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Nov 8, 2019
Natalie Guitead (left) and Lyle Skrapek (right). Images: Used with permission

The daily grind of working as a janitor

Zaid Noorsumar
The physical challenges of custodial jobs are hard to overstate. Lyle Skrapek says that sometimes at the end of the day, he feels like he has played a game of hockey.
News
Oct 31, 2019
Enrique Turnainsky (left photo) and Martin Echevarrieta (right photo). Image: Zaid Noorsumar

These Canadian janitors live to work

Zaid Noorsumar
Unions have improved job conditions for many janitors, but spiralling costs of living require people in the low-wage sector to work themselves to exhaustion and forgo time with their families.
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Sep 10, 2019
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The public library and Indigenous reconciliation

Olivia Robinson
To move forward with reconciliation in the library, more Indigenous librarians are needed at higher levels to create spaces for the revitalization and renaissance of Indigenous cultures.
News
Sep 3, 2019
Jared Tailfeathers sits at a table in the Elders' Guidance Circle at the Calgary Public Library. The piece is one of several furnishings called "Tina Dik’iizh | clear road or clear trail," created by Glenna Cardinal, a Saddle Lake Cree Nation member. Image: Olivia Robinson/rabble

Decolonizing the public library

Olivia Robinson
Canadian libraries are trying to reconcile the institution's colonial history and how to address the needs of patrons previously neglected by the library -- including Indigenous peoples.

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