is 11 years overdue and the facility still doesn’t meet licence requirements.

1 year ago

Winnipeg Free Press

Flight data recorders found after deadly Black Hawk crash

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Investigators recovered “black boxes” from two U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters that crashed last week in Kentucky, killing all nine soldiers aboard, the military a ...
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1 year ago

Manitoba’s Crown-owned auto insurer to undergo review after costs, staff rise
Global News

Manitoba’s Crown-owned auto insurer to undergo review after costs, staff rise

Kelvin Goertzen, the minister responsible for Manitoba Public Insurance, says there are several concerns that led him to take action.

1 year ago

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