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Thanks to the Washington Post, I found my ancestor’s remains at the Smithsonian
(via IndigiNews)

Eden Fineday writes about how she found out her relative was at the institution — and her responsibility to visit and give thanks

1 Mar 2024

Should you consider running in Crocs?
(via Outside)

Runners are racing ultramarathons and fast 5Ks in Crocs. Here’s why you might want to join them. Or not.

1 Mar 2024

Victoria boy, six, died days after being placed in foster care
(via Times Colonist)

The coroners service and the Children and Families Ministry are investigating the death of Oliver Ratchford, who was found face-down in a backyard garden pond.

1 Mar 2024

BC teachers ask for pension divestment from fossil fuels
(via CityNews)

Members of the BC Teachers Federation protested in Vancouver on Wednesday, calling for a "fossil-free and weapons-free portfolio."

1 Mar 2024

‘Abuse of power’: Hospitals, med schools crack down on Palestine advocacy
(via the Breach)

Immediate suspensions, harsh repercussions plague health-care workers advocating for Palestine, a Breach investigation has found.

1 Mar 2024

The Black church is embracing LGBTQ+ youth and reuniting faith with family. Will it help reduce homelessness?
(via AfroLA)

Many queer youth end up unhoused after coming out, adding to rising numbers of people living on the street. Is the Black Church ready for a renaissance where religion brings families back together?

1 Mar 2024

Alberta brings in new restrictions on renewable power projects as moratorium set to end Thursday
(via Edmonton Journal)

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith announced the changes in a move they claim will support Alberta's agriculture lands.

29 Feb 2024

West Vancouver mayor banned from practising law for two years after admitting misconduct
(via CBC)

Sager offered to voluntarily repay to the estate over $40,000 — which consists of the mistaken expenses, as well as half the executor's fees and care and management fees he withdrew.

29 Feb 2024

Israel is deliberately starving Palestinians, UN rights expert says
(via the Guardian)

Exclusive: UN special rapporteur on the right to food Michael Fakhri says denial of food is war crime and constitutes ‘a situation of genocide.’

29 Feb 2024

Drax: UK power station still burning rare forest wood
(via BBC)

Owner Drax, which received £6bn in subsidies, continues to burn timber from Canadian trees - BBC finds.

29 Feb 2024