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Two arrested as academics share concerns over Indigenous artifacts at B.C. site

Two arrested as academics share concerns over Indigenous artifacts at B.C. site

An open letter from more than two dozen archeologists addressed to the B.C. Archeology Branch criticized the Coastal GasLink work, saying the company and the B.C. government failed to properly consult the Wet'suwet'en and could lead to the destruction of Indigenous artifacts.
Ten per cent of Alberta schools have COVID-19 outbreaks: student advocacy group

Ten per cent of Alberta schools have COVID-19 outbreaks: student advocacy group

"There are 30 to 40 students at a time that are sick at home from some of these schools. [The government has] ignored education completely, while these outbreaks are raging and kids are getting sick."
Alberta says COVID crisis help on way from Armed Forces, Red Cross, Newfoundland

Alberta says COVID crisis help on way from Armed Forces, Red Cross, Newfoundland

Emergency-room physician Dr. Joe Vipond, an outspoken opponent of the United Conservative government’s approach to the crisis, said Kenney failed again by putting too much emphasis on vaccines rather than immediate action.
Black bear trapped, shipped out of Canmore

Black bear trapped, shipped out of Canmore

“Bears coming into residential areas to feed on unnatural food sources is a public safety risk because they are easily habituated and may defend the food source."
Enbridge says Line 3 'substantially complete,' will be in service on Friday

Enbridge says Line 3 'substantially complete,' will be in service on Friday

Enbridge will begin filling the line on Oct. 1 and will ramp up to full capacity of 760,000 barrels per day by the end of the month.
'Laundry list of facts': Alberta teachers group revives school curriculum criticism

'Laundry list of facts': Alberta teachers group revives school curriculum criticism

A report said teachers found the proposed curriculum skews toward Eurocentric history, is full of jargon, doesn't teach students critical thinking skills, and lacks accurate Indigenous perspectives. For example, it refers to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis only in the past tense. Teachers surveyed said it reads like a curriculum from the 1950s and lacks a clear vision and goal.
Widespread labour shortage not going away any time soon: BDC report

Widespread labour shortage not going away any time soon: BDC report

A full 20 per cent of workers who lost their jobs during the pandemic are now working in an entirely different field, the report said.
Canada marks first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Canada marks first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Terry Teegee, regional chief of the B.C. Assembly of First Nations, said it's a day to reflect on that terrible history, and also to think about how to address the effects of 150 years of residential school policies that aimed to "kill the Indian in the child."
Trudeau says moving on vaccine mandate for federal workers, travellers priority No. 1

Trudeau says moving on vaccine mandate for federal workers, travellers priority No. 1

Once implemented, the vaccination rule would cover the federal civil service, travellers in federally regulated industries including airlines, trains, and cruise ships, as well as workers in those fields. The transport minister's office said the deadline for the rule change is the end of October.
'State of crisis:' Medical group calls for lockdowns in Alberta and Saskatchewan

'State of crisis:' Medical group calls for lockdowns in Alberta and Saskatchewan

"Early relaxation of public-health measures has left two crumbling health-care systems in their wake and the dire realities are now in full view," said Dr. Katharine Smart, president of the Canadian Medical Association.