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B.C. ranch offers lavish front-row seat to nature’s best

KAMLOOPS, Canada – “It’s a true thing,” as my grandmother used to say. Luxury lodging is in the eye of the beholder. Whether it’s an inn, hotel, resort, even a …


Invalid visa detains Interplayers’ artistic director in Canada

For Interplayers Theatre, the show must go on – even when its artistic director has been detained in Canada. Reed McColm, a Canadian citizen, traveled to his hometown of Edmonton, …


Canada bans burqa at citizenship ceremonies

New Canadian citizens must remove any face coverings, such as the Islamic niqab or burqa, while they take the oath of citizenship, the country’s immigration minister said Monday.


Limited access to Lake O’Hara has preserved scenery for hikers

V isiting Lake O’Hara isn’t exactly a wilderness experience. Many Yoho National Park hikers say it’s even better. Access to the most coveted hiking destination in the Canadian Rockies is …


Canadian opposition leader Layton, 61, dies

TORONTO — Jack Layton, a folksy and charismatic political leader who guided his party to become the dominant opposition group in Canada’s Parliament while battling severe health problems, died Monday …


U.S. accuses B.C. of breaking pact

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk has asked for arbitration with Canada over allegations that British Columbia is selling subsidized lumber into U.S. markets. The dispute revolves around log prices for …


Whitewater doubles terrain, available fun

Skiers and snowboarders are in for double the fun at Whitewater this year as the much-loved Canadian powder playground is getting ready to double its spectacular terrain to more than …


Babcock’s passing marks end of an era

When Jack Babcock joined the Canadian Army at the age of 15, it’s likely he never imagined that he’d be the last soldier standing more than 94 years later.


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Canada agrees to airport scanners

TORONTO – Full-body scanners will be introduced in Canada in the wake of the failed Christmas Day bombing attempt of a U.S. airliner, Canada’s transport minister said Tuesday. Transport Minister …


Ski bums sought for Canadian winter adventure

Kootenay Rockies Tourism just kicked off “The Powder Highway Ultimate Ski Bum Blow Your Mind Contest” which invites skiers of all ages and skill levels to submit a 90-second video …


Castlegar, Revelstoke offer unique looks at Canadian history

It was a fall British Columbia golfing holiday for my wife Sally and me, but since you can’t play the game all day long, we had time to sightsee. We …


A British Columbia Golf Tour

As my wife Sally and I decided to take a Canadian golf holiday, the International Association of Golf Tour Operators selected British Columbia as its North American Golf Destination of …


Canada fires blanket region in smoke

Smoke from forest fires in Canada has settled over the region. Much of the haze is due to fires burning near Kelowna, B.C., about 180 miles northwest of Spokane.


U.S. border crossings report high passport compliance

BLAINE, Wash. – On the day that stricter identification rules went into effect for U.S. citizens returning from Canada and Mexico, traffic slogged as usual through the state’s largest border …


GoGo Finder helps you fill up your spring, summer

Plenty of events, concerts and other diversions are awating you through the greater Northwest.


Creston Valley Wildlife Area

The Creston Valley Wildlife Area has a big secret that most visitors miss. It’s definitely a popular area, and Rand McNally editors for the famous North American road atlas have …


Obama eases trade rhetoric during first visit to Canada

OTTAWA, Canada – President Barack Obama offered the nation’s largest trading partner assurances Thursday of his support for robust cross-border commerce in a seven-hour visit to Canada that marked his …


Obama compares Canada’s oil to coal

OTTAWA – President Barack Obama on Tuesday compared Canada’s massive oil sands operations to the U.S. coal industry, saying he was concerned about the operations’ big carbon footprint. Obama heads …


Enthusiasts find spectactular snow along 50-mile stretch in B.C.

CRANBROOK, British Columbia – A gloomy pall caps the valley as the lift rattles at the bottom of the mountain. Slowly, it passes into the clouds, a frosty mist hitting …


Canada profiles out-of-bounds skiers

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A researcher at Simon Fraser University at Burnaby, British Columbia, is trying to profile the thrill seekers who duck under resort ropes and head out into …


Tar sands mining endangers migratory birds, report says

CHICAGO – About half of America’s migratory birds fly from destinations as far-flung as Chile to nest in Canada’s boreal forest. In Alberta, that forest lies above tar sands that …


Liberals Eke Out Victory Anti-Quebec Party Emerges As The Main Opposition Force

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Official Resigns Over Link To Nazis Calls Long-Ago Swastika Incident Youthful Bravado

The top-ranking political dignitary in Quebec resigned Tuesday after provoking a furor with his admission that he wore a swastika while a student in Montreal during World War II. Jean-Louis …


British Columbia Gets New Premier

British Columbia’s new premier will be Glen Clark, after he handily won the leadership of the New Democratic Party. Clark easily turned aside four rivals Sunday for the job made …