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Wilderness: Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park In British Columbia, Canada

Emerald Lake is located in Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest of Yoho’s 61 lakes and ponds, as well as one of the park’s premier tourist attractions. Emerald Lake Lodge, a high-end lodge perched on the edge of the lake, provides local accommodation. 

360° Hikes: Table Mountain In Alberta, Canada (Video)

Immerse yourself in Alberta’s wide-open spaces in this 360-degree experience as National Geographic Travel Photographer Kahli April hikes to Table Mountain in Castle Provincial Park. Follow her as she takes the trail through lush Aspen forest, up rocky scrambles and past waterfalls. At the summit, the wide flat table-like plateau (from where the mountain gets its name) opens up panoramic views from the vast prairies on one side to the peaks of the Canadian Rockies on the other.

360° Views: The Matapiiksi (Hoodoo) Trail, Alberta, Canada (NatGeo Video)

Immerse yourself in Alberta’s wide-open spaces in this 360-degree experience as National Geographic Travel Photographer Kahli April hikes the Matapiiksi (Hoodoo) Interpretive Trail in Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park. Kahli is joined on the trail by Blackfoot Elder Saa’kokoto who explains the immense cultural and spiritual significance of the land to the Blackfoot people, and how the rock art was made on the ancient hoodoo rock formations. All aerial imagery was obtained under permit from Alberta Parks. Paid content for Travel Alberta.

Morning News: South Sudan, Indigenous People Of Canada & A Folk Queen

The world’s youngest state was born amid boundless optimism. But poverty is still endemic and ethnic tensions still rule politics; what hope for its next decade? 

Mass graves found at Canada’s “residential schools” have sparked a reckoning about past abuses of indigenous peoples. And marking 50 years since the final album of Karen Dalton, the forgotten queen of folk.

Morning News: Future Of China’s Communist Party, Record Canada HeatWave

We discuss Xi Jinping’s vision for China’s future, as the country marks one hundred years since the founding of the Chinese Communist Party. Plus: we round up the latest urbanism news and look closer at Canada’s sweltering heatwave.

News: Top 5 Stories For June 25, 2021 (Reuters)

Five stories to know for June 25:

1. Rescue crews picked through tons of rubble looking for survivors after the collapse of part of an oceanfront apartment tower near Miami, where officials reported at least one person dead and nearly 100 missing.

2. Hours after President Joe Biden declared “We have a deal” to renew the infrastructure of the United States, the Senate’s top Republican lashed out at plans to follow the $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill with another measure funding what Democrats call “human infrastructure.”

3. Former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin will be sentenced for murdering George Floyd in May 2020 after a trial that was widely seen as a watershed moment in the history of U.S. policing.

4. An indigenous group in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan said it had found the unmarked graves of an estimated 751 people at a now-defunct Catholic residential school, just weeks after a similar, smaller discovery rocked the country.

5. The U.S. government, once openly dismissive of UFO sightings that for decades sparked the popular imagination, is poised to issue an expansive account of what it calls “unidentified aerial phenomena,” based heavily on observations by American military pilots.