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Canada says it will support UN indigenous rights declaration

Canada said Monday it will support a U.N. declaration protecting the rights of more than 370 million native peoples worldwide, ending more than eight years of opposition to the historic …


Fort McMurray saved from worst of wildfire, Alberta premier says

Alberta’s premier gets a first look at the devastation in Canada’s oil sands town of Fort McMurray on Monday after cold temperatures and light rain stabilized the massive wildfire to …


James Taylor to donate money to fire-ravaged Fort McMurray

James Taylor is using his music to help people evacuated from a huge wildfire in Canada. The “Carolina in My Mind” singer has turned two Alberta concerts next month into …


Canadian officials hope to put ‘death grip’ on fire

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta – Officials said Sunday they reached a turning point in fighting an enormous wildfire, hoping to get a “death grip“’ on the blaze that devastated Canada’s oil …


Wildfire evacuees glimpse burned out city on way south

A massive convoy was underway Friday to move evacuees stranded at oil field camps north of fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta, through the community to safe areas south of the Canadian …


Wildfire in Alberta grows to 210,035 acres

A massive, raging wildfire in the Canadian province of Alberta has moved south, forcing three more communities to evacuate and an emergency operations center to move again – taking it …


Residents evacuated as fires threaten Canada oil sands town

A raging wildfire emptied Canada’s main oil sands city, destroying entire neighborhoods of Fort McMurray, Alberta, where officials warned Wednesday that all efforts to suppress the fire have failed.


Canadian dollar rises above 80 cent U.S. mark

The Canadian dollar has hit the 80 cent U.S. mark for the first time since last summer, trading at its strongest level since last June.


Police: 80 people arrested in Ontario in child porn probe

Ontario police say they have arrested 80 people as part of a sweeping investigation into internet child pornography in the province.


Canadian man decapitated by Philippine extremists

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that the decapitated head of a Caucasian male recovered Monday night in the southern Philippines belong to one two Canadians taken hostage by Abu …


Protecting Ape Cave from deadly disease takes on new urgency

Long before white-nose syndrome reached the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. Forest Service had warned visitors to Ape Cave at Mount St. Helens of the disease. Now that it’s been found …


Canada assisted suicide bill precludes tourists

Canada has introduced a new assisted suicide law that will only apply to Canadians and residents, meaning Americans won’t be able to travel to Canada to die.


Canadian officials find no clear cause of orca death

Canadian officials say a necropsy on a killer whale found dead near British Columbia on April 1 has uncovered no clear cause of death.


Toyota recalling 60,000 Avalons, Camrys for air bag defect

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 60,000 Avalon and Camry sedans in North America because their front passenger air bags may not deploy in a crash.


Team Challenge Cup adds skaters after online voting

Following online voting, several skaters have been added to the rosters of the three continent-based teams that will compete in the upcoming Team Challenge Cup, which kicks off later this …


Nine die in house fire in Ontario aboriginal community

Officials say nine people have died in a house fire in an aboriginal community in northwestern Ontario.


Mourners remember infamous former Toronto mayor Rob Ford

Mourners paid their respects Wednesday to infamous ex-Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who died last week at age 46 after fighting cancer.


UPDATED: Tue., March 29, 2016, 10 p.m.

Ex-cabinet minister dies in Quebec plane crash

A small plane has crashed killing seven people in eastern Quebec.


Cyclist on B.C. to Panama ride injured in crash in Forks

The Washington State Patrol says a London cyclist was injured when he was struck by an SUV south of Forks on the Olympic Peninsula.


McKesson acquires Canadian pharmacy operator Rexall

Prescription drug distributor McKesson Corp. is buying Canadian pharmacy operator Rexall Health from Katz Group for $2.2 billion, strengthening McKesson’s Canadian pharmaceutical supply chain.


Birther ballot challenge against Ted Cruz in Illinois tossed by judge

A judge has dismissed a claim that Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz isn’t eligible for the Illinois ballot because he was born in Canada.


Student arrested after students stabbed at Canada school

A female high school student is in custody after eight people were stabbed at a high school east of Toronto, police said Tuesday. All the injuries are minor.


TV game show ‘Jeopardy’ says rules preventing Canadian contestants

Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, a famous Canadian, apparently won’t be seeing many of his countrymen on the popular game show for the foreseeable future.


Border checkpoint scans eyes, faces of departing foreigners

The federal government is using eye scans and facial recognition technology for the first time to verify the identities of foreigners leaving the United States on foot at a busy …


Nordstrom taking discount Rack concept to Canada

Nordstrom will open its first Nordstrom Rack in Canada in Toronto in 2018.


100 years ago in Spokane: Canadian arrested for recruiting men to fight in World War I

From our archives, 100 years ago A Canadian was arrested for violating U.S. neutrality laws by attempting to recruit Spokane men for Canada’s army.


NBA All-Star weekend highlights Canada’s growing hoops love

When Greg Anthony arrived in Vancouver to join the inaugural Grizzlies team in 1995, the cash in his pocket wasn’t the only currency that he needed to exchange.


Saskatchewan shootings leave four dead, two hurt

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says five are dead and two others are injured after a school shooting in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.


Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada’s new prime minister

Justin Trudeau was sworn in Wednesday as Canada’s new Liberal prime minister, and his new cabinet ministers vowed to honor campaign pledges to settle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end …


B.C. residents push for more-stable reservoir levels as Columbia River Treaty is renegotiated

NAKUSP, British Columba – Crystal and Janet Spicer grew up in a white-frame farmhouse on 60 fertile acres along the Columbia River in Canada. Their father was a local legend …