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Teacher’s resource helps students in Manitoba and across Canada learn true legacy of residential schools through survivor’s life

A brand new teacher’s resource based on the life of a residential school survivor was released this week, and the president of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society (MTS) said he believes the resource will be valuable because it will help students to better understand the true legacy of Canada’s residential schools. “The truth about residential schools must continue to be told, and Manitoba teachers will continue to tell it,” MTS President Nathan Martindale said while speaking at a media conference at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg on Monday.

Winnipeg man pleads guilty to manslaughter in the death of Saskatchewan RCMP officer

The mother of a Saskatchewan RCMP officer who was killed two years ago says it was “hell” to watch a Winnipeg man plead guilty to manslaughter in her son’s death. Alphonse Stanley Traverse pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the charge in Regina Court of King’s Bench for his role in Const. Shelby Patton’s death. Traverse also pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing a motor vehicle.

Manitoba Progressive Conservatives ‘pulling out stops’ with attack ads: analyst

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives are continuing to be dogged by mounting disapproval for taking out billboard and newspaper ads that highlights the province’s decision not to search a landfill for the remains of two First Nations women. A stand-alone digital ad went up in Winnipeg that touts the Tories’ position against searching the Prairie Green Landfill for the remains of Morgan Harris and Marcedes Myran because of safety concerns. The ad reads, “Stand firm against the unsafe $184-million landfill dig.”

Newfoundland and Labrador, Saskatchewan host duelling health-care recruiting events

Newfoundland and Labrador’s health minister announced today he’s heading to Saskatchewan to recruit health-care workers, on the same day recruiters from the prairie province are attempting to lure workers away from St. John’s, N.L. A news release says Tom Osborne will be travelling to Saskatchewan to entice health-care workers to relocate to Canada’s easternmost province.

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