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Big money tests Canadian marijuana stocks

As Canada moves toward legalization of recreational marijuana on Oct. 17 and the U.S. shows signs of growing leniency, hedge funds such as Navy are leading the advance of institutional …


Tim Hortons gambles with major China push

Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain, plans to open more than 1,500 restaurants in China amid a growing global trade war.


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 7:02 a.m.

Proposed reduction in hours at Eastern Washington border crossing sparks concern

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection may cuthours at an Eastern Washington border crossing from Canada, citing a 21 percent reduction in vehicle crossings over the past five years.


Canada tariffs on U.S. goods from ketchup to lawn mowers begin

Canada began imposing tariffs Sunday on $12.6 billion in U.S. goods as retaliation for the Trump administration’s new taxes on steel and aluminum imported to the United States.


UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

Trump delaying NAFTA deal until after midterm elections

President Donald Trump intends to delay signing a revised version of the North American Free Trade Agreement until after the fall midterm elections, a move aimed at reaching a better …


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 8:36 p.m.

Smuggler who used helicopters to deliver drugs sentenced

A Canadian man who leased helicopters and used them to run a cross-border drug-shipping empire, helping meet the American West’s appetite for high-grade marijuana before states began legalizing the drug, …


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 11:32 a.m.

Canada announces final list of retaliatory tariffs

Canada announced billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. on Friday in a tit for tat response to the Trump administration’s duties on Canadian steel and aluminum.


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 8:26 p.m.

Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17

Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country’s youth, Prime Minister Justin …


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 6:59 p.m.

Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalization delayed

Canada’s Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government’s bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana …


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 11:17 a.m.

North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters opted for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over risky Moroccan proposals for the first …


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 3:14 p.m.

Report: Navarro apologizes for harsh comment about Canada PM

President Donald Trump’s trade adviser Peter Navarro has apologized for having said there is “a special place in hell” for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.


Trump: Trudeau’s criticism will cost Canada ‘a lot of money’

President Donald Trump said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “learned” from the mistake of criticizing him, and it’s going to cost Canada “a lot of money.”


Trump adviser Kudlow blasts Canada’s Trudeau for ‘betrayal’ after G-7 summit

President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, on Sunday charged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with the “betrayal” of Trump and other leaders of the Group of Seven industrial …


Backcountry Canadian huts, mountain views inspire, but 65-year-old Spokane climber Dick Quinn is the real muse

He didn’t hesitate when he came to the 50-degree sloping mass of snow and ice just a handful of a hundred feet below the summit of Mount Olive in the …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:26 p.m.

Trump seeks separate talks with Canada and Mexico over NAFTA

President Donald Trump couldn’t get what he wanted from months of three-way trade talks with Canada and Mexico. So now his administration wants to pursue separate negotiations with the two …


Tariff war could hit Washington state apple sales to Mexico

The Trump administration delivered a gut punch to America’s closest allies Thursday, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, Mexico and Canada in a move that prompted fears of …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 1:51 p.m.

U.S. impose new trade tariffs; EU, Mexico pledge to retaliate

The Trump administration delivered a gut punch to America’s closest allies Thursday, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, Mexico and Canada in a move that drew immediate vows …


Inslee calls Canada pipeline ‘profoundly damaging,’ fears for orcas in surprise deal

An unprecedented deal between the Canadian federal government and Houston-based Kinder Morgan to expand the Trans Mountain Pipeline poses grave risks for the critically endangered southern-resident killer- whale population, and …


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 7:31 p.m.

Canada to buy major pipeline to ensure it gets built

Canada’s federal government said Tuesday it is buying a controversial pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast to ensure it gets built.


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Explosion at Indian restaurant in Canada wounds 15 people

Police hunted for two people Friday after an explosion caused by a homemade bomb ripped through an Indian restaurant at a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 …


Canada beats Latvia in OT to reach world quarterfinals

Canada bounced back from a loss to Finland by edging Latvia 2-1 in overtime at the ice hockey world championship to clinch a spot in the quarterfinals on Monday.


Canadian newsprint tariffs start to take a toll on U.S. newspaper industry

Little noticed amid the trade war discussion, tariffs levied by the Trump administration on the Canadian paper used to make newsprint are starting to take a toll on U.S. newspapers …


Canadian zoo officials charged for taking a bear out to get ice cream

A Canadian zoo has been fined for not letting wildlife authorities know it was taking a 1-year-old bear to a local Dairy Queen so it could get an ice cream …


Fugitive in 1989 drug case caught walking to U.S. from Canada

A fugitive who was arrested walking across a remote part of the U.S.-Canada border will face charges dating back to 1989 that he was a member of a trafficking ring …


Girl power: All-female teams compete at robotics event

The Ontario-based Build a Dream Amazon Warriors were among the thousands of young people from nearly four-dozen countries competing recently for the biggest prize at the FIRST Championship in Detroit. …


Trudeau presses for legal pot this summer as Senate wavers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pressing ahead with a goal of legalizing recreational marijuana in Canada within months, as senators push for changes and a delay of as much as …


Trump threatens countries who don’t back U.S. World Cup bid

President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold support from nations who don’t back the joint bid by the United States, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup.


Toronto van attack throws spotlight on anti-woman vitriol

The deadly van rampage in Toronto is training attention on an online world of sexual loneliness, rage and misogyny after the suspect invoked an uprising by “involuntary celibates” and gave …


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 5:53 p.m.

Toronto driver charged with 10 counts of 1st degree murder

The suspect in the deadly van attack in Toronto posted a chilling Facebook message just minutes before plowing into a crowded city sidewalk, authorities said Tuesday, raising the possibility that …


UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

Van kills 9, injures 16 on Toronto street; driver in custody

A van apparently jumped a curb Monday in a busy intersection in Toronto and struck eight to 10 people and fled the scene before it was found and the driver …