One person is confirmed dead and others are missing as torrential rain, floods, and mudslides devastate the Canadian province.
Torrential rainfall caused floods and mudslides across southern B.C., shutting down highways and forcing an entire city to flee.
The BC Ministry of Children and Family Development is in talks with Indigenous and federal leaders. “Never again will Canada steal our future generations,” Gitxsan people said.
A nonprofit agency set up the program encouraging average homeowners to pay about $400 annually to First Nations on whose territory they live or work.
But land defenders claim loggers have become more aggressive since a B.C. judge decided last month not to renew an injunction against those protesting old-growth logging.
Indigenous blockaders say they’ve been shoved, pepper sprayed, had their braids pulled, and punched in the face—more so than white anti-logging protesters. RCMP deny they are being targeted.
More than 1,000 unmarked graves have been confirmed by Indigenous communities across Canada since May.
We can now see the desolation caused by a wildfire to Lytton, British Columbia, the community that set Canadian heat records last month.
Hundreds dead, marine mammal life decimated, and a town burned to the ground are all consequences of the sweltering heat in Canada and the U.S.
Officials said that most structures in Lytton, B.C., have been destroyed and multiple residents are still unaccounted for.
And another Catholic church was found ablaze on Wednesday as outrage against Canada and the Church grows.