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Cannabis-infused dog munchies planned by Canadian pot grower

True Leaf Medicine International Ltd., a small Canadian company operating in the country’s fast-emerging marijuana industry, plans to sell dog chews containing cannabis extracts.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 3:30 p.m.

Judge: Lawsuit challenging Keystone pipeline can continue

A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a bid by the Donald Trump administration to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges a presidential permit for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from …


Accord on revised Pacific Rim trade pact stalled

Talks on a Pacific Rim trade pact abandoned by U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to have stalled Friday as Canada balked at a basic agreement worked out in ministerial-level talks …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 1:37 p.m.

U.S. makes final finding on Canadian softwood lumber imports

The U.S. Department of Commerce issued its final finding Thursday on the softwood lumber duties Canadian producers must pay, escalating a trade dispute amid the renegotiation of the North American …


Misplaced monarchs: Clusters of butterflies stuck up north

Monarch butterflies, those delicate symbols of spring and summer, should mostly be in Texas by now, winging their way to Mexico for the winter.


Harrop: Trump’s NAFTA insults hurt Americans

Leaving NAFTA, the American Automotive Policy Council concludes, would amount to a “$10 billion tax” on U.S. manufacturers. U.S. makers of auto parts say it would force them alone to …


Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, has died

Gord Downie, who made himself part of Canada’s national identity with songs about hockey and small towns as lead singer and songwriter of iconic rock band The Tragically Hip, has …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 10:41 a.m.

U.S. allies air concerns about Trump’s ‘Buy American’ order

Israel, Hong Kong and Taiwan joined a number of U.S. allies at the World Trade Organization on Wednesday to express concerns over a Trump administration executive order that calls on …


Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital

Joshua Boyle, a Canadian who was rescued with his family last week by Pakistani troops, said Tuesday that his wife had to be rushed to the hospital and remains there.


Canadian firm plans Oregon mushroom farm; 200 jobs projected

Officials of Farmers Fresh Mushrooms were not looking to expand beyond Canada, but as the saying goes, one thing led to another, and now they are looking to start up …


Ex-hostages back in Canada after harrowing raid to free them

A couple held hostage for five years by a Taliban-linked extremist network in Afghanistan was safely back in Canada on Saturday after what the husband described as a harrowing firefight …


Boyle says Taliban-linked captors killed his daughter, allowed his wife to be raped

Taliban-linked captors who held American Caitlan Coleman and her family for five years killed her infant daughter and allowed Coleman to be raped by a guard, her husband said, introducing …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 4:13 p.m.

Canada PM talks wages on Mexico visit, amid NAFTA talks

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have reaffirmed their commitment to a trilateral renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.


U.S.-Canadian family held 5 years by militants leaves Pakistan

Five years after they were seized by an extremist network in the mountains of Afghanistan, an American woman, her Canadian husband and their children – all three born in captivity …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 3:10 p.m.

Captive for 5 years, U.S.-Canadian family freed in Pakistan

Five years after being taken hostage in Afghanistan, an American woman and her Canadian husband are free, along with their three children, all born in captivity. They were released in …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:17 p.m.

Trump, Trudeau meet at the White House amid new NAFTA talks

President Donald Trump remained non-committal about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement on Wednesday as he welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House amid …


Trump welcomes Trudeau to Washington with another NAFTA threat

President Donald Trump renewed his threat to walk away from the North American Free Trade Agreement just as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Washington on the eve of …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 11:58 a.m.

TransCanada says it’s cancelling Energy East pipeline

Pipeline company TransCanada said Thursday it’s cancelling a plan to build a pipeline that would ship 1.1 million barrels of oil per day from Western Canada to the Atlantic coast.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 9:11 p.m.

’Lone wolf’ suspected in Canada terror attack, police chase

A car and knife attack on a police officer outside a football game and a high-speed chase of a moving van that left four people injured was the work of …


Froma Harrop: Single-payer isn’t the only alternative

Health care is just as much a right for citizens using the multi-payer systems of France, Germany and the Netherlands as it is for Canadians under single-payer.


Vatican diplomat is now wanted in Canada for posting child porn at Christmastime

Carlo Capella, a Vatican diplomat who was recalled from the Embassy in Washington, D.C., to the Holy See because of a child pornography investigation, is now wanted in Canada on …


GM workers go on strike at Canadian SUV factory

About 2,500 workers at a Canadian General Motors plant that makes the Chevrolet Equinox SUV are on strike in a dispute over job security.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 8:22 a.m.

Trudeau teams up with Canadian labor in push for NAFTA reforms

In Mexico City’s NAFTA talks last week, few Canadians had a higher profile than Jerry Dias.


Fire or volcano? Oregon blaze sparks eruption comparisons

People in Oregon covered their faces with scarves to keep choking ash from wildfires from filling their lungs and wiped the soot from windshields, similar to what long-time residents said …


Montreal police arrest Laotian man on US most-wanted list

Canadian police officers on bicycles chased down and caught a Laotian-born alleged drug smuggler who is on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s list of 10 most wanted suspects, authorities …


Trump says Canada, Mexico being ‘very difficult’ on NAFTA

President Donald Trump is accusing Canada and Mexico of being “very difficult” at the negotiating table over the North American Free Trade Agreement, and threatening anew to terminate the deal.


Froma Harrop: U.S. needs coherent immigration policy

Americans across the political spectrum generally support a generous immigration program, as long as it’s orderly.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 8:21 p.m.

U.S., Canada to investigate right whales deaths

Marine authorities in the U.S. and Canada said Friday they will marshal resources to try to find out what’s behind a string of deaths of endangered North Atlantic right whales.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 12:06 p.m.

Bears near U.S.-Canada border merit endangered status, judge rules

A judge has ruled a small population of grizzly bears in Montana and Idaho near the Canadian border can be considered endangered even if they are not on the brink …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 2:34 p.m.

U.S., Canada, Mexico pledge quick work to update NAFTA

U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators are pledging to work quickly to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, a 23-year-old pact that President Donald Trump has called the worst trade …