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COVID 19 deaths could be twice as high as reported

By Moira Wyton, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The number of Canadians who died of COVID-19 could be twice as high as reported, according to a new preliminary report.

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Jody Wilson-Raybould tells Ottawa to take responsibility for reconciliation

Warning: This story contains details that may provoke distress or trauma in some readers.

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Jody Wilson-Raybould endured a salvo of emotions as news broke confirming the unmarked graves of 215 children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School at Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc.

The Independent MP for the riding of Vancouver Granville, former justice minister, and member of the We Wai Kai Nation was in her home community on Quadra Island, B.C., when she heard.

The initial surge of incredible sadness was pursued by increasing anger and a fixed sense of frustration.

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Canada’s carbon pricing law constitutional, court rules

By Carl MeyerCanada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter — With files from Emma McIntosh

Parliament acted constitutionally when it passed the federal government’s carbon pricing law, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.

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Trudeau among world leaders ‘reconciling humanity with nature’

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.

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More British Columbians are being hospitalized due to COVID

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.

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