Remembering War

  by GREG LOCKE Originally published November 11, 2016 ST JOHN’S, Newfoundland – I can’t do Remembrance Day anymore. Just don’t have it in me. I don’t mean it to be disrespectful. In fact, my respect is infinite. I have had relatives

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NATUASHISH, LABRADOR August 12, 2021 – Days after a human rights report slammed Canada for its treatment of the Innu, the Innu Nation sued the federal and provincial governments over the Muskrat Falls energy project affecting their ancestral lands. The suit, filed

Innu first nations kept out of Labrador negotiations.

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Vancouver fights graffiti with graffiti

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Africville: Nova Scotia’s blacks remember

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Legalized weed in Canada an idea whose time has come

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