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Friday, 06 October 2017 05:19

Sixties Scoop Adoptees Expect Settlement Today

Sixties Scoop adoptees are waiting to hear more details about an expected $800-million settlement from the federal government today.

 

Survivors will apparently get between $25,000 to 50,000. Roughly $100 million will be dedicated to other reconciliation initiatives.

From 1965 to 1984, Indigenous children were were sent for adoption outside their communities, often ending up with white families.

Now adults, the Sixties Scoop adoptees say it resulted in culture shock that caused psychological harm that has stayed with survivors into adulthood. 

The settlement will be national in scope, and is expected to put an end to most of the 18 related lawsuits that are active throughout the country.

 

 

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Two Vehicle Fatal Collision

Saturday, 21 October 2017 10:55
Two Vehicle Fatal Collision

Yesterday, at approximately 10:50 in the morning, Blue Hills RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Road 117 West, between the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 1A in the RM of Whitehead, near Kemnay.

Manitoba Liberals To Elect New Leader Today

Saturday, 21 October 2017 07:13
Manitoba Liberals To Elect New Leader Today
The Manitoba Liberal party is in the process of choosing a new leader for the party.

Theatre Amisk's Performance Of The Comedy Of Tenors Is Coming Up Soon

Saturday, 21 October 2017 07:01
Theatre Amisk's Performance Of The Comedy Of Tenors Is Coming Up Soon

This year’s Theatre Amisk production is the Comedy of Tenors.

Record breaking heat in the Parkland

Friday, 20 October 2017 18:09
Record breaking heat in the Parkland


Warm weather records were broken in many Parkland communities today, including Dauphin.