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AFN National Chief Roseanne Archibald Looks Forward To Building The Healing Path Forward With Re-Elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

September 21, 2021

AFN NATIONAL CHIEF ROSEANNE ARCHIBALD LOOKS FORWARD TO BUILDING THE HEALING PATH FORWARD WITH RE-ELECTED PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald congratulates newly re-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada on achieving a minority government in the 44th federal election.

“I offer congratulations to Prime Minister Trudeau and the Liberal Party on their re-election,” said National Chief RoseAnne Archibald. “I look forward to continuing to work with the Liberal government and all parties to address First Nations priorities as set out in the Healing Path Forward platform, while continuing to make transformative change for our children, communities and Nations.”

The Healing Path Forward: 2021 Federal Priorities for Strengthening and Rebuilding First Nations platform outlines the priority areas for strengthening, rebuilding and healing First Nations. The document identifies a series of commitments federal parties must make to First Nations to strengthen relationships and build a stronger Canada.

“I recognize every First Nation citizen who chose whether to vote in this election or not and offer my sincerest congratulations to all of the Indigenous candidates – you’ve made us all proud,” said National Chief Archibald. “There is a healing path forward and we can get there by working together. I committed to working with all parties after the election to ensure that Canada guarantees equality and equity as we heal, as we rebuild and strengthen First Nations.”

For more information on The Healing Path Forward, and other information on First Nations priorities and concerns, please visit the AFN website: https://www.afn.ca/the-healing-path-forward/.

The AFN is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada.
Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.

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Contact information:

Jamie Monastyrski Press Secretary
Assembly of First Nations
613-612-7229 (mobile)
[email protected]

Lori Kittelberg Communications Officer
Assembly of First Nations
604-340-3117 (mobile)
[email protected]

Kelly Reid
Communications Officer
Assembly of First Nations
613-292-0857 (mobile)
[email protected]


Le 21 septembre 2021

LA CHEFFE NATIONALE DE L’APN, ROSEANNE ARCHIBALD, SE FÉLICITE DE PAVER LE CHEMIN DE LA GUÉRISON AVEC LE PREMIER MINISTRE RÉÉLU, JUSTIN TRUDEAU

(Ottawa, ON) – La Cheffe nationale de l’Assemblée des Premières Nations, RoseAnne Archibald, félicite le premier ministre nouvellement réélu, Justin Trudeau, et le Parti libéral du Canada pour avoir formé un gouvernement minoritaire lors de la 44e élection fédérale.

Je présente mes félicitations au premier ministre Trudeau et au Parti libéral pour leur réélection », a déclaré la Cheffe nationale RoseAnne Archibald. « Je me réjouis de continuer à travailler avec le gouvernement libéral et tous les partis pour répondre aux priorités des Premières Nations, telles qu’énoncées dans Le Chemin de la guérison, tout en continuant à apporter des changements transformateurs pour nos enfants, nos communautés et nos nations. »

La plateforme intitulée Le chemin de la guérison : priorités fédérales de 2021 pour renforcer et reconstruire les Premières Nations expose les domaines prioritaires pour le renforcement, la reconstruction et la guérison des Premières Nations. Ce document énumère une série d’engagements que les partis fédéraux doivent prendre envers les Premières Nations pour renforcer les relations et édifier un Canada plus fort.

Je félicite les membres des Premières Nations, qu’ils aient ou non choisi de voter dans le cadre de cette élection, et j’offre mes plus sincères félicitations à tous les candidats autochtones – vous nous avez toutes et tous rendus fiers », a déclaré la Cheffe nationale Archibald. « Il y a un chemin à suivre vers la guérison et nous pouvons y arriver en travaillant ensemble. Je me suis engagée à travailler avec tous les partis après l’élection afin que le Canada garantisse l’égalité et l’équité alors que nous guérissons, que nous reconstruisons et que nous renforçons les Premières Nations. »

Pour plus d’informations sur le Chemin de la guérison ainsi que sur les priorités et les préoccupations des Premières Nations, veuillez consulter le site Web de l’APN : https://www.afn.ca/le chemin de la guérison.

L’APN est l’organisation nationale qui représente les citoyens des Premières Nations au Canada. Suivez l’APN sur Twitter : @AFN_Updates.

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Pour plus d’informations :

Jamie Monastyrski
Attaché de presse
Assemblée des Premières Nations
613-612-7229 (mobile)
[email protected]

Lori Kittelberg
Agente des communications
Assemblée des Premières Nations
604-340-3117 (mobile)
[email protected]

Kelly Reid
Agente des communications
Assemblée des Premières Nations
613-292-0857 (mobile)
[email protected]

NAN Calls on Trudeau Government to Prioritize IRS Missing Children, First Nation Water Issues

September 21, 2021

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Derek Fox is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to prioritize the recovery of First Nations children who never returned home from Indian Residential Schools and the elimination of boil water advisories and water issues in First Nations communities as he forms the 44th Government of Canada:

“The discovery of undocumented graves has retraumatized Survivors and the families of our missing youth. Many Residential School Survivors and families are frustrated that responsibility for these crimes was not widely debated during this election, and they demand that those responsible be held accountable.

The Canadian public is only beginning to grasp the scope of these atrocities and the true history of this country. We acknowledge that the Prime Minister has committed support for the recovery of our lost children. True reconciliation cannot be achieved until all of these children are identified and brought home.

We were disappointed that the Prime Minister abandoned his target of eliminating boil water advisories by March 2021, and it is time to re-set this agenda. Ensuring that our communities have access to safe water must also be prioritized by establishing policy to ensure that funding structures for new plants, upgrades, and operation and maintenance, that meet the needs of our communities, with firm timelines and accountability.

We congratulate Prime Minister Trudeau and look forward to continuing to work with our federal Treaty partner to heal this country and move forward together.”

There are currently eight short-term and 10 long-term boil water advisories in effect across NAN territory, including Neskantaga First Nation, which has been on a BWA for 26 years, the longest in Canada. Muskrat Dam First Nation has been on a BWA since 2004. A breakdown in Marten Falls First Nation’s water system forced a state of emergency last week as residents were left without safe drinking water.

NAN also congratulates MPs elected in ridings across NAN territory including Eric Melillo (Kenora), Patty Hajdu (Thunder Bay-Superior North), Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay), Carol Hughes (Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing), and Marc Serre (Nickel Belt). NAN also acknowledges Janine Seymour in her attempt to become the Kenora riding’s first Indigenous and first female MP.

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NDTR – A statement from SLCC Ambassadors

September 30th is the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Thursday September 30th is not a national holiday to recognize the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools. Everyone is encouraged to reflect on the intergenerational harm that residential schools have caused Indigenous families and communities, and to honour those who have been affected by this injustice.

REFLECT. RECOGNIZE. HONOUR. LEARN.

For the Skwxwú7mesh Lilwat7úl Cultural Centre, this is why we exist. Our beams raised up by our Elders. Shared with our voices. We are here for a purpose, because our culture was silenced for so long. Because children were stolen, never to learn their language, the love of their family, and never to return home. Their bodies left unmarked in the ground. Our future, our culture, our language left with them. We hear them calling to us each day, and we wake up each morning with our ancestors at our doorsteps beckoning us to travel to Cwítima, commute to Skwikw (known to you as Whistler), continue the work, share the stories, learn the songs, revive and reclaim what was lost.

This is why Indigenous Cultural Centres are rising up all around Turtle Island. This is our purpose, because they made who we are illegal – everything stored in our museum, everything yet to be found. Illegal. Our carvings, weavings, masks, clothes, and tools, stolen as prizes for the attics and mantles of the colonizer. Mothers and fathers jailed if they did not give up their children, their culture, their language, their existence.
Despite oppression, we endured. In secret ceremonies under the cover of caves, night, or wilderness. With lookouts and signals, and brave perseverance, we held on.

The SLCC exists because they tried to erase us, and we endured.
This is part of the truth. Our strength. Our knowledge. The healing call of the land, the drum, the river, and the songs.

‘They tried to bury us. They did not know we were seeds.’

We invite you to make the Skwxwú7mesh Lilwat7úl Cultural Centre in Whistler part of your journey to understanding the Frist People of the Sea to Sky. Reflect on our history. Connect to the land.

Whether you visit us on September 30th, or come through our doors this week, we are here to welcome you. We have a story to tell.

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One in three LGBTQ2S homeless youth have attempted suicide since pandemic onset

First-of-its-kind CAMH survey highlights need for more inclusive, population-based access to life-saving health and social support services for LGBTQ2S youth

TORONTO, September 21, 2021 – More than one-third (36 per cent) of Toronto-area LGBTQ2S youth experiencing homelessness have attempted suicide since the COVID-19 pandemic began and 82 per cent have engaged in self-harm, according to a new CAMH-led study.

The study, “Investigating the impacts of COVID-19 among LGBTQ2S youth experiencing homelessness ,” published in the journal PLOS ONE, is believed to be the first in the world to look at how this already marginalized group has been impacted by the pandemic. Sixty-one young people aged 14 to 29, who self-identify as LGBTQ2S, at-risk of, or experiencing, homelessness in the GTA and surrounding areas took part in the survey which involved both qualitative and quantitative data collection.

“The impact the pandemic has had on these young people is really shocking,” said lead author Dr. Alex Abramovich, Independent Scientist with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at CAMH. “Prior to COVID they already had much higher rates of depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation compared to cisgender and heterosexual youth, due to stigma and discrimination.  Their needs were not being met then and they certainly are not being met now. This study shows how urgently we need specialized, population-based LGBTQ2S mental health supports for this group of young people.”

Previous studies have reported that as many as 40 per cent of youth experiencing homelessness identify as LGBTQ2S. The survey found that since the pandemic began, the number of LGBTQ2S youth living in a public space, vehicle or vacant building increased from 13 to 33 per cent.

“I had a tough time finding places to go when the pandemic happened, a lot of opportunities and just resources shut down for me,” said one participant.

“I heard from a friend, even in the graveyard, they’re pitching tents in the graveyard and they’re living there,” said another.  “It’s really getting out of control.”

The study found that prior to the pandemic, many LGBTQ2S youth were “couch-surfing” at their friends’ homes, an option that was no longer available due to public health measures.  Others reported experiencing severe mental distress over having to live in isolation with unsupportive parents.

“I’ve had nervous breakdowns, I’ve had panic attacks, I’ve had anxiety attacks, I’ve had very severe depressive episodes,” one participant stated.

Lack of access to health care and social supports was also cited as another negative factor, with 74 per cent of study participants reporting delayed or limited access to services, and 31 per cent reporting being unable to access any kind of health care. Sixty-two per cent said they were unable to access counselling or support groups.

Study participants also reported higher levels of substance use, with 67 per cent stating increased use of cannabis and 56 per cent stating increased use of alcohol.

“It’s been really hard in our community because we’ve lost some people you know who were sober for years and unfortunately it was just the pandemic that kind of hit them and they couldn’t cope,” said another survey respondent.

One limitation to the study according to the authors was due to the challenges involved in the recruitment of LGBTQ2S youth experiencing homelessness during a pandemic, due to hidden homelessness. Only youth who were able to access technology were included in the study, which the authors say may have excluded some of the most marginalized LGBTQ2S youth.

Funding for the study was provided by Making the Shift.

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About The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

CAMH is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital and a world leading research centre in this field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental illness and addiction. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. For more information, please follow @CAMHnews on Twitter.

Media Contact:

Hayley Chazan
Manager, Media Strategy
[email protected]

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MNBC: Ministry of Children and Families launches new microsite

The Ministry of Children and Families is excited to announce the launch of our new Ministry website!

The Ministry of Children and Families supports the delivery of the best services to Metis children and their families in British Columbia. With this purpose in mind, we focus on the development of a Métis specific child and family services for all our citizens within the nation.

The new website will be a hub for all resources, up to date information, that our Metis Families and Children may require. With the goal of becoming more easily accessible for our Metis families, we hope the website will allow for a smoother process of communication with our citizens. You can expect to find contact forms, resources, programs, events, legislation information and all current happenings within the Ministry of Children and Family on our new website!

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Public Advisory: Sixteen New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador; Update Regarding Alert Levels for Central Health Region of the Province

Today (Tuesday, September 21), Newfoundland and Labrador has 16 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the last public advisory. Contact tracing by Public Health is underway and anyone considered a close contact has been advised regarding quarantine according to current guidelines.

In the Eastern Health region:

  • One female under 20 years of age. The case is related to international travel.
  • One male under 20 years of age. The case is related to international travel.

In the Central Health region:

  • One male under 20 years of age. The case is under investigation.
  • One male between 20-39 years of age. The case is under investigation.
  • One female between 20-39 years of age. The case is under investigation.
  • Two females between 40-49 years of age. The cases are under investigation.
  • Two males between 40-49 years of age. The cases are under investigation.
  • Two females between 50-59 years of age. The cases are under investigation.
  • Two males between 50-59 years of age. The cases are under investigation.
  • One female between 60-69 years of age. The case is under investigation.
  • One male between 60-69 years of age. The case is under investigation.
  • One female 70 years of age and older. The case is under investigation.

There have been five new recoveries, four in the Eastern Health region and one in the Labrador-Grenfell region and 1,515 people have recovered. There is no one in hospital because of COVID-19.

There are eight new presumptive positive cases in the province. Once presumptive positive cases are confirmed positive, they are reported in public updates as new confirmed cases.

There are currently 57 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. The regional breakdown of the active cases is as follows:

  • Eastern Health – 19
  • Central Health – 28
  • Labrador-Grenfell Health – 9
  • Western Health – 1

To date, 290,824 tests have been administered. People can check their COVID-19 test results online here.

As a result of the cluster of cases in the Central Health region, effective Wednesday, September 22 at 12:01 a.m., towns and communities along Routes 410 to 419 on the Baie Verte Peninsula will move to Alert Level 3. This will give Public Health the ability to carry out their investigation and conduct community wide testing in the area, while reducing the risk of onward transmission and spread. Please refer to the Provincial Government COVID-19 website for information on the Special Measures Order and restrictions associated with Level 3.

The investigation into the cases of COVID-19 related to the personal care home in Baie Verte announced Monday, September 20, is ongoing. There are 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 to date. Any identified cases are isolating and Central Health is conducting contract tracing. The source of the cluster is under investigation.

The investigation into a cluster of cases of COVID-19 in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region announced Monday, September 6, is ongoing. There are 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19 connected to the cluster to date. The identified cases are isolating and Labrador-Grenfell Health is conducting contract tracing. The source of the cluster is under investigation.

The investigation into a cluster of cases of COVID-19 in the Western Health region announced on Monday, August 30, is ongoing. There are eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 connected to the cluster to date. The identified cases are isolating and Western Health is conducting contract tracing. The source of the cluster is under investigation.

Wearing a non-medical face mask that covers the nose and mouth is required in public indoor settings for everyone ages 5 and over. Information on the public health guidance on masks can be found at www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/public-health-guidance/guidance/masks/.

As part of the ongoing investigations into recent cases, Public Health is asking anyone who visited several locations, listed on the COVID-19 website here, to arrange COVID-19 testing. To arrange testing, complete the online self-assessment and referral tool available here or call 811.

People who visited these locations and currently have symptoms of COVID-19 are required to isolate until 24 hours after their symptoms resolve and they receive a negative test result. People who visited these locations and do not currently have symptoms of COVID-19 are not required to isolate until they receive a negative test result. While awaiting their test result, they should monitor for symptoms and isolate should any symptoms develop.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever, including chills or sweats;
  • A new or worsening cough;
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing;
  • Runny, stuffy or congested nose;
  • Sore throat or difficulty swallowing;
  • Headache;
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste;
  • Unusual fatigue or lack of energy;
  • New onset of muscle aches;
  • Loss of appetite;
  • Vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours; and,
  • Small red or purple spots on hands and/or feet.

Anyone in the province, regardless of their vaccination status, should get tested if they are experiencing even just one of the symptoms of COVID-19 listed above. Do not assume it is just a cold. There has been community spread and outbreaks across the country because people were mildly symptomatic and did not get tested or limit their activity. It is essential to find any cases of COVID-19, so that Public Health can do their job effectively and contain the spread of the virus as much as possible.

All travellers coming to Newfoundland and Labrador, including Newfoundland and Labrador residents, are required to fill out a travel form found here. The travel form can be completed up to 30 days prior to the travel date. Please submit proof of your COVID-19 vaccination by uploading it to your form. If you are over 12 and not vaccinated against COVID-19, you will be required to self- isolate upon entry into the province. If you travelled from within the Atlantic Provinces and are an Atlantic Canadian resident, you will need to complete the travel form but you will not need to complete the vaccination section.

The most up to date vaccine data and the number of vaccine doses administered is on the provincial COVID-19 data hub. Information on COVID-19 vaccines for Newfoundland and Labrador is available online here. Additional information on the COVID-19 vaccination rollout is on the websites for each of the regional health authorities:

Eastern Health
Central Health
Western Health
Labrador-Grenfell Health

Please continue following the proven Public Health measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. People are encouraged to download COVID Alert to help reduce the spread of the virus. It is available free through the Apple or Google Play app stores. For the most up-to-date information related to COVID-19, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

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Media contact
Lesley Clarke
Health and Community Services
709-729-6986, 699-2910
[email protected]

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GNB: New COVID-19 measures go into effect tonight at 11:59 p.m.

21 September 2021

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Beginning tonight at 11:59 p.m., people will be required to show proof of full vaccination when accessing certain events, services and businesses, and masking will be mandatory in all public indoor spaces. In addition, anyone entering New Brunswick must pre-register through the New Brunswick Travel Registration Program.

People will need to show proof of full vaccination whenever they access certain services, businesses and events, including:

  • indoor festivals, performing arts and sporting events;
  • indoor and outdoor dining and drinking at restaurants, pubs and bars;
  • movie theatres, nightclubs, amusement centres, pool halls, bowling alleys and casinos;
  • gyms, indoor pools and indoor recreation facilities;
  • indoor group exercise facilities;
  • indoor organized gatherings, including weddings, funerals, parties (excluding parties in a private dwelling), conferences and workshops;
  • indoor organized group recreational sports, classes and activities; and
  • visiting a long-term care facility.

Events, businesses and services that fall under these categories must ask to see proof of full vaccination and government-issued identification from all patrons and participants who are 12 and older.

Those who are unable to receive a vaccine due to a medical exemption will be required to show proof.

Indoor public spaces where masks will be mandatory include:

  • public spaces where the public and employees interact, such as retail businesses, malls, service centres, places of worship, and restaurants and bars except while eating;
  • organized indoor gatherings in public spaces, such as weddings and funerals;
  • common areas such as lobbies, elevators and hallways, and public shared spaces, including those in private sector and government workspaces; and
  • public transportation.

Existing mask policies continue to apply in public schools and early childhood learning facilities.

Any individual or business that fails to follow the new regulations under the Public Health Act may be subject to fines ranging between $172.50 and $772.50 under the Provincial Offences Procedure Act.

Additional information about the updated measures is available online.

Resources for businesses

Businesses have access to materials such as posters to inform their patrons about the new regulations. These resources are available online. Business owners with questions about the rules may contact the Business Navigators at 1-833-799-7966 or [email protected].

Confirmed cases in schools

Positive cases have been confirmed in schools in zones 3 (Fredericton region) and 4 (Edmundston region).

The respective school communities have been notified. If you or a family member have been in close contact with a case, you will be notified by Public Health for contact tracing. This notification may be communicated by the school. If you do not hear directly from Public Health, you have not been identified as a close contact.

As per New Brunswick’s Healthy and Safe Schools guidelines, schools with cases will close or move to online learning for at least one calendar day to support contact tracing, risk assessments and operational responses. Districts have contacted families directly with specific information regarding any impact on learning, including information on home learning, if required.

Zone 3 (Fredericton region) – Positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at the following schools: Carleton North High School in Florenceville-Bristol and Meduxnekeag Consolidated School in Woodstock. Additional cases have been confirmed at Andover Elementary School in Perth-Andover, Perth-Andover Middle School, Southern Victoria High School in Perth-Andover.

Zone 4 (Edmundston region) – A positive case was confirmed at each of the following schools: École Marie-Gaétane in Kedgwick and École Saint-Jacques in Edmundston. Positive cases have also been confirmed at John Caldwell School in Grand Falls.

48 of 65 new cases not fully vaccinated

Public Health reported 40 recoveries and 65 new cases today. Forty-eight – or 73 per cent – of these new cases are not fully vaccinated.

There are 24 people hospitalized due to the virus, with 15 in an intensive care unit. No one under the age of 19 is currently hospitalized. The number of active cases is 509.

The 11 new cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region) are as follows:

  • four people 20-29;
  • two people 30-39;
  • three people 40-49;
  • a person 70-79; and
  • a person 80-89.

Seven cases are under investigation and four are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

The two new cases in Zone 2 (Saint John region) are as follows:

  • a person 20-29; and
  • a person 70-79.

One case is under investigation and the other is a contact of a previously confirmed case.

The 15 new cases in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) are as follows:

  • three people 19 and under;
  • a person 20-29;
  • a person 30-39;
  • six people 40-49;
  • a person 50-59;
  • a person 60-69; and
  • two people 80-89.

Thirteen cases are under investigation and two are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

The 20 new cases in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) are as follows:

  • 10 people 19 and under;
  • a person 20-29;
  • three people 30-39;
  • two people 40-49;
  • three people 50-59; and
  • a person 60-69.

Fifteen cases are under investigation and five are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

The 13 new cases in Zone 5 (Campbellton region) are as follows:

  • seven people 19 and under;
  • two people 20-29;
  • three people 30-39; and
  • a person 40-49.

Four cases are under investigation and nine are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

The two new cases in Zone 6 (Bathurst region) are as follows:

  • a person 40-49; and
  • a person 50-59.

Both cases are under investigation.

The two new cases in Zone 7 (Miramichi region) are two people 70-79. Both are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Additional information is available on the COVID-19 dashboard.

Vaccination update

Public Health reported today that 77.9 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 86.6 per cent have received their first dose of a vaccine.

If you have not yet had your first or second dose, you are asked to go to a walk-in clinic or book an appointment through a participating pharmacy or at a Vitalité or Horizon health network clinic as soon as possible.

All eligible New Brunswickers can book their second-dose appointments for a date that is at least 28 days after their first dose.

Those attending a vaccination clinic are asked to bring their Medicare card, a signed consent form and, for those receiving their second dose, a copy of the record of immunization provided after receiving their first dose.

A list of upcoming mobile and walk-in clinics is available online.

Potential public exposures

Anyone with symptoms of the virus, as well as anyone who has been at the site of a possible public exposure, is urged to request a test online or call Tele-Care 811 to get an appointment.

Media Contact(s)

Bruce Macfarlane, communications, Department of Health, [email protected]

Danielle Elliott, communications, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, [email protected]

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Premier’s statement on federal election results

Sept. 21, 2021

VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement regarding the Canadian federal election on Sept. 20, 2021:

“I have spoken to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this morning and offered my congratulations following yesterday’s federal election.

“We talked about continuing our work to make life better for British Columbians.

“We will further our collaborative efforts to tackle climate change, make quality child care more affordable for families and build the infrastructure we need to keep our people and economy moving. Of utmost importance are ongoing efforts to further reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

“As chair of the Council of the Federation, I look forward to working in collaboration with the other premiers and the prime minister to address the challenges the pandemic has placed on our people, our economy and our health-care system.

“Finally, I want to thank all candidates who put their names and their positions before the public. Your passion to represent your communities strengthens our democracy.”

Contact:

Lindsay Byers
Press Secretary
Deputy Communications Director
Office of the Premier
[email protected]

Connect with the Province of B.C. at: news.gov.bc.ca/connect

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Landore Resources Limited: Interim Results for the Six Months Ended 30 June 2021

21 September 2021

Landore Resources Limited (AIM:LND) is pleased to announce its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2021.

For more information, please contact:

Landore Resources Limited

Bill Humphries, Chief Executive Officer

Tel: 07734 681262

Glenn Featherby, Finance Director

Tel: 07730 420318

www.landore.com

Cenkos Securities plc (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Derrick Lee / Pete Lynch

Tel: 0131 220 9771

MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2021

General

The following discussion of performance, financial condition and future prospects should be read in conjunction with the interim consolidated financial statements of Landore Resources Limited (“Landore Resources” or the “Company”) and its subsidiaries (together, “the Group”) and notes thereto for the period from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021. All amounts are stated in sterling.

Overview

Landore Resources is admitted to trading on the AIM market operated by the London Stock Exchange plc, with the trading symbol LND.L. The Company is based in Guernsey in the Channel Islands and its 100 per cent owned operating subsidiary, Landore Resources Canada Inc. (“Landore Canada”), is engaged in the exploration and development of a portfolio of precious and base metal properties in North America.

Financial Results:

The financial results for the six months to 30 June 2021 show a loss of £2,422,042 (30 June 2020: loss of £695,406). Exploration costs were £1,641,662 (30 June 2020: £102,750).

In February 2021 the Group raised £3.5 million by the issuance of shares at a price of 30p. The fundraising received good support from new and existing investors. This will allow the continued development of the identified BAM Gold Resource and the completion of a further exploration programme along strike.

The Group’s cash at bank at 30 June 2021 was £2,311,829 and the Group has no debt. The Group has sufficient funding to complete the current drilling and exploration programme and to meet Group working capital requirements to the end of June 2022.

Operations Report

The Junior Lake Property:

The  Junior  Lake  property,  100  per  cent  owned  by  Landore  Canada,  is  located  in  the  province  of  Ontario, Canada, approximately 235 kilometres north-northeast of Thunder Bay and is host to the recently discovered BAM  Gold  Deposit,  the  B4-7  Nickel-Copper-Cobalt-PGEs  deposit  and  the  adjacent  Alpha  PGEs  zone.  Junior Lake also contains the VW Nickel deposit and numerous other highly prospective mineral occurrences.

BAM Gold Deposit:

Resource:

Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE) of 31,083,000 tonnes (t) at 1.02 grams/tonne (g/t) for 1,015,000 ounces of gold including 21,930,000t at 1.06g/t for 747,000 ounces gold in the Indicated Category (as reported by the Group on 7th January 2020).

The BAM Gold Deposit extends for 3,700 metres from 400E to 4100E and remains open down dip and along strike to the east and the west.  In addition, the soil sampling completed in 2019-20 has identified widespread gold mineralisation along strike to the west for a further 7 kilometres, supporting the extension of resource drilling from the BAM Gold Deposit.

A drilling programme, consisting of a total of 23,000 metres of HQ diamond core drilling, commenced on 15 October 2020 designed to further infill and extend the defined BAM Gold Deposit resource of 1,015,000 ounces. As of 9 September 2021, a total of 21,933 metres of drilling, comprising 94 drill holes (0420-725 to 0421-818), has been completed to deepen and extend the East and West pits, as well as to conduct exploration along strike to the east and west of the defined deposit. 

The drilling activities on the BAM Gold Deposit and immediate exploration to the east and west concluded on 1 August 2021 and the final assay results are anticipated to be received and collated by the end of September. The data will then be forwarded to the Group’s independent engineers Cube Consulting of Perth Western Australia, to complete a Mineral Resource Estimate (“MRE”) and Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) update on the BAM Gold Deposit scheduled for completion in Q4 2021.

Drilling will re-commence in mid-October at the highly prospective Felix area along strike and to the west of the BAM Gold Deposit.

The continued rapid progress at the BAM Gold Deposit, together with the possible future development of the other known gold prospects along this highly prospective 31 kilometre long Archean greenstone belt, bodes well for the future of the Junior Lake Property hosting a multi-million ounce gold deposit.

Battery Metals:

The growing adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) is driving the increasing demand for nickel, cobalt and lithium (“Battery Metals”) – which are each critical metals used as cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries in the automotive industry, as well as the energy and electronics industries.

In addition to advancing the BAM Gold Deposit on which the Group remains focused, the Group is encouraged by the increased demand for Battery Metals as the Group’s highly prospective Junior Lake property is host to significant Battery Metals resources and prospects delineated by Landore prior to the discovery of BAM Gold. These resources are compliant to Canadian National Instrument 43-101 (NI43-101).

Resources:

·      B4-7 Nickel-Copper-Cobalt-PGE Deposit and Alpha Zone: 3,292,000 tonnes at 1.20% Nickel Equivalent (NiEq) in the Indicated category and 568,000 tonnes at 1.26% NiEq in the Inferred category for a total of 46,661 tonnes of contained metal.

·      VW Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Deposit: 1,084,000 tonnes at 0.71% NiEq in the indicated category and 180,000 tonnes at 0.68% NiEq in the inferred category for a total of 8,920 tonnes of contained metal.

The Junior Lake Nickel is the highly sought-after Grade 1 sulphide Nickel suitable for Battery Metals.

The Miminiska Lake and Keezhik Lake Properties:

The Group granted an option (reported 10 May 2021) to Lithoquest Resources Inc. (TSX.V – LDI) (Lithoquest) pursuant to which Lithoquest can elect to purchase the Group’s 100% interest in the Miminiska Lake and Keezhik Lake properties in the Thunder Bay Mining district, Northern Ontario (together, the “Property”).

Under the terms of the Option agreement, Lithoquest can acquire a 100% interest in the Property by making staged payments to the Group totalling CAN$1,375,000 in cash (“Cash Payment”) and an additional CAN$2,625,000 either in cash or by issuing Landore with new common shares in Lithoquest (“Convertible Cash Payment”), subject to the terms and schedule of the Option Agreement.

The Miminiska Lake property covers an area of 5,494 hectares and is located approximately 130 kilometres to the north of the Junior Lake property and 115 kilometres to the east of the Pickle Lake mining camp.

The Keezhik Lake property is located 20 kilometres north of the Group’s Miminiska Lake property and 150 kilometres southeast of Goldcorp’s Musselwhite Gold mine.

West Graham Property:

The Group disposed of its 30% interest in the West Graham Property (reported 8 April 2021) to SPC Nickel Corp. (TSX.V – SPC). As a result of the Disposal, the Group no longer has an interest in West Graham.

Following Completion of the Disposal, the Group has received:

·      CAN$250,000 in cash;

·      1,000,000 warrants in SPC Nickel Corp., with each warrant convertible to one common share in SPC Nickel Corp. at a price of CAN$0.25 within a period of one year from December 7, 2020; and

·      A 1% net smelter return royalty on West Graham.

West Graham is a Ni Cu property, consisting of 1 patented claim, located in the Sudbury Mining District of Ontario, Canada.

COVID-19:

The spread of a novel strain of coronavirus (“COVID-19”) and measures taken to contain the spread of the virus caused significant disruption to Landore’s exploration activities during the first half of 2020. By mid-2020 the Company resumed Canadian operations, and since then has successfully operated in accordance with Government COVID-19 guidelines.

Social and environmental responsibility:

The Group believes that a successful project is best achieved through maintaining a close working relationship with First Nations and other local communities. This social ideology is at the forefront of the Group’s  exploration  initiatives  and the  Company  seeks  to  establish  and maintain  co-operative  relationships with  First  Nations  communities,  hiring  local  personnel  and  using  local  contractors and  suppliers where possible.  Careful attention is given to ensure that all exploration activity is performed in an environmentally responsible manner and abides by all relevant mining and environmental acts. Landore takes a conscientious role towards its operations, and is aware of its social responsibility and its environmental duty.

Read More: https://otp.investis.com/clients/uk/landore_resources/rns/regulatory-story.aspx?cid=1586&newsid=1510274

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Prince Rupert Indigenous Justice Centre on the Move – CFNR

Sep 21, 2021

An office which offers free legal services to Indigenous residents along the Northwest coast has moved its doors.

After spending a year sharing an office with the Aboriginal Community Services Society, the Prince Rupert Indigenous Justice Centre is growing.

Residents can now find the Centre at 515, 3 Avenue West, in Suite 200.

On top of legal services for Indigenous peoples, the office also features outreach programs, and an employee to write and file Gladue reports.

Gladue reports detail unique circumstances faced by those charged with legal offenses relating to their Indigenous experiences.

Read More: https://www.cfnrfm.ca/2021/09/21/prince-rupert-indigenous-justice-centre-moves-doors/

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