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Manitoba First Nation says members lack health care due to nursing shortage

Manitoba First Nation says members lack health care due to nursing shortage

WINNIPEG — Members of a northern First Nation looking to get prescriptions refilled, blood work done or access to other basic health-care services are often being turned away because of a nursing shortage in the community.
K'omoks First Nation signs draft treaty with B.C., federal governments

K'omoks First Nation signs draft treaty with B.C., federal governments

COURTENAY, BRITISH COLUMBIA — Officials with the K'omoks First Nation and the B.C. and federal governments have signed a draft treaty in a step toward the nation's self-governance.
Alberta wildfires prompt more evacuations, and Edmonton offers masks for smoke

Alberta wildfires prompt more evacuations, and Edmonton offers masks for smoke

EDMONTON — Wildfires in northern Alberta forced more people from their homes on Saturday while Edmonton offered masks to residents to help them deal with all the smoke.
Manitoba Métis president ticketed for fishing without a licence, province says

Manitoba Métis president ticketed for fishing without a licence, province says

WINNIPEG — A recent interaction between a conservation officer and David Chartrand, president of the Manitoba Métis Federation, appears set to become the latest skirmish in the battle over Indigenous hunting and fishing rights in the province.
Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan steps down from cabinet, successor to be named Friday

Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan steps down from cabinet, successor to be named Friday

OTTAWA — Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan is stepping down from cabinet and will not be seeking re-election in the next federal contest, he announced on Thursday.
Métis Federation adds office space, touts revitalization of downtown Winnipeg

Métis Federation adds office space, touts revitalization of downtown Winnipeg

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Métis Federation is finalizing the purchase of two more office buildings and a parking lot in the heart of downtown Winnipeg.
Residents who fled northern Alberta community eligible for evacuation relief

Residents who fled northern Alberta community eligible for evacuation relief

EDMONTON — Hundreds of residents forced to flee a remote northern Alberta community seven days ago can now apply for emergency payments from the provincial government.
AFN head meets with Manitoba's viceregal to seek independent inquiry into killings

AFN head meets with Manitoba's viceregal to seek independent inquiry into killings

OTTAWA — The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is urging Manitoba's lieutenant-governor to establish an independent inquiry into the killings of four Indigenous women in the province.
B.C.'s 'massive error' part of web of inaction that could have saved boy: advocate

B.C.'s 'massive error' part of web of inaction that could have saved boy: advocate

An 11-year-old Indigenous boy who died after being tortured by the extended family members approved to be his caregivers was failed in a myriad of ways, a report by British Columbia's representative for children and youth shows.
No suspects in fire that razed trailer used for residential school investigative work

No suspects in fire that razed trailer used for residential school investigative work

SADDLE LAKE, ALTA. — The RCMP is asking for the public's help after a fire in Alberta destroyed a trailer being used for residential school investigative work.