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  • 27 Nov 2020 7:23 PM | Anonymous

    'The Draper Site, an Ontario Woodland Tradition Frontier Coalescent Village in Southern Ontario, Canada: Looking Back, Moving Forward' by Dr. Bill Finlayson (2020, Our Lands Speak - Occasional Papers in Ontario Archaeology No.2).

    Check it out at our Online Store and check out Bill's Blog at!

  • 21 Nov 2020 1:51 PM | Anonymous

    "Based on the latest data, the following public health unit regions will move from their current level in the framework to the following levels effective Monday, November 23, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.:

    • Red-Control
      • Durham Region Health Department; and
      • Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services.
    • Orange-Restrict
      • Huron Perth Public Health;
      • Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit;
      • Southwestern Public Health; and
      • Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.
    • Yellow-Protect
      • Chatham-Kent Public Health;
      • Eastern Ontario Health Unit;
      • Grey Bruce Health Unit;
      • Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health;
      • Peterborough Public Health; and
      • Thunder Bay District Health Unit."

    For more related info, log in and visit APA's Covid-19 tab or head to the Government of Ontario's Newsroom.

  • 04 Nov 2020 3:32 PM | Anonymous

    A timely discussion about treaties published today in

    Treaty Implementation: The Crown’s Ongoing Failure

    By Kate Gunn

    This fall has been marked with acts of violence and intimidation by non-Indigenous commercial fishers against members of the Mi’kmaq Nation in Nova Scotia seeking to carry out their treaty right to fish.

    These actions, and the accompanying inaction on the part of law enforcement officials, are a stark reminder that racism remains a persistent part of Canadian society. 

    They also point to another significant barrier to the processes of decolonization and reconciliation – the ongoing failure of the federal and provincial governments in Canada to uphold and implement treaties between Indigenous Peoples and the Crown. 

    In this post, we examine current developments in relation to treaty rights and their implications for Indigenous Peoples. 

    Why are Treaty rights important? ...


    Read the full article at:

    About the author:

    Kate Gunn is a lawyer at First Peoples Law Corporation. Kate completed her Master's of Law at the University of British Columbia. Her most recent academic essay, "Agreeing to Share: Treaty 3, History & the Courts," was published in the UBC Law Review.

  • 16 Oct 2020 8:32 PM | Anonymous

    York Region now joins Ottawa, Peel and Toronto in a Modified Stage 2, with additional health measures to stop the spread and contain the Second Wave of Covid-19.  Read more in APA's Covid-19 info tab.

  • 15 Jul 2020 8:02 AM | Anonymous

    "The Ontario government has announced nearly all businesses and public spaces will reopen in Stage 3 of the province’s reopening framework with public health and workplace safety measures and restrictions in place. As Ontario continues down the path to economic recovery, decisions on which regions will enter Stage 3 and when will be made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts and based on trends of key public health indicators."

    For the full list of affected regions and additional details, read more in the Covid-19 info tab.

  • 07 Jul 2020 8:49 AM | Anonymous

    Mandatory wearing of masks in public indoor spaces is mandatory (with some exceptions) as of today in Toronto, elsewhere in the GTA likely in the coming days.  Read more, full link to article here.

  • 20 Jun 2020 7:22 PM | Anonymous

    The *preregistration signup link* has been emailed directly to all current APA Ontario members.

    If you would like to register and can't find your email invitation, just drop a line to

    Virtual AGM by Zoom will take place on Saturday June 27th at 10am, followed by the paper presentation Patterson Village: The Archaeology of a 19th Century Company Town by Dr. Bill Finlayson. 

  • 01 Jun 2020 3:30 PM | Anonymous

    The latest APA Newsletter has been emailed directly to members, and will also be available here.

  • 21 May 2020 5:36 PM | Anonymous

    Members can now contribute to discussions about personal protective equipment, locations to access washrooms and food while on the road, and more -- to help keep everyone current who is participating in archaeological assessments during the pandemic.

    Please contribute the information that you have, and subscribe to specific discussion topics to stay current!

    "Eyes on the Ground" H&S Forum -- Go!

  • 08 May 2020 3:36 PM | Anonymous

    We are very pleased to report that as of this morning, and pursuant to several of our discussions with the Ontario Homebuilders Association, we now have a legal letter in hand which identifies archaeology as a preparatory study for essential construction activity.  This letter was shared with us in recognition of our profession being an important part of the development industry and needing definition under Emergency Regulations.  

    Head to the Covid-19 tab for members to read more.

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