Fear and anger in Canada after Muslim family is killed: ‘How many more people have to die?’

Mourners attend vigil to honour four members of Afzaal family who were killed in a truck attack Sunday night in London, Ontario As thousands of people gathered outside Canada’s second-largest mosque in London, Ontario, Reina Persaud was watching her niece and other children chalking brightly-coloured hearts all over the road. The “pathway of hearts” was […]

Tell us: are you planning on joining protests at the G7 summit?

We’d like to hear from people who’re planning on demonstrating during this week’s G7 summit in Cornwall Later this week, world leaders will be attending the G7 summit, at Carbis Bay, near St Ives in Cornwall, to discuss global issues including the Covid pandemic and climate change. The coalition comprises seven countries; the UK, Japan, […]

‘He was just a child’: dead of Indigenous residential schools haunt Canada

Generations of First Nations children were abducted to institutions to solve the country’s ‘Indian problem’. Thousands never returned When they came to take Jonnish Saganash away, he was only five years old. It was 1954, and the Canadian government had decided he was to be sent to a residential school in Ontario – hundreds of […]

UN experts urge Canada and Vatican to hold swift mass graves investigation

Nine experts call for ‘full-fledged investigations’ after discovery of remains of 215 Indigenous children at former residential school UN human rights experts have urged the Canadian government and the Vatican to hold swift and thorough investigations into the discovery of unmarked graves at a former residential school in British Columbia. The unmarked graves of up […]

Canada calls on pope to apologize after Indigenous children’s remains found

Government urges apology for role Catholic church played in residential school system after remains of 215 children discovered Canada’s government has called on Pope Francis to issue a formal apology for the role the Catholic church played in Canada’s residential school system, days after the remains of 215 children were located at what was once […]

Canada: remains of 215 children found at Indigenous residential school site

Officials make grim discovery near Kamloops, British Columbia First Nation chief says causes and timings of deaths not known A mass grave containing the remains of 215 Indigenous children has been discovered on the grounds of a former residential school in the interior of southern British Columbia. The grim discovery at the former school near […]

The uncertain future that small farmers face after tariff-free trade deals | Letters

The government’s free-market doctrine will damage rural communities, writes Richard Harvey. Plus letters from Peter Smith, Dr John Lingard, Julia Edwards and Gary Nethercott How ironic that the EU is currently introducing sweeping reforms of its farming subsidies to halt the decline of small farms, so as to retain the benefits of thriving rural communities, […]

No-go area: pandemic highlights Canada’s lack of public toilets

Toronto’s unreliable patchwork of restrooms – thrown into relief as Covid closed restaurants, cafes and hotels – hits vulnerable hardest Biking through Toronto on a recent afternoon, Dawn Russell realized she urgently needed to pee. Six months into her pregnancy, she knew that each trip from her house would mean searching for a toilet, but […]

GSK’s late entry to the vaccine race will help protect it from aggressive investors | Nils Pratley

Whatever Elliott Management’s intentions, the UK-based pharmaceutical firm will now be seen as a national asset GlaxoSmithKline’s progress on Covid vaccines has been slow, frustrating and surprising. More was expected sooner, because the company remains far bigger in the wider vaccine field than, say, AstraZeneca. But there are now tangible signs the pace is improving. […]

Opportunities beckon as Eddie Jones ponders options for summer Tests

Marcus Smith and Max Malins could be in tandem for England’s June games against United States and Canada at Twickenham Premiership crowds are finally returning from Monday evening and the chance to nudge the national selectors offers a further powerful incentive as the business end of the domestic season approaches. With 11 England players making […]

How melting glaciers have accelerated a shift in Earth’s axis

The redistribution of water has caused the planet to lean and wobble, resulting in the poles moving The axis of the Earth has shifted and moved the locations of the north and south poles. The poles have always wandered very gradually on the globe but in 1995 the north pole turned away from Canada towards […]

Native American tribe gives surplus vaccines to First Nations relatives in Canada

Effort by Blackfeet tribe illustrates the disparity with which the US and its northern neighbors are distributing doses The Blackfeet tribe in northern Montana has provided about 1,000 surplus vaccines to its First Nations relatives and others in Canada, in an illustration of the disparity in speed at which the US and its norther neighbor […]

Don Warrington: ‘I wanted to be heroic like the Lone Ranger’

The Rising Damp and Death in Paradise actor recounts his love of doggy adventure TV and how his current show seeks to inspire the same sense of wonder When I was a child, the television was mainly for me and my siblings. Our parents weren’t too keen on it themselves, probably because they were busy […]

‘It’s been a pleasure and privilege’: Fara Williams to retire at end of the season

Williams, 37, England’s most capped player on 172 caps ‘I have experienced the rise of women’s football first-hand’ Fara Williams, England’s most capped player, male or female, has announced she will retire from professional football at the end of the season. “After much consideration and despite offers to remain within the game,” she said on […]

New Zealand’s stance on China has deep implications for the Five Eyes alliance

Analysis: Country has confirmed itself the weak link in the intelligence chain it joined with the US, UK, Canada and Australia Jacinda Ardern, the New Zealand prime minister from the centre-left Labour party, has offended devotees of the Anglosphere by indicating she is not prepared to take her country into the kind of trade war […]

Coronavirus live: EU asks states to support legal action against AstraZeneca; UK finds 55 more cases of Indian variant

Some member states raise concerns over wisdom of action, saying it could undermine confidence in vaccine; further cases of B.1.617 found in Britain Revealed: big shortfall in Covax Covid vaccine-sharing scheme India hits global record of 315,000 new daily cases as Covid wave worsens EU states begin using single-dose J&J Covid vaccine ‘The system has […]

Canada judge delays extradition hearings in win for Huawei executive

Meng Wanzhou’s team had sought more time to review new documents after Hong Kong settlement with HSBC A Canada judge has agreed to delay Meng Wanzhou’s US extradition hearings for three months, according to a ruling read in court on Wednesday, handing the Huawei chief financial officer’s defense team a win. Meng, 49, was arrested […]

Coronavirus live: Netherlands to restart Johnson & Johnson vaccine after regulator says benefits outweigh risks

Move comes after European Medicines Agency said warning about very rare blood clots should be added to label Possible link between J&J vaccine and rare blood clots, says EU regulator Narendra Modi: Covid resurgence in India like being ‘hit by a storm’ UK in drive to develop drugs to take at home to ‘stop Covid […]

Moderna struggling to supply promised doses of Covid vaccine

US firm suggests issues with increasing production at its European plant could affect delivery to UK Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The US pharmaceutical company Moderna, which produces the newest vaccine to be rolled out in the UK, is struggling to supply promised shots because of issues with increasing production at […]

Canada: calls to investigate photo leak of MP captured naked on Zoom

Will Amos pictured nude in meeting while changing clothes Questions raised over dissemination of photos without consent A Canadian lawmaker’s naked webcam gaffe during a session of parliament has promoted calls for an investigation and raised questions over the ethics of sharing compromising pictures of public officials without their consent. Related: ‘Cancel the Olympics’: fashion […]

Northern Ireland Women make history by qualifying for Euro 2022 finals

Northern Ireland 2-0 Ukraine (4-1 agg) Kenny Shiel guides team to first ever major tournament Marissa Callaghan and Nadene Caldwell confirmed Northern Ireland Women’s qualification for the Euro 2022 finals as they secured a 2-0 play-off second leg victory over Ukraine. Related: England Women’s woes continue at hands of Canada’s Viens and Prince Continue reading…

England’s Lucy Bronze may miss Canada friendly with groin injury

‘She is doing better,’ says interim manager Hege Riise Riise tells players to improve response to counterattacks Hege Riise, England’s interim manager, has said Lucy Bronze may not feature in the friendly against Canada on Tuesday evening because the right‑back is still struggling to return from a groin injury. Riise said of Bronze: “She stayed […]

Canada ski resort linked to largest outbreak of P1 Covid variant outside Brazil

Whistler, in British Columbia, has nearly 200 of 877 confirmed cases in the province but officials have only a murky idea of how widely variant has spread For ski resorts, spring normally marks a final chance for visitors to carve sun-drenched runs before the season ends. But at Canada’s most famous ski resort, the gondolas […]

Prince Philip’s charm, wit and sense of duty recalled by world leaders

Barack Obama,Joe Biden, Angela Merkel and prime ministers of New Zealand, Australia, Canada among those paying tribute The death of the Duke of Edinburgh has elicited tributes, remembrances and expressions of sympathy from political leaders and royal families around the world, recalling his many years of service, his “straightforwardness” and his long devotion to his […]

Ropeless fishing tech could help save rare whale, say scientists

Virtual buoys and time triggered traps reduce risk to endangered North Atlantic right whale, but reactions among fishers in US and Canada are mixed Ropes that spring to the water’s surface when summoned and virtual buoys could hold the key to saving one of the world’s most endangered whale species, scientists and conservation groups have […]

Coronavirus live: Brazil breaks daily death record; UK plans for Covid pass in chaos

UK AstraZeneca jab trial on children paused as regulator investigates rare blood clots in adults; 5,626 patients in French intensive care units; Canada in grip of third wave EMA denies finding link between AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots AstraZeneca jab could have causal link to rare blood clots, say UK experts Israel and Chile both […]

Workhorse review – beautiful but plodding paean to beasts of burden

Cliff Caines’s film about three businesses sticking with horse-drawn methods looks startling, but gets a bit bogged down This painstakingly composed black and white documentary about jobbing horses and their employer-companions is perhaps easier to admire than love. On the plus side, the cinematography by Ryan A Randall – a mix of widescreen, immersive landscapes […]

‘Like copyrighting Moses’: hands off our water spirit, say First Nations

Ownership of the Ogopogo legend has renewed discussions over the appropriation of traditions and the challenges Indigenous nations face to reclaim their culture People living on the shores of Okanagan Lake have long said that dark, curling waves signal the presence of Ogopogo, a monstrous serpent lurking beneath the surface. A handful claim to have […]

London skyscraper set to become UK’s most expensive office block

Sale of 100 Bishopsgate to serve as acid test for whether remote working will continue after Covid pandemic Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A London skyscraper is poised to become the UK’s most expensive office block after being put up for sale for £1.8bn, in an acid test for whether the […]

Coronavirus live news: US sets new record with 4m jabs in day; Turkey reports daily high in infections

Number fully vaccinated in UK passes 5m milestone; Argentina’s leader tests positive; India’s daily coronavirus infections hit six-month high NHS feels strain as tens of thousands of staff suffer long Covid Care home residents in England allowed two visitors from 12 April Australia vaccine rollout to continue after blood clot case Europe faces another Easter […]