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Work to exhume remains at former Kamloops residential school could begin soon, chief says

WARNING: This story contains distressing details. After a year of grieving since the detection of 215 suspected unmarked graves at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, a new phase begins in the journey of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation ⁠— bringing the missing children home. The old apple orchard …

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This ancient, stolen ring is back home after a wild ride

A more than 3,000-year-old gold signet ring that was stolen from an Aegean island in the Second World War, crossed the Atlantic, was bought by a Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian scientist and ended up in a Swedish museum has found its way back to Greece. It was the latest in a series …

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Fuel contamination the next concern in flood-ravaged Hay River, N.W.T.

Fuel drums, an upside down truck and an entire house are among the items scattered across parts of West Point First Nation and West Channel in Hay River, N.W.T., after significant flooding last week. Community members are trying to pick up the pieces after devastating flooding prompted an evacuation order …

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Trudeau says Huawei, ZTE 5G ban took longer because government wanted to get it right

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada took longer that its allies did to ban Chinese firms Huawei Technologies and ZTE from Canada’s 5G networks because the government wanted to make sure it was making the right move. Speaking in Sept-Îles Que. on Friday, Trudeau said the decision will serve to “ensure …

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Quebec City sword attacker guilty of 1st-degree murder

The 26-year-old man who carried out the Quebec City Halloween sword attacks has been found guilty on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of François Duchesne, 56, and Suzanne Clermont, 61, on Oct. 31, 2020. The jury of 11 delivered its verdict at the Quebec City courthouse on …

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What is 5G, and why is Canada banning Huawei from its telecom networks?

The federal government is banning China’s Huawei Technologies from involvement in Canada’s 5G wireless network. Here’s a primer on what led up to this decision and what you need to know about this next-generation wireless technology: What is 5G? 5G technology gives Canadians faster phone and internet connections and provides …

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‘A crutch to continue to prejudice’: Montreal’s LGBTQ community fears stigma from monkeypox

David Hawkins wasn’t alive during the height of the AIDS crisis in the mid-1980s, but decades later, his organization is still working on dispelling harmful myths associated with the disease.  “All these years later, it is still seen as being the gay disease, and it’s stuff like that that people still point …

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B.C. teen makes history as 1st female skater drafted to the Canadian Hockey League

Chloe Primerano, 15, has made history as the first female skater ever drafted to the Canadian Hockey League. The defender, who hails from North Vancouver, was drafted 268th overall in the 13th round of the 2022 Western Hockey League (WHL) prospects draft. The WHL, along with the Ontario and Quebec …

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Mounties help deliver baby on First Nation in northern Manitoba

A new mother in northern Manitoba and her baby are doing well, after they were the focus of a call two RCMP officers won’t soon forget. Responding to a call for service on Kinosao Sipi First Nation (also known as Norway House Cree Nation) Friday morning, RCMP constables Dylan Fedrau and Lindsay Bawn entered …

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Tamara Lich to find out Wednesday if she’s returning to jail

After a two-day bail review held this week, Freedom Convoy leader Tamara Lich will find out Wednesday whether or not she’s heading back to jail.  Lich, an organizer of the Ottawa protest that brought the city to a halt for weeks, was seeking an amendment to her bail conditions that would allow her …

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