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Knowing fire: a First Nation perspective
(via CBC)

A First Nation on the edge of BC’s biggest wildfire says its knowledge is crucial to the fight, but was ignored as the blaze grew.

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At least 129 people caught COVID at Calgary Stampede, 325 attended while possibly infectious
(via the CBC)

The number of COVID-19 cases linked to the Calgary Stampede continues to grow.

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Black muralists reclaim walls of Vancouver's Strathcona neighbourhood
(via CBC)

The curator of the Black Strathcona Resurgence Project says her goal is to use public murals to push back against the erasure of the Black community in Strathcona, many members of which were displaced by the construction of the Georgia viaduct in the 1970s.

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Forgiving Jaskirat Sidhu
(via Maclean's)

Who deserves absolution, and when, is one of humanity’s most vexing questions — one families devastated by the Humboldt Broncos tragedy can’t seem to avoid.

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This Toronto doctor now has a Barbie made in her image to honour her work as a health-care hero
(via CBC)

Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa remembers dressing up her Barbies as doctors, poets and performers when she was a young girl, but none of the dolls looked quite like the woman she aspired to be. Now she has a Barbie made in her image to show for it.

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Climate crisis: Scientists spot warning signs of Gulf Stream collapse
(via the Guardian)

A shutdown of the Atlantic currents would have devastating global impacts and cannot be allowed to happen, researchers say.

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Memorial to residential school victims set on fire outside Calgary City Hall
(via CBC)

A memorial honouring residential school victims at Calgary City Hall was set on fire Tuesday night.

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Seniors cut off from income supplement after receiving emergency benefits
(via the Globe and Mail)

Many seniors who received the CERB and Canada Recovery Benefit either do not qualify for the guaranteed income supplement or face deductions to it.

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Andre De Grasse's mother describes the emotional toll of her son's journey to Olympic gold
(via CBC)

Beverley De Grasse couldn't hold back the tears as she spoke about her son's Olympic victory and everything he went through to get there.

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Old-growth forests in BC need protection now says UBCIC
(via APTN)

The Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs is pushing the BC government to add more protections to the old-growth forests in the province.

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