Canada

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
A state of emergency has been declared in the Canadian province of Alberta, where a massive wildfire has grown to five times its initial size and continues to rage. An estimated 1,600 destroyed homes and businesses had been destroyed, and a mandatory evacuation order was expanded late Wednesday to encompass additional communities in and around the...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
A raging wildfire in a Canadian tar sands town has forced tens of thousands of...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
People around the world are increasingly identifying as global citizens,...

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A peaceable holiday season to you and yours, and a reminder: The Christian and largely untroubled world is celebrating the story of a Middle Eastern family seeking refuge, like so many from Syria and elsewhere today. Fellow-humans on a spinning globe, by mere blind fate more blessed, we owe compassion, comfort, aid and (please) even joy to the least among us. Enjoy. And peace.