The Angle, for those of you who’ve not studied maps of Minnesota, is a spit of land in Lake of the Woods County that is north of the line that generally defines the U.S. border and belongs to the United States. It is — other than Alaska — the only U.S. territory north of the 49th parallel — i.e. the border.
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The CBC offers poignant truth today in the telling of the story of three sisters, victims of the Sixties Scoop in Canada, in which Canada’s Indigenous, Metis and Inuit children were taken, often separated, then placed in foster homes or given to white families through adoption from the late ’50s to the ’80s. Read more →
Alberta got hammered by an early-season snowstorm. Calgary is paralyzed. For over 10 hours, people were huddled in vehicles stuck in ditches and on Highway 1, impassable because of the snow.
Professional trumpeter Jens Lindemann did what he could to pass the time . Read more →
It takes a lot to make Canada mad, but former diplomat Scott Gilmore has pretty much had it. Read more →
Marie Wright, Canada’s lead for the women’s wheelchair curling team at the the Paralympic Games in South Korea, is ostensibly talking about curling here but is really offering a life lesson. One rock at a time. Read more →
In Canada, ‘true patriot love’ is for women now, too
Canada, which has the world’s best national anthem, is tweaking the thing to get with the times.
See if you can determine the problematic line. No peeking. Read more →
Some people can look away from the killings and attacks on innocent people in Syria. And then there are the Canadians. Read more →
Here’s the most Canada thing ever
No more entries, please. We have our champion in the contest for Most Canada Thing Ever.
How could it anything but this, eh? Read more →
The New York Times today looks at the country’s welcoming tone, and its potential pitfalls, following up on how some of the refugees are doing. Read more →
Shelley Bramhoff Sikorski didn’t have a lot of time to get a picture to go viral before Facebook removed it. It was a Valentine’s card her gay son received at the Edmonton party goods store where he worked. A new manager took over recently and his hours, were cut. Read more →
In welcoming refugees, Trudeau trumps U.S.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wittingly or unwittingly provided a sharp contrast between his country and the one to the south when a plane load of Syrian refugees arrived overnight in Toronto. Read more →
Evan Leversage, a 7-year-old boy with brain cancer, isn’t expected to live until Christmas. So the people of St. George, Ontario are messing with the calendar to bring in the holiday season early. Read more →
It’s not unusual for airports to report instrument flight conditions, in which it’s legal to take off and land only if a flight is operated under instrumental flight rules. But it is unusual for the conditions to exist on an otherwise sunny day. Read more →
Are Canadians upset that they won’t be able to shop at Target anymore? Hardly. Read more →
Target is going to write off billions of dollars with the retreat, but it’s not going to be bleeding red ink anymore, either. So what will it do with its money? Read more →