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Final arguments at trial of Quebec man accused in abduction of elderly U.S. couple

Final arguments at trial of Quebec man accused in abduction of elderly U.S. couple

MONTREAL — A Quebec man on trial for the kidnapping of a couple from Upstate New York who were smuggled into the province and held captive was heavily involved in the plot, the prosecution said Thursday in its closing arguments.
Toronto school board makes Indigenous course mandatory for Grade 11 English credit

Toronto school board makes Indigenous course mandatory for Grade 11 English credit

TORONTO — Canada's largest school board will make a course on Indigenous texts its compulsory Grade 11 English credit in a bid to ensure students graduate with a greater understanding of Indigenous culture and history.
N.W.T. piloting new northern studies course for Grade 12 students

N.W.T. piloting new northern studies course for Grade 12 students

YELLOWKNIFE — The Northwest Territories has begun piloting a new northern studies course for Grade 12 students with an emphasis on reconciliation. The elective course was created in the N.W.T.

Ski Report

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Latest skiing conditions, as supplied by SnoCountry Mountain Reports. Conditions are subject to change due to weather, skier/rider traffic and other factors. Be aware of changing conditions. For more information go to www.
Tide begins to turn on shark and ray populations in northwestern Atlantic: study

Tide begins to turn on shark and ray populations in northwestern Atlantic: study

A new study has found that improved fisheries management and conservation measures are turning the tide on shark and ray population declines in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean.
'We were poisoned before': Ontario First Nations voice concerns over mining claims

'We were poisoned before': Ontario First Nations voice concerns over mining claims

Four First Nations in northern Ontario are calling on the province to address their concerns about mining exploration companies intruding on their lands, saying the current "free entry" system should be abolished.

Ski Report

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Latest skiing conditions, as supplied by SnoCountry Mountain Reports. Conditions are subject to change due to weather, skier/rider traffic and other factors. Be aware of changing conditions. For more information go to www.
Online tool helping thousands of students, Indigenous community members learn Ojibwe

Online tool helping thousands of students, Indigenous community members learn Ojibwe

Mike Parkhill remembers receiving a call from a community leader in a northern Ontario First Nation about three years ago asking if he had a tool that might help students learn Ojibwe.
First Nations women overrepresented among B.C. toxic drug deaths: doctor

First Nations women overrepresented among B.C. toxic drug deaths: doctor

VICTORIA — Indigenous people, especially women, are dying from toxic drugs at disproportionately high rates in British Columbia as the overdose crisis continues "unabated," nearly seven years after the province first declared a public health emergenc
Congress of Aboriginal Peoples calls for end to police brutality in Canada

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples calls for end to police brutality in Canada

Canadian police forces need to acknowledge and apologize for brutality against members of racialized groups in the country, a national Indigenous organization said Tuesday.
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