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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Tilray first Canadian company to import medical pot to U.S.

In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 4:56 p.m.

International 10-year salmon preservation plan advances

Canada and the U.S. states of Alaska, Oregon and Washington would all reduce their catch of fragile salmon species under the terms of an updated international agreement that, if approved, …


Former Gonzaga teammates Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos lead Canada past Brazil

Former Gonzaga teammates Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos played key roles as Canada defeated Brazil 85-77 on Thursday in a FIBA World Cup Americas qualifier at Place Bell in Quebec.


Washington apple crop awaits answers amid ongoing trade uncertainty

Despite uncertainty about markets, the Washington apple crop is coming off the trees and producers are hopeful that talks with Mexico and Canada can wrap up soon to protect two …


Asian shares dip amid growing worry over U.S.-Canada trade

Asian shares were mostly lower Monday amid worries about escalating trade friction between the U.S. and Canada, who have been unable to agree to a revamped trade deal but will …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 7:18 p.m.

Trump: Canada ‘will be out’ of trade deal unless it’s ‘fair’

President Donald Trump warned Canada on Saturday that it “will be out” of a revised North American trade agreement unless it’s “fair” to the United States, and he threatened to …


Stocks waver along with U.S.-Canada trade talks

Stocks hardly budged Friday as the U.S. and Canada were unable to complete a trade deal, but the two sides intend to continue negotiating next week.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 8:13 p.m.

Trump to sign Mexico deal in 90 days; Canada talks to resume

President Donald Trump has notified Congress that he plans to sign a trade agreement with Mexico – and Canada, if it is willing – in 90 days, U.S. Trade Representative …


Concern over endangered orcas blows up approval of Trans Mountain pipeline in Canada

Concern for critically endangered southern resident killer whales has sunk the approval of Canada’s controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.


Court quashes Canada’s approval of pipeline

Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal on Thursday quashed the approval of the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 1:14 p.m.

Trudeau says trade deal possible by Friday – but only if it’s good for Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday the United States, Canada and Mexico could be nearing a deal to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement, reflecting a surge of …


Canadian hunter fatally injured by polar bear

A Canadian hunter was killed by a polar bear in an Inuit hamlet in Canada’s northernmost territory, officials said Tuesday.


Canada stunned and worried about Trump trade threats

About 75 percent of Canada’s exports go to the U.S. so the tariff threat looms large after Trump snubbed Canada and reached a preliminary deal with Mexico.


Tariffs on imported newsprint nixed in win for U.S. newspapers

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday nullified tariffs put into place for imported newsprint by finding that American producers weren’t harmed by imports from Canadian paper mills.


Canadian man wanted for rape and murder in Windsor, Ontario, arrested in Kent

Jitesh Bhogal is accused of the slaying of a 31-year-old woman who was found in her third-floor apartment bedroom late that day by her ex-boyfriend after their 9-year-old son said …


Guest Opinion: Let’s keep the trust between U.S. and Canada

The United States and Canada enjoy a largely free interchange of goods, capital and people between the two countries due to decades of cooperation and trust. Let’s work to keep …


Shooting in Canadian city leaves 4 dead, including 2 police

A shooting in a small Canadian city early Friday left four people dead, including two police officers, under circumstances that were not yet explained but struck a nerve in a …


Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador over criticism

Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador on Monday and froze “all new business” with Ottawa over its criticism of the ultraconservative kingdom’s arrest of women’s rights activists – yet another …


Saudi Arabia orders Canadian envoy to leave over criticism

Saudi Arabia on Monday ordered the Canadian ambassador to leave the ultraconservative kingdom within 24 hours after his nation criticized the recent arrest of women’s rights activists.


Sunflower farm overwhelmed by selfie seekers

A Canadian sunflower farm has put an end to photo-seeking visitors for the remainder of the season due to a massive crowd last weekend.


Treaty negotiator: Canada could revisit salmon restoration to British Columbia spawning grounds

Salmon and steelhead migrated into Canada each year before the construction of Grand Coulee Dam blocked fish passage to the upper Columbia River basin. Getting salmon back to British Columbia …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Hours to be curtailed at Danville, Metaline Falls border crossings

Two rural Eastern Washington international border crossings that see among the fewest crossings in the state will have their hours cut following a decision by the U.S. Customs and Border …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 3:01 p.m.

In less than six years, Border Patrol made nearly 200 arrests at the Spokane Intermodal Center

U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested three people at the Spokane Intermodal Center in the past week and made nearly 200 apprehensions at the downtown bus depot since the start …


Trade war with Canada is 19,000-job gamble for Eastern Washington

An escalating trade war will create hardships for both the U.S. and Canada, speakers at the Pacific Northwest Economic Region’s annual summit in Spokane warned Monday.


Canadian and U.S. agriculture officials say keep NAFTA, punt on tariffs

Canadian and U.S. agriculture officials agreed Monday to push the Trump administration to renew the North American Free Trade Agreement and “reconsider” the tariffs that they said are threatening to …


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

Border Patrol arrests Canadian man at Spokane Intermodal Center, but refuses to identify him

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a Canadian man last week at the Spokane Intermodal Center, though an agency spokesman said he was not authorized to identify the man “for privacy …


Man firing into Toronto cafes shoots 14 people, killing 2

A man walked along a Toronto street firing a handgun into restaurants and cafes, shooting 14 people and killing two before dying after an exchange of gunfire with police.


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 10 a.m.

Thousands of Canadian mothers were forced to give up their babies. Some were told to ‘get a puppy’ instead.

Their stories would not seem out of place in an episode of “The Handmaid’s Tale” – pregnant women shuttered away, violently restrained during childbirth, banned from looking at their babies …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

Canadian marijuana company Tilray has first U.S. pot IPO

A Canadian company is the first marijuana business to complete an initial public offering on a major U.S. stock exchange, raising $153 million to expand its operations as Canada prepares …


Lawmakers warn Trump tariffs threaten local newspapers

About a dozen members of Congress warned Tuesday that newspapers in their home states are in danger of reducing news coverage, laying off workers or going out of business if …