Writing on the wall: Homeowner discovers message under wallpaper
Donna Hurry was peeling off a piece of wallpaper in her Charlottetown home when something caught her eye. A word. And another word. And another. "So I kept picking at it and it just kept developing into this big message," she said. The handwritten ...


Canada's Justin Trudeau: We'll Show You 'Can Be a Minister and a Mom'
When Karina Gould, who serves in Trudeau's Cabinet as Minister of Democratic Institutions, announced last month that she was expecting a baby, it forced Canada's highest level of government to confront the issue of maternity leave for the first time ...

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From 'appropriation prize' controversy, a new Indigenous writing ...
The Globe and Mail
An Indigenous writing prize ? originally sparked by a nasty controversy in Canadian literary circles over cultural appropriation, followed by a wild crowdfunding ...
New Indigenous writing award for emerging authors announcedCBC.ca

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