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Pope again asks for forgiveness as tour ends in Canada’s north

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Iqaluit, Nunavut, CanadaReuters Pope Francis again asked for forgiveness after meeting on Friday with residential school survivors in the Arctic territory of Nunavut, the last stop in his six-day visit to Canada to apologise to Indigenous people for abuse in government schools run by the Roman Catholic Church. After a private meeting in a small […]

Pope ends Canadian visit with stop in small, far-north city

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AP In his extensive papal travels, Pope Francis has never journeyed farther north than Iqaluit, capital city of the Inuit-governed territory of Nunavut. On Friday, it will be the final stop of his somber six-day visit to Canada. It is a distinctive destination – home to about 7,500 people but not a single traffic light, […]

Residents of Canadian Arctic capital told city water is unsafe to drink

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Vancouver, CanadaReuters The capital of Canada’s Arctic territory has ordered its 7,000 residents not to drink the city’s water due to suspected fuel contamination.  Iqaluit, the capital of Canada’s northernmost territory Nunavut, which borders Greenland, declared a state of emergency on Tuesday night, telling residents to stop using city water for drinking and cooking. Jackie […]