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Ottawa should offer Indigenous-language training, exemptions to public servants: memo

Ottawa should offer Indigenous-language training, exemptions to public servants: memo

OTTAWA — Senior civil servants explored offering Indigenous-language training to federal employees and possible exemptions to those who already speak one from requiring fluency in both English and French, newly released documents show.
Teenage Head's Gord Lewis remembered for 'ferocious' guitar skills as band forges on

Teenage Head's Gord Lewis remembered for 'ferocious' guitar skills as band forges on

TORONTO — Gord Lewis played a "ferocious" guitar in Hamilton punk rock act Teenage Head and his bandmates intend to honour him with a series of upcoming concerts.
Excitement in B.C. Indigenous communities as salmon get past Fraser slide zone

Excitement in B.C. Indigenous communities as salmon get past Fraser slide zone

VANCOUVER — Thousands of migrating sockeye and chinook salmon are making their way over a massive rock slide on British Columbia's Fraser River this summer where barely 100 fish were counted for the entire season three years ago, Fisheries and Oceans
Judge suspends two articles of Quebec's new language law, citing access to justice

Judge suspends two articles of Quebec's new language law, citing access to justice

MONTREAL — Quebec's new language law suffered a first defeat on Friday, as a judge temporarily suspended a provision requiring English court documents to be translated into French.
Remains of priest removed from Quebec Mohawk community after sex abuse allegations

Remains of priest removed from Quebec Mohawk community after sex abuse allegations

MONTREAL — The remains of a priest alleged to have sexually abused children have been exhumed and removed from the Mohawk community of Kahnawake. The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake, which governs the community south of Montreal, says the remains of Rev.
Stories about youth, queer culture, romance dominate Canadian TIFF lineup

Stories about youth, queer culture, romance dominate Canadian TIFF lineup

TORONTO — Stories of youth and queer culture are being elevated in the Canadian lineup at this year's Toronto International Film Festival and some filmmakers say the uplifting themes come at a much-needed time.
Senegalese diplomat arrested by Quebec police owed former landlord more than $45,000

Senegalese diplomat arrested by Quebec police owed former landlord more than $45,000

MONTREAL — The detention and alleged beating by Quebec police of a Senegalese diplomat last week came as a bailiff was attempting to seize property at her residence to pay for a judgment against her.
Canadian paddlers feed off local crowd for gold medals at world championships

Canadian paddlers feed off local crowd for gold medals at world championships

DARTMOUTH, N.S. — Canadian canoe racers demonstrated endurance and power at the world championships Sunday on Lake Banook, taking home gold, silver and bronze medals to the roar of an approving local crowd.
Artists to cash in when work is resold with update of copyright laws

Artists to cash in when work is resold with update of copyright laws

OTTAWA — Artists are to get paid when their work is resold in a shakeup of copyright laws that would give them a slice of collectors' profits.
After papal apology in Canada, U.S. sets sights on missing, murdered Indigenous women

After papal apology in Canada, U.S. sets sights on missing, murdered Indigenous women

WASHINGTON — There is a long-standing intergenerational link between the dark North American legacy of abuse in residential schools and the ongoing tragedy of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.