Columns and Letters

Letter: Canada’s Indigenous Catastrophe

October 21, 2020

Dear Editor,
    Wally Rich, a 15-year-old Innu boy, in care of the Newfoundland and Labrador Government, “took his life” in May. He died within “the system,” our white system that breeds mistrust and alienation with Indigenous people in Canada.
    A few days ago, the RCMP at West Pubnico, Nova Scotia, stood by “allowing” white fishers to attack and damage Mi’kmaw fisherman, Jason Marr’s fishing compound. The Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association has responded against the Mi’kmaq lobster fishing by stating: “In the absence of law and order good people can be forced to take the law into their own hands…” The association’s suggestion of vigilante justice is no less shocking than the RCMP who appeared to condone the attack by watching it happen.

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Column: Scuttlebutt - A week of weirdness

October 21, 2020



    What a weird week it was.
    At least it was for me. Maybe for some of you all of 2020 so far has been weird. Here’s some of the weirdness I’ve encountered recently:
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    COVID-19 delivered a sore butt my way after I was kicked out of the NDA gym on Friday. Apparently, I caught the receptionist off guard when I announced who I was, signed the contact sheet, donned my mask, sanitized my hands and proceeded to the gym. But I wasn’t fooling vice-principal Shelly Merry-Aucoin though. She was onto me faster than the shutter speed of my camera, informing me that I had to leave.

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