Aaron Holmes

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Liberals propose major criminal justice changes to unclog Canada's courts

The Liberal government tabled a major bill today to modernize Canada's criminal justice system and speed up court proceedings by, among other things, …

Indigenous Mom of 2 says racist taunts aimed at her family during kids' 1st trip to Winnipeg

Incident happened at Disney on Ice performance in Winnipeg Saturday<p>An Indigenous mother who brought her family to Winnipeg for the first time says …

Family, friends, elders gather at Sagkeeng First Nation to honour Tina Fontaine

SAGKEENG FIRST NATION, Man. — Dozens of people gathered in Tina Fontaine's home community north of Winnipeg to honour her memory and comfort her …

How to pursue justice for Tina Fontaine and all Indigenous youth

Maya BhullarThe person who killed Colten Boushie was not found guilty of any crime and will receive $200K from a GoFundMe campaign. Now we hear that …

The story behind the viral photo of a teacher in Ghana showing students Windows on a blackboard

There has been global applause for a teacher in Ghana who posted photos of himself drawing on a blackboard with multi-colored chalk, the features of a Microsoft Word processing window. The students in his class can also be seen drawing it into their notebooks.<p>Social media exploded in admiration and …

How Cities Are Divided By Income, Mapped

Three types of visualizations show the stark economic disparities in U.S. cities.<p>In Philly’s Center City live its richest residents—those who can pay the premium for that walkable, amenity-rich, green neighborhood. But just across the river, blocks away from the lush, expanding campuses of the …

Demographics

Alberta man offers to share his 'stolen land' with a First Nations family

Joel Holmberg's Facebook post extends offer to any Indigenous family who wants to live traditional lifestyle<p>An Alberta man has posted an open …

New desalination membrane produces both drinking water and lithium

Seawater is a complex cocktail of useful minerals, but it's hard to separate out the specific ones we need. Now, a team of scientists from Australia …

Wastewater

The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water - like Cape Town

<b>Cape Town is in the unenviable situation of being the first major city in the modern era to face the threat of running out of drinking water.</b><p>However, the plight of the drought-hit South African city is just one extreme example of a problem that experts have long been warning about - water …

Ministers say Canada must 'do better' after Boushie verdict

Federal ministers say the country must do better for Indigenous peoples in the Canadian justice system after a Saskatchewan jury found Gerald Stanley …

Canada

Big business, not taxpayers, should pay to clean up plastic waste

Plastic is destroying our oceans, yet big corporations are still being given money to produce cheap plastic. It’s time for polluters to pay for the damage they cause<p>A six-year-old boy, Harrison Forsyth, provided us with a much needed wake-up call last week. He called on the boss of Aldi to protect …

Pollution

The Dodge Super Bowl Ad Featuring Martin Luther King Did Not Go Over Well

Most of the ads for Sunday’s Super Bowl found their way online well before the game, but a few surprises made their way to game time. One of those was Dodge’s commercial for the Ram truck that used Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice to highlight the truck’s role in helping others in times of need. …

How rich are the rich? If only you knew

“If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets.”<p>Actor and comedian Chris Rock made this astute statement during a …

India has a new caste for native English speakers only

Sometime around 2012 or 2013, my daughters stopped speaking in Konkani, our mother tongue. It isn’t entirely clear what provoked it, perhaps it was a teacher at their Mumbai school encouraging students to speak more English at home. Or perhaps it was something else. It doesn’t matter.<p>What did …

India

Incredible net-zero floating home cleans the water around it

What if a home could improve the environment around it? That’s the question architect Michelle Lanker of Lanker Design LLC and her husband Bill …

Design

A Map Shows What Happens When Our World Gets Four Degrees Warmer: The Colorado River Dries Up, Antarctica Urbanizes, Polynesia Vanishes

Humanity faces few larger questions than what, exactly, to do about climate change — and, in a sense larger still, what climate change even means. …

Climate Change

Racism, insults, scheduling…if it’s Sunday it must be outrage night…

Memo to TV networks everywhere… we have one week to go and already viewers are not happy: Racism on <b>My Kitchen Rules,</b> scheduling complaints over <b>Big</b> …

Province finds mercury-contaminated soil and possibly buried metal on Dryden site upstream from Grassy Narrows | The Star

The province has found mercury in soil and possibly buried metal in an area upstream from Grassy Narrows First Nation and Wabaseemoong (Whitedog) …

Pollution

Why Justin Trudeau is not the leader many believe he is

Stephen Harper, Canada’s former prime minister, might well have been less colourful and pleasing to eye and ear than the current Canadian leader.<p>But …

Read the Antarctica blockbuster that’s freaking everyone out.

The more climate scientists learn about Antarctica, the more scary the place seems. A new Grist feature by Eric Holthaus dives into one corner of the …

'Treated like a criminal': Yukon Indigenous woman accuses Vancouver Denny's of racism

Helaina Moses says she was told to pay for her food upfront. 'I was like, 'well that's unfair'<p>Helaina Moses says she just wanted some breakfast, …