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  • US Navy microbiologist Lt. Jimmy Regeimbal handles a vaccine box with blood samples while testing for Ebola at the US Navy mobile laboratory on Oct. 5, 2014, near Gbarnga, Liberia. The U.S. now operates 4 mobile laboratories as part of the American response to the Ebola epidemic. The disease has killed more than 3,400 people in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Canada to Send Experimental Ebola Vaccine to WHO

    OTTAWA, Ontario—The Canadian government said it will start shipping its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization on Monday for possible use in the... Read more

  • A Canadian Coast Guard helicopter flies near a Russian container ship, carrying hundreds of tons of fuel drifting without power in rough seas off British Columbia's northern coast on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. The Canadian Forces' joint rescue coordination center in Victoria said the Russian carrier Simushir lost power late Thursday night off Haida Gwaii, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, as it was making its way from Washington state to Russia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Department of National Defense Maritime Forces Pacific)

    Adrift Russian Oil Container Ship Towed Away From Canadian Coast

    PRINCE RUPERT, British Columbia—A disabled Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel is adrift again but officials said Saturday there is no immediate... Read more

  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage Paul Calandra pauses after offering an apology as members of the Conservative caucus react during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, May 6, 2013. Calandra's role has become a prominent one, though derided by many as a sign of poor conduct among elected officials. (REUTERS/Chris Wattie)

    The Enforcer: Problems With Canadian PM’s Stand-In

    OTTAWA—It is, quite possibly, the most loathed political position in Canada today—Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister. A few men have filled the role in... Read more

  • Students attend a rally at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax to express their concerns over a chant that promoted rape culture, Sept. 12, 2013. The chant, captured on video and posted on social media, was sung at a frosh-week event for about 400 new students at the school. (The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan)

    University Combats Rape Culture With Innovative Program

    The discussion about rape culture and sexual assault on Canadian post-secondary campuses has exploded over the past year in light of several high-profile student assaults... Read more

  • Qiyu Zou, the world’s top chess player for girls under 14, shared about life lessons learned in chess during an interview in Ottawa on Oct 10. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    14-Year-Old Chess Champion From Canada Shares Life Lessons

    OTTAWA, Canada—At 14 years old, Qiyu Zhou is one of those children parents like to imagine they will raise.  Zhou speaks four languages, plays the... Read more

  • The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent makes its way through the ice in Baffin Bay on July 10, 2008. High Arctic waters could be a step closer to receiving their first environmental protections this week. A committee of the International Maritime Organization is meeting this week in London, England, for a preliminary vote on the Polar Code. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

    Environmental Rules for High Arctic Seas Considered in Vote

    High Arctic waters could be a step closer to receiving their first environmental protections this week as representatives from more than 100 countries take a... Read more

  • People walk out from the emergency unit at the Quinte Health Care (QHC) Belleville General Hospital in Belleville, Ont., on Oct. 13, 2014. Lab tests have confirmed that a patient who arrived a day earlier with Ebola-like symptoms does not have the Ebola virus. (The Canadian Press/Lars Hagberg)

    Canada Ready With Quick Response Expert Team Should Ebola Arrive, Says Ambrose

    OTTAWA—Should Ebola arrive on Canadian soil, Health Minister Rona Ambrose says a team of public health experts and epidemiologists is standing by to provide support,... Read more

  • Tax Cuts? Ottawa Must First Consider Falling Oil Prices, Economists Say

    OTTAWA—Economists are warning that Ottawa will have to weigh the potential risks of plummeting oil prices before it starts doling out large tax cuts.  The... Read more

  • Does Ban on Assisted Suicide Protect or Violate Canadian Rights?

    OTTAWA—The so-called “right to die” was back on Canada’s conscience Wednesday, Oct. 15 as the Supreme Court confronted the question of whether a ban on... Read more

  • A single family home in Toronto, one of the three cities, along with Calgary and Vancouver, that make it seem as though Canada's housing market is overvalued. (Epoch Times)

    Canada’s Housing ‘Dual Market’ Poses Difficult Policymaker Challenge

    Canada’s housing market has cooled off slightly from this summer, but regional disparities make one-size-fits-all approaches to controlling it difficult. The Canadian Real Estate Association... Read more

  • Pump jacks stand in fields that are being developed for drilling next to a farm over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using fracking is booming near Lost Hills, Calif. (David McNew/Getty Images)

    Gas Prices to Hit Two-Year Low in Canada on Oil Price Drop

    MONTREAL—Canadian motorists should expect even lower prices at the pump in the coming weeks as a glut in the global supply of crude is expected... Read more

  • File photo of Michel Juneau-Katsuya, former chief of Asia-Pacific for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Beijing Uses Confucius Institutes for Espionage, Says Canadian Intelligence Veteran

    There was no subtlety in Michel Juneau-Katsuya’s tone when directly asking Canada’s largest school district to give the boot to its controversial Confucius Institute.  The... Read more

  • Shipping containers stacked five high sit at the congested Manila International Container Terminal on Aug. 20, 2014. Environmental groups and politicians in the Philippines are calling on Canada to take back 50 shipping containers of waste sent to the country over a year ago. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Take Back Your Garbage, Philippine Groups Tell Canada

    In an ongoing saga that began over a year ago, groups and politicians in the Philippines are growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of action... Read more

  • Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird rises in the House of Commons along with Ministers Christian Paradis and Gerry Ritz to vote for an air combat mission against ISIL on Oct. 7. The NDP and Liberals voted against the motion, which cleared the way for Canadian CF-18s to take part in airstrikes in the Middle East. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Canada Goes to Iraq, but Then What?

    OTTAWA—Canada is now at war with ISIL, a terrorist group that has shocked the world with carefully staged videos of beheadings. The Islamic State of... Read more

  • Protestors lie on a street after failing to stop the departure of a vehicle believed to be transporting a dog belonging to a Spanish nurse infected with Ebola in Madrid, Spain, on Oct. 8. The protesters were trying to prevent the from being put down. Canada has announced it is stepping up border checks for Ebola. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

    Canada Will Use Targeted Temperature Screens to Check for Ebola

    TORONTO—Canada will step up border screening to try to prevent an Ebola importation to this country, federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose said Wednesday. “Our government... Read more

  • Prison Watchdog Says Offenders Need More Preparation Before Release

    OTTAWA—Canada’s tough-on-crime Conservative government has received another stinging indictment from its corrections watchdog, who says too many inmates are being freed from prison without adequate... Read more

  • Court Grants Vancouver Injunction to Evict Homeless Campers From Park

    VANCOUVER—The City of Vancouver has won a legal bid allowing it to begin evicting hundreds of homeless people who have been camping in a downtown... Read more

  • NDP MP Wayne Marston and Conservative MP John Weston look on as Liberal MP Irwin Cotler pleads the case of Iranian Ayatollah Hossein-Kazamani Boroujerdi during a press conference Oct. 7, 2014 on Parliament Hill. Boroujerdi is slated for execution for believing in the separation of church and state. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    MPs Warn of ‘Wave of Executions’ in Iran

    OTTAWA—Rayhaneh Jabbari was supposed to be executed on Wednesday. Sources in Iran say her death has been delayed for 40 days.  Conservative MP John Weston... Read more

  • This combination photo shows American physicist David Wineland (L) and French physicist Serge Haroche, winners of the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics. The French-American duo shared the prize for inventing methods to observe the properties of the quantum world, research that has helped scientists take the first steps toward building superfast computers. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, Michel Euler)

    New Encryption Methods Need to Be Developed Urgently, Say Experts

    Computer networks used on a daily basis for banking and the transfer of personal information may become unsecure if new encryption methods are not developed... Read more

  • Justin Rutter is shown in this undated police handout photo. Police in Ottawa will be teaming up with the Vancouver Police Department to investigate a tip that Rutter, who disappeared from the capital city five years ago, may be on the West Coast. (The Canadian Press/HO - Ottawa Police)

    Police in Vancouver, Ottawa Want Help in Finding Boy Who Disappeared 5 Years Ago

    VANCOUVER—Police in Ottawa will be teaming up with the Vancouver Police Department to investigate a tip that a teenage boy who disappeared from the capital... Read more


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