The Arctic is in a death spiral. How much longer will it exist?

The region is unravelling faster than anyone could once have predicted. But there may still be time to act The great thaw: global heating upends life on Arctic permafrost – photo essay At the end of July, 40% of the 4,000-year-old Milne Ice Shelf, located on the north-western edge of Ellesmere Island, calved into the […]

Did the ‘Caliphate executioner’ lie about his past as an Isis killer?

Shehroze Chaudhry charged with inventing identity as a ruthless killer as saga prompts debate over repatriation and de-radicalization For months, unbeknown to his classmates and neighbours, a self-professed executioner was living freely in Canada’s largest city. But in 2018, his exploits were made public on a blockbuster podcast produced by the New York Times, in […]

‘Being on the ocean is who they are’: how sailing bonds my partner’s family

For my in-laws, family bonds are nurtured on the open water. On my first holiday with them, I realised just how deep their connection with all things nautical ran – and the joy that quality time can bring Going on holiday with your new boyfriend’s family for the first time is always going to be […]

Why were Indigenous crews in Canada shot at with flares for fishing?

Commercial fishermen – who say they fear overfishing of lobster – have been accused of vandalism and harassment The mood was joyous among a group of Indigenous fishermen as they hurled lobster traps into the choppy waters of the Atlantic. Moments earlier, they had left a small harbour in eastern Canada, with nearly 200 supporters […]

Long kept secret, Canada’s ghostly spirit bears are even rarer than thought

Adept at catching salmon because they blend into the daylight, the white bears are small in number – yet First Nations are stepping in to help When Marven Robinson was a kid, any mention of spirit bears was met with hushed dismissal from the elders in his community, the Gitga’at First Nation of Hartley Bay, […]

A mountain of happy memories in British Columbia

Mount Robson is off limits for now – unless you live in this part of Canada – but the mere memory of camping and hiking among its lakes and wildlife makes our writer dance inside Enveloped in an old-growth forest deep in British Columbia’s interior, we’re surrounded by lush plants – boreal moonwort and rough-fruited […]

Kelly Lee Owens: Inner Song review – a DJ finds her voice

(Smalltown Supersound)The Welsh musician-producer unleashes her own vocals while digging deeper with brooding electronics Delayed to show “solidarity” with record shops threatened by Covid, Kelly Lee Owens’s second album finds the banging techno DJ venturing further into the realm of electronic pop. The digitals are still on point. Arpeggi’s creepy retro-futurism recalls Boards of Canada […]

Saudi ex-spy suing crown prince faces fresh death threat in Canada – report

Canada reportedly increases security around Saad Aljabri, who is suing Prince Mohammed bin Salman over alleged 2018 assassination attempt A former senior Saudi intelligence official who has accused Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of trying to have him assassinated in 2018 has been placed under heightened security after a new threat on his life, a […]

Come As You Are review – a briskly unsentimental journey

Richard Wong explores sexuality and disability with candour in this comedy drama remake Scotty is a virgin. A paraplegic since birth, he blames his disability for his lack of success with the ladies. But, as his brutally candid friends point out, the main reason that Scotty fails to score is his horrible personality. A remake […]

Naomi Klein: ‘We must not return to the pre-Covid status quo, only worse’

What kind of world will the coronavirus crisis leave us with? Interviewed for a Guardian Live event, the activist and author insists that the climate, equality and fairness must be at the heart of the post-pandemic recovery Katharine Viner: Hello, Naomi. How are you finding lockdown? Naomi Klein: For those of us who were teaching […]

Worldwide protests mark anniversary of Shukri Abdi’s death

Demonstrators in UK, US and Canada pay tribute to Somalian refugee who drowned in Manchester river Protests have been organised across 10 cities to mark the first anniversary of the death of Shukri Abdi, a 12-year-old Somalian refugee who drowned in the River Irwell, and whose case has been taken up globally by Black Lives […]

Canada’s failed UN security council bid exposes Trudeau’s ‘dilettante’ foreign policy

Second failed attempt to win seat raises questions about messaging and clarity in Canada’s foreign policy, experts say When Justin Trudeau was first elected in 2015, he promised that his victory would help Canada vault back on to the world stage, and reclaim a global influence that had eroded in previous years. “To this country’s […]

Trudeau: Canadians watching US unrest and police violence in ‘shock and horror’

Prime minister condemned racism and called on Canada to ‘stand together in solidarity’ against racial hate as protests continue in US George Floyd killing – follow live updates Canadians are watching unrest and police violence in the United States in “shock and horror”, Justin Trudeau said on Friday – but the prime minister cautioned that […]

Fears rise of ‘murder hornet’ spreading in western Canada after sighting

Latest discovery suggests the species has reached far deeper into British Columbia than previously thought When officials in western Canada received the squashed remains of a hornet in late May, they immediately knew trouble was in their hands.  With its hulking orange and black body, the insect sent in by a concerned resident was unmistakably […]

My dad’s little piece of Wales in his Canadian lakeside cottage

The writer tells of tracing her father’s connection with a fellow Welshman who emigrated almost a century ago – and put down roots in Ontario A decade ago, my father, Terry Lee, found a wooden sign behind our cottage’s boathouse. He guessed it had once hung above the door, naming this Ontario lakeside property: Brynmorwydd. […]

My favourite film aged 12: Fly Away Home

I idealised this as a movie about the beauty of the natural world. I realise now its also about surviving loss and finding strength when everything looks hopeless Read all the other My favourite film choices The best arts and entertainment during self-isolation My love for Fly Away Home coincided with moving to the countryside; […]

Exeter to repatriate Blackfoot regalia to Siksika Nation

City council ends dispute by voting to return to Canada relics taken in colonial era Sacred relics of a 19th-century indigenous chief are to go back to Canada after Exeter city council voted for their return, a move described by a leading curator as a sign that local councils were becoming the pioneers of repatriation. […]

Trudeau warns Canada’s coronavirus shutdown likely to remain for weeks

Prime minister said ‘we’re going to have to remain vigilant’ until vaccine is found as infections climb across the country Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Justin Trudeau has warned that Canada’s economic shutdown is likely to remain in place for weeks, as coronavirus infections continue to climb across the country. “I […]

Amazon launches further recruitment drive in US and Canada

Retailer says it wants to ‘keep as many people as possible working during coronavirus crisis’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Amazon is continuing its drive to be seen as the saviour of the furloughed north American worker, by announcing it will create an extra 75,000 roles in the US and Canada […]

Iran: Covid-19 outbreak delays investigation into downed Ukrainian flight

Canada asks Tehran to delay black box data download until travel restrictions for their experts to take part are lifted Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Covid-19 pandemic will delay the investigation into the downing of a Ukrainian international flight over Iran, after Canada asked Tehran to delay downloading data on […]

How much do you know about the world’s drinks? Take a shot at our quiz and find out

You may now be a Zoom-drinks expert but can you tell a Tom Collins from a caesar or the origin of the caipirinha? Zoom hangovers have become a thing since lockdown, as people enjoy virtual drinks – and no one has to drive home. But you’d be going some to finish a Methuselah of wine. […]

Canada could see 22,000 coronavirus deaths even with physical distancing, officials say

Dropping strict control measures could lead to 300,000 deaths, projections show after country’s deadliest day yet Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Canada could suffer as many as 22,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, even with strict physical distancing and the widespread closure of businesses and schools, Canadian public health officials have […]

Canadian nursing home reels from death of half its residents

Facility in Bobcaygeon, Ontario, emerges as one of most tragic stories in country’s struggle against Covid-19 Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A retirement home in Canada that lost nearly half its residents to coronavirus is scrambling to protect the remaining healthy inhabitants who lived alongside infected neighbours for nearly two weeks. […]

The Spin | Walter Gilbert, the shamed thief who shone in Canadian exile

A cousin of WG Grace whose bankruptcy led him into petty crime, Walter Gilbert went on to enjoy a stellar career in Canada In October 1908 a most curious court case took place in Canada in which someone called either Charles or Chris Mitchell, depending on which report you believe, found himself on trial for […]

Miguel – Sky Walker (On BBC Radio 1Xtra Live Lounge) (Live)

Quick to dead the bull like a matador Quick to dead the bull like a matador Bull, bull, bull like a matador Quick to dead the bull like a matador Cap and a stem, catch a wave on us (splish) Take a shot, make a friend, just enjoy the moment I’m Luke Skywalkin’ on these […]