M’Chigeeng is responding to what it describes as a racist incident at Manitoulin Secondary School

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First Nations leaders are disturbed that a brawl among students at Manitoulin Secondary School last week is an indicator of underlying racism. M’Chigeeng Chief Linda Debassige says she learned that the situation originated between two non-Indigenous students from Little Current and later escalated to involve young members of M’Chigeeng and other First Nations in a ”demoralizing and demeaning way.”

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Board says teachers can ‘fill the gaps’ at school when it comes to topics like consent and sexual orientation

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Despite reservations expressed by its members and trustees, the Rainbow District School Board has announced it will adopt an old version of the sexual education curriculum, as per orders from Ontario’s Ministry of Education. But board director Norm Blaseg also states teachers will be given the tools to fill the gaps he says have been created by the government’s decisions.

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Brief but intense storm causes damage to trees and property, roads and vehicles

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A storm that tore through Greater Sudbury around five p.m. Monday caused power outages and uprooted mature trees. Greater Sudbury Hydro says outages are widespread and crews are working on the problems but there is no estimated time of restoration. A tweet from the company mentioned that Minnow Lake, New Sudbury and Flour Mill were hit particularly hard. The utility is warning people to stay at least 10 metres away from downed lines. As well, Hydro is asking people not to call so that the phone lines are clear for emergencies. It says to use social media to report problems instead.

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