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’60s Scoop Deal to Compensate Victims, Fund Reconciliation Foundation

’60s Scoop Deal to Compensate Victims, Fund Reconciliation Foundation

By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press

Chief Marcia Brown Martel
Chief Marcia Brown Martel sings outside the parliament buildings following a government news conference announcing a compensation package for indigenous victims of the sixties scoop, in Ottawa on Friday, October 6, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – Survivors of a period in the 1960s that saw Indigenous children taken from their homes and placed with non-Indigenous families hope an agreement in principle with the federal government will put a stop to Aboriginal children being separated from their language, culture and identity.

Beaverhouse First Nation Chief Marcia Brown Martel, who was herself placed in the foster system as a child only to suffer emotional, physical and sexual abuse, said she has “great hope” now that a deal has been reached including $750 million in compensation for victims.

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Still No Rail Service in Northern Manitoba Town as Winter Approaches

Still No Rail Service in Northern Manitoba Town as Winter Approaches

By The Canadian Press

VIA Rail Churchill
A VIA Rail train sits idle at the train station in Churchill, Man., on Thursday, June 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex de Vries)

CHURCHILL, Man. – With winter looming and still no sign of a functioning rail line, some people in Churchill, Man., are talking about a blockade to try to force someone — either the federal government or rail line owner Omnitrax — into action.

The subarctic town of 900 people lost its only land connection to the outside world in the spring when severe flooding damaged the rail line. Since then, people and goods have had to be flown in at much higher cost.

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Bombers Say They Need to ‘Take Care of Business’ Against Scrappy Tiger-Cats

Bombers Say They Need to ‘Take Care of Business’ Against Scrappy Tiger-Cats

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Matt Nichols
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols checks out the scoreboard as a trainer patches him up during second half CFL action against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, in Regina on Sunday, September 3, 2017. The Blue Bombers and Tiger-Cats may have opposite records, but Winnipeg quarterback Nichols and his 10-3 squad won’t be taking 3-10 Hamilton lightly Friday as the Bombers continue their quest for a home playoff berth and the Ticats cling to faint post-season hopes. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor)

WINNIPEG – Matt Nichols has seen a lot unexpected things happen in the final stretch of a CFL season.

What the Blue Bombers quarterback doesn’t want to occur Friday is his 10-3 Bombers losing to the 3-10 Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

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Disabled Winnipeg Football Player Reaches Settlement with Bishop’s University

Disabled Winnipeg Football Player Reaches Settlement with Bishop’s University

By The Canadian Press

Kevin Kwasny
Kevin Kwasny

A former Bishop’s University football player who became mentally and physically disabled after suffering a severe head injury during a game has settled a lawsuit with the school.

Kevin Kwasny of Winnipeg was seeking $13.7 million in damages from Bishop’s in a lawsuit that was to go to trial Thursday in Montreal.

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Identity Theft Protection Services May Not Be Worth the Monthly Fee, Experts Say

Identity Theft Protection Services May Not Be Worth the Monthly Fee, Experts Say

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

Equifax
This Saturday, July 21, 2012, photo shows the Equifax Inc. headquarters in Atlanta. Canadians rattled by the massive Equifax data breach may turn to credit monitoring and anti-identify theft services for peace of mind, but in most cases they’ll be paying more for what is presently available for little or no cost, according to experts. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Stewart)

Canadians rattled by the massive Equifax data breach may turn to credit monitoring and anti-identify theft services for peace of mind, but in most cases they’ll be paying more for what is presently available for little or no cost, according to experts.

Consumers can already contact the two main credit bureaus, Equifax and TransUnion, by mail, fax or telephone to receive a physical copy of their credit report, or access it online, usually for a fee. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada recommends requesting from one bureau, then waiting six months before ordering from the other.

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Canadian Shot in Head at Vegas Concert Begins Long Trip Home

Canadian Shot in Head at Vegas Concert Begins Long Trip Home

By Robert Ray, The Associated Press

Braden Matejka
Amanda Homulos, right, hugs her boyfriend Braden Matejka at the Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. The couple from Canada had traveled to Las Vegas to celebrate Matejka’s 30th birthday. Matejka was shot in the back of the head by a gunman who opened fire on a music concert the couple were attending on Sunday. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Braden Matejka, a Canadian who was shot in the head in the weekend attack on a country music festival, left Las Vegas Wednesday on a 22-hour road trip back home.

Matejka, a heavy duty mechanic and welder from Lake Country, British Columbia, told The Associated Press in a hospital interview on Wednesday that his ongoing symptoms prevent him from flying for 10 days.

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Patrick Marleau Scores Twice in Maple Leafs Debut, Toronto Routs Jets 7-2

Patrick Marleau Scores Twice in Maple Leafs Debut, Toronto Routs Jets 7-2

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Toronto Maple Leafs - Winnipeg Jets
Toronto Maple Leafs’ Connor Carrick (8), James van Riemsdyk (25), Tyler Bozak (42) and Mitchell Marner (16) celebrate van Riemsdyk’s goal against the Winnipeg Jets during first period NHL action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Patrick Marleau’s birth certificate may say he’s 38 years old, but Toronto’s veteran free agent was feeling young and energized on Wednesday.

Marleau scored twice and added an assist in his Maple Leafs debut as Toronto cruised to a 7-2 rout of the Winnipeg Jets in the season opener for both teams.

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Man Admits Sneaking Snakes Over Canada-U.S. Border in Socks

Man Admits Sneaking Snakes Over Canada-U.S. Border in Socks

By Michelle McQuigge, The Associated Press

U.S. Border
The United States border crossing is shown Wednesday, December 7, 2011 in Lacolle, Que., south of Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

An Ontario man who was caught trying to smuggle snakes into Canada in his socks has pleaded guilty in an American court.

Chaoyi Le, 28, is facing up to five years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to violating wildlife regulations, according to prosecutors in Buffalo, N.Y.

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