Canada


  • Smoke fills the air and trees burn in Fort McMurray on May 3, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Kitty Cochrane)

    Fire Crews Fight to Prevent Spread of Embers in Fort McMurray

    Jamie Coutts’ harrowing experiences in Alberta five years ago are serving him well as he helps battle wildfires that have devastated entire neighbourhoods in Fort... Read more

  • Smoke fills the air as a small plane flies overhead in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The entire population of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, has been ordered to evacuate as a wildfire whipped by winds engulfed homes and sent ash raining down on residents. (Kitty Cochrane/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Fort McMurray Wildfire: How the Weather Fueled the Fire and the Fire Changed the Weather

    The Fort McMurray, Alberta, wildfire has caused extensive damage and forced more than 88,000 to flee their homes, while officials warned on May 4 the... Read more

  • Smoke fills the air as a small plane flies overhead in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The entire population of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, has been ordered to evacuate as a wildfire whipped by winds engulfed homes and sent ash raining down on residents. (Kitty Cochrane/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Fort McMurray, Alberta: Fire Destroys 80 Percent of Homes, 80,000 Residents Ordered to Evacuate

    More than 80,000 Canadian residents were ordered to evacuate after a fire took over Fort McMurray, Alberta, while officials warned on May 4 the situation... Read more

  • Smoke from a wildfire rises in the air as cars line up on a road in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. At least half of a northern Alberta city was ordered evacuated Tuesday as a wildfire whipped by winds engulfed homes and sent ash raining down on residents. (Greg Halinda/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Residents Evacuated as Fires Threaten Canada Oil Sands Town

    FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta—The entire population of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, has been ordered to evacuate from a wildfire that officials... Read more

  • In this May 5, 2016, photo provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Alberta, an RCMP officer surveys the damage on a street in fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta. More than 80,000 people have left Fort McMurray, in the heart of Canada's oil sands as a wildfire that has devastated the area exploded in size.  (Royal Canadian Mounted Police Alberta via The Canadian Press via AP)

    Fort McMurray Fire: Latest Updates, Photos, Videos

    Fire Details 200,000 hectares are burning (as of May 7 at midnight MT) A total of 49 wildfires are burning, with seven considered out of control, 12... Read more

  • Speakers and audience members engage in a panel discussion following the screening of “Human Harvest” at the University of Alberta on April 28, 2016. (Shar Chen/Epoch Times)

    Former MP David Kilgour Returns to Edmonton for Screening of ‘Human Harvest’

    EDMONTON—The last few days of April were busy ones for David Kilgour, the now-retired longtime Edmonton MP and former secretary of state for Asia-Pacific. He... Read more

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    Man Drives 870 Miles and Spends $600 to Get His Wife KFC

    A man drove 870 miles and spent about $600 in gas and food just to get KFC for his wife. This might sound strange, but... Read more

  • Abdullah Hatia (R), winner of the Bill Allison Community Leadership Award, and Bill Allison, founder of the award and president of the Oakville Multicultural Council. (Maria Matyiku)

    Mapping the Immigrant Journey: A Celebration of Multiculturalism and Diversity

    The Halton Multicultural Council (HMC) held its 6th Annual Awards Gala Night & Fundraising at the Oakville Conference and Banquet Centre in Oakville, Ont., on... Read more

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    Man Posing as HS Basketball Player Says He Doesn’t Know His Real Age

    A south Sudanese man who played for a high school basketball team in Windsor, Ont. was detained last week for posing as a teenager. Jonathan Nicola told... Read more

  • Peggy Mason of the Rideau Institute speaks as Alex Neve of Amnesty International Canada (R and Cesar Jaramillo of Project Ploughshares look on during a press conference on Parliament Hill April on 27, 2016. The three called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to end Canada’s $15 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Canada Breaking Export Control Rules With Saudi Deal: Opponents

    OTTAWA—The Liberal government must rethink its $15-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, given the deteriorating human rights situation there and in neighbouring countries, says a... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is given a painting by Metis artist Jasmine Sites as a gift while visiting Oskayak High School in Saskatoon, April 27, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Matt Smith)

    Trudeau Government Put on Short Leash by Canadian Human Rights Tribunal

    OTTAWA—As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met indigenous youth in Saskatoon on Wednesday, April 27, his government grappled with an order from the Canadian Human Rights... Read more

  • This image taken from an undated militant video shows Canadians John Ridsdel (R) and Robert Hall. Ridsdel was killed April 25 by Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines after more than six months of captivity. (Militant Video via AP Video)

    Ransom for Hostages May Be Flexible Matter, Despite Protestations

    OTTAWA—The Canadian government publicly says it does not negotiate with terrorists, but the private reality may well be more flexible. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners gather in front of the Chinese consulate in Toronto on April 25, 2016, to commemorate Falun Gong’s peaceful protest 17 years ago, on April 25, 1999, when 10,000 practitioners gathered in Beijing to call on the regime to allow them to practise their faith free from harassment. (Jimmy Pizolinas)

    Falun Gong Marks 17th Anniversary of Historic April 25 Appeal

    Canadian Falun Gong practitioners held events this week in major cities across the country to commemorate their fellow practitioners’ large-scale appeal in Beijing 17 years... Read more

  • A real estate agent puts up a “sold” sign in front of a house in Toronto. With sky-high house prices in markets such as Toronto and Vancouver, an increasing number of first-time homebuyers are entering co-purchasing arrangements. (The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese)

    As House Prices Soar, People Buy With a Little Help From Their Friends

    TORONTO—When Jeremy Campbell purchased a house in Ladner, B.C., with his sister and her husband in 2010, it was meant to be a temporary arrangement... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council chairman Edmund Bellegarde in Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, April 26, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Matt Smit)

    First Nations Leaders Call Meeting With Trudeau a Sign of Change, Hope

    FORT QU’APPELLE, Sask.—Cheering supporters greeted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he arrived in Saskatchewan for what First Nations leaders described as a historic meeting that... Read more

  • NDP MP Charlie Angus asks a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, March 12, 2015. New Democrats are pushing to have the House of Commons ethics committee conduct an emergency study of the RCMP's illegal destruction of gun registry records. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

    Canada in Brief, Apr. 21-27

    Canada Revenue Agency mailed SIN numbers to wrong people—twice OTTAWA—NDP MP Charlie Angus says the Canada Revenue Agency twice mailed batches of private information—including names... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during question period in the House of Commons on  April 19, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Trudeau Defends Restrictive Approach to Assisted Death

    OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending his government’s restrictive approach to legalizing medical assistance in dying, arguing that it’s a momentous change that needs to... Read more

  • A new report suggests just over half of Canadians aged 18 to 25 went to the polls in the 2015 election, a sharp increase compared to the 2011 turnout. (The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan)

    Half of Young Voters Cast Ballots in 2015 Election: Report

    OTTAWA—Newly released data on youth voters suggests they were neither apathetic nor disengaged in the last election—and instead may be primed to become the most... Read more

  • A young man puts up a Junior Canadian Rangers flag during a youth bush camp teaching basic survival skills a few kilometres from the Attawapiskat First Nations reserve on April 19, 2016. The aim of the camp is to help some of Attawapiskat’s most vulnerable youth. (The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)

    Military Helps Attawapiskat Youth With Back-to-Land Survival Camp

    ATTAWAPISKAT, Ont.—Out in the bush, a few kilometres from the First Nations reserve of Attawapiskat, about three dozen young Cree are learning basic outdoor survival... Read more

  • Residents recover their belongings days after an earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador, April 20, 2016. Canada has dispatched an assessment team to Ecuador to help determine what can be done to help in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

    Canada in Brief, Apr. 14-20

    Canada dispatches assessment team to Ecuador  OTTAWA—Canada has dispatched an assessment team to Ecuador to help determine what can be done to help in the... Read more

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