182 unmarked graves found near former residential school outside Cranbrook, B.C.

Another Indigenous community in B.C. says ground-penetrating radar has found human remains near a former residential school. In a statement released Wednesday, the Lower Kootenay Band said remains of 182 people were found in unmarked graves close to the former St. Eugene’s Mission School near Cranbrook.  The statement says the Aq’am community conducted the searchContinue reading “182 unmarked graves found near former residential school outside Cranbrook, B.C.”

Justin Trudeau says Pope Francis should apologize on Canadian soil for church’s role in residential schools

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Pope Francis should come to Canada and apologize on behalf of the Catholic Church for its role in running residential schools for Indigenous children, after hundreds of bodies were located in two unmarked graves. Trudeau said Friday in Ottawa that he spoke with the pope one day after Cowessess FirstContinue reading “Justin Trudeau says Pope Francis should apologize on Canadian soil for church’s role in residential schools”

Taiwan says will be ‘force for good’ after unprecedented G7 support

Taiwan will be a “force for good” and continue to seek even greater international support, the presidential office said, after the Chinese-claimed island won unprecedented backing from the Group of Seven of major democracies. The G7 leaders on Sunday scolded China over human rights in Xinjiang, called for Hong Kong to keep a high degree of autonomyContinue reading “Taiwan says will be ‘force for good’ after unprecedented G7 support”

Thousands march in support of Muslim family killed in truck attack in Canada

Thousands of people marched on Friday in support of a Canadian Muslim family run over and killed by a man driving a pick-up truck last Sunday in an attack the police described as a hate crime. The four victims, spanning three generations, were killed when Nathaniel Veltman, 20, ran into them while they were outContinue reading “Thousands march in support of Muslim family killed in truck attack in Canada”

Canada’s Trudeau vows to fight far-right groups after Muslim family slain

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday promised to redouble efforts to fight far-right groups two days after a hate-motivated attack that killed four members of a Muslim family in the city of London, Ontario. “This was a terrorist attack, motivated by hatred, in the heart of one of our communities,” Trudeau said in theContinue reading “Canada’s Trudeau vows to fight far-right groups after Muslim family slain”

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