Fire Destroys Two Catholic Churches on Indigenous Land in British Columbia

The fires come at a raw moment, just weeks after the discovery in British Columbia of the unmarked graves of 215 Indigenous children.

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Video of Montreal Police Kneeling on Black Teenager Spurs Outcry

Outrage over the video comes as Canada undergoes a national awakening about institutional racism, including among police forces.

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Mother of Killed Indigenous Man Told to ‘Get It Together’ by Canadian Police

A scathing report found that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police mistreated and discriminated against the family of Colten Boushie in 2016 and mishandled parts of the investigation into his death.

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A Riveting ISIS Story, Told in a Times Podcast, Falls Apart

A Canadian’s gruesome account as an Islamic State executioner in Syria, which was the subject of the “Caliphate” podcast by The New York Times, was fabricated, officials say. A Times review found no corroboration of his claim to have committed atrocities.

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Mi’kmaq Lobstermen in Nova Scotia Face Attacks by Fishermen

A battle over the lucrative lobster industry in Nova Scotia has become the latest flash point in a series of abuses of Indigenous people in Canada.

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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.

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Nova Scotia Mass Shooting Victims Must Be Mourned at a Safe Distance

Nova Scotians are grieving amid a coronavirus lockdown the deaths of at least 22 people killed by a gunman. Among the dead: an elementary schoolteacher, a cancer survivor and a family of three.

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Multiple Victims in Nova Scotia Shooting, Police Say

The authorities identified the gunman as Gabriel Wortman, 51, who may be driving a vehicle that resembles a Royal Canadian Mounted Police patrol.

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