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Monday, May 18, 2020

The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) recommends that First Nations should be given the opportunity to self-regulate an Indigenous utility when providing services on their reserve land.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The BC Coroner’s Service has issued a report stating that illicit drug overdoses in the province have risen sharply since February, just prior to the social isolation protocols set in place due to the...

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

It might have seemed like a simple gesture but it won’t be soon forgotten by residents of a remote Indigenous community in British Columbia.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

If you thought it was hard to renew your expired Indian Status Card in the past, it has now become impossible in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Monday, May 11, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has sparked a widespread response in Canada, with a multi-billion-dollar social spending initiative that resulted in the largest deficit the federal government has run since the Second...

Friday, May 8, 2020

Chinook salmon arriving at Big Bar Slide in the next few weeks won’t be able to swim past rapids or negotiate their way through a nature-like fishway constructed along the canyon wall.

Friday, May 8, 2020

The fundraising efforts of a young Tseshaht First Nation youth far exceeded original expectations.

Eight-year-old Solomon Watts was keen to run an estimated two-kilometre route through streets on the...

Thursday, May 7, 2020

As local businesses in Tofino wrestle with when to re-open their doors safely in response to COVID-19, many are waiting for the green light from government. 

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Changes are coming to the way emergency care is delivered in some Nuu-chah-nulth communities.

But ironically, the COVID-19 pandemic has placed the majority of the project’s implementation details on...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Although new cases of COVID-19 are clearly on the downward trend in British Columbia, social distancing measures remain, with directives to avoid close contact and gatherings with others while in public.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Frustrations are building for families struggling to keep up with home schooling and post-secondary course requirements made exponentially more difficult due to government-mandated social isolation...

Monday, May 4, 2020

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council nurses are working hard to continue patient care during a time of social isolation. By the very nature of the job, patient care is an intimate, hands-on service usually...

Friday, May 1, 2020

It became disturbingly clear that even remote First Nation communities can be hit by the rapid spread of COVID-19 when an Alert Bay woman succumbed to the respiratory illness on April 24.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Carolina Tatoosh will eventually receive a prestigious provincial accolade.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Those employed by First Nations-owned businesses are breathing sighs of relief this week, with an announcement from Indigenous Services Canada to include these corporations in a wage subsidy program for...

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Staying home may well be the best safeguard against spread of COVID-19, yet social isolation is no friend to victims of domestic violence.

Abusers typically attempt to isolate their victims from...

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

In the quieter times of COVID-19 isolation comes an unusual sound, the mournful wailing of bagpipe music drifting over the Somass River. The piper is RCMP Constable Pete Batt and he played his pipes on the...

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

For too long academics with little understanding of a First Nation have stepped in to study an Indigenous community, producing data that provides little benefit to those who live there, says a UVic...

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The B.C. Elders Gathering is the latest event to be cancelled due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

The announcement came today from the BC Elders Communication Centre Society, which organizes...

Thursday, April 23, 2020

It has been more than a month since the province of British Columbia declared a state of emergency, effectively closing public schools and other educational institutions.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Rural, remote and Indigenous communities in B.C. have been promised immediate relief through improved health care services, including better medical transportation options as well as new and faster COVID-19...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The timing could not have been much worse.

Back in mid-March Joel Marriott and his wife Mary Mason opened the doors to their new Port Alberni-based business, The Owls Path Marketplace.  

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Former Indian day school students that have not submitted their claim forms for Federal Day School Class Action compensation can now find help to complete the forms online, according to Hailey MacKinnon, a...

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Officials from Huu-ay-aht First Nations are very concerned they are being excluded from a national wage subsidy program.

But they are also optimistic changes will be on the horizon.

Monday, April 20, 2020

A family living in isolation across the channel from Ahousaht saw the Ha-Shilth-Sa story of a mystery raft and came forward with the story behind it.

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