British Columbia

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Canadian experiment giving homeless people $7500 proves promising

The New Leaf project took 115 homeless people who were confirmed not to have serious mental or substance abuse problems, and put $7,500 in the pockets of 50 of them to see if they could turn their life around. One entire year later, most recipients still had $1,000 in savings and 67% were could still feed themselves every day.

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Sto:lo culture emerges in modern-day British Columbia

The first traces of people living in the Fraser Valley date from 8,000 to 10,000 years ago. The Stó:lō called this area, their traditional territory, S’ólh Téméxw. The early inhabitants of the area were highly mobile hunter-gatherers.