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    Crowding at Sask. women's jail has reached crisis levels, says advocate

    One advocate says crowding at a Prince Albert, Sask., jail for women has reached crisis levels.As of Friday, there were 227 female inmates inside Pine Grove Correctional Centre, government officials confirmed. The facility is designed to hold a maximum of 166 inmates. More than 90 per cent of them are Indigenous.It was even worse earlier this month, when numbers reached 275. Spaces once used as a chapel, gymnasium or visitor area are now filled with beds, officials said. Some cells designed for

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    'Embrace all the beauty that makes up who you are': Indigenous man and his mom trace roots in Scotland

    Cory Generoux was around 10 years old when he started asking questions about who his grandfather was."Growing up, I was always aware that my grandfather was a white guy and he wasn't native," said Cory. "So I began asking questions, like, what is grandpa? Is he Irish? Or like, what is he, you know? That's when I learned that he was Scottish."On a recent trip to Scotland, Cory and his mother Wanda Wilson — who also have Cree, Saulteaux and Nakoda roots — had the opportunity to learn about their S

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    Soup kitchens crowded in northern Gaza camp as aid dwindles

    Children and young men lined up to collect food being distributed by a local soup kitchen at Jabaliya Refugee Camp in northern Gaza. Charity workers filled pots and plates with whatever those gathered could carry. Some in line were toddlers carrying pots as big as themselves. (Production by Wafaa Shurafa)

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    Construction set to resume on P.E.I. Humane Society's 'fear-free' shelter

    The P.E.I. Humane Society is restarting the construction of its new shelter in Charlottetown after increased costs forced the organization to pause work on the project last fall. "Inflation was just outpacing our fundraising efforts," said Ashley Travis, development and communications co-ordinator with the P.E.I. Humane Society."We wanted to make sure that the project itself wasn't going to impact operations at the shelter. That's our first priority, always." Since pausing construction, Travis s

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