Global News published this video item, entitled “Cross Canada Spotlight: an owl rescue, a 90-year-old curler and more” – below is their description.
The Cross Canada Spotlight is a weekly segment hosted by Mike Arsenault that features a handful of the most interesting and entertaining stories produced across the Global News network.
This week includes a community owl rescue in BC, the story of a 90-year-old curler, a neighbourhood ice artist in Alberta, a teen girl getting the chance to play music with her idol and local mechanics donate time to help those impacted by Western floods.
Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area.
Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.
As a highly developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.