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The rugby league club that swapped Canada’s capital for a Cornish town

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Until last week, Hemel Hempstead, Ottawa and Penryn had very little in common. Now they have been united by that most unlikely concept: a third division rugby league team. It is the strangest of stories. Nel mese di settembre ...

Canada’s Catholic bishops apologise for abuses in residential schools

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High-ranking Catholic bishops in Canada have officially apologised for their role in the country’s notorious residential school system for the first time, after refusing to do so for years despite public pressure. L...

Canada’s opposition leader concedes defeat after Trudeau victory – video

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Canada's opposition leader, Erin O’Toole, conceded defeat early on Tuesday, despite his Conservative party leading in the national popular vote.O’Toole's centrist campaign failed to persuade enough voters to toss out ...

Fernandez and Auger-Aliassime show a hopeful side of Canada’s tennis dream

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A few months ago, Leylah Annie Fernandez was far from a household name in Canada. But after a series of stunning performances at the US Open, she is the toast of the town – french toast with extra maple syrup, to be p...

Anti-logging protest becomes Canada’s biggest ever act of civil disobedience

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A string of protests against old-growth logging in western Canada have become the biggest act of civil disobedience in the country’s history, with the arrest of least 866 people since April. The bitter fight over the ...

Canada’s Andre De Grasse ends wait for Olympic gold in men’s 200m

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Canada’s Andre De Grasse has won the men’s 200m at the Tokyo Olympics in a time of 19.62 secondi, ahead of USA’s Kenny Bednarek and Noah Lyles who won silver and bronze respectively. It was a brilliant run by De Grass...

‘Nobody can gaslight us’: the rappers confronting Canada’s colonial horrors

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After the recent discovery of hundreds of Indigenous children’s unmarked graves at former Canadian residential schools, Drezus – an rapper of Cree and Ojibwe heritage from the Muskowekwan First Nation in Saskatchewan ...

‘Those children could be my relatives’: Canada’s first Indigenous forensic pathologist on unmarked graves

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In her job as a forensic pathologist, Kona Williams investigates hundreds of deaths a year. But when she heard that unmarked graves had been found at the site of a residential school in late May, she was seized by a g...

Canada’s government needs to face up to its role in Indigenous children’s deaths

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Ground-penetrating sonar found the children’s bodies that the survivors of Canada’s “residential schools” always knew were there. For more than a century, these schools functioned as re-education camps run by the Cana...

‘Historic’ step as Trudeau appoints Canada’s first Indigenous governor general

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Canada will have its first ever Indigenous governor general after prime minister Justin Trudeau appointed Inuk leader Mary Simon as the Queen’s representative in Canada. Describing the move as a “historic” step, Trude...

Deadly British Columbia heatwave sows wildfires across Canada’s west

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On the heels of an unprecedented heatwave that left hundreds dead in British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province is now battling a fresh threat. Più di 100 wildfires are burning across the province, as of late ...

The Guardian view on Canada’s residential schools: an atrocity still felt today

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It is hard to fathom the full horror of what happened in Canada’s church-run residential schools for over a century: systematic abuse and mistreatment, on an industrial scale, with an estimated 150,000 Indigenous chil...

US and Canada’s trade relationship still rocky post-Trump

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After a tumultuous four years living next door to Donald Trump, many Canadians had hoped that relations with their closest neighbour would mend under Joe Biden. The former president had slapped tariffs on Canadian ste...

No-go area: pandemic highlights Canada’s lack of public toilets

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Biking through Toronto on a recent afternoon, Dawn Russell realized she urgently needed to pee. Six months into her pregnancy, she knew that each trip from her house would mean searching for a toilet, but the promise ...

Canada’s herring facing ‘biological decimation’, say First Nations and activists

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First Nations and conservationists are warning that Pacific herring populations are “collapsing” off Canada’s western coast, and are appealing for a moratorium on commercial fishing until the critical species can rebu...