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Thousands returning to LNG work sites and camps in northern BC, with mandatory COVID-19 testing in place
(via CBC)

More than 3,000 workers are set to return to jobs on a natural gas pipeline and export terminal in northern BC by the end of March. LNG Canada and Coastal GasLink say they're rolling out mandatory COVID-19 testing for workers.

Yesterday

Police say Edmonton’s Indigenous population is ‘highly victimized’ amid rising racism in city
(via Global News)

'Through many years of inter-generational trauma, people have maybe not had the best response when they did ask for assistance... so why bother?'

Yesterday

Eden Robinson goes very deep and dark in closing Trickster Triology novel
(via the Vancouver Sun)

The pandemic pushed much-loved author to drastically change the tone of 'Return of the Trickster' manuscript.

Yesterday

BC housing minister says he won't stop lobbying city councils over decisions on homeless shelters
(via CBC)

Housing Minister David Eby says he's willing to wade into city council decisions on homeless shelters — even if that means angering local politicians along the way.

4 Mar 2021

Defence Minister Sajjan knew about Vance allegations in 2018 but refused to accept evidence, committee told
(via the Ottawa Citizen)

Harjit Sajjan was fully aware of serious allegations against then Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Jon Vance, but went so far as to refuse to accept evidence that was offered, a Commons committee heard.

4 Mar 2021

Questions raised over Saskatchewan First Nation's vaccine dream
(via the Star Phoenix)

The company that produces that vaccine, along with the federal government, are casting doubt on the legitimacy of any such purchase.

4 Mar 2021

Surrey sisters 'traumatized,' believe they were targeted by RCMP because they're Black
(via CityNews 1130)

Blanche Monabeka says officers yelled for her and her sisters to come out with their hands up, while her white neighbours were treated very differently.

4 Mar 2021

Pandemic job losses threaten to leave women behind permanently, RBC warns
(via CBC)

The pandemic's job losses have hit women particularly hard, and a new report from RBC says the effects could be potentially long-lasting.

4 Mar 2021

The 'rapid housing initiative' that isn't
(via the Vancouver Sun)

Feds say multi-billion dollar investments prove their commitment to ending homelessness. But the shortfalls also prove depth of the problem.

4 Mar 2021

UBC accounting class told to redo midterm exam after students accused of cheating online
(via CBC)

Over 600 students in a second-year accounting class at UBC’s Sauder School of Business have been told they will have to retake a midterm exam after some students were caught cheating online.

4 Mar 2021