Canada


  • Workers unload pipes at a staging area in Worthing, S.D., on May 9, 2015, for the proposed 1,130-mile Dakota Access Pipeline that would stretch from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota through South Dakota and Iowa to a hub in Illinois. North Dakota regulators are slated to decide the permit for the pipeline on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Regulators in South Dakota and Illinois already have approved permits for the project. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    US Tribes Oppose Massive Pipeline Expansion in Canada

    SEATTLE—A proposed pipeline-expansion project in Canada will put the fishing rights and cultural heritage of U.S. tribes at risk, a lawyer representing several Washington state... Read more

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    Dashcam Video Captures 3-Car Accident on Busy Deerfoot Trail in Calgary

    A dramatic video taken from a car’s dashcam shows a high-speed crash on Deerfoot Trail in Calgary, Canada. The footage was posted on YouTube by... Read more

  • A snow covered vehicle in Brussels, Ontario, on Jan. 19, 2016. An 80-year-old man has been charged after driving the car that was almost completely covered in snow with only the driver’s side windshield visible. (Sgt. Russell Nesbitt/Ontario Provincial Police via AP)

    Man Charged After His Car Almost Completely Covered in Snow

    TORONTO—An 80-year-old man was charged after driving a car that was almost completely covered in snow with only a portion of the driver’s side windshield... Read more

  • Syrian refugee Garouj Nazarian (L) works at the Seatply Products factory as owner Levon Aseyan looks on, Jan. 18, 2016, in Montreal. The plywood company employs and helps integrate refugees from around the world. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

    Montreal Factory Gives Syrian Refugees Jobs, French Classes

    MONTREAL—When Syrian refugee Garouj Nazarian is asked how he likes working for his boss, the answer comes in choppy English—but the sentiment shines through. “So... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fields questions after addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 20, 2016. Trudeau told the forum that there's more to Canada than its natural resources. (The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan)

    Canada Open for Business, Investment, Trudeau Tells World Economic Forum

    DAVOS, Switzerland—A new prime minister and a new Canada. That’s the message Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered when he made his entrance Jan. 19 at... Read more

  • Volunteers check beehives at a farm in Mason, Ohio, May 27, 2015. Some pesticides are thought to pose a danger to bees and other pollinators. Health Minister Jane Philpott says the practice of allowing the use of pesticides that aren't fully approved for sale will end. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    No More ‘Conditional Registration’ of Pesticides, Says Health Minister

    OTTAWA—The federal government is responding to calls from environmental activists over conditionally approved pesticides, saying it will end the rare practice of allowing the use... Read more

  • Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman and deputy minister Carl Amrhein (L) attend a meeting of provincial and territorial health ministers in Vancouver on Jan. 20, 2016. The federal government has joined the provinces and territories in a program to buy drugs in bulk. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

    Bulk-Buy Drug Deal Signals Thaw in Federal-Provincial Health Relations

    VICTORIA—The federal government joined the provinces and territories on Jan. 19 in a program to buy drugs in bulk, a sign of a thaw in... Read more

  • Audrey Siegl of the Musqueam First Nation chants and beats a drum during a protest outside National Energy Board hearings on the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in Burnaby, B.C., on Jan. 19, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

    Canada in Brief, Jan. 14-20

    Aboriginals, environmentalists rally outside Trans Mountain hearings BURNABY, B.C.— As hearings began Jan. 19 on Kinder Morgan’s controversial proposal to triple the capacity of its... Read more

  • A worker checks on a helicopter at the airport in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Aug. 23, 2014. A government advisory group is calling for significant investment in northern infrastructure. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

    Significant Investment in Northern Infrastructure Needed: Advisory Board

    A government advisory group is calling for significant investment in northern infrastructure that would include tax breaks to companies setting up shop in the territories... Read more

  • Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz speaks with the media on Jan. 20, 2016 in Ottawa. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Bank of Canada Holds Key Rate at 0.50% in Close Call

    OTTAWA—In anything but an obvious decision, the Bank of Canada held its key rate unchanged on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Two days prior, financial markets were... Read more

  • SHAD students at the University of Calgary soldering electronic parts. Thirty participants in the SHAD program have gone on to become Rhodes Scholars. (Courtesy of SHAD)

    Rhodes Scholars Laud Unique Canadian Learning Program

    It’s difficult to draw similarities between Rhodes Scholars with varied backgrounds and interests, but for the most recent Canadian recipients of the prestigious award, three... Read more

  • Canadian music star Celine Dion (R) and husband Rene Angelil posing for photos after being decorated with the Order of Canada in Quebec City on July 26, 2013. Authorities say Angelil, the husband and manager of Dion, has died in Las Vegas. He was 73 and had battled throat cancer. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said his office was notified Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, of Angelil’s death. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press)

    Celine Dion’s Brother Dies Just Days After Her Husband

    MONTREAL—Daniel Dion, the older brother of pop singer Celine Dion, died Saturday, just two days after the death of the entertainer’s husband, Rene Angelil. Celine... Read more

  • The World Journal, run by a parent company in Taiwan with offices in Toronto and Vancouver, has announced that it is closing its Canadian operations after several years of financial losses.  (Epoch Times)

    Chinese-Language Paper World Journal Closes Canadian Operations

    One of the largest Chinese-language newspapers in Canada is ceasing operation following a trend of other major cutbacks in Chinese-language media in the country due... Read more

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    Vancouver Police Looking for 3 Men Who Took Video of Pacific Centre Entrances and Exits

    Vancouver police are investigating three men who were captured on surveillance video taking pictures the entrances and exits of Pacific Centre, a mall in the city... Read more

  • Undated photo of Rehtaeh Parsons, who took her own life as a result of cyberbullying. Several new Atlantic Canada cyberbullying cases raise questions about whether teens have learned anything from Parsons' death and similar tragedies. (Jason Barnes/Wikimedia Commons)

    What Are They Thinking? Teenagers, Naked Photos, and Cyberbullying

    HALIFAX—Several new Atlantic Canada cyberbullying cases, including one 15-year-old girl charged with posting a nude photo of another girl, have raised fresh questions about whether... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is greeted by Toronto Mayor John Tory outside Toronto's city hall on Jan. 13, 2106. The federal government is considering speeding up infrastructure spending in a bid to stimulate the economy. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

    Government Looking at Speeding up Promised Infrastructure Spending

    OTTAWA—The Trudeau government is “actively considering” speeding up promised investments in infrastructure in a bid to stimulate Canada’s rapidly deteriorating economy. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau... Read more

  • Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef answers a question in the House of Commons on Dec. 9, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

    Strengthening Canadians’ Respect for Political Institutions a Priority: Monsef

    Reforming how a country’s democratic system works is no easy task, nor is the job of running a government department for the first time, but... Read more

  • Brian Doherty, co-owner of the Old Triangle Irish Alehouse, holds up the framed print that was swiped from the pub on Jan. 6, 2016. The owners and staff decided to use their widely followed social media platforms to recover the picture rather than involve the police. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

    Thief Returns Photo Stolen From Halifax Pub After Social Media Manhunt

    HALIFAX—Artwork swiped from a Halifax alehouse has been returned from Ontario thanks to a social media manhunt that protected the thief’s identity even as it... Read more

  • Shen Yun dancers perform “The Monkey King Thwarts the Evil Toad” from the classic Chinese novel “Journey to the West.” Shen Yun will play four shows at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre Jan. 22–24. (Shen Yun Performing Arts)

    VIPs Welcome Shen Yun’s Return to Vancouver

    Shen Yun Performing Arts’s return to Vancouver next week has drawn congratulations and greetings from several VIPs in the area. As the world’s only country... Read more

  • Newly arrived Syrian refugees Ahmad Hwichan and his sons Louai and Qusai pose for a photograph at a hotel where they're living temporarily in Vancouver on Jan. 12, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

    Canada in Brief, Jan. 7-13

    Liberals’ Syrian refugee resettlement program hits 10K milestone mark OTTAWA—From small towns in Atlantic Canada to big cities in B.C., just over 10,000 Syrian refugees... Read more

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