Category: 2011 05 20
For Quebec Premier Jean Charest, it’s the political equivalent of a Hail Mary. It’s late in the fourth quarter in his lifelong game of political football, and his team is trailing. After 26 years of elected politics and eight years in power, one long pass for a legendary touchdown might ... read more ››
According to a report, George F.A. Pachano died in a freak canoe accident on Tuesday, May 10 at 8:30 am.
Pachano was travelling by canoe on waters near Chisasibi when the front of the fiberglass canoe apparently split open. He was in the canoe with two other men at the time ... read more ››
After years in the making and much talk from Premier Jean Charest and Natural Resources Minister Nathalie Normandeau, Quebec finally unveiled the long-awaited Plan du Nord, the province’s long-term plan for development in northern Quebec.
The Plan was presented to public in Lévis on May 9 and within hours garnered the ... read more ››
Tragically, Leonard Neposh Matthews, 40, originally from Waswanipi, died May 5 after being struck by a train just after 1:00 am.
Matthews had been living in Sudbury at the time of his death to pursue an Honours BA in Law and Justice at Laurentian University.
He was taken to Sudbury Regional Hospital ... read more ››
The RCMP national database that was set to replace the database that the Native Women’s Association of Canada’s Sisters in Spirit (SIS) initiative had created to track data on missing and murdered Aboriginal women has now been delayed until 2013.
When the Conservative government promised new funding to address the issue ... read more ››
I have been eating a lot of fish lately. It is always good to eat the various types of fish the world’s oceans, rivers and lakes have to offer. However, over the years as I have travelled throughout the Far East, the Americas and Europe, I realize how fortunate we ... read more ››
Over 600 children live with over 300 foster families. At any given time there are additional children needing homes. We need foster parents for children of all ages, for short-term, long-term or weekend care. Foster parent applications from people of all backgrounds and communities are welcome.
We offer services to boys ... read more ››
When Terrie Ann Dauphinais was murdered in Calgary on April 29, 2002, she didn’t just leave three children and grieving parents behind. She left many questions unanswered, like why has her death remained unsolved after nine years, and what is the government going to do about violence against Aboriginal women?
Around ... read more ››
As the chill finally leaves the air and the days grow longer and brighter, one can’t help but ponder what will be the best way to take advantage of the upcoming summer months and where the best times are to be had.
For those fortunate enough to get some downtime this ... read more ››
Recently, Our Pink Thoughts website honoured Lydia Corston, a Moose Factory Cree who passed on earlier this year at the age of 89. Her granddaughter Marla Newhook recounted the role her grandmother (born Lydia Kapashesit in Rupert’s House) played in her family. “She was a very strong woman who had ... read more ››
Cree history was made on May 2 as Romeo Saganash won the first Parliamentary seat ever to go to a James Bay Cree when he was elected to be the new New Democratic Party of Canada MP for the Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou.
Saganash, who beat out Bloc Québécois incumbent Yvon Lévesque, said that ... read more ››
Right before the federal elections, Quebec’s Liberal provincial government decided on doing more business in the north and cash in on the resources. This quickly led to a grand effort to design the north into an economic and protected area – sounds like an oxymoron? This also created the largest ... read more ››
This federal election was certainly bittersweet for many. In Quebec many wished for another minority and even a coalition government in Ottawa. Harper though pulled through and got the majority government he desired and asked Canadians for. The next four years should be interesting ones as Canadians will have the ... read more ››