Mike Layton joins Toronto city council exodus

Mike Layton joins Toronto city council exodus

After 12 years of pushing city hall to build bike lanes and fight climate change, Mike Layton is ready to move on. In a surprise announcement, the Ward 11 University-Rosedale city councilor, one of the most recognized faces in local politics, told the Star he will not seek re-election Oct. 24 and has no firm … Read more

Pope Francis’ apology fails to meet Truth and Reconciliation call: Sinclair

Pope Francis’ apology fails to meet Truth and Reconciliation call: Sinclair

Pope Francis faced blistering, high-profile criticisms over his apology to Indigenous survivors of residential schools in Canada from those who say it fell far short of the demands and expectations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Francis said he was “deeply sorry” for the way in which “many Christians supported the colonizing mentality of the … Read more

Pope Francis in Canada: Itinerary of the papal visit

Pope Francis in Canada: Itinerary of the papal visit

Pope Francis is set to arrive in Canada on Sunday for a six-day tour, marking the first papal visit to the country in 20 years. The pope is scheduled to travel to Edmonton, Quebec City and Iqaluit, where he will meet with Indigenous leaders and residential school survivors. He is expected to deliver an apology … Read more

‘Impatient’ driver strikes 4 bypassing residential school march in Mission: RCMP

‘Impatient’ driver strikes 4 bypassing residential school march in Mission: RCMP

Four people were struck by what RCMP describe as an “impatient driver” during a march to raise awareness about residential schools in Mission on Saturday. Two people were treated in hospital for minor injuries, according to police. The incident happened around 12:30 pm, as the second annual March for Recognition, organized by the Crazy Indian … Read more

Why a Southern Alberta First Nation turned off the tap to hundreds of area farmers

Why a Southern Alberta First Nation turned off the tap to hundreds of area farmers

Troy Bischler started to panic. The Granum, Alta., area farmer was in the middle of calving season with 180 cow-calf pairs and he was running out of water. “We maybe have a week left in the dugout. After that there is really no Plan B,” Bischler told Global News on April 27. “Either that water … Read more

HBC giving historic Winnipeg building to Indigenous group

HBC giving historic Winnipeg building to Indigenous group

The Hudson’s Bay Company is giving its historic downtown Winnipeg building to an Indigenous organization, to be used in part for affordable housing as well as an Indigenous cultural, healing and arts centre. The company is expected to announce the gift Friday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other government representatives will be in attendance. The … Read more

Pope Francis apologizes to Indigenous delegates for residential schools, vows to visit Canada

Pope Francis apologizes to Indigenous delegates for residential schools, vows to visit Canada

ROME—Pope Francis has apologized for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in residential schools. The Pontiff, speaking in Italian, asked for God’s forgiveness for the deplorable conduct of members of the Catholic Church. “I want to say to you with all my heart: I am very sorry,” Francis said, during a final meeting with First Nations, … Read more