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Decolonizing your teen’s bookshelf

By Jenessa Joy Klukas, The Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The project of decolonization requires readers, young and old, to diversify the stories they consume. 

Earlier this month IndigiNews explored a list of kids books written and illustrated by Indigenous creators, and we highlighted the need for children’s books that embrace diversity and Indigenous identity. 

To encourage our readers to keep reading, IndigiNews Education and Child Welfare Storyteller Jenessa Joy Klukas has compiled a list of young adult fiction books that can capture the hearts and minds of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Youth alike (and maybe even adults too).

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Stark poll results ‘speak for themselves’: Political scientist Survey says Canadians fear for country’s future

Editor’s note: 201 of the 1,518 respondents to this nationwide poll were from British Columbia.

By Chelsea Kemp, Brandon Sun, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Sixty-six per cent of Canadians fear for the future of the country after witnessing political unrest for the past three weeks, according to  recent polls released by Maru Public Opinion.

Additionally, 82 per cent of Canadians say there is no way the  protesting in Ottawa should have been able to last as long as it has.

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Two ferries away from Vancouver Island: No food or gas shortages on Cortes Island

The panic buying that swept throughout Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland last week has not reached Cortes Island. 

Eva, from the Gorge Harbour General store suggested that, “People on Cortes are probably better prepared.”

The only place she noticed the shortage was gasoline, because the provincial government was limiting sales to 30 litres.

Curt Cunningham, from the Squirrel Cove General Store, believes that rationing boosted his gasoline sales 50% – because most people purchased up to the limit!

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Supply chain crunch a ‘nightmare’ for local businesses

By Chelsea Kemp, Brandon Sun, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Already scrambling to adjust to current supply chain woes prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, local businesses are now concerned with the  potential effects record-breaking rainfall and flooding in B.C. —  which have closed highways and cut off rail access to Canada’s biggest  port — will have here at home.

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