Canada: Mass grave found at another Indigenous school
24 June 2021 | 3:30 pm
A First Nation has uncovered hundreds of unmarked graves at a former Indigenous residential school in southern Saskatchewan. A similar recent discovery shocked the world.
Over six days, the lives of Afghan researcher Mohammad Ehsan Saadat and his family turned upside down: enough time to fill out an asylum application and flee to Canada just before the Taliban walked into Kabul. Since then, he has often said to himself how "lucky" he is to have the opportunity to start anew in Canada, but "weeps" for those left behind.
With a magnifying glass in one hand and notebook in the other, butterfly enthusiasts are on the hunt for monarch eggs. In Canada, hundreds of hunters take part in the annual monarch census counting, as the emblematic butterflies remain threatened by extinction.
A crowd of angry protesters surrounds Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, chanting "lock him up" and hurling profanities as the Liberal Party leader boards his campaign bus following a visit to a brewery in London, Ontario.
Canada’s party leaders held a debate Thursday night ahead of the September 20 vote. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for elections as Kabul fell to the Taliban.
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau looks set to form another minority government following Canada's parliamentary election. The prime minister framed the vote as a referendum on his party's handling of the COVID pandemic.
Justin Trudeau's Liberals have won the Canadian legislative elections, a half-victory, however, for the incumbent Prime Minister who failed to gain a majority.
Helmut Oberlander, an ex-Nazi interpreter, had been fighting to stay in Canada for nearly 26 years. Before his death, he had argued that he was forcibly conscripted by the Nazis.
Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have also returned home after over 1,000 days in Chinese custody as part of the US-brokered deal that saw the release of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou.
The discovery of more than 1,000 unmarked graves of children has prompted anger against the Catholic Church in Canada. The church has now admitted to "grave abuses."
Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial executive, has now left Canada after being detained on fraud charges for nearly three years. China released two Canadians as part of the US deal.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Kamloops, in British Columbia, where the remains of hundreds of indigenous First Nations children were found buried at the site of a former residential school in May. Trudeau apologised for not making the trip earlier. In recent months, shocking discoveries of the remains of First Nations children have made headlines and researchers warn they could continue. First Nations communities want justice for one of the darkest chapters in Canada's history. Our correspondents gained rare access to a "pow wow" – a sacred ceremony in honour of the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.
Vancouver Island, in the Canadian province of British Columbia, is home to immense cedars and firs, some of them 800 years old. It's here that an environmental battle is raging between the logging industry and defenders of the Fairy Creek forest. The fight over logging has gone all the way to British Columbia's Supreme Court and is resonating within Canadian society, with police accused of excessive force towards the environmental protesters. Our correspondents François Rihouay, Joanne Profeta and Laura McQuillan report.
55 mins ago
Anti-vax enthusiasts claim that at least three athletes have dropped out of the 2022 Australian Open tournament due to chest problems related to Covid-19 vaccination. We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake.
55 mins ago
In November 2015, "Islamic State" militants killed 130 people in the course of a four-hour rampage in Paris. Most of the dead were at the Bataclan concert hall. One survivor of the assault has found a special way to deal with the memory of the horrific night.
1 hour ago
At least eight fans dead after a stampede at the Yaounde Olembe Stadium in Cameroon before the host nation's round of 16 game in the Africa Cup of Nations against Comoros, the national broadcaster reports.
2 hours ago
We look at French papers' reactions to members of Marine Le Pen's party joining far-right presidential candidate Eric Zemmour, as well as the website Mediapart's analysis of 1,000 of his earliest supporters. We also discuss coverage of the ongoing crisis between Russia and Ukraine and how some papers are explaining Germany’s decision to veto sending support to Kiev. We end with reaction to the death of French fashion icon and designer Thierry Mugler.
3 hours ago
Russia still seems to be beefing up the military presence on its border with Ukraine, while Kyiv has received military support from the US and the UK. Germany won't send weapons to Ukraine, saying that would only escalate the situation.
3 hours ago
Australia's vocal criticism of China's human rights record has long angered Beijing. When Canberra called for an investigation into the origin of the coronavirus in 2020, Beijing slapped high tariffs on some Australian products.