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Shooting in Canadian city leaves 4 dead, including 2 police

A shooting in a small Canadian city early Friday left four people dead, including two police officers, under circumstances that were not yet explained but struck a nerve in a …


Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador over criticism

Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador on Monday and froze “all new business” with Ottawa over its criticism of the ultraconservative kingdom’s arrest of women’s rights activists – yet another …


Saudi Arabia orders Canadian envoy to leave over criticism

Saudi Arabia on Monday ordered the Canadian ambassador to leave the ultraconservative kingdom within 24 hours after his nation criticized the recent arrest of women’s rights activists.


Sunflower farm overwhelmed by selfie seekers

A Canadian sunflower farm has put an end to photo-seeking visitors for the remainder of the season due to a massive crowd last weekend.


Treaty negotiator: Canada could revisit salmon restoration to British Columbia spawning grounds

Salmon and steelhead migrated into Canada each year before the construction of Grand Coulee Dam blocked fish passage to the upper Columbia River basin. Getting salmon back to British Columbia …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Hours to be curtailed at Danville, Metaline Falls border crossings

Two rural Eastern Washington international border crossings that see among the fewest crossings in the state will have their hours cut following a decision by the U.S. Customs and Border …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 3:01 p.m.

In less than six years, Border Patrol made nearly 200 arrests at the Spokane Intermodal Center

U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested three people at the Spokane Intermodal Center in the past week and made nearly 200 apprehensions at the downtown bus depot since the start …


Trade war with Canada is 19,000-job gamble for Eastern Washington

An escalating trade war will create hardships for both the U.S. and Canada, speakers at the Pacific Northwest Economic Region’s annual summit in Spokane warned Monday.


Canadian and U.S. agriculture officials say keep NAFTA, punt on tariffs

Canadian and U.S. agriculture officials agreed Monday to push the Trump administration to renew the North American Free Trade Agreement and “reconsider” the tariffs that they said are threatening to …


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

Border Patrol arrests Canadian man at Spokane Intermodal Center, but refuses to identify him

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a Canadian man last week at the Spokane Intermodal Center, though an agency spokesman said he was not authorized to identify the man “for privacy …


Man firing into Toronto cafes shoots 14 people, killing 2

A man walked along a Toronto street firing a handgun into restaurants and cafes, shooting 14 people and killing two before dying after an exchange of gunfire with police.


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 10 a.m.

Thousands of Canadian mothers were forced to give up their babies. Some were told to ‘get a puppy’ instead.

Their stories would not seem out of place in an episode of “The Handmaid’s Tale” – pregnant women shuttered away, violently restrained during childbirth, banned from looking at their babies …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

Canadian marijuana company Tilray has first U.S. pot IPO

A Canadian company is the first marijuana business to complete an initial public offering on a major U.S. stock exchange, raising $153 million to expand its operations as Canada prepares …


Lawmakers warn Trump tariffs threaten local newspapers

About a dozen members of Congress warned Tuesday that newspapers in their home states are in danger of reducing news coverage, laying off workers or going out of business if …


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 …