Monthly Archives: June 2016

First Nations chief finds common ground with Mexican politician at Three Amigos summit

Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Grand Chief Sheila North Wilson discussed Indigenous issues at the North American Leaders Summit with Mexican politician Nuvia Mayorga Delgado, who is head of the National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples from Mexico.  North Wilson said it is clear the issues that impact Indigenous people in Canada are similar to those that affect Indigenous people…

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July 3, 1980: Stocking up brew before the shelves are bare

The summer of 1980 started out with a strike by Alberta’s brewery workers – sending people in droves to liquor stores to stock up before supplies dried up. As the tensions between the four Alberta breweries and workers heated up, labour lawyer Phil Ponting tried to calm consumers by saying the supply of beer would not be…

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Istanbul airport attack: What we know about the victims

Among the 44 people slain in Tuesday’s suicide bombings at the Istanbul airport were a loving father who called his daughters “princesses,” a colonel helping his son flee ISIS, a hero who tried to stop the attackers, a young woman who believed in peaceful resistance, an artist with a budding career, and a man who was about to get…

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