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The Canadian Press Three stories in the news for Monday, Jan. 7 ANTI-PIPELINE DEMONSTRATORS AWAIT RCMP ACTIONIndigenous demonstrators blocking access to a planned pipeline in northern B.C. say they are anticipating RCMP action over an injunction filed against them. TransCanada says it has signed agreements with all First Nations along its Coastal GasLink pipeline route to LNG Canada’s $40 billion liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat. But the protesters say the company lacks the authority to build through Wet’suwet’en territory because the house chiefs, who are hereditary chiefs rather than elected band council leaders, have not given consent.———SASKATCHEWAN TO APOLOGIZE TO’60S SCOOP SURVIVORSSaskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is set apologize to survivors of the ’60s Scoop at the legislature this morning. About 20,000 Indigenous children were seized from their birth families and relocated to non-Indigenous homes starting in the 1950s until the late 1980s. The practice stripped children of their language, culture and family ties. Survivors are hoping the apology comes with action to reduce the number of children in care. Alberta and Manitoba have already apologized for their role in the apprehensions.———HEART ATTACK, STROKE CAN HARM EARNINGS: STUDYA new study says middle-aged Canadians who’ve had a heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest are less likely to be working three years later — and those who can keep working often experience a significant drop in income. Looking at data from 2005-to-2013 the researchers found the financial fallout from suffering a stroke was the most significant, with a 31 per cent drop in earning power, compared to 23 per cent for cardiac arrest and eight per cent for heart attack. The study is published in today’s Canadian Medical Association Journal.___ALSO IN THE NEWS:— Re-trial in Saint John of Dennis Oland on charge of second-degree murder in the death of his father Richard continues.— A re-trial in Halifax is scheduled for former taxi driver Bassam Al-Rawi, accused of sexually assaulting a female passenger.— Garry Handlen stands trial in Vancouver for murder of 12-year-old Monica Jack in 1978.— B.C. Civil Liberties Association holds Vancouver news conference after the release of the B.C. Court of Appeal’s decision on the government’s appeal of a lower court ruling over solitary confinement.———