Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
After the world failed to meet a single target last decade to stop the disappearance of the natural world, the leaders of several nations, including Canada, met for a virtual summit on Monday and committed to safeguarding biodiversity in future.
Continue reading Trudeau among world leaders ‘reconciling humanity with nature’
By Moira Wyton, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
British Columbia’s health minister says the province’s hospital capacity remains strong despite a significant rise of people hospitalized due to COVID-19 over the weekend.
Continue reading More British Columbians are being hospitalized due to COVID
the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
What do you want to see change to stop anti-Indigenous racism? This is a question that Rain Daniels has been asked since the early nineties. Her answer remains the same. “These issues need to be taken seriously,” she says.
Continue reading Interrupting anti-Indigenous racism
Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Two tiny B.C. island communities are well ahead of the curve when it comes to the federal government’s move to ban single-use plastics.
Continue reading Cortes and Quadra ditched single use plastics long ago
By Anna McKenzie, The Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Canada delivered its Speech from the Throne to signal a new session of parliament on Wednesday. The speech was largely focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and the middle class. After a tumultuous 10months following the previous throne speech, including a global pandemic, the Wet’suwet’en crisis, and several high profile police brutality cases upon BIPOC in Canada (and in the United States), the federal government has said that they will be moving towards expediting several of its commitments to Indigenous Peoples. But for Kukip7 Judy Wilson, Secretary-Treasurer of theUnion of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC), reconciliation has been put on the back burner.
Continue reading Reconciliation on the back burner