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How radar technology is used to discover unmarked graves at former residential schools

Ground-penetrating radar is one of the tools that led to the shocking revelation that there appear to be the remains of 215 children buried at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.

Airspace over former Kamloops Indian Residential School restricted

The announcement is likely aimed at preventing the gathering of aerial video and photographs of the site where preliminary findings of a search detected the remains of as many as 215 children.

B.C. schools remember Kamloops residential school children by colouring paper eagle feathers for display

Many schools across the province are drawing colouring an eagle feather template created by Gitxsan artist Michelle Stoney and hanging the feathers on fences to remember the 215 children whose remains were found at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C..
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After Kamloops, the politics of Indigenous reconciliation will never be the same

Until fairly recently, the Canadian political conversation about Indigenous reconciliation was on a steady, slow-moving track. Kamloops changed everything — and there's no going back.
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Ottawa says it's not liable for cultural damage caused by Kamloops residential school: court documents

The federal government is heading toward trial on a class action lawsuit seeking reparations for the devastation residential schools inflicted on First Nation cultures, languages and communities.

Vancouver Catholic school students call on religious order to apologize for its role in residential schools

Hundreds of students affiliated with an all-girls Vancouver Catholic school are calling for an apology from the religious order that established their institution for its role in past atrocities committed against children in Canadian residential schools.

Catholics need to 'ask their church to do better' in the wake of Kamloops discovery, minister says

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said Wednesday that Roman Catholic parishioners need to demand better from their church, which has so far refused to apologize for its role in the residential school system or release documents that could shed light on unmarked grave sites.

First Nations artists process grief from Kamloops residential school discovery through their work

Some Indigenous artists are turning to their craft in order to process their emotions following the discovery of the remains of 215 children on a former residential school site in Kamloops, B.C.

Further searches of residential school sites are next stage of healing for some Indigenous communities

People with connections to the Kamloops residential school have been drawn to a memorial at the site commemorating the estimated 215 children whose remains the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation says are buried there based on the findings of a recent radar survey. Some say they hope the discovery leads to similar searches across Canada and is the start of a new stage of healing in the reconciliation process.

Politicians, environmentalists, industry divided on B.C.'s forestry plan

B.C. Greens, Sierra Club B.C. say old growth forests still at risk; meanwhile, the Council of Forest Industries applauds praises B.C.'s announcement for working collaborative with foresters.
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Canadians should be prepared for more discoveries like Kamloops, Murray Sinclair says

Canadians should prepare themselves for the discovery of sites similar to that of the former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., where the remains of 215 children were found, former senator Murray Sinclair said in a statement Tuesday.
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Survivors, faith leaders call on Catholic Church to take responsibility for residential schools

In the wake of the find announced by the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation in B.C., survivors, Indigenous leaders and faith leaders are calling on the Roman Catholic Church to apologize and take responsibility for the atrocities committed against children, families and communities in the residential school system.
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Chief calls on feds to cut 'red tape' and find all of Canada's residential school burial sites

Terry Teegee, regional chief of the B.C. Assembly of First Nations, says it's time for the federal government to cut through "the bureaucratic red tape" that makes it difficult for Indigenous communities to find out what happened to their children who went missing in Canada's residential school system.

UBC reviewing honours given to Catholic bishop and former Kamloops residential school principal

UBC says it is reviewing an honorary degree given to a Catholic bishop, now deceased, who served as principal of the Kamloops residential school where the remains of up to 215 children are believed to have been found.

Family of Shuswap woman looking for answers as B.C.'s police watchdog investigates fatal crash

The family of Brittany Thompson is searching for answers as to what led up to a fatal crash that claimed the life of the 28-year-old mother of four. She had gone with a neighbour to pick up her cat from a vet in Salmon Arm, B.C.

Indigenous leaders, experts call for protection of sites of former residential schools

Indigenous leaders and experts in British Columbia are calling for the protection of sites of former residential schools after the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation said the remains of 215 children were found at one such site in Kamloops, B.C.

B.C. to add up to 6 new MLAs next election — but seats could be reduced in the Interior

A new electoral redistricting bill in B.C. could potentially reduce the number of MLAs elected in much of the province’s Interior. 
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Fraser Canyon museum awarded for preserving early history of Chinese Canadians in B.C.

Lorna Fandrich and her husband established the Lytton Chinese History Museum in May 2017.

Cariboo residents experiencing road closures due to washouts and landslides fear being stranded

Residents of B.C.'s Cariboo region say they're becoming increasingly frustrated by a lack of government action addressing deteriorating road conditions caused by climate-change driven washouts and landslides.

4 B.C. photographers' works selected in UN climate summit photo competition

Kamloops, B.C., photographer Mark Lazzarotto is one of four photographers from B.C. to be selected in a photo competition organized by the U.K. High Commission in Ottawa to celebrate the global climate change summit to be held in Glasgow this November.

Smoother rides ahead for Thompson Valley cyclists thanks to cattle-guard crossing strips

The B.C. Ministry of Transportation said it had retrofitted three cattle guards on a road east of Kamloops, B.C., with two 15-centimetre wide steel plates each so bikes can roll over them without risk of damage.

North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo called off for the 2nd time in a row due to COVID-19

The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association in Barriere, B.C., has decided to cancel its annual event for the second time in a row due to COVID-19 public health restrictions.
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Hospitals 'feeling the strain,' as B.C. records 853 new cases of COVID-19 and 1 more death

B.C. health officials announced 853 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday and one more death due to the disease, noting hospitals in some parts of the province, particularly in the Lower Mainland, continue to shoulder a heavy burden.

Concerns mount after vandals destroy 8 bird boxes in Shuswap region during nesting season

Conservationists are raising concerns after several bird boxes were destroyed during nesting and mating season for swallows in B.C.’s Shuswap region.

Residents want city to deploy security guards in their community, say crime, trash is at 'all-time high'

In letters sent out earlier this month, people who live in Valleyview, on the south shore of South Thompson River, said the riverbank areas around Vicars Road and Thompson Drive have become too dangerous for them to access over the past several months.

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