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Program empowers Indigenous youth with power of dance

TORONTO—When life gets Solomon Harper down, he dances. And when he feels happy, he dances even more.

The 16-year-old from St. Theresa Point First Nation describes dance as a powerful emotional outlet, a motivator that's pushing him to mentor other youth, and to one day become a professional choreographer and pursue a law degree at university.

Calgary Stampede offers octopus lollies, pickle pops and deep-fried chicken skin

CALGARY — This year’s midway menu at the Calgary Stampede includes ice pops made from pickle juice, deep-fried chicken skin and octopus deep-fried or in a lollipop.

The 10-day festival celebrating the cowboy life tries to outdo itself each year in its culinary offerings.