Morning Headlines: February 26, 2020

Mat Pereira /February 26, 2020

Indigenous youth are standing up for their ancestors and future generations.

(Indigenous Youth for Wet’suweten / Facebook 2020)

Indigenous youth demonstrate in Victoria

The indigenous Youth for Wet’suwet’en are holding a press conference on the steps of the BC Legislature.

The demonstrators have been on the steps since Monday, defying an injunction and saying that they are standing up for the rights of indigenous land defenders and sovereignty.

RCMP are also alerting the public that a blockade could appear on Pat Bay Highway.

Canada to conduct flight tests for grounded Max 8 Boeing 737s

Transport Canada will be conducting its own tests on the planes associated with two crashes last year that killed 18 Canadians.

This comes after victims’ family members argued that Canada relies too much on safety tests from the U.S.

Though Canada will have more independence in thorough inspections the country still uses information gathered from the U.S Federal Aviation Administration.

Boeing 737s have been grounded since last year.

Pink Shirt Day has become an annual event celebrated all around the world.

Pink Shirt Day

Today is Pink Shirt Day, a day created to counter bullying and raise awareness.

According to the organization’s website, this year’s theme is “lift each other up.”

The day originated in a small Nova Scotia town back in 2007, when high schoolers began wearing pink shirts as a sign of solidarity with a student who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school.

Since then, the anti-bullying campaign has garnered global attention and is celebrated around the world.