Canadian government to pay former Guantanamo prisoner

The government of Canada is set to formally apologize and pay former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr millions after losing a civil suit filed against Ottawa. Khadr pleaded guilty to killing a United States army medic while under interrogation that was concluded to be "oppressive." The settlement will be just over $10 million CAD, according … Continue reading Canadian government to pay former Guantanamo prisoner

Fireworks rock Guelph’s Riverside in Canada 150 festivities 

Guelph celebrated Canada Day at Riverside Park, with a special array of fireworks rocking the grounds for Canada 150.  People from across the city, Ontario, and even beyond gathered at Riverside Park during the day for face painting, food vendors and more for the Guelph Rotary's annual "Day in the Park" event. Happy Canada Day #Guelph! … Continue reading Fireworks rock Guelph’s Riverside in Canada 150 festivities 

Guelph Farmers’ Market on Canada Day

The downtown-based Guelph Farmers' Market is marking Canada's 150th anniversary with festivities.  The family-friendly farmers' market is holding a morning of free "fun and civic celebration", according to their Facebook page. The farmers' market was the only building designated on the city plan when land was first cleared for Guelph in 1827. Guelph's founder, John Galt, … Continue reading Guelph Farmers’ Market on Canada Day

Trudeau pledges to rename​ Aboriginal Day

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked Canada's National Aboriginal Day with a pledge to rename it and to build a stronger "government-to-government" relationship with Indigenous people in a statement released Wednesday morning. Read the full statement here. Guelph celebrates Aboriginal Day Mr Trudeau said that "no relationship is more important to Canada than the relationship with Indigenous … Continue reading Trudeau pledges to rename​ Aboriginal Day