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NAN Coordinating Search for Josiah Begg

THUNDER BAY, ON (May 11, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is coordinating an extensive search of the Thunder Bay community for 14-year-old Josiah Begg, of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, who has been missing since the weekend. “We are extremely concerned with Josiah’s disappearance and we hope and pray that he will be located safely as quickly as […]

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Province releases interim report into domestic violence homicides in Saskatchewan – StarPhoenix

May 11, 2017 An interim report providing “needed insight” into domestic violence in Saskatchewan has gathered data from 48 cases of domestic homicide and nine domestic violence-related suicides that took place over the course of a decade. The interim report, released Thursday by the provincial government, found two-thirds of victims between 2005 and 2014 were […]

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Ministry of Justice Releases Domestic Violence Death Report

May 11, 2017The Ministry of Justice has released its interim report on domestic violence death in Saskatchewan as part of the Domestic Violence Death Review. “This report provides us with needed insight into this issue, and I’m very happy to see continued progress on this important issue,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said. […]

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No new info on police shootings, Nunavut RCMP commander says – NunatsiaqOnline

May 10, 2017 RCMP won’t comment, pending OPS investigations The RCMP’s commanding officer in Nunavut says no new information will be provided regarding a string of recent police-involved shootings in the territory, pending the completion of an independent investigation by the Ottawa Police Service. “I don’t have those facts, [the OPS are] the ones who […]

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Report says most domestic violence victims in Saskatchewan are women, children – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 11, 2017 12:33 REGINA _ An interim report says most domestic homicide victims in Saskatchewan have been women and a third were children. The report released today by the justice department examined 48 cases of domestic homicide between 2005 and 2014. It found that 19 victims were adult women, while 15 were children. […]

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Suggestions on residential school burial sites and Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – CCCB

May 10, 2017 The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), in consultation with the Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council and Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle, is proposing that Catholic dioceses/eparchies, parishes, missions and organizations offer assistance on two key issues which are of special importance to Indigenous People and of concern for all Canadians: 1. Identifying, […]

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Final remains of murdered aboriginal woman returned to family after eight years – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 11, 2017 By Aly Thomson THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ The final remains of a murdered Mi’kmaq woman have been returned to her family, police said eight years to the day after her body was found outside a Halifax school A statement from the family of Tanya Jean Brooks, who was also […]

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Teen found dead in Thunder Bay this week; Indigenous group wants answers – Sudbury.com

Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler questions why police did not issue a missing person’s report or seek the public’s help in locating 17-year-old Tammy Keeash, whose body was later found in the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway. THUNDER BAY – Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler is demanding to know why Thunder Bay Police did not issue a […]

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Chiefs call for inquest into deaths of First Nations youth in provincial care – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 10, 2017 18:23 TIMMINS, Ont. _ An Ontario First Nation is calling for an inquest into the deaths of four aboriginal youth in provincial care in the past six months. Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) chiefs made the call Wednesday, just days after the body of Tammy Keeash was found in a floodway in […]

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Chiefs Call for Inquest as NAN Mourns Loss of another Youth in Care

TIMMINS, ON (May 10, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is calling for accountability by the Government of Ontario following the loss of four NAN youth in care in the past six months. Chiefs-in-Assembly endorsed a resolution calling for an inquest into these deaths, including Tammy Keeash, whose body was discovered in the Neebing McIntyre floodway […]

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ONWA mourns the loss of a young Indigenous girl

May 09, 2017 The Ontario Native Women’s Association is deeply saddened that another young Indigenous person was found near the Neebing-McIntyre floodway in Thunder Bay. Out of respect for the family, ONWA will not share her identity. ONWA extends deepest sympathy to her family and community. Everyone has a responsibility to help prevent violence against […]

by pmnationtalk on May 10, 2017394 Views

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Kivalliq Inuit: Condolences to the family of David Tuktukjuk

May 9, 2017 — Kivalliq Inuit Association President, David Ningeongan offers his deepest condolences to the family of David Tuktukjuk. “Along with the KIA Board we were saddened to hear of his passing over the weekend.” Mr. Tuktukjuk served the KIA Board for many years as the representative for Naujaat. “Mr. Tuktukjuk’s dedication to Naujaarmiut […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 2017463 Views

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MMIWG: Important Information from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

To all families and survivors in the Yukon The National Inquiry will be sending a team made up of staff from the Health, Research, Community Relations, and Legal teams to the Yukon the week of May 15, 2017. The teams will be in some communities to reach out to those of you who want to […]

by pmnationtalk on May 10, 2017490 Views

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RCMP officers are getting proper de-escalation training, Nunavut’s top cop says – CBC

‘I want to reassure the public,’ says Michael Jeffrey, commanding officer of RCMP ‘V’ Division May 10, 2017 Nunavut’s top cop says he’s confident the territory’s RCMP officers have the right training to de-escalate situations without resorting to violence. Commanding Officer Michael Jeffrey’s remarks come as the territory reels from its latest police-involved shooting. A […]

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Officers tells inquest that psychiatric centre needs video cameras – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 9, 2017  SASKATOON _ A Saskatoon police sergeant has told an inquest into Kinew James’ death that video cameras be installed at the city’s Regional Psychiatric Centre. James died of cardiac arrest in January 2013 after she was found unresponsive in her cell at the facility. The 35-year-old was serving a 15-year […]

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Indigenous artist Shelley Niro wins $50,000 Scotiabank Photography Award – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 9, 2017 By Lauren La Rose THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Celebrated indigenous artist Shelley Niro has won the $50,000 Scotiabank Photography Award. Niro was named recipient of the lucrative prize at a gala in Toronto on Tuesday night. She was selected from among a trio of finalists for the award, which […]

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Alberta government faces renewed questions on safety of kids in care – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 9, 2017  By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Opposition leaders say Alberta’s children’s services minister should resign over reports that biological children are still living in a home under investigation in the death of a child in kinship care. Children’s Services Minister Danielle Larivee says no children under government care […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 2017381 Views

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Thunder Bay Police: Sudden Death Investigation – Update #1

Incident Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – 12:15 Incident Number: P17038755 Location: Thunder Bay Date Published: 2017-05-09 The Thunder Bay Police Service have identified the deceased female located in the Neebing McIntyre Floodway to be 17 year old Tammy Keeash. Police are releasing a photo of Tammy and asking for the public’s assistance with information […]

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16-Year-Old Azhlyn Buffalo Reported Missing in Maskwacis

May 8, 2017 Maskwacis, Alberta – The RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 16-year-old female. Azhlyn Buffalo was last seen May 7, 2017 around 7:00pm at a residence on the Samson First Nation. View Photo It is possible that Azhlyn is in the Edmonton or Hinton area. RCMP are wanting to […]

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CRIME Kids Struck – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 9, 2017 PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – A judge has denied bail to a man accused of injuring five children in a hit and run while he was driving impaired on a Saskatchewan reserve. Colt Levi Morin, who is 20, faces several charges, including impaired driving causing bodily harm. The […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 2017378 Views

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Reconciliation Canada survey finds strong agreement among Canadians for reconciliation, yet reveals urgency for respectful and equitable relationships among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians

Reconciliation Canada survey finds strong agreement among Canadians for reconciliation, yet reveals urgency for respectful and equitable relationships among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians

This 2017, as Canada reflects on our past to look to the future, national survey reveals opinions on the relationships among Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous Canadians that highlight the urgency for jointly arranged actions that address socio-economic inequalities.

Le sondage de Réconciliation Canada révèle que si les Canadiens et Canadiennes favorisent fortement la réconciliation, il indique toutefois l’urgence de relations équitables et respectueuses entre les Canadiens et Canadiennes autochtones et non-autochtones.

En cette année 2017 alors que le Canada se penche sur son passé pour examiner l’avenir, le sondage national révèle que les relations entre les peuples autochtones et les Canadiens non-autochtones soulignent l’urgence de mener des actions concertées en vue de régler les inégalités socio-économiques.

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Missing Person: Josiah Begg

Incident Date: Monday, May 8, 2017 – 21:45 Incident Number: P17038800 Location: Thunder Bay Date Published: 2017-05-08 Thunder Bay Police are looking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 13-year-old boy Josiah Begg. Josiah was last seen on Saturday May 6th 2017 at approximately 6 p.m. at the skate park at Marina Park. Josiah […]

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24 hour fire to be lit in Fort Erie to raise awareness of missing woman – EZ Rock 1057

The public is invited to attend the lighting of a 24 hour fire starting at the 6am sunrise tomorrow at the grove next to the Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre on Buffalo Rd in Fort Erie to raise awareness for Tara Lanea Summers. The 31 year old woman who lives in the town but travels […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 2017474 Views

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Family of two Poplar Hill girls who died while in care speak out about their deaths – APTN

May 6, 2017 Amy Owen, 13, was removed from her home and placed in care in September 2016. Kanina Sue Turtle, 15, spent the better part of seven years in care. Both girls were from the community of Poplar Hill along the Ontario-Manitoba border. And, both girls died of suspected suicide while in care. Kanina […]

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God only knows’: Serenity’s mother concerned about children living in former foster home – CBC

‘After seeing what happened with my children … God only knows what goes on in there’ May 09, 2017 Children are still living in the former foster home where Serenity lived before she died emaciated and battered in an Edmonton hospital bed, CBC News has learned. “It can’t be good, after seeing what happened with […]

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Global Voices: Prison bars shouldn’t be barrier to maternal bond – Montreal Gazette

Amid the constant crackle of radios and chatter of inmates, surprising sounds linger in the prison halls. A baby’s coo. A mother’s gentle soothing. The creak of a rocking chair, rhymes recited from a children’s book, scratches of a crayon. Behind the barbed wire fence at Alouette Correctional Centre for Women, 50 kilometres east of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 2017362 Views

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Mom of toddler found dead near Edmonton church attacked on social media: friends – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 9, 2017  By John Cotter THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Members of an indigenous community in central Alberta are angry that strangers are using social media to attack the mother of a toddler who was found dead near a church last month. The body of 19-month-old Anthony Raine was discovered April 21 […]

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SKTC: Unveiling of Monument for Murdered & Missing Indigenous Girls

May 05, 2017 Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Saskatoon Police station on the morning of Friday, May 5th to witness the unveiling of the monument honouring Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women & Girls. Tribal Chief Felix Thomas said, “The Saskatoon Tribal Council has been working with the Saskatoon Police Service, the City […]

by pmnationtalk on May 8, 2017422 Views

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First Nation leader joins child intervention panel

May 08, 2017 Tyler White, CEO for Siksika Health Services, is joining the Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention. The all-party panel was launched in February to explore ways to streamline Alberta’s child death review process and identify ways to strengthen and improve the child intervention system as a whole. A past winner of the First […]

by pmnationtalk on May 8, 2017879 Views

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Policing Media Release: Drug Related Operation

Kuujjuaq, Québec, May 5, 2017 – The Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (A-CFSEU) and the Sûreté du Québec have conducted important marijuana seizures in Kuujjuaq. On May 4, 2017, over 3 kilograms of marijuana were seized following the arrest of two individuals for possession for the purpose […]

by pmnationtalk on May 8, 2017346 Views

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RCMP Look for Three Missing Girls in Grande Prairie – YL Country

May 8, 2017 Grande Prairie RCMP are currently looking for three missing teenage girls. 16-year-old Alexandra Zena Janine Wilson was reported on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at approximately 5:10 PM. She was last seen leaving her home. In a separate case, 14-year-old Starla Gladue and 12-year-old Destiny Field were both reported missing on May 6. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 2017274 Views

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Mandatory minimum changes one part of planned overhaul of justice system – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 7, 2017 By Joanna Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Liberal government is set to begin tackling mandatory minimum sentences this spring, but advocates for reform have been waiting a long time for the promise to play out. “It’s something the government promised long ago and its delivery is overdue,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 2017306 Views

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Deaths of two First Nations girls in Eastern Ontario group homes raise alarms – Brockville Recorder

May 5, 2017 The last time Jeffrey Owen spoke with his daughter, Amy, she was crying and asking to come home. “She was unhappy. She hated it there.” Weeks later, the 13 year old was found dead in her room at the Ottawa group home where she was in care, thousands of kilometres from her […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 2017408 Views

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Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations urges Sask. to wear red for missing and murdered – CBC

May 5 is Red Dress Day in Canada May 05, 2017 As the nation braces for an emotional national inquiry, the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is asking people to don a red dress today to publicly honour the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. It’s part of recognizing Red Dress Day, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 2017342 Views

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CCLA Commends Human Rights Commision on Racial Profiling Report

May 04, 2017 TORONTO – Racial profiling in Ontario is an issue the Canadian Civil Liberties Association is deeply concerned about and has been working for many years to address in policing, the criminal justice system, corrections, private security, and other sectors. CCLA strongly commends the Ontario Human Rights Commission on its new report on […]

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Missing – Niagara and Toronto police searching for Fort Erie woman – EZ Rock 1057

Niagara and Toronto police working together in the search for a missing 31 year old Fort Erie woman. Tara Summers was last seen by a friend in Toronto on April 27th, 2017. She lives in Fort Erie but goes to Woodbine Race Track for work. Tara is described as aboriginal, about 5’6″, with a thin […]

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Statue honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women to be unveiled today – CBC

May 05, 2017 A work of art honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women will be unveiled this morning outside Saskatoon’s police headquarters. Cree artist Lionel Peyachew’s concept was chosen as the design in 2015 after a public vote. The slightly larger-than-life bronze sculpture depicts a fancy dancer with her shawl becoming the wings of an […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 2017258 Views

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Dilico regional office aims for grand opening – The Chronicle Journal

May 5, 2017 A new $1-million regional office for about 25 Dilico workers may be formally unveiled sometime next month, agency officials say. The one-storey, 5,600-square-foot building at Pic Mobert First Nation was built by the band and is being leased to Dilico. It went into service in February. The workers, which include mental health […]

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Manitoba Metis Federation wants investigation into night hunting charges – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 4, 2017 13:20 WINNIPEG _ The Manitoba Metis Federation is demanding an investigation into what it says was a forged confession in a night hunting case involving two Metis men. The federation says two men were driving down a side road near Lundar, Man., in November 2015 when they were pulled over by […]

by pmnationtalk on May 4, 2017425 Views

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City Welcomes Announcement of Provincial Funding for New Jail

Email Event May 4, 2017 – The City of Thunder Bay welcomes the announcement from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services that funding has been approved for the construction of a new 325-bed multi-purpose correctional centre to replace the existing Thunder Bay Jail and Thunder Bay Correctional Centre. “We appreciate the Province’s commitment […]

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Grand Chief calls for inquest into Albany youth’s death – Timmins Daily Press

May 3, 2017 TIMMINS – Mushkegowuk Grand Chief Jonathon Solomon is calling for an inquest into Courtney Scott’s death. “We are challenged every day as leaders, community members and parents in the remote north to change the quality of life for our children and it is tragedy’s such as this that strengthens our resolve,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 2017381 Views

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Indigenous people say racial profiling most often felt in stores: Human Rights Commission report – CBC

Indigenous people report racial profiling happens most in retail, police and health care settings May 04, 2017 The constant and unwarranted scrutiny of store clerks, police and public servants leaves many racialized and Indigenous people in Ontario feeling mistrustful and unsafe, according to a new report from the Ontario Human Rights Commission. The report, released […]

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Ontario First Nations call for mandatory inquests when children die in child welfare system – CBC

Amy Owen, 13, and Courtney Scott, 16, both died hundreds of kilometres away from their families May 04, 2017 Chiefs from across Ontario are backing a call for mandatory inquests when children die while in the care of the child welfare system. It comes after two girls from remote First Nations died within days of […]

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OHRC: Corrections report confirms systemic overuse of segregation in Ontario

May 4, 2017 Toronto – The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) welcomes the first report of Ontario’s Independent Advisor on Corrections Reform, Howard Sapers, on the use of segregation in Ontario’s correctional system. The report confirms that there is systemic overuse of segregation, and supports the OHRC’s position that prisoners’ rights under the Human Rights […]

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Ontario Taking Action to Reform Correctional System

Province Investing in New Jails in Thunder Bay and Ottawa, Modernizing Legislation May 4, 2017 Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Today, Ontario released the interim report from the Independent Advisor on Corrections Reform, Howard Sapers, which examines the use of segregation in Ontario’s adult correctional facilities. The government thanks Mr. Sapers for his […]

by pmnationtalk on May 4, 2017446 Views

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NAN Calls for Inquest & Legislative Change After Loss of Two Youth in Group Homes

GATINEAU, QB (May 2, 2017): Following the deaths of two Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) youth last month, Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum is calling on the Coroner’s Office to order an inquest into the deaths of Amy Owen and Courtney Scott, and for the Government of Ontario to make legislative change so inquests are […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 2017421 Views

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Precious Ones: Nova Scotia mother calling for #MMIWG inquiry to include men – APTN

May 1, 2017 A grieving Nova Scotia mother is calling on the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) to expand its mandate to include men. “As a parent, it doesn’t matter if it is a daughter or son. They are your children,” said Mona Bernard from Eskasoni First Nation on […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 2017294 Views

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Deaths of two First Nations girls in Eastern Ontario group homes raise alarms – Ottawa Citizen

May 3, 2017 The last time Jeffrey Owen spoke with his daughter, Amy, she was crying and asking to come home. “She was unhappy. She hated it there.” Weeks later, the 13 year old was found dead in her room at the Prescott group home where she was in care, thousands of kilometres from her […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 2017408 Views

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Peter Bryce: Acknowledging A Man Of Conscience And Creating New Acts Of Reconciliation

In partnership with First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and the Legacy of Hope Foundation, St. Andrew’s will launch a new exhibition on Dr. Peter H. Bryce, a former member of St. Andrew’s and one of the first non-Indigenous people to speak out against the Residential Schools System over one hundred years ago. After […]

by pmnationtalk on May 3, 2017472 Views

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Missing woman spotted on camera – The Chronicle Journal

May 3, 2017 Provincial police are trying to find a missing Hearst woman who hasn’t been seen since the weekend. Police said an image of 20-year-old Sydney Shaganash was caught on a surveillance camera at a Hearst gas station on Saturday. She is described as indigenous, about six feet tall and 155 pounds. She has […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 2017320 Views

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