Most recent Canada blogs and columns

  • Aaron Frishkorn Found: York College Student Was Missing, and is a Person of Interest in a Theft Case

    Aaron Frishkorn, a student at York College in Pennsylvania, has been found by police on Wednesday in Canada. Police told Fox that Frishkorn, 21, was... Read more

  • Officials investigate at the scene of a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. A double-decker bus collided with a passenger train, ripping off the front of the bus police said. Witnesses said the bus went through a closed crossing barrier, and passengers said they screamed “Stop, stop!” at the driver just before impact. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

    Dave Woodard Identified as Driver in Deadly Ottawa Crash

    Dave Woodard has been identified as the bus driver who was killed in a crash with a ViaRail train on Wednesday in Ottawa, Canada. CBC... Read more

  • U.S. law student Eric Glatt worked as an intern on the Oscar-winning movie "Black Swan" the made by Fox Searchlight Pictures. A U.S. judge ruled in June that Fox Searchlight violated minimum wage and overtime laws by not paying interns who worked on the movie. The Canadian Intern Association says exploitation of unpaid interns is common in Canada. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Unpaid Interns: Rite of Passage or a Pass on Rights?

    Being misled, exploited, harassed, overworked, disrespected, and ignored are just some of the complaints the Canadian Intern Association hears from unpaid interns across the country... Read more

  • A farmer walks along a water ditch used to irrigate a field of alfalfa on his farm in Colorado. The National Farmers Union says it has no faith in a new “coexistence plan” that aims to pave the way for GM alfalfa to be grown in eastern Canada. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

    GM Alfalfa: Coexistence Won’t Work, says Farmers Union

    The National Farmers Union is up in arms over a “coexistence plan” released by an industry group that aims to prepare farmers for the introduction... Read more

  • A double-decker bus that collided with a Via Rail train in Ottawa, killing at least five on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. (@joanissem/Twitter)

    Officials Update on Ottawa’s Train-Bus Crash

    Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson updated the press and the public from City Hall Wednesday morning on the train-bus collision that killed six people in the... Read more

  • A double-decker bus that collided with a Via Rail train in Ottawa, killing at least five on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. (@joanissem/Twitter)

    Ottawa Via Rail Train, Bus Collision: Witnesses Describe

    Gregory Mech was on the top level of the double-decker bus that crashed into a Via Rail train in Ottawa Wednesday morning. He told CBC... Read more

  • A double-decker bus that collided with a Via Rail train in Ottawa, killing at least five on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. (@joanissem/Twitter)

    Ottawa, Canada: Train Collides With Bus, 6 Dead, 10 Critically Injured (+Photos)

    A Via Rail train and a bus collided in Ottawa, Canada, near Fallowfield Station on Wednesday morning. Officials announced at a press conference that the... Read more

  • An ad on Facebook shown Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, inappropriately featuring the photo of Rehtaeh Parsons, a Canadian teen who committed suicide in April after alleged sexual assault and cyber-bullying. (Screenshot)

    Rehtaeh Parsons on Dating Ad: Facebook Advertising Controversies Roundup

    TORONTO—After settlements and legal battles surrounding its use of photos for its ads, Facebook faced a new scandal Tuesday when Rehtaeh Parsons’s photo showed up... Read more

  • An inukshuk (a stone landmark or cairn built by humans) on the Long Range mountains in southwestern Newfoundland, Canada. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

    Canada’s East Coast Versus West Coast: What’s the Best Coast?

    I grew up with one foot on the mainland, the other on the rolling hills of “down home.” Newfoundland may not have the majesty of... Read more

  • Serbia Rallies to Extinguish Canada’s Davis Cup Hopes

    Canada’s unlikely Davis Cup run ended 3–2 at the semifinal stage last Sunday in Belgrade, but not without a heroic battle. Canada held a 2–1... Read more

  • University tuition fees in undergraduate programs have increased by 3.3 percent for the 2013/2014 academic year, according to Statistics Canada.  (Xiangyang Zhang/

    University Tuition Fees Up By Over 3 Percent

    University tuition fees in undergraduate programs across Canada have risen by 3.3 percent for the 2013/2014 academic year, according to data published by Statistics Canada... Read more

  • Hugh Jackman attends the premiere of “Prisoners.” (Becky Zhou/Epoch Times)

    Stars at TIFF (Photo Gallery)

    Celebrities lined the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Running Sept. 5–15, TIFF has become the leading public film festival in the... Read more

  • (Left to right, front to back) Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon, Chris Diamantopoulos, Jay Baruchel, and Kenneth Welsh star in "The Art of the Steal". (Photo courtesy TIFF)

    TIFF REVIEW: Kurt Russell Pulls It Off in ‘The Art of the Steal’

    TORONTO—The Art of the Steal is a well-crafted crime comedy that tells the tale of two brothers, deftly played by big screen icons Kurt Russell and... Read more

  • Actress Annette Bening at the red carpet world premiere of "The Face of Love," at Toronto’s Lord Elgin Theatre on Thursday. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Annette Bening on Acting and Empathy

    TORONTO—Actress Annette Bening told the Epoch Times that learning to be another person as an actress has also changed her as a person—for the better... Read more

  • Kristen Wiig turns in a surprisingly restrained performance as a painfully shy housekeeper in "Hateship Loveship," based on a short story by Canadian author Alice Munro. (Courtesy of Tiff)

    ‘Hateship Loveship’ Sees Kristen Wiig All Tied Up

    “Hateship Loveship” is a tale of awkward and unlikely love, redemption and hope—the unexpected by-products of a cruel prank. Director Liza Johnson brings Canadian author... Read more

  • Jeremy Irvine and Colin Firth at the red carpet for "The Railway Man," which premiered at TIFF Sept. 7. Both play the character of British POW Eric Lomax at different times in his life. (Becky Zhou/Epoch Times)

    TIFF: ‘Railway Man’ Finds Forgiveness in the Aftermath of War

    “Sometimes the hating has to stop.” So reads the final sentence in Eric Lomax’s novel “The Railway Man.” Truth is stranger than fiction and often... Read more

  • Canada’s FM: Syria Should Not Be Given Time

    ISTANBUL— Canada’s foreign minister John Baird is calling Syria’s offer to begin providing information on its chemical arsenal 30 days after it signs an international... Read more

  • A screenshot of a Toronto Star interview with Houda Rafle, 28, who was told a radiologist has missed a tumor above her heart following a March CT scan at Toronto's Trillium hospital. She has stage 4 cancer that spread to her lungs untreated.

    Would You Be Angry If Your Cancer Was Misdiagnosed? Houda Rafle Isn’t—Anymore

    Houda Rafle, 28, went for a CT scan at Toronto’s Trillium hospital in March and was told she was in the clear. Last month, she... Read more

  • Calgary: Grass Fire Near Foothills Industrial Park

    A large grass fire erupted on the 6000 block of 68 St. in Calgary, Canada, it was reported. The fire broke out at around 2... Read more

  • Balloon-Rider Headed for Europe Lands in Newfoundland

    YORK HARBOR, Newfoundland—A balloonist who was trying to cross the Atlantic Ocean using hundreds of helium-filled balloons has landed short of his goal in Newfoundland... Read more