Brittany Hobson News RSS feed About Brittany Hobson Reporter with The Canadian Press 5 Articles Businesses, schools and cities to observe National Day for Truth and Reconciliation As the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation approaches, Alana Hogstead has decided as a small-business owner to close up her shop in honour of the day. Decades-old water advisory lifted in this Anishinaabe community Angelina McLeod spent most of her life in Shoal Lake 40 First Nation watching her uncles and her father, Alfred Redsky, a former chief, fight for clean drinking water and a better way of life. Hot, dry Prairie weather has caused a crop-destroying grasshopper boom A pattern of dry, hot weather across the Prairies over the past few years has resulted in a grasshopper infestation of epic proportions, with some experts saying the nuisance is negatively affecting every part of the agriculture industry. Manitoba RCMP have been investigating abuse allegations at residential school since 2011 A residential school in Manitoba known for harsh discipline and fatal runaway attempts has been the focus of a large-scale, years-long investigation into sexual abuse allegations. Advocates say in-person support for residential school survivors is critical Indigenous advocates in Canada are calling for more cultural and mental-health supports for residential school survivors as communities discover unmarked graves at former sites.