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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 …


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.