New publication delves into racist history as B.C. prepare to mark 150th anniversary

A new publication from a group of a academics and community activists is hoping to open a conversation on racism as modern British Columbia turns 150 years old.
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Prince Harry thought about quitting royal life in his 20s
Prince Harry compared his royal experience to being on 'The Truman Show' and 'living in a zoo.'
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#ICYMI: 'Bonjour-Hi' to Bill 96, AstraZeneca reversal, police diversity, more news
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What insurrection? Growing number in GOP downplay Jan. 6
A small but growing number of Republican lawmakers are propagating a false portrayal of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, brazenly arguing that the rioters who used flagpoles as weapons, brutally beat police officers and chanted that they wanted to hang Vice President Mike Pence were somehow acting peacefully.
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Vaughn Palmer: NDP-Green rancour gets a workout in the legislature
Opinion: John Horgan makes candid comment about using drugs as a pre-teen as he argued for measures to help today's youth
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Maclean’s earns 17 National Magazine Awards nominations
Writers, editors, designers and photographers were all nominees—and Maclean's is also up for best magazine The post Maclean’s earns 17 National Magazine Awards nominations appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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Council eyes pedestrian-friendly visions for Granville, Commercial
New proposals for prioritizing pedestrians on Granville and Commercial have support of the areas' respective business associations.
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Edmonton woman mourned after being fatally struck by SUV in her own driveway
One day after a woman succumbed to injuries sustained when she was hit by an SUV in her northeast Edmonton driveway, her neighbour is speaking about what happened.
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‘He’s fighting for his life’: Alberta father in ICU amid CNRL Horizon COVID-19 outbreak
An outbreak of COVID-19 at Canadian Natural Resources Horizon mine site in Alberta's oilsands has now grown to 1,427 cases.
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Kansas City Southern to scrap railroad deal with CP after CN ups bid to $33.6B
Kansas City Southern said Thursday that it determined Canadian National's revised $33.6 billion offer was better than the $25 billion agreement it had with Canadian Pacific.
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‘When we were growing up, it just wasn’t there’: Disney show highlights importance of Eid al-Fitr
“It’s meant for kids so it’s easy and they will understand it, but adults can also learn from this because it’s explaining to them what it is and what Eid is supposed to be about."
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Provinces issued more COVID-19 tickets during second wave: CCLA report
Provinces became more punitive in their approach to COVID-19 infractions during the second wave of the pandemic, says the Canadian Civil Liberties Association in a report that suggests Quebec and Manitoba were particularly forceful in handing out tickets.
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Kelowna, B.C., couple livid with local utility company over cedar trimming
The Meyers said FortisBC did contact them about trimming their emerald cedars, however, the trimming came much sooner than expected.
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Weekend traffic: Avoid Île-aux-Tourtes Bridge, Turcot and Bonaventure
A second lane of Highway 40 westbound on the Île-aux-Tourtes Bridge has been closed as a preventive measure.
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No timeline for sector-specific COVID-19 transmission data to be released in Alberta
The transmission data would detail where COVID-19 spread has been happening in the province, which doctors say is important for Albertans to know.
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Canada unlikely to follow U.S. approach to easing COVID-19 masking rules: doctor
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer need to wear masks outdoors and in most indoor settings, but one of Canada's top public health officials suggests a different approach would be taken here.
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AstraZeneca shipment in storage as provinces mull how to use vaccine linked to rare risk
Provinces, including Ontario, hit pause on the British vaccine this week, because they have concerns about a statistically extremely small risk those inoculated could develop a rare blood clot. It’s not clear how the latest shipment will be used.
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Stu Cowan: Canadiens didn't take Leafs lightly in 1979 series
"I think we just had a little more talent than them," former Hab Steve Shutt says of series sweep when teams last met in 1979 playoffs.
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Kids and the Pandemic: Vaccines, Schools, Mental Health: Star journalists and experts answer your questions
Our panel — moderated by This Matters podcast co-host/producer Raju Mudhar — will include Dr. Upton Allen, Division Head of Infectious Diseases, SickKids; Dr. Anna Banerji, Infectious Disease Specialist, Universtiy of Toronto; the Toronto Star’s Queen’s Park Bureau reporter Kris Rushowy, and Health reporter Jennifer Yang.
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Gregor Chisholm: April’s offensive worries bring May’s offensive flurries for the Blue Jays
The Jays have scored more runs this month than any team in baseball.
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French in Quebec: Here are the main changes proposed in Bill 96
The proposed legislation tabled Thursday is 100 pages long and includes 201 articles.
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Another jogger bitten by coyote in Vancouver's Stanley Park
Since Dec. 1, 2020, there have been at least 18 attacks on park-users
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Quebec language reform aims at capping English CEGEP enrolment
Bill 96 will give priority to anglophone students. It also should even the playing field for anglophones struggling to get accepted in the English CEGEPS.
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Buyer beware: Angry couple buys, dumps mouldy RV, sticking sellers with tow costs
A civil resolution tribunal ruled it was an 'as is' sale and ordered the buyers to pay the towing and storage fees
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Pandemic pursuit leads to ‘thrilling’ opportunity for Calgary teen
Her photography gets exposure all over North America: 'It's a real confidence-booster and it's encouraged me to continue my photography journey
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Lethbridge police officer suspended, ASIRT to investigate allegations
The officer has been suspended with pay and an ASIRT investigation is underway.
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Junior hockey: Kelowna Rockets close shortened season with win over Victoria Royals
'They did a marvellous job, and the credit goes to the players and the billets because they literally shut down their lives to accommodate these guys.'
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Bella Thomson’s very own fairytale castle sprouts in Swift Current backyard
The Make-A-Wish magical kingdom sprouted to life on the Thomson family's Swift Current acreage over the past few weeks while Bella and her mom Kyla were in hospital in Toronto.
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Sask. NDP makes pitch to waive provincial park gate fees, remove PST from restaurant meals
'We're calling on the Sask Party government to do everything it can right now to make sure we get the economy back on track and to allow families to have a safe, fun summer.'
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‘I had no idea what to do’: Winnipeg business owner robbed by axe-wielding suspects
A Winnipeg business owner is in shock after being robbed by two-axe wielding suspects at his computer repair business.
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B.C. not quite ready to follow CDC advice on vaccinated people no longer needing masks
The CDC also said fully vaccinated people will not need to physically distance in most places but masks should still be worn in crowded settings.
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COVID-19: Nursing school applications on rise, but B.C. doesn't have spaces, staff to teach them all
Nursing schools and nurses union says there are not enough nurses being graduated to replace those retiring. And faculty are among those aging out of the profession, leaving fewer to teach
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B.C. opening COVID-19 vaccine booking to everyone 18+ by Sunday night
Bookings will open first to adults aged 25 and up (born in 1996 or earlier) at 7 p.m. on Friday.
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French in Quebec: Bill puts 'collective rights ahead of individual rights,' critics say
"This is a law that clearly sends out a message that anglophone Quebecers are second-class citizens."
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