In the news today May 14

first_imgFour stories in the news for Monday, May 14———FLOOD FEARS RISING AGAIN IN SOUTHERN B.C.Flood weary residents in southern B.C. are bracing for round-two as rising temperatures accelerate the melting of high elevation snowpacks. The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary says about 3,000 residents remain under an evacuation order due to the threat of a second flood, with rivers expected to rise by mid-week to levels close to those experienced on Thursday. Premier John Horgan has said this may be a “one-in-one-hundred-years” flooding season.———CRITICS OF ’60S SCOOP SETTLEMENT WILL FIGHT ONA woman who’s spent months informing ’60s Scoop survivors about Ottawa’s class-action settlement says she’ll continue advising people to object to the deal, even after a federal judge approved the $875 million agreement. Coleen Rajotte is one of the Indigenous survivors who spoke at federal court hearings on the settlement last week. She contends the entire process was set up to ensure survivors couldn’t object to the deal.———INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S ART DISPLAYED ON BILLBOARDSArtists are reclaiming space in inner cities and on highways where many Indigenous women have suffered violence or disappeared. From June until August, the Resilience Project is putting the work of 50 Indigenous women artists on 167 billboards across the country to show Indigenous women are visible, powerful and should be celebrated.———PRICEY B.C. HOME OWNERS SAY TAX INCREASE UNFAIRLynne Kent says owning a home in Vancouver that’s valued at $4 million isn’t the blessing it may appear to be. She and her husband are among a small group of homeowners in British Columbia facing a tax bump on homes assessed at over $3 million who say they simply can’t afford it — a claim that some are questioning.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Transport Minister Marc Garneau makes a funding announcement at the Port of Montreal that will help move goods to market.— Civil liberties and prison rights groups hold a press conference in Ottawa on solitary confinement litigation.— Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor delivers opening remarks at the National Dementia Conference in Ottawa.— Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner releases the party’s election platform in Toronto.— Young entrepreneurs, aged 10 to 18, celebrate innovations at the Western Canadian Youth Entrepreneur Showcase in Vancouver.— B.C. Mental Health Minister Judy Darcy will make an announcement about addiction treatment in Victoria.———last_img

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