• File photo of a rare earth mine in the Baiyunebo mining district of Baotou in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. China is the world’s largest supplier of rare earth elements. (AP Photo, File)

    Canadian Rare Earth Miners Work Together for Survival

    TORONTO—Experts say government support for research and development of Canada’s rare earth elements has encouraged new co-operation in the usually dog-eat-dog world of junior mining... Read more

  • A female orca whale breaches while swimming in Puget Sound, Jan. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Hydrophones to Monitor Ship Noise in Effort to Help At-risk Whales

    VANCOUVER—New hydrophones installed in 170 metres of water just off the mouth of British Columbia’s Fraser River are expected to help researchers understand how shipping... Read more

  • A Canadian military helicopter flies along the shoreline of Baffin Island during Operation Nanook, Aug. 26, 2014. Former foreign affairs minister Lloyd Axworthy says Canada should be at the forefront of an international push to de-militarize the Arctic and declare it a nuclear-free zone. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Canada in Brief, Sept. 10-16

    Axworthy calls for Canada to lead the way on de-militarized Arctic OTTAWA—Lloyd Axworthy, a prominent former foreign affairs minister, says Canada should be at the... Read more

  • Workers inspect cars on the assembly line at a Honda plant in Alliston, Ontario on March 30, 2015. The transportation sector continues to lead the rise in Canadian manufacturing. (The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)

    Strong Gains in Manufacturing Support Canadian Economic Rebound

    Manufacturing is picking up in Canada led by the transportation sector and buoyed by a weak loonie. It’s another sign the economy will rebound starting... Read more

  • Two men hold signs as hundreds gather for a rally on Sept. 6, 2015 in Vancouver organized by the local Kurdish community to urge the federal government to allow more Syrian refugees into the country. Provincial calls for Canada to accept more Syrian refugees fail to address the crucial question of who would foot the bill, says an immigration expert. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

    Footing the Bill for More Syrian Refugees

    VANCOUVER—As British Columbia joins other provinces pledging support for displaced Syrians, an immigration expert says calls for Canada to accept more refugees fail to address... Read more

  • Four year old twins Phuoc (R) and Binh Wagner play in the school yard during their first day at Junior Kindergarten at Ecole elementaire publique Madeleine de Roybon in Kingston, Ont., on Sept. 3, 2015. Both girls had a liver transplant earlier this year. (The Canadian Press/Lars Hagber)

    Liver Transplant Twins Start School, Begin to Thrive After Surgery

    Little Binh and Phuoc Wagner hopped onto a school van recently on their way to kindergarten class for the first time. Their parents, Johanne and... Read more

  • Graph showing the rate of youth political engagement compared to older age groups. New research shows that although voter activity remains low among those aged 18-29, this age group is more likely than its elder cohorts to engage in other forms of political activity. (Samara Canada)

    Youth Are Politically Engaged, Just Not Voting, Report Finds

    Those blaming apathy for a precipitous decline in youth voter turnout need to rethink their diagnosis, according to Samara Canada, a non-partisan think-tank focused on... Read more

  • (L-R) Deputy Grand Chief Denise Stonefish, Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day, and Chief Ava Hill announce a new campaign called “Who is She” at the Ontario Legislature in Toronto on Sept. 9, 2015. The campaign will help raise funds and awareness for the implementation of an Ontario First Nations-led inquiry process into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. (The Canadian Press/Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

    Canada in Brief, Sept. 3-9

    Ontario First Nations chiefs raise funds to pay for inquiry into missing women TORONTO—First Nations chiefs in Ontario are launching an online fundraising campaign to... Read more

  • Green Party Leader Elizabeth May holds a copy of her party's platform during a campaign event in Vancouver on Sept. 9, 2015. The election will be held on Oct. 19. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

    Green Party Unveils Platform: Billions in Promises, No Deficit

    VANCOUVER—The Green party is pledging to invest billions of dollars in sustainable jobs, expanded health care, and support for seniors—all without running a deficit. The... Read more

  • People head to work in Toronto on the morning of July 14, 2015. A new survey suggests many Canadians are pessimistic about their financial futures and expect to work longer than originally planned before retiring. (Photo by Don Quincy)

    Canadian Workers Pessimistic About Financial Future

    MONTREAL—A new survey suggests many Canadians are pessimistic about their financial futures and expect to work longer than originally planned before retiring. According to the... Read more

  • File photo of condos under construction in Toronto. (Epoch TImes)

    Multi-Unit Projects Drive Up August Housing Starts in Canada

    OTTAWA—Canadian housing construction heated up in August, driven by a 19.5 percent increase in urban multi-unit projects, primarily in Ontario. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp... Read more

  • The Bank of Canada kept rates unchanged on Sept. 9 as the economy evolves according to July’s projections. Its governor, Stephen Poloz, speaks at a news conference in Ottawa on July 15 after the release of the monetary policy report. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Bank of Canada Sees Economy Evolving as Projected in July, Keeps Rates Unchanged

    OTTAWA—It’s a bit of déjà vu all over again for the Bank of Canada. Back in late May, the central bank felt the economy was... Read more

  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper plays the piano with a band at his official residence in Ottawa on April 22, 2011. John Ibbitson’s biography of the PM was released this week. (The Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand)

    Biography Explores Stephen Harper, the Politician and the Man

    Whether you admire Stephen Harper or not, John Ibbitson’s biography of our current prime minister is a fascinating read. Clearly, a lot of research went... Read more

  • Workers with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography collect sea garbage in the Pacific Ocean. Discarded plastics often end up in the ocean, creating coastal pollution that harms marine life and gathers out at sea in what's become known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. (AP Photo/ Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Mario Aguilera, File)

    Oceans May Be Facing a ‘Silent Spring,’ Biologist Warns

    One of Canada’s top marine biologists is comparing the harm wrought by the accumulation of plastics in the world’s oceans to the warnings about the... Read more

  • Separate images showing Prime Minister Stephen Harper, NDP leader Tom Mulcair, and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau as they rise to speak in the House of Commons on March 24, 2015. On the campaign trail, the three leaders are offering sharp differences of opinion on the economic way forward in the wake of Statistics Canada’s recession pronouncement. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Party Leaders Clash on Budgets, Deficits Following StatsCan Report

    OTTAWA—Stephen Harper and Tom Mulcair found themselves in unfamiliar economic territory Wednesday, Sept. 2—sharing the same page on when they think it is acceptable to... Read more

  • The Pan Am Games countdown clock in front of City Hall in Toronto on July 11, 2014. Now that the excitement of the Games is over, some city councillors are rethinking whether to support a possible bid by Toronto for the 2024 Olympics. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)

    Toronto Worried About Financial Risks of Hosting Olympics

    TORONTO—If Toronto Mayor John Tory plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, he’ll have to quell concerns in his own council about the financial... Read more

  • Kevin McCoy, president of Irving Shipbuilding, addresses the audience at an event at Halifax Shipyard on Sept. 3, 2014. The company has started building the first of up to 21 vessels that will renew Canada's fleet of Arctic patrol ships. (The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan)

    Construction Starts at Halifax Shipyard on First Arctic Ship

    HALIFAX—Irving Shipbuilding has started building Canada’s first Arctic offshore patrol ship at the company’s massive shipyard in Halifax. Hundreds of employees gathered Sept. 2 in... Read more

  • Okimaw Wallace Fox of the Onion Lake Cree Nation (L) speaks with Grand Chief Derek Nepinak of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (centre) and Chief Craig Makinaw of the Ermineskin Cree Nation as they leave a press conference in Ottawa on April 28, 2014. Onion Lake is seeking help from the U.N. in its challenge of a federal law that requires Indian bands to make their finances public. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    First Nation Fighting Federal Financial Transparency Law Seeks Help From UN

    ONION LAKE, Sask.—A First Nation challenging a federal law that requires Indian bands to make their finances public says it is seeking help from the... Read more

  • A McDonald's breakfast is arranged for an illustration at a McDonald's restaurant in New York, Feb. 14, 2013. The fast-food chain has no plans to launch all-day breakfast in Canada, despite that its American restaurants will introduce the option on Oct. 6. (The Canadian Press/AP/Mark Lennihan)

    Canada in Brief, Aug. 27-Sept. 2

    McDonald’s Canada has no plans for all-day breakfast after American launch TORONTO—McDonald’s Canada has bad news for those looking to get their Egg McMuffin fix... Read more

  • Houses under construction in Toronto on June 26, 2015. Toronto and Vancouver have the two least affordable housing markets in Canada. (The Canadian Press/Graeme Roy)

    Vancouver, Toronto Stick Out for Worsening Housing Affordability

    TORONTO—The cost of owning a home has been holding steady in most parts of Canada, but affordability declined during the second quarter in the two... Read more

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