Stories tagged: Canada
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 8:39 p.m.
Canada calls for release for kidnapped couple in Afghanistan
Officials in Canada called Monday for the unconditional release of a Canadian man and his American wife after a new video appeared to show them begging their governments to intervene …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 9:24 a.m.
Canada task force makes recommendations for legal weed
Canada should allow people aged 18 and up to buy recreational marijuana through a wide range of retail options, according to a government-commissioned report that lays out groundwork for legalizing …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 2:19 p.m.
Frigid air spills into Lower 48 this week, in two brutal waves
Two shots of bitter cold air blast into the Lower 48 this week. In some areas, temperatures will drop more than 30 degrees below normal with punishing wind chills well …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 5:40 a.m.
Marijuana bubble worries grow in Canada after two-year rally
The surge of capital into Canada’s nascent marijuana industry has sent stock prices soaring – and brought warnings it’s a bubble that could soon burst.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 10:45 a.m.
Airbus wins $1.8 billion Canadian rescue-plane contract
Airbus Group won a C$2.4 billion ($1.8 billion) contract with the Canadian government to replace its search-and-rescue planes, beating out Leonardo-Finmeccanica and Embraer for the deal.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Cantwell urges spill protections after Canada pipeline OK’d
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell is urging stronger measures to protect Washington state from oil spills after Canada’s government approved a pipeline expansion project that would dramatically increase oil tankers through …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 9:21 a.m.
Mexico overtakes Canada as No. 2 U.S. exporter
Mexico is overtaking Canada as the No. 2 exporter of goods to the U.S. this year, in a sign of how economic ties have deepened between the two countries even …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 10:12 a.m.
Canadian police force threatens Nickelback on drunk drivers
A police department in Canada’s province of Prince Edward Island is threatening to impose “the Nickelback treatment” on anyone who drinks and drives.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 5:33 p.m.
Canada PM approves controversial pipeline to Pacific Coast
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday approved one controversial pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast, but rejected another.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 1:16 p.m.
Pilot dead after Canadian fighter jet crashes
A military spokesman says a pilot is dead after a Canadian CF-18 fighter jet crashed in western Canada.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, midnight
Bonners Ferry has new flagpole at Canadian border
Transportation and border staff in North Idaho team up to erect a flagpole at the international border
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 8:38 a.m.
EU lawmakers block new challenge to Canada trade pact
The European Parliament has voted down a challenge by a group of EU lawmakers to try to have the bloc’s hard-won trade pact with Canada referred to Europe’s top court.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 5:58 a.m.
Marijuana becoming billion-dollar business in Canada. All it has to do is become legal.
It’s been a wild ride for Canada’s marijuana companies, whose stocks enjoyed an exhilarating high in recent days before mellowing out.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Canada looks to buy 18 Super Hornet jets on interim basis
Canada’s defense minister said Tuesday the country will enter into discussions with the United States and Boeing to buy 18 Super Hornet jet fighters on an interim basis and will …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 8:35 a.m.
Canada to phase out coal-fired electricity by 2030
Canada is announcing a plan to phase out the use of coal-fired electricity by 2030.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau clears path to approve Kinder Morgan pipeline
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has set the table for Canada to approve Kinder Morgan Inc.’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion by announcing environmental measures aimed at placating opposition to the project.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
Canada: 2 hurt in near miss involving plane, suspected drone
Officials say a Porter Airlines flight approaching Toronto’s island airport took evasive action to avoid a suspected drone, injuring two flight attendants.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 9:50 a.m.
Amaya founder offers to take company private in $6.7 billion deal
Amaya Inc.’s founder, who took an indefinite leave this year amid a Quebec insider trading probe, has made a cash offer to take the Canadian owner of the PokerStars online …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 7:23 p.m.
A diver may have found a long-lost nuclear bomb off British Columbia
The water conditions were perfect – “beautiful, clear, green” – when Sean Smyrichinsky went diving last month off the north coast of British Columbia.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
Officials in Canada: 13-year-old Abbotsford girl killed in random school stabbing
A 13-year-old girl who was stabbed to death was the victim of a random attack inside a high school in British Columbia, police said Wednesday.
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 2:27 p.m.
EU-Canada sign long-delayed trade pact
The European Union and Canada signed Sunday a landmark trade pact, ending days of drama after a small Belgian region refused to endorse the agreement and deeply embarrassed the EU.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 5:36 p.m.
Apple said to develop car operating system in BlackBerry country
Apple has dozens of software engineers in Canada building a car operating system, a rare move for a company that often houses research and development projects close to its Cupertino, …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
EU, Canadian leaders say free trade deal still possible
The European Union and Canada tried to remain upbeat Monday about the prospects for their trans-Atlantic free trade pact despite a small Belgian region persisting in its refusal to back …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 11 a.m.
Belgium urged to break EU-Canada trade deadlock by Monday
Sources say that if Belgium cannot break a deadlock over the European Union’s landmark free deal with Canada by Monday night, EU leaders will consider canceling a signing ceremony scheduled …
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 7:58 a.m.
Top EU lawmaker intervenes to try to save Canada trade pact
The Belgian region of Wallonia affirmed Saturday it still stands in the way of a trade deal between the 28-nation European Union and Canada, but its leader and a top …
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 10:04 a.m.
Bombardier to cut 7,500 jobs globally over the next 2 years
Airplane maker Bombardier says it is cutting 7,500 jobs around the world over the next two years.
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 4:36 p.m.
Judge temporarily suspends Montreal pit bull ban
A Quebec Superior Court judge on Monday temporarily suspended Montreal’s pit bull ban on the same day the new law was to come into effect.
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 3:59 p.m.
Canada to implement carbon tax
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that Canada will impose a tax on carbon emissions starting in 2018 as part of its efforts to meet targets set by the …
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 7:52 p.m.
Canada defeats Russia to advance to World Cup of Hockey finals
Sidney Crosby was at his best on one of hockey’s biggest stages.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, midnight
Spokane Tribe given chance to rename, reimagine Canada Island in Riverfront Park
The government of Canada has signed off on the renaming of the two-acre island that housed the country’s exhibit in the 1974 World’s Fair. The island has been known by …