Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie takes part in an honouring ceremony at the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly in Gatineau, Quebec,  on December 6th, 2016. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters

The death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, a music superstar beloved for songs about culture, small towns and hockey, triggered an outpouring o(...)

Carrie Lester at a vigil in Toronto protesting over the high rates of suicide among young indigenous people in Canada. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Carrie Lester is surrounded by posters that tell of a people in despair. Outside the Indigenous and Northern Affairs government office in Toronto, she(...)

Mandalay Bay massacre: people run for cover at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas. Photograph: David Becker/Getty

10pm in Las Vegas It is a warm night in the gambling capital of the United States, and more than 22,000 country-music fans of all ages, including chi(...)

The jump in Irish lotto sales also saw PLI’s operating profit rise by 121 per cent to €16.4 million last year. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

After several years of falling sales, a controversial privatisation process and a change to its playing format, the National Lottery is back on a winn(...)

Gambling man: Dermot Griffin, chief executive of National Lottery. Photograph: Tom Honan

Halfway through my interview with the National Lottery boss, Dermot Griffin, I ask if he thinks playing the Lotto is gambling. It’s a loaded question (...)

Karen Weeks taking in the sights at Lake Victoria on her solo cycling trip across Canada.

When Dr Karen Weekes rocked up to the reception of a five-star hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia just before midnight a few weeks ago, she knew it might b(...)

Tourists look out at Niagara Falls from the Canadian side of the Canada/US border. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

A stroll over the bridge from Niagara Falls in Canada to Niagara Falls in the United States earlier this month required passports, form-filling, finge(...)

The Toronto skyline, viewed from one the city’s islands, which offer tree-filled picnic spots, car free streets, quaint old cottages and beaches.

The Taoiseach is visiting Montreal and Toronto on an official visit until Tuesday. He will be attending the Montreal Pride festival today, with Canadi(...)

The spotting of the small bird prompted speculation that she had been blown off her migration route.

Nearly two years ago, she was spotted perched on an apple tree in Ontario – thousands of miles from her natural habitat – capturing the attention of b(...)

Art director and alpaca farmer Mark Smullen in Ontario, Canada.

Mark Smullen is a graphic designer and illustrator living in Canada. He works as an art director in Ontario, and he and his wife Darlene also farm alp(...)