Regina’s Matt Dumba becomes 1st NHL player to take a knee during anthem

EDMONTON — Minnesota Wild defenceman Matt Dumba became the first NHL player to kneel for a national anthem during the league’s restart on Saturday. The Regina native made a speech about social and racial justice prior to Edmonton’s first game…

Systemic racism exists in RCMP, commissioner admits after backlash

RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki is expressing regret for not acknowledging systemic racism within the police force after her recent comments sparked widespread criticism. “During some recent interviews, I shared that I struggled with the definition of systemic racism, while trying…

Students lead charge to have more Black history taught in Canadian schools to fight racism

Daniel Afolabi remembers one soccer game in particular at age nine in Okotoks, Alta., when a player on the opposing team refused to shake his hand. “He goes, ‘I don’t want to shake your hand because you’re Black,’” Afolabi recalls.…

Late night protest stretches from downtown Edmonton to Old Strathcona

June 6 2020 2:55am An anti-racism march wound its way through downtown Edmonton to Old Strathcona late Friday night and into Saturday morning, when some tension arose between police and demonstrators during what was overall a peaceful protest. Sarah Komadina…

Edmonton late night peaceful protest moves across the river

June 6 2020 1:51am A peaceful protest through downtown Edmonton moved across the High Level Bridge late Friday night following an anti-racism rally at the Alberta legislature. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] !=…

Edmonton anti-racism rally takes over downtown streets after peaceful protest at the Alberta legislature

June 6 2020 1:15am An anti-racism rally at the Alberta Legislature Friday spilled out into downtown Edmonton, where peaceful protesters walked down Jasper Avenue. Nightwatch reporter Sarah Komadina was with them and had this live report during Global News at…

‘This is what solidarity looks like’: Edmonton police, protesters take a knee together

June 6 2020 1:12am Raw video from an anti-racism rally taking over downtown Edmonton streets Friday, where in a show of solidarity Edmonton police took a knee and participated in a moment of silence with peaceful protesters. ‘ }); }…

Thousands of people attend Edmonton anti-racism rally

June 5 2020 10:32pm Thousands of people attended the anti-racism rally at the Alberta legislature in Edmonton on Friday night. Sarah Komadina reports live from the rally. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] !=…