Kids growing up in Canada used to grab some old hockey sticks, a tennis ball, and a couple of soda cans to mark out goals in the street, and play. Many Canadian cities now discourage or even ban street hockey as unsafe.
In 1914, a shipload of would-be immigrants from India were roughly handled and turned away. Canada's government of the time wanted to keep the country white. Finally, a prime minister has acknowledged Canada was wrong on the record.
When the New York Police Department encouraged its followers on Twitter to share photos of themselves with NYPD officers, the result was not what they expected. Two days later, the hashtag has been mimicked in a half dozen cities around the world to showcase police brutality. But the social media effort has had another consequence: it has started a global dialogue about the perception of police and policing in different cities.
Green energy is more popular than ever, in both red and blue states. But with Republicans taking over Congress, the government's approach to climate change and renewable energy is up in the air. So what comes next?
Shireen Ahmed is a Muslim soccer player and coach living in Toronto, Canada. She was born to Pakistani parents and soccer was always a major part of her life. Following her passion, though, became a challenge when she decided to cover her hair.
Allegations against Bill Cosby dating from decades ago have stirred a debate in the US over whether legal statutes of limitations should apply to sexual assault cases. Some countries, like Canada and the UK, don't have deadlines for prosecuting such cases, which has allowed prosecutors to open high-profile "historic cases" of assault with some success.
Canada has a unique system mandated in its immigration law — citizens and residents can sponsor refugees to come to their country. That means providing money, food, housing, and helping them find a job.
As the country decides whether or not to move forward with the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, America Abroad hosts a special binational Town Hall on the topic to hear perspectives from all sides of the issue.
If you think drinking and driving is bad, just imagine drinking and flying. That's what some birds in Canada's Yukon territory are doing with the aid of fermented berries, so local animal health officials have prepared a tiny place for the birds to sleep it off.