Why Catholicism Remains Strong in Canada

Even as Catholicism wanes in many Western countries, in Canada, it is holding steady as the largest religious denomination.

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Pope Apologizes in Canada for Schools That Abused Indigenous Children

Francis, responding to longtime pleas from Indigenous people, begged forgiveness for schools where children were forced to assimilate, many were sexually or physically abused and some died.

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Oilers and Flames in Battle of Alberta: Bedlam on the Ice, Torn Loyalties Off It

The N.H.L. playoff series between the Oilers and the Flames is boiling over with the heavy hits, trash talk, deafening arenas and bountiful goal scoring that defined hockey in the 1980s, the last time the rivalry was so fierce.

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Alex Ovechkin Skates Into Canada’s Dense Ukrainian Enclave

The Capitals, led by the Russian president’s high-profile supporter, are about to play the Oilers in Edmonton, home to a large concentration of the Ukrainian diaspora.

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East Asia Becomes a Curling Powerhouse

In recent years, Japan, China and South Korea have embraced the sport, investing resources, creating celebrities and changing the competitive landscape.

#alberta-canada, #athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #china, #curling, #japan, #olympic-games-2022, #women-and-girls

World Junior Championship, a Showcase for Hockey’s Top Prospects, Is Canceled

The cancellation was an ominous sign for sports leagues, including the N.H.L. and the N.B.A., which have been struggling to maintain schedules.

#alberta-canada, #athletics-and-sports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hockey-ice, #international-ice-hockey-federation

Beavers Misbehave. Canadians Love Them Anyway.

Blamed for flooded fields, damaged roads and the occasional death, the beaver, which has played a seminal role in Canadian history, is now viewed by many as a problem, not a point of national pride.

#alberta-canada, #algonquin-provincial-park-ontario, #beavers, #canada, #floods, #levees-and-dams, #ontario-canada, #royal-canadian-mounted-police

Biden Administration Backs Oil Sands Pipeline Project

The administration urged a court to throw out a challenge brought by tribal and environmental groups, backing a pipeline that would carry Canadian oil across Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Biden Must Stop the Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota

The fight over the pipeline will be, at least for now, where Biden’s climate commitment will be judged.

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Line 3 Protest Tests 2 of Biden’s Campaign Pledges

The Line 3 pipeline would carry oil from Canada across Minnesota, crossing sensitive waterways as well as tribal lands. On Monday, protesters gathered to try to stop construction.

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Canadian Company Defies Michigan Order to Shut Down Oil Pipeline

Canada’s government has backed the pipeline owner in the dispute with Michigan’s governor, an ally of President Biden, complicating U.S.-Canadian relations.

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Keystone Rejection Tests Trudeau’s Balancing Act on Climate and Energy

While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shares the incoming president’s climate change agenda, the Canadian leader is also a pipeline proponent.

#alberta-canada, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #canada, #keystone-pipeline-system, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #trudeau-justin

How to Get Married Alone

Erica Ingraham and Adam Koster had a brief ceremony at Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada, in below-zero temperatures, then snowboarded away as husband and wife.

#alberta-canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lake-louise-canada, #snowboarding, #weddings-and-engagements

Not Just Another Pipeline

The expansion of Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline is a breathtaking betrayal of Minnesota’s Indigenous communities — and the environment.

#alberta-canada, #enbridge-inc, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lake-superior, #minnesota, #oil-sands, #pipelines, #walz-tim, #water-pollution

‘Zombie’ Oil Wells in Canada Are a Climate Threat

Canada’s oil patch has nearly 100,000 suspended wells, neither active nor capped, and they’re a worrying source of planet-warming methane.

#air-pollution, #alberta-canada, #drilling-and-boring, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydrocarbons, #methane, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline

This Sledding Team Trained Hard for Gold in 2010. Some Members Regret It.

In skeleton, the headfirst Olympic sledding sport, the opportunity for unlimited training on the track can be a huge advantage. But Canadian Olympians who had such access believe it was bad for their brains.

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3 Dead After Glacier Tour Bus Rolls Over in Canadian Rockies

The vehicle, with 27 people on board, was specially designed to carry visitors onto one of North America’s largest glaciers, in Jasper National Park in Alberta.

#alberta-canada, #buses, #glaciers, #jasper-national-park-canada, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #rocky-mountains, #royal-canadian-mounted-police

Canada’s Sparrows Are Singing a New Song. You’ll Hear It Soon.

Over 20 years, scientists tracked the transformation of the traditional trill of a common bird from western Canada to Ontario.

#alberta-canada, #animal-behavior, #animal-migration, #birds, #canada, #current-biology-journal, #research, #your-feed-science

Chief Beaten by Police Is Longtime Fighter for Indigenous Rights

Allan Adam leads a Dene nation that famously fought the Canadian government and oil lobby in its territory.

#alberta-canada, #allan-adam, #canada, #edmonton-alberta, #indigenous-people, #oil-sands, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Quarantined Runners Log Miles in Backyards and Living Rooms

In an era of lockdowns, runners are getting creative when it comes to keeping their distance while staying fit.

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