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Canada announces 30,000 additional applications under Parents and Grandparents Program 2021
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Canada announces 30,000 additional applications under Parents and Grandparents Program 2021

July 20, 2021—Ottawa—Canada’s Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program is unique in the world. It gives families the chance to reunite here, providing them the opportunity to thrive in this country. Family reunification plays a significant role in attracting, retaining and integrating immigrants who contribute to our success as a country. Building on the success of...

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...