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Whitehorse, Yukon Canada. The ancient rock of the Canadian shield, impersonating elephant hide. Big country. Min Bennett joins PM Trudeau and Min Wilson Raybould at an event to mark the final report of the TRC. Peyto Lake In Canada's Banff National Park. Canada vows 'full reconciliation' with indigenous peoples. Image copyright AP Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pledged "full reconciliation" with Canada's indigenous peoples after a report detailed decades of abuse.

Canada vows 'full reconciliation' with indigenous peoples

Statement by Prime Minister on release of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement after receiving the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: “The Indian residential school system, one of the darkest chapters in Canadian history, has had a profoundly lasting and damaging impact on Indigenous culture, heritage, and language.

Statement by Prime Minister on release of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

As a father and a former teacher, I am overwhelmingly moved by these events. “Seven years ago the Government of Canada apologized for this abhorrent system. The apology is no less true, and no less timely, today. Suspension Bridge In Canada's Forest. AOL Mail: Simple, Free, Fun. Canadian canoeing adventure with the dog. Frozen Lake Minnewanka At Night, Canada. Canada at the 21st Conference of the Parties. In the national statement he delivered on November 30, 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outlined the five principles upon which Canada’s actions on climate change would be based.

Canada at the 21st Conference of the Parties

Canada delivered concrete actions on each of these principles at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21). Canada will act based on the best scientific evidence and advice Throughout the negotiations, Canada actively supported including in the agreement the need to limit average global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, as well as pursuing efforts to limit increase to 1.5 degrees. Canada has advocated for this recognition of the urgency of the threat to small-island states, like the Marshall Islands with whom we now stand as part of the High Ambition Coalition.

Canada will support and implement policies that contribute to a low-carbon economy Canada will work with our provinces, territories, cities and Indigenous leaders. #COP21 I am proud of the role Canada is playing in reaching this historic agreement. Canadian Lake Falls off Cliff. Peel Plateau Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories looks a lot different now than it did a week ago thanks to a dramatic -- yet expected -- drainage event.

Canadian Lake Falls off Cliff

Canada's Northwest Territories Geological Survey reports that the small, isolated body of water drained over the edge of a cliff earlier this month. The permafrost that originally supported the lakebed gradually thawed, spurring an event known as a thaw slump (essentially a cold-climate landslide) when the cliff supporting the lakebed gave way. A remote camera captured parts of the event, which sent water flowing into a larger lake downhill in the adjacent Mackenzie Delta:

Photography by ©Micah Burke. Queen meets Justin Trudeau but warms up the room with a two-bar ELECTRIC fire first. The Queen met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his first visit to Britain today but their historic meeting was somewhat overshadowed by a surprising item in Her Majesty's fireplace.

Queen meets Justin Trudeau but warms up the room with a two-bar ELECTRIC fire first

There amid the splendour of the carved marble surround was a two-bar electric fire more reminiscent of Rigsby in Rising Damp and student bedsits than the royal family. The down-to-earth implement threatened to distract entirely from the moment that Canada's new leader, 43 - who has gained female fans from around thanks to his Hollywood looks - greeted the monarch for the first time since his election.

Scroll down for video. Photography by ©Michael Muraz. Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. Man Crosses Niagara Falls On Tightrope. Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada. Quebec City, Canada □□ #CityRunChallenge. #ICYMI We #WelcomeRefugees who were forced to flee their homeland because of war & conflict. ‘Apocalypse Weather’ Sends Thousands of Montana Tumbleweeds Flying. A bout of severe weather in Montana set the stage for an eerie scene earlier this week, as gusting winds sent thousands of tumbleweeds rolling aimlessly across a frozen lake: A National Weather Service report indicates that winds gusted up to 60 miles per hour in parts of the state around the time that the footage was taken.

‘Apocalypse Weather’ Sends Thousands of Montana Tumbleweeds Flying

If the tumbleweed exodus wasn't chilling enough, it was accompanied by a literally chilling temperature drop. According to Tom Forwood Jr., a Montana park ranger who uploaded a video of the bizarre scene to Facebook, the temperature dropped 19 degrees in as many minutes. Long evenings in Howe Sound Crest Trail, British Columbia. Maligne Lake And Spirit Island, #Canada. Lighthouse on the coast of Nova Scotia. Hashtag #Cygnus sur Twitter. Montreal Botanical Garden, Canada. Cape Breton National Highlands, Nova Scotia. Top 10 Happiest Countries in the World. We live in a planet where every land has been divided in to different parts known as countries.

Top 10 Happiest Countries in the World

The country has been divided in to three parts developed, developing and under developed countries. Now, let me ask you a question which is the happiest country in the world? The first thing that will come in your mind is that how i rate it i.e. what will be parameters on which we can judge this. The answer is there is a life index rating done by Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development or OECD. Photography by ©Howard Kilgour. Lake Louise, Alberta. Being a Canadian. We've rounded up a list of some the weird things you can bring on a plane in Canada. Check out these charming gems that are secret places you didn't know existed in Canada. 10 Things You Can't Say in Canada. Ottawa scientists send equipment into space to study astronauts' health. A team of Ottawa scientists will be watching their latest experiment launch in a very unique way - by loading equipment onto an Atlas rocket before it lifts off into space.

Ottawa scientists send equipment into space to study astronauts' health

Set for a rendezvous Monday with the International Space Station, the capsule will be plucked from the void by another notable Canadian contribution to space science and tech: the Canadarm2. Part of a plan to monitor 10 astronauts over a five-year residency, the findings will bring immediate advancements to health science research back here on Earth, and could carry interplanetary implications. Your chance to win a Golden Ticket to the @Ri_Science #xmaslectures.

Emerald Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, #Colorado. Icebreaker In The Ice Of The Arctic Ocean. First light in Banff National Park, #Canada. Double rainbow in the Canadian Prairies. Morning Mist, Banff National Park. Canadian Rockies. Highlights: Canadian Delegation #COP21. Photography by ©David Cartier. OPENING CANADIAN PARLIAMENT. In 1949, for first time, “newsreel” cameras were allowed to record the #ThroneSpeech. #ThroneSpeech - The thrones in the Senate were built in 1878 and cost $329.70. Senate of Canada - Fact Sheet - The Red Chamber. The Senate Chamber, or the “Red Chamber” as it is sometimes called, is where senators from Canada’s provinces and territories meet to consider and debate legislation and issues of importance to Canadians.

Senate of Canada - Fact Sheet - The Red Chamber

Photography by ©The Fairmont Banff Springs. Come see the #NorthernLights dancing across the sky! snap by Nanikai. Bald Eagle Owes His Life To These Heroic Brothers. Caught in a trap in the middle of the woods, a bald eagle would've surely died if nobody saw or did anything, but two brothers wouldn't let that happen.

Bald Eagle Owes His Life To These Heroic Brothers

While out on a hunting trip off Windy Lake in Ontario, two brothers, Michael and Neil Fletcher, spotted the eagle, chained to the ground. Facebook/Michael Fletcher Even tied up, the eagle's sharp beak and talons posed threats to the men and their dog. Small Island Of Lake Superior. Photography by ©West Coast Scapes. Parliament of Canada - The Senate. Ha Link Peak over Grassi Lakes, AB Canada. #GoodMorning #Calgary and all my friends in #Canada! #YearInSpace. Had a great discussion with my Australian counterpart @TurnbullMalcolm over breakfast this morning at #CHOGM2015. The Queen attended the CHOGM Dinner at the Corinthia Palace Hotel The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles and The Duke of Edinburgh were also in attendance at the banquetEarlier today, Her Majesty said she 'cherished' her time as leader of the Commonwealth - a role she has held for more than 60 years By Sarah Barns For Mailonline Published: 21:34 GMT, 27 November 2015 | Updated: 01:13 GMT, 28 November 2015.

Queen during Gala Dinner "Thank you, Mr Prime Minister of Canada, for making me feel so old!" Christmas in Quebec, Canada. The Queen hosts a reception for new Commonwealth Heads of Government at San Anton Palace #CHOGM2015. The Queen and The Prince of Wales with @JustinTrudeau and HE Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria #CHOGM2015. The Queen's toast at the CHOGM Dinner in Malta, 27 November 2015. News about #CHOGM2015. News about #CHOGM2015. News about #CHOGM2015. Hashtag #CHOGM2015 sur Twitter. Prime Minister announces investment in Global Climate Change Action. Today the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced that Canada will contribute an historic $2.65 billion over the next five years to help developing countries tackle climate change. The Prime Minister made the announcement ahead of the Paris climate conference while attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta.

Canada is committed to ambitious action on climate change, and is focused on the economic opportunities of our environment and creating the clean jobs of tomorrow. The science on climate change is indisputable and its significant impacts are already being felt by economies and communities, particularly in the world’s most poor and vulnerable countries. Canada’s positive contribution will support the transition to low-carbon economies that are both sustainable and more resilient. Countries in need will receive support, in particular the poorest and most vulnerable, to respond to climate change and adapt to its impacts. Quote Quick Facts. CanadianPM (@CanadianPM) CanadianPM (@CanadianPM) CanadianPM (@CanadianPM) Spotted: Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau in @MaisonBirks maple leaf brooch while meeting Queen Elizabeth II #MaisonBirks. Right place, right time. Jasper National Park, Canada - Taylor Burk. The Queen shakes hands with prime minister of Canada Justin Trudeau at nostalgic meeting.

Recalling their history, Mr Trudeau, now 6ft 2in, told the 5ft 4in sovereign: "The last time we met you were much taller," according to Canadian broadcaster CBC News. The Queen told him it was "nice to see you again ... but under different circumstances". Former school teacher-turned-politician Mr Trudeau was elected last month, ending almost ten years of Conservative rule in Canada. Col. Chris Hadfield · Kickass Canadians. “We’ve had these squabbles over territory or history or religion, but meanwhile there’s an entire universe out there that puts it into perspective.” Photo: NASA The first time I saw Col. Chris Hadfield in person was at an Ottawa Folk Festival workshop this September. He was performing, and chatting, alongside his brother Dave Hadfield and MC Danny Michel. I knew, of course, that Chris is a brilliant and accomplished astronaut, pilot and engineer. Among other things in that far-too-short hour at the Folk Festival, Chris talked about our similarities as human beings.

On top of Chris’ insights, I was deeply impressed by how down to earth, gracious and humble he is. It’s my great honour to be able to share them here with you. Performing experiments aboard the ISS, April 2013. Marianne Mader · Kickass Canadians. “What I love about the field of space is the concept of pushing boundaries and technologies.” At the ROM, 2015; Photo: Brian Boyle “For me, science and exploration go hand in hand.” Marianne Mader says this with the same excitement and exuberance she brings to our entire conversation.

The Queen meets @JustinTrudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, for a private audience at Buckingham Palace. CHOGM Malta 2015. The Queen has been the Head of the Commonwealth since 1952, and has undertaken more than 200 Commonwealth visits. From Canada to Cameroon, the Commonwealth spans every geographical region, religion and culture #CHOGM2015. Canada Is Ready to Be a Leader Again on Climate Change. Day 241. Bedtime comes with an open arm. #GoodNight from @space_station! #YearInSpace. How Canada reversed the ‘brain drain’ Thanks Alberta for increasing #ClimateAction w/ new plan - great leadership ahead of #COP21. The Texas of Canada rolled out a solid climate plan today! Super congrats to architects @andrew_leach @RachelNotley. Smooth November ice, almost ready for skating. No wonder so many great hockey players are from the Prairies.

If Canadians ruled the world... Pinterest. EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE on Sophie Wessex's awkward Canadian visit. By Ephraim Hardcastle for the Daily Mail Published: 01:11 GMT, 12 November 2015 | Updated: 01:53 GMT, 12 November 2015 Sophie Countess of Wessex, 50, due in Canada on a solo visit today, arrives at an awkward moment. THIS is what sunrise at the top of the world looks like. Live now snap by CO BB. Judge asks rape victim: 'Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?'

A CANADIAN judge is being investigated after he asked a rape victim why she didn't just keep her legs shut. Canada's Crown Royal Has Just Claimed The Title Of Best Whisky In The World. Toronto Zoo Announces Polar Bear Birth, And A Loss. The Toronto Zoo announced today that female polar bear Aurora, welcomed two cubs on Wednesday Nov.11. Come for the #polarbears, stay for the Northern Lights. Mount Chephren in Alberta, #Canada.