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After 130 Years, Canada Exonerates ‘Peacemaker’ Chief Convicted of Treason

In 1885, amid a period of strife between the Canadian government and some of the country’s indigenous peoples, the Cree leader Poundmaker was arrested and convicted on charges of treason-felony. For years, modern leaders of the Poundmaker Cree Nation have been trying to clear his name, arguing that he was, in fact, a peacemaker. On Thursday, their efforts came to fruition when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally exonerated Poundmaker and issued an apology for his treatment. Continue reading After 130 Years, Canada Exonerates ‘Peacemaker’ Chief Convicted of Treason

FDA Is Taking Tips From Canada About Regulating Medical Marijuana

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reportedly knows what’s up. Following the revelation in April that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was considering a federal rescheduling of marijuana, the FDA seems to be looking to our northern neighbors for tips on how best to regulate what’s now responsible for the coolest gym in the world (i.e. one you can be baked in).

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Satellite Images Reveal a Massive 60 Million-Ton Avalanche in Canada

Early last week, around 45 megatons of ice and rock plunged down the southeast flank of Mount Steele in Canada’s Yukon Territory. The avalanche, which occurred in a remote and unpopulated area, was so large that it was initially detected by earthquake seismometers.

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