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Hearings begin for First Nations, environmental group opposed to Trans Mountain

By The Canadian Press
October 1, 2017 - 7:25am

VANCOUVER — Several First Nations, municipalities and environmental groups that are opposed to the approval process of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in British Columbia will be arguing their position in the Federal Court of Appeal over the next two weeks.

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Number of homeless Aboriginal people, seniors growing in Metro Vancouver: report

By The Canadian Press
September 27, 2017 - 6:50am

VANCOUVER — Final numbers from Metro Vancouver’s latest homeless count show that more Aboriginal people and seniors are living in shelters and on the streets.

The report says about one-third of the 3,506 people counted self-identified as being Indigenous or Aboriginal.

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Kamloops residential school survivors take their spirits back

By Adam Donnelly
September 22, 2017 - 3:12pm Updated: September 22, 2017 - 5:31pm

KAMLOOPS — Beginning in 1893, hundreds of Secwepemc children were forcibly removed from their homes, and taken to the Kamloops Indian Residential School. The school has been closed since 1977, but for many who survived their time there, the spiritual and emotional wounds still haven't healed.