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B.C. helps fund searches for Indigenous remains
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B.C. helps fund searches for Indigenous remains

VANCOUVER — The B.C. government says it will provide immediate funding to 21 First Nation communities to help with searches for human remains at former residential schools or hospitals. Murray Rankin, the minister of Indigenous relations and reconciliation, said on Tuesday that each community can receive up to $475,000 as it carries out searches, planning,...

First Nation still investigating former residential school site in British Columbia
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First Nation still investigating former residential school site in British Columbia

CHEMAINUS, B.C. — A First Nation community on Vancouver Island says it is continuing its investigations after a newsletter circulating online said it had found more than 160 unmarked and undocumented graves at a former residential school site. In a statement, the Penelakut Tribe says the newsletter wasn’t an “official” news release but was intended...

Atlantic provinces dispose of thousands of doses of expired AstraZeneca vaccine
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Atlantic provinces dispose of thousands of doses of expired AstraZeneca vaccine

Prince Edward Island announced this week it had disposed of 3,200 expired AstraZeneca doses, and Newfoundland and Labrador confirmed Thursday it has nearly 2,900 doses that will go to waste. Health officials in New Brunswick said they had 960 doses of AstraZeneca expire at the end of June, with another 10,300 doses set to expire at the end of August and 200 at the end of October.

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country
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A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

Published:  Fri, Jul 16th, 2021 4:00:00 AM As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities. Most of the plans are based on each jurisdiction reaching vaccination targets at certain dates, while also keeping the number of...