Pope Francis dons a headdress during a visit with Indigenous peoples at Maskwaci, the former Ermineskin Residential School, in Maskwacis, Alberta, Canada

Pope Francis apologizes to Canada’s Indigenous communities. But some say it doesn’t go far enough.


Thousands of Indigenous people gathered in Alberta province on Monday to hear the long-awaited apology from the pope to Indigenous communities for generations of abuse and cultural suppression in Canada’s residential schools. But some say more has to be done. Crystal Fraser, an assistant professor at the University of Alberta, spoke to The World’s host Marco Werman.

Air bottled in Canada to be shipped worldwide

Bottled Canadian air, started as a novelty, takes off in China

The Edmonton Public Library says it will ban library sleepers starting on May 1.

Wake up! There’s no snoozing allowed in this Canadian library

The Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League are in the spotlight for their nickname, which critics liken to the Washington Redskins.

If Redskin is racist, what about Eskimo?


A Canadian curling legend is going for gold as coach of China’s curling team


A Russian octogenarian out-battles a bear

Global Scan

Would you take an 80-year-old man in a fight with a brown bear? Probably not, but this Russia shepherd proved anything is possible. Plus a fatwa on travel to Mars? Today’s Global Scan.

‘Crotches Kill’: Canadian Campaign to Stop Distracted Driving

Arts, Culture & Media

A racy new ad campaign aimed at distracted drivers is being rolled out across the Canadian province of Alberta. The slogan is Crotches Kill.

Phenology: Plantwatch and the Science of Spring

Keeping track of nature’s sense of timing is how the plants say “spring.” Elisabeth Beaubien, a researcher based at the University of Alberta’s Devonian Botanic Garden, has one of the most unusual jobs you’ll find; she directs a project that documents the arrival of spring. Now in its third year, Plantwatch is a network of […]

The World

Geo answer


The answer to today’s Geo Quiz – name the third most populous city in Alberta, Canada – is Red Deer. This time of year, the frozen Red Deer River is covered with outdoor hockey rinks