In the Blood Tribe's oral history, there is the story of Blood Clot. According to the legend, the beast's intestines spilled out and became the Belly Buttes of southern Alberta. "Within these lands, the Blood Tribe was created, and it is within these lands that the Blood Tribe developed both a practical and a spiritual existence," states a 2007 report by the Indian Claims Commission on the band's boundaries.
Police had in fact applied to participate in this year's parade, a move that garnered backlash from the LGBTQ community despite ongoing efforts behind the scenes to mend the relationship. Just weeks later, Chief Mark Saunders withdrew the application.
China must lead the way in reforming global governance, the foreign ministry on Saturday cited President Xi Jinping as saying, as Beijing looks to increase its world influence. China has sought a greater say in global organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and United Nations, in line with its growing economic and diplomatic clout. Since taking office in late 2012, Xi has taken a more muscular approach, setting up China's own global bodies like the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and launching his landmark Belt and Road project to build a new Silk Road.
Justin Trudeau greeted crowds at public events in Quebec to celebrate the Fete Nationale holiday on Saturday, where a day of smiles and selfies was briefly interrupted by an angry protester who confronted the prime minister in his own riding. The incident occurred at a Fete Nationale event at a Montreal park, where a bearded man in a white shirt appeared to object to the prime minister's presence at a holiday that has historically been associated with Quebec nationalism.
A Toronto-based Syrian children's choir will not be travelling to the United States to perform at an international festival due to fears about crossing the border under the Trump administration's travel ban, its founder said Saturday. Fei Tang, general manager of the Nai Kids Choir, said the chorus of about 60 Canadian newcomers between the ages five and 15 were invited to perform at the Serenade! Choral Festival in Washington, D.C., next week. Tang said she was thrilled by the opportunity for the children to sing alongside choirs from all over the world in the U.S. capital, but there was just one issue — getting there.
The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday that the department has partially complied with subpoenas from the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees after officials turned over more than a thousand new documents this week. House Republicans had given the Justice Department and FBI a Friday deadline for all documents, most of which are related to the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation and the handling of its probe into Democrat Hillary Clinton's emails.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Outside a sprawling mall in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, young single men and women walk through an open-air exhibit where Saudi women and traffic police explain the ins and outs of handling a car. Children take a lap around a makeshift course in tiny electric cars as clowns appear on a small stage, dancing for the crowd. A song with a woman's voice blares through the loudspeakers, singing: "I love you Saudia. My love, Saudia."
Saskatchewan students are among 50 in Canada to receive $100,000 scholarships in the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math. The Schulich Leader Scholarship is awarded annually to 50 high school graduates enrolling in STEM undergraduate programs at 20 partner universities across Canada. The recipients — chosen from 1,400 nominations — include University of Waterloo student Robin Wen of Saskatoon, University of Calgary student Rylan Marianchuk, from Humboldt, Sask., and University of Saskatchewan student Lanke Vaidehee, from Saskatoon.
By Allison Lampert MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canadian workers who assemble Bombardier Inc's turboprops and the company's new top-of-the-line business jet on Saturday reached a tentative agreement with the company just hours ahead of a strike deadline, the union said. Unifor, the union representing the 1,600 workers, has previously said its members were looking for a three-year contract with greater job security on the company's strong-selling Global 7500 business jet, among other demands. A Bombardier spokesman confirmed that a tentative agreement has been reached.
Acting platoon Chief Scott Tilley said crews learned of the fire around 1:45 p.m. and discovered a large forest fire spanning a couple of hectares in progress when they arrived. A lack of water supply made fighting the blaze difficult initially, said Tilley, but fire crews were eventually able to get water brought in and the fire under control.
A big donation is on its way to the P.E.I. Chapter of the Children's Wish Foundation from a group of Islanders who now live in Calgary. The P.E.I. Rum Runners, a Calgary hockey team made up of Islanders, are donating $50,000 to help children's wishes come true.
Advocates who have worked toward establishing a supervised injection site (SIS) for drug users in Quebec City are relieved there are only a few more hurdles to climb before the project becomes reality. The regional health authority, the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Capitale-Nationale, (CIUSSS), announced on Thursday it has chosen a location in the Saint-Roch neighbourhood, under the Dufferin-Montmorency viaduct, to set up the service. "We are so very thankful," said Pierre Frappier, who has fought for the implementation of a SIS in Quebec City for more than seven years.
Telegraph cables, wooden boats, even sawmill replicas: all are housed in dedicated buildings scattered across Newfoundland and Labrador. But one feature of North Atlantic culture — one some say is especially important — has been missing out. Erin Best and Sandy Morris, better known as musical duo Rasa, are calling for a music museum: a place to preserve beloved artifacts, catalogue local artists and keep the province's heritage safe from the withering nature of time.
Vinnie Paul, co-founder and drummer of metal band Pantera, has died at 54. Pantera's official Facebook page posted a statement early Saturday announcing his death. Paul's representative confirmed the death to Billboard.
Former "Game of Thrones" co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie married Saturday with a church service and a celebration at the bride's ancestral castle in Scotland. The couple and guests arrived for the afternoon service at Rayne Church, close to the 900-year-old Wardhill Castle in northeast Scotland, which is owned by Leslie's family. Harington, wearing a morning suit, and Leslie, in a flowing ivory gown and veil, smiled at members of the public who had gathered outside the church.
Filmmaking wasn't part of Roger Boyer's life plan until the fateful day his cousin came over to his house with a brand new camera. Ten years and several films later, Boyer is holding the first ever Indigenous Film Summit in Winnipeg Saturday at Le Cercle Molière on Provencher Boulevard. "I had this epiphany, and I thought, I kept thinking about filmmaking, and I kept thinking about storytelling.
The last of the historic squatters' cabins that once lined North Vancouver's Maplewood Mudflats has been lovingly restored by the arts community, which hopes to use the space as an artists' residence. The Blue Cabin, as it is lovingly known, was originally built as a floating home in the 1920s by a Norwegian immigrant who was living in Coal Harbour, according to Jeremy Borsos, an artist who worked on the restoration. By 1932, the cabin's original owner had floated the cabin to the Maplewood Mudflats, a community near the Old Dollarton Highway and not far from the cabin's current home at Maplewood Farm.
City officials say the fire that started Wednesday night at the Whitehorse waste management facility flared up early Saturday morning. The waste management facility is located by Fish Lake Road and the Alaska Highway.
Just getting over my own stupidity is a hard thing," Loden told CBC. The Vancouver man was duped by a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam, a genre of fraud that police say has become increasingly complex. Loden's story followed an identical pattern.
Kathy Goodwind may have started her professional career in the medical world but things took off for her when she left the lab behind and started making and flying kites. This weekend, more than 40 years later, Goodwind is a celebrity kite flyer at the Windscape Kite Festival in Swift Current, Sask.
Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price is having another baby. Carey Price has been playing for the Canadiens since 2007. In the photo posted to Instagram from their off-season hometown of Kelowna, British Columbia, Carey and Angela Price are holding Liv.
José Martinez DiBona, a Montreal construction entrepreneur, recently did just that on his way home from dinner. DiBona says he drove around the flower beds, thinking they were there to slow him down. "Suddenly we see traffic coming from the opposite direction — look, see they are all going through," DiBona said, interrupting himself as a white SUV followed a city bus into the restricted area.
Rotary Club members from around the world are showcasing hundreds of humanitarian projects as a Rotary International Convention gets underway in Toronto. Organizers say the House of Friendship is an important part of the 109th annual International Rotary Convention, which opens on Sunday and has drawn about 25,000 Rotary Club members to the city from more than 175 countries.