Woman dies after being trapped inside clothing donation box in Bloorcourt Village

Toronto police say a woman trapped inside a clothing donation box was found dead early Tuesday morning.

Police said they were called after 1:30 a.m. with reports of a woman stuck inside of a clothing donation box near Bloor and Dovercourt.

When authorities arrived on scene, they had to cut a part of the metal box to get her out.

Police and paramedics treated the woman, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said they believe this was an accident and are not treating the death as suspicious.

The woman’s death comes about one week after a 34-year-old man died when he became trapped inside of a clothing donation box in West Vancouver.

Donation bins in Vancouver have started to be removed because of a number of deaths inside of clothing donation boxes across B.C. over the past number of years.


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World Bank chief's exit could give Trump lever over development lending

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The surprise early departure of World Bank President Jim Yong Kim potentially hands US leader Donald Trump a key lever over development lenders with whom his administration has been at odds.

After reshaping the US presidency, traditional alliances, trade relations and the US Supreme Court, Mr Trump now could have a chance to influence how countries like China access concessional lending.

But if Mr Trump wants an American in the post, he will need to pick a candidate who can win the support of most shareholders, and will likely face many challengers.

As the biggest shareholder, the United States has sway over the selection of the new World Bank president, a post for 75 years always filled by an American, with the backing of European nations.

But having uprooted those alliances in his two years in office, Mr Trump will find it difficult to simply submit a nominee for acclamation, especially as there have been growing calls for the institution to be guided by someone from the countries it serves.

“This White House has a pretty challenging path ahead if they think they want to install a candidate,” said Mr Scott Morris, a former US Treasury official who worked with the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

The unspoken agreement to have an American lead the World Bank and a European at the IMF has come under fire in recent years, and both institutions have seen candidates from Nigeria and Mexico challenge the current leaders.

And given a “very unpopular” American president, there are certain to be challengers in the process to replace Kim, said Morris, of the Center for Global Development.

Mr Kim, who became the bank’s president in 2012, announced Monday he would step down February 1, not even halfway through his second five-year term, to accept an “unexpected” opportunity in the private sector, he told bank staff.

With the US attitude toward the bank’s goals of reducing global poverty ranging from neglect to active attacks, Mr Kim may find working with a private organisation will allow him to effect change more quickly than at a major multilateral institution.

In a note to staff, Mr Kim said “it’s time for me to take on new challenges and fully focus my efforts on leveraging private finance for the benefit of people around the world.” As Mr Trump and his trade team have focused on aggressive trade negotiations, especially with China, the US Treasury Department has regularly, though with less fanfare, criticised the World Bank, for allowing relatively well-off countries like China to borrow from the development lender.

In one of Mr Kim’s signature achievements he led negotiations to convince shareholders – especially Washington – to agree early last year to a “historic” US$13 billion (S$17.6 billion) increase in the bank’s lending capacity.

That deal, reached under the spectre of a US veto, included a reform agreement that middle income economies like China would graduate and pay more to borrow from the bank.

But since the US has not even named a representative to sit on the World Bank board, it remains to be seen whether Mr Trump will want to fight for the leadership.

Mr Paul Cadario, who spent his career at the World Bank until he retired and joined the University of Toronto, said the bank is not on Mr Trump’s radar.

“There’s no executive director. And the American executive director has always been a leader of the board and the one who conveys the views of the American government,” Mr Cadario told AFP.

Mr Morris, the former Treasury official, said the importance of the post to the White House has been exaggerated, but it could be the kind of fight Trump relishes.

“Frankly in the scheme of things I don’t think it matters that much,” he said.

But for Mr Trump, “these are the kinds of things that seem to matter more to him than actual policy. You could imagine that they would end up breaking a lot of eggs over it.”

World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva will serve as interim president upon Kim’s February 1 departure.

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Trump to make case about US border 'crisis' in address about wall

President Donald Trump will make his case to Americans on Tuesday that a “crisis” at the US border with Mexico requires a wall in a prime-time address aimed at building support for a campaign promise that has sparked an 18-day government shutdown.

Trump’s Oval Office remarks, scheduled for 9 p.m. (0200 GMT Wednesday) will be the president’s latest attempt to convince Democrats, not to mention furloughed government workers, to support his push for a steel barrier on the U.S. southern border that he says is needed to curb the flow of drugs and illegal immigration.

All the major US television networks agreed to air Trump’s speech, prompting Democrats, who say a wall would be expensive, inefficient and immoral, to seek equal time.

“Now that the television networks have decided to air the President’s address, which if his past statements are any indication will be full of malice and misinformation, Democrats must immediately be given equal airtime,” said a joint statement issued by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer.

Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday that administration officials and congressional staff discussed the border “crisis” in meetings over the weekend about how to break an impasse about funding and reopen the government.

“We made progress in establishing the fact that we do have a humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border. The president will address that as he speaks to the nation,” Pence told reporters.

The emphasis on a crisis comes as Trump is considering declaring a national emergency in an effort to bypass Congress and build the wall without its approval.

Democrats, who control the U.S. House of Representatives, have rejected Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to help build such a wall. Talks to fund the government have broken down over that point, leaving several government agencies shuttered and some 800,000 government workers furloughed or working without pay.

Trump promised a wall as a candidate for the White House in 2016, making it one of his signature campaign issues and saying Mexico would pay for it. In December, he said he would be “proud” to shut the government down over the issue. Last week, he said the shutdown could last for months or even years.

The president will continue pressing his case with a trip to the US southern border on Thursday.

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C.E.O. Resigns Over Case of Woman in Vegetative State Who Gave Birth

The chief executive of the corporation that runs a private nursing home in Arizona where a woman in a vegetative state was sexually assaulted and later gave birth to a child resigned on Monday, the company said in a statement.

The company, Hacienda HealthCare, said the resignation of the executive, Bill Timmons, was unanimously accepted by its board of directors. David Leibowitz, a company spokesman, said Mr. Timmons had been chief executive for 28 years. Efforts to reach Mr. Timmons on Monday night were unsuccessful.

Gary Orman, the executive vice president of the company’s board, said it would “accept nothing less than a full accounting of this absolutely horrifying situation, an unprecedented case that has devastated everyone involved, from the victim and her family to Hacienda staff at every level of our organization.”

Hacienda HealthCare has been under intense scrutiny since the Phoenix Police Department said last week that it had opened an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the conception of the child, who was born last month. The woman has not been publicly identified.

A spokeswoman at the Arizona Department of Health Services said it was also aware of the allegations and would conduct an inspection of the Hacienda Nursing Facility. Records posted to the Medicare website indicate that the care center received a “below average” rating from health inspectors in 2017. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rated its quality of resident care as “much below average.”

“I want to assure our patients, their loved ones, our community partners, the agencies we do business with, Governor Ducey and the residents of Arizona, we will continue to cooperate with Phoenix Police and the investigating agencies at all levels in every way possible,” Mr. Orman said in the statement. “And we will do everything in our power to ensure the safety of every single one of our patients and our employees.”

The nursing home, which is about seven miles south of downtown Phoenix, specializes in the care of people with intellectual disabilities and has at least 74 patient beds, according to federal records. State records indicate that some patients have lived there for decades.

This is not the first time that investigators have expressed concern about the facility.

In 2013, the Arizona Department of Health Services found that a male employee mistreated some patients by making sexually explicit remarks about them. A state report issued at the time did not allege physical abuse at the center, and its operators said the employee in question had been fired. It said employees would be given new training on how to report the suspected abuse of patients.

In 2017, state investigators cited the facility for providing inadequate privacy to patients while they were naked or being showered. A report issued at the time reminded the center that it had an obligation to its residents.

“Federal and state laws guarantee certain basic rights to all residents of this facility and they include the right to a dignified existence and to be treated with dignity,” it said.

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Missing man’s pickup truck found north of Grande Cache, RCMP seeking tips

Police are asking the public for tips after a pickup truck belonging to a missing 20-year-old man was discovered north of Grande Cache, Alta., without its driver.

According to the RCMP, Tommy Lance Harrington “was last believed to have been with his pickup” on Cinch Road, about 70 kilometres north of Grande Cache, at about 9 p.m. Saturday.

On Monday, police said the truck was found “stuck at that location” and “within sight of Highway 40.” It is not known if Harrington was picked up by someone in the area and he has not been in contact with anyone, police said.

“There is a general concern for Tommy’s safety and well-being,” the RCMP said. “If you have seen Tommy or have any information on his whereabouts, please contact the Grande Cache RCMP.”

Harrington is about five-foot-eight and 145 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing jeans and a blue hoodie.

Anyone with information about Harrington’s whereabouts can contact the Grande Cache RCMP detachment at 780-827-3344. Tips can also be anonymously submitted to Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

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Peterborough homeless centre Carol’s Place is now closed

Carol’s Place, a 24-hour drop-in centre for Peterborough’s homeless population formerly located inside Peterborough Square, is now closed.

Two weeks before Christmas, the mall’s management notified the shelter that it would have to vacate its former location within the mall.

“We learned in October that we weren’t going to be allowed to stay in the office that we were in but we were promised a smaller office in the mall, and that offer now, 10 days before Christmas, was taken off the table,” said Carol’s Place executive director Dan Hennessey.

Hennessey says that any bad behaviour that took place at the mall was blamed on Carol’s Place.

“People are hobophobic, which is fear of homelessness and they didn’t like seeing it every day, and there was a bit of bad behaviour but it was dealt with in a timely manner,” he said.

Hennessey adds that he understands Peterborough Square is a private business and can operate as it wishes but says he was upset to hear the news just before the holidays.

“The city stepped up and gave us storage for 41 large bags of donations that I have stored, winter clothing and boots. It’s just once in and once out. It’s just stored; I can’t access it. The mall has graciously provided some storage for the furniture,” said Hennessey.

He says the search for a new home for Carol’s Place’s 30 or so clients is in full force.

“We’re looking for a place in the downtown core and we’re in desperate need with this cold weather,” said Hennessy.

Global News reached out to the management of Peterborough Square for comment but has yet to hear back.

As far as the empty space in Peterborough Square, it is currently under renovation. It is not yet known what will happen to the old location.

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100-year-old Kingston woman proves to gym that age is just a number

A Kingston woman is exemplifying the saying “age is but a number.”

Since turning 100 years old, Alice Renaud has not missed a gym session and is confident that she is getting stronger with age.

“When I was younger, I had a bad leg, but since I started exercising at the YMCA here in Kingston, I have strengthened my lower body,” said Renaud.

Renaud spent most of her life in Windsor, Ont., before moving to Kingston four years ago to be closer to her son. Since then, she has spent each Monday at the YMCA in Kingston’s west end, participating in an hour-long exercise class run by Jane Martin.

“Alice is an inspiration to us all. She has gained strength, is very positive and enjoys coming,” said Martin.

“There are days when someone would come and say: ‘I didn’t feel like coming today.’ But then they see Alice and they say: ‘If she can do it, I can do it.’”

Renaud told Global News that her secret to staying youthful is being active and surrounding herself with young people.

Even though she is approaching her 101st birthday, Renaud says it is just another day for her — but not for her family.

“It just makes you think, ‘How did I get to this age?’ And then they have a big party for me,” said Renaud.

According to Martin, Renaud has rarely missed one of her exercise classes over the past two years, and Martin expects to see her for many more years.

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No plans to discuss lifting U.S. steel, aluminum tariffs after Trudeau-Trump chat

The leaders of Canada and the United States discussed U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum on Monday but no talks on lifting the sanctions are planned, a Canadian source familiar with the matter said.

After the conversation between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump, Trudeau’s office released a statement saying the two men had “discussed next steps in addressing steel and aluminum tariffs.” It gave no details.

A White House statement said the two leaders discussed “bilateral trade issues,” but did not elaborate.

The Canadian source, who requested anonymity given the sensitivity of the situation, said the phrase “next steps” was more of a general expression.

“There are no specific negotiations taking place, nor are there any specific negotiations scheduled,” said the source.

“The prime minister raises it with the president every time he talks about it.”

The offices of Trudeau and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland declined to give more details.

Trudeau’s government strongly opposes the sanctions, which Trump said in late May he was imposing for reasons of national security. Ottawa unveiled a series of counter measures against U.S. goods as a retaliatory measure.

The dispute threatened to overshadow the signature of a new continental trade pact with the United States and Mexico last November. Although Canadian officials initially suggested Ottawa might not take part if the sanctions were still in place, Trudeau ended up signing.

The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is designed to replace the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which Trump had threatened to abandon unless major changes were made.

Such a move could have crippled the economies of Canada and Mexico, which both send more than 75 percent of their goods exports to the United States every month.

The statement from Trudeau’s office said the two men had discussed the importance of trade and jobs in the wake of the talks to renegotiate NAFTA.

Although Trump said on Dec. 1 he would soon give formal notice of his intention to terminate NAFTA, giving six months for lawmakers to approve the USMCA, he has so far not acted.

Industry officials say U.S. Senate Republicans asked Trump to delay immediate termination to give Congress additional time in 2019 to take up the issue.

A person close to Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, the new chair of the finance committee that oversees trade issues, said he was uneasy about terminating NAFTA given “the uncertainty it would cause for U.S. businesses and farmers and the damage that uncertainty could do.”

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'It's just too much': A Florida town grapples with a shutdown after a hurricane

MARIANNA, FLORIDA (NYTIMES) – A federal prison here in Florida’s rural Panhandle lost much of its roof and fence during Hurricane Michael in October, forcing hundreds of inmates to relocate to a facility in Yazoo City, Mississippi, more than 400 miles away.

Since then, corrections officers have had to commute there to work, a seven-hour drive, for two-week stints. As of this week, thanks to the partial federal government shutdown, they will be doing it without pay – no paychecks and no reimbursement for gas, meals and laundry, expenses that can run hundreds of dollars per trip.

“You add a hurricane, and it’s just too much,” said Mike Vinzant, a 32-year-old guard and the president of the local prison officers’ union.

If nature can be blamed for creating the first financial hardship, the second is the result of the even less predictable whims in Washington: President Donald Trump warned last week that the shutdown might last “months or even years.”

In Florida, where Republicans dominated the November midterms and the state’s only Democratic senator went down in defeat, conservative towns like Marianna – along with farm communities in the South and Midwest, and towns across the country that depend on tourism revenue from scaled-back national parks – will help measure the solidity of public support for Trump and his decision to wager some of the operations of the federal government on a border wall with Mexico.

Jim Dean, Marianna’s city manager, said he had already been concerned, even before the shutdown, that the hurricane would prompt public agencies to consider reducing their footprint in the region. What if an extended shutdown contributed to keeping the prison closed indefinitely?

“I worry about the government pulling out of rural America,” he said.

This, after all, is one of many towns across the country where private industries are few and the federal government is intimately connected to livelihoods. Wedged near the border with Alabama and Georgia, Marianna’s 7,000 residents depend on the federal medium-security prison to employ nearly 300 people in good-paying jobs with attractive benefits.

The prison once housed Lynette Fromme – a Charles Manson disciple, known as Squeaky, who tried to assassinate former President Gerald Ford – as well as members of a spy ring known as the Cuban Five.

And the prison is not the only federal benefactor. The US Department of Agriculture provides crucial assistance to farmers, many of whom plant cotton or peanuts, or raise cattle.

“The US Department of Agriculture office is currently closed, due to the lapse in federal government funding,” read a printout taped to the door of a local USDA office Friday. “The office will reopen once funding is restored.”

The phone rang occasionally in the office next door. A federal worker who was working without pay patiently explained to frustrated callers that no, she could not connect them to the person they needed to talk to, because that employee was furloughed for the shutdown.

Dean recently received a letter from the Bureau of Prisons assuring city officials that the bureau would pay its utility bills, though the payments might be slow to arrive.

But prison workers were facing trouble even before the partial government shutdown. At least two-thirds of the Marianna staff members suffered hurricane damage to their homes, according to prison managers. The local prison officers’ union estimated that 10 per cent of its affected members experienced total property losses.

Charles Jones, 32, a corrections officer and vice president of the union, said he and his wife were expecting their first child next month. “Because of the storm, I’ve already had to defer a payment here and there for my car,” he said. “Those are the basic things that we’re trying to do.”

Robert Richards, 33, returned from a monthlong stint in Mississippi the day after the shutdown began. He said he was owed about US$2,500 in expenses. “We’re tired of being put in the middle,” he said.

Though Trump said on Twitter over the weekend that “most of the workers not getting paid are Democrats,” that is far from true in places like Jackson County, Florida, where Marianna is the county seat.

It is a Republican bastion so deeply conservative that it was illegal to sell liquor by the drink until November 2017. The president and his plan for a wall along the border are popular here, as they are across much of the state, which might explain why Florida Republicans in Congress have done little to pressure party leaders in the Senate to put an end to the shutdown.

“Everybody I talk to wants the wall,” James Grover, 72, a car salesman from nearby Blountstown, said over breakfast Saturday at the Waffle Iron, a diner on Route 90 that opens six days a week even though its facade, destroyed by the hurricane, is temporarily made up of plastic sheeting and plywood.

Few prison guards interviewed levelled any criticism at the president or his border policy, instead blaming the impasse on both Republicans and Democrats in Congress who have failed to reach any agreement.

“You can point fingers at both sides,” said Jason Griffin, 44. “I point fingers at everyone. If they want to get something done, they can.”

Vinzant, the union president, said he believed a wall was necessary because he trusted fellow public employees who work for the Border Patrol. “Those guys will sit there and say, ‘We need help,'” he said. “So I have to agree with it. We don’t have a choice.”

But that solidarity does not make the prison officers’ situation any easier, especially since they face an added stress: The Bureau of Prisons as a general condition of employment requires that its workers pay their debts in a timely fashion. Failure to do so can result in discipline.

“I hate the shutdown,” said Joseph Sims, 37, a corrections officer of six years. “Sometimes you’ve got to do stuff to get stuff done,” he said of Trump’s stance, “but now it’s starting to take a toll on everybody at work.”

On Saturday, Sims stood in his living room as his wife, Melissa Sims, a prison nurse, prepared to hug their 3-year-old twins before embarking on the nearly seven-hour drive to work for two weeks in Mississippi.

“Mummy’s got to go bye-bye,” she told her son, Eli, who shrieked: “No! You can’t!” “Oh my gosh, don’t make me cry,” said Melissa Sims, 39.

The day after she is scheduled to return, her husband will have to leave for Yazoo City himself, so they will hardly see each other. And the shutdown seems likely to delay repairs at the Marianna prison, which workers fear will remain effectively closed for at least a year.

“We can handle a month or two, but if it gets much longer than that, I’m going to look for another job – a job in the private sector,” Melissa Sims said of working without pay.

She blamed Trump for the shutdown, a point on which she disagreed with her husband and most of her colleagues. “This definitely is making me more political than I have been in the past,” Sims said. She has been researching how Congress passes budget bills.

“My stance is that if there’s a wall, they’re going to find a way to get past it – legal or not,” Sims said.

“I believe there should be a barrier,” her husband countered.

A few miles away, another prison employee, Crystal Minton, accompanied her fiancé to a friend’s house to help clear the remnants of a metal roof mangled by the hurricane. Minton, a 38-year-old secretary, said she had obtained permission from the warden to put off her Mississippi duty until early February because she is a single mother caring for disabled parents. Her fiancé plans to take vacation days to look after Minton’s 7-year-old twins once she has to go to work.

The shutdown on top of the hurricane has caused Minton to rethink a lot of things.

“I voted for him, and he’s the one who’s doing this,” she said of Trump. “I thought he was going to do good things. He’s not hurting the people he needs to be hurting.”

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’60s Scoop survivors call on more work, FSIN wants adoption moratorium

Saskatchewan’s ’60s Scoop apology is an acknowledgement of past wrongs and the pain caused to survivors of the government’s adoption policy that saw thousands of First Nations and Metis children removed from their homes and communities. They were primarily adopted by white families across Canada, and into the United States.

This apology was informed by a series of sharing circles in six communities organized by 60s Scoop Indigenous Survivors Saskatchewan (SSISS).

“I heard the two words that I wanted to hear today, ‘I’m sorry’, from the premier of Saskatchewan,” SSISS co-chair Robert Doucette said.

“It’s a first step forward. We need to look at how we can reconciliate and build a better province and live together.”

A child of the 60s Scoop, Doucette said he’s been waiting all his life to hear this apology.

“When you’re a 60s Scoop kid you face all the isms, you know, the racism. In [Prince Albert] when I was growing up, when you were a little kid you were being called “chief”  and “Indian”,” Doucette said.

“Growing up in a non-Indigenous family and they’re not the same colour as you and it really makes you think why is this happening?”

Doucette is not alone in this. Irene Peepeetch from Sakimay First Nation lost her cultural identity in the scoop.

“The foster home I was in didn’t even know I was Indigenous,” she said. “I have seven brothers and three sisters. There’s a disconnect because they never really got to know me. So I’m trying to make family connections again.”

“A lot of things have been lost. I just look at the welfare system now. There’s got to be a lot of changes, because I see the same things happening.”

Child and Family Services

Doucette is not alone in this. Irene Peepeetch from Sakimay First Nation lost her cultural identity in the scoop.

“The foster home I was in didn’t even know I was Indigenous,” she said. “I have seven brothers and three sisters. There’s a disconnect because they never really got to know me. So I’m trying to make family connections again.”

“A lot of things have been lost. I just look at the welfare system now. There’s got to be a lot of changes, because I see the same things happening.”

Child and Family Services

With this apology came the further acknowledgement that more still needs to be done to mend harm caused by past policies like residential schools and the scoop. The role of child and family services played front and center in this.

Currently, Saskatchewan has a record number of kids in out-of-home care, 5,227 – about 70 per cent are Indigenous. Of these children, 61 per cent are in ministry care in facilities like foster homes. The remaining 39 per cent are under the care of a legal guardian.

An additional 2,700 children are with their families, while they receive in-home services to keep them together.

The province has agreements with 17 First Nations based child and family service organizations, helping deal with cases in 60 First Nations communities.

“Every avenue is exhausted to keep that child near their family or in their community so that there culture and their history is not lost,” Premier Scott Moe said.

Survivors like Doucette would like to see more resources dedicated to helping families before social services need to be involved.

“This province needs to ground its work in community based organizations and also with the communities like they did with the 60s Scoop survivors. We’re a community based organization and look what has happened,” Doucette said – referring to the apology.

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) issued a statement Monday, saying they welcome the apology but Indigenous children need to stop being removed from their homes.

“The apology is a good start but this Government must end the apprehension of our children and immediately cease adoptions of First Nations children into non-First Nations homes,”  said FSIN Vice Chief David Pratt.

The FSIN called on further jurisdiction for First Nations when if comes to handling child welfare policy.

Prior to the FSIN’s statement, Premier Moe said the the province has a constitutional responsibility to ensure that children live in a safe environment and to intervene if that safety in compromised.

In a statement, the province said 51 children were placed with families for domestic adoption in Saskatchewan last year; 41 are of Indigenous ancestry. Prospective parents complete PRIDE training, which includes a “significant” Indigenous cultural competent designed for Saskatchewan.  When Indigenous children are placed with a family, all plans are discussed with the Indigenous Child and Family Services agency.

Dancers perform as part of the grand entry at the ’60s Scoop apology

Further Action

While the apology highlighted improvements that have been made to help ensure more kids in government care remain in their communities, there was little talk of further action. This did not sit well with Yorkton Tribal Council resolution health support worker Iris Acoose.

“I would have liked to hear[Moe] say from this day forward, because I’m making an apology, it means I’m going to take some kind of action. I’m not going to do what’s been done and I’m going to take some kind of action to rectify the wrong that was done,” Acoose said.

However, Acoose said she believes this public apology validates the pain and trauma of survivors.

“I believe from that point on healing can happen.”

Scoop survivor Wanda Wapash works in the family court system, counselling children in the foster care system. For her, this work has been a source of healing.

“I didn’t have a worker when I was a foster child, so by the time I was 15, 16 I was running away. So I can relate to some of the children were in care and some of the abuse they went through,”

Wapash said. “So that’s how I want to make change and it helps me, like therapy in a way, cause I’m helping others and doing God’s work.”

Overall, it meant a lot for Wapash to be at the apology and has a sense of hope that things will eventually change for the better.

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