Most recent Canada blogs and columns

  • Annemarie Desloges, a liaison officer with the Canada Border Services Agency, who was killed in the West Gate mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sept. 22, 2013. (Facebook)

    Annemarie Desloges and Another Canadian Dead in Kenya Mall Attack

    Two Canadians have died in a terrorist attack at a shopping mall in Kenya, including diplomat Annemarie Desloges Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office issued a statement... Read more

  • Liam Neeson at the premiere of “Third Person” on Sept. 9. Directed by Paul Haggis ("Crash"), the film traces the connection between three men across three cities. (Eric Sun/Epoch Times)

    Stars on the TIFF Red Carpet (Photo Gallery)

    The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) wrapped on Sunday, attracting some of Hollywood’s biggest names. The festival, which ran Sept. 5-15 showcased over 300 films,... Read more

  • A woman in Edmonton, Canada, got this message when a Coca-Cola promotion mistakenly paired "you" with the French word for late, "retard." (Facebook)

    Coca-Cola Apologizes for ‘You Retard’ Bottle Cap Message

    A Canadian woman who’s sister has autism and cerebral palsy opened a bottle of Coca-Cola’s Vitamin Water to find a message in the bottle cap:... Read more

  • Ottawa Crash Victims Identified: 6 Dead Include Connor Boyd, 21, and Rob More, 35

    The six victims of the bus-train crash in Ottawa that happened on Wednesday have been identified. Police released the names of the six victims on... Read more

  • Amber Smith Missing in Vanier, Ottawa; Police Ask for Help Finding Her

    Amber Smith, 35, has gone missing in Ottawa and police are asking the public’s help to find her. Smith usually spends her time in the... Read more

  • Quebec Values Charter Looks for a Showdown

    OTTAWA—Quebec’s separatist government has managed to bring all federal political parties together while taking out one of its own allies in the House of Commons... Read more

  • Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz speaks to the Vancouver Board of Trade in Vancouver on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. (The Canadian Press/Jimmy Jeong)

    Canadians Aware Interest Rates Will Rise, Says Poloz

    VANCOUVER—The head of the Bank of Canada gently urged businesses to ease open the purse strings and start spending Wednesday, as he said the economy... Read more

  • BlackBerry's launch of the Z30 was largely overshadowed by the latest developments from its competitors and reports that the company is planning to lay off as much as 40 percent of its staff. (The Canadian Press/Geoff Robins)

    BlackBerry Unveils New Smartphone Amid Minimal Fanfare

    TORONTO—BlackBerry has unveiled a new smartphone with a bigger screen that appears designed to attract users who want a midpoint device between a phone and... Read more

  • Hedvig, Bobo, and Klara (played by Liv LeMoyne, Mira Barkhammar, and Mira Grosin) start a punk rock band against all odds in director Lukas Moodysson's wonderfully fun "We Are The Best!." (Courtesy of TIFF)

    ‘We Are The Best!’ Lives Up To Its Name

    TORONTO—“We Are The Best!” is the earnest, mischievous, and delightful story of three young girls who build an unlikely friendship through an even more unlikely... Read more

  • Modern townhouses are seen in Vancouver. B.C. took the lead in its year-over-year increase in home sales (28.6 percent), and while Ontario and the Prairie provinces also showed gains, year-over-year sales fell in Quebec and the Atlantic provinces. (vkyryl/

    Home Sales and Prices Climb Modestly for the Time Being

    National home sales rose 2.8 percent month-over-month and home prices rose 2.9 percent year-over-year in August, both of which were improvements from July, according to... Read more

  • 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