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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 …


Residents say Columbia’s dams have affected area families, economy

On a crisp day in March, Charlie Maxfield walked the along the mudflats south of Nakusp, remembering places that were flooded when the reservoir behind Hugh Keenleyside Dam filled. Maxfield’s …


Gonzaga’s Mark Few, U.S. defeated by Canada in Pan Am semifinals

TORONTO – Andrew Nicholson scored 31 points and had 10 rebounds, former No. 1 NBA Draft pick Anthony Bennett added 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and host Canada powered …


Canadian wildfires lead to evacuations, smoke in U.S.

Canadian soldiers were arriving Tuesday to battle raging wildfires on the country’s west coast, where about 13,000 people have been evacuated in recent days. The smoke has triggered air quality …


Christine Sinclair’s penalty kick lifts Canada at Women’s World Cup

EDMONTON, Alberta – With the sellout crowd roaring, Christine Sinclair sprinted across the field and into the outstretched arms of coach John Herdman. Sinclair had just converted a penalty kick …


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Just say the words “hot springs” and warm feelings begin to pulse through your mind and body – images of soaking and indulging yourself while the pressures of life fade …


Canadians defeat Russia 5-4 to win World Junior hockey title

TORONTO – Erie Otters star Connor McDavid helped lead Canada to its record 16th World Junior hockey title and first since 2009, scoring a goal in a 5-4 victory over …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, 11:01 a.m.

Canadian soldier shot at war memorial in Ottawa

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A gunman shot a Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday, police said. Witnesses said the gunman entered Parliament and …


Female goalie Shannon Szabados to sign with men’s team

Canadian women’s goalie Shannon Szabados has agreed to a contract with the Columbus Cottonmouths of the Southern Professional Hockey League. The two-time Olympic champion will join the Georgia men’s team …


U.S. out to end slide

SOCHI, Russia – Before departing for the Olympics, the U.S. women’s hockey team received a few visitors at their training facility in Bedford, Mass. Members of Team USA’s 1998 gold-medal …


U.S., Canada to play for women’s hockey gold medal

SOCHI, Russia – The United States and Canada will play for the women’s hockey gold medal for the fourth time in the five Olympics since the sport was added to …


U.S. utilities say Columbia River Treaty payments to Canada are excessive

Under terms of a treaty negotiated 50 years ago, the United States sends $250 million to $350 million worth of electricity from Columbia River dams to British Columbia each year. …


Known for skiing, Whistler becoming popular summer destination

Summertime, and the biking and hiking are easy at Whistler. The British Columbia resort, known for its world-class skiing, has also turned itself into a popular summer resort. Visitors can …


Inner Harbour proves perfect welcome mat for beautiful B.C. city

VICTORIA, B.C. – There are few water arrivals in the Northwest more exhilarating than Victoria’s Inner Harbour. The venerable Empress Hotel commands attention front and center with the stately B.C. …


Guard unit joins Canada training

The first of two convoys from the Washington National Guard’s Spokane-based 1041st Transportation Company rolled into Canada over the weekend for an international training exercise designed to help improve overall …