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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


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.


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.


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 …


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.


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.


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.


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 …


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.


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.


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.


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, …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


Canada defeats Russia to advance to World Cup of Hockey finals

Sidney Crosby was at his best on one of hockey’s biggest stages.


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 …


Trudeau, Gates raise billions for AIDS, TB and malaria fight

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that a record $12.9 billion has been raised for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years.


Canada approves prescription heroin

The Canadian government has quietly approved new drug regulations that will permit doctors to prescribe pharmaceutical-grade heroin to treat severe addicts who have not responded to more conventional approaches.


On 9/11, a town in Canada offered refuge to 7,000 stranded travelers

Fifteen years ago, on the day the World Trade Center fell, the Pentagon burned and almost 3,000 people died, hundreds of aircraft carrying thousands of frightened passengers were ordered to …


Judge to rape victim: ‘Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?’

A Canadian judge is facing the possibility of removal from the bench after he faulted a 19-year-old woman who said she was raped for not doing enough to defend herself …


Trudeau hails new era of China-Canada ties on Beijing visit

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday hailed a new era in relations with China during his first official visit to a key trading partner, saying he aims to boost …


Cheating site Ashley Madison had inadequate security, privacy officials say

Privacy officials in Canada and Australia have found that cheating website Ashley Madison had inadequate security safeguards and policies despite marketing itself as a discreet and secure service


Sue Lani Madsen: Canada health care system is messy as well

Canadian healthcare sounds simpler than the tangled mess we still have after passage of the Affordable Care Act. Only it turns out Canada has a tangled mess, too.


Vail Resorts buying Whistler Blackcomb ski area

Vail Resorts Inc. announced Monday that it was purchasing Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc., the Canadian ski resort company, for $1.06 billion, adding to its aggressive expansion.


Newfoundland death triggers air bag probes in US, Canada

Auto safety investigators in two countries may have a new air bag problem to deal with.


2 brothers guilty of trying to smuggle cocaine to Canada

SEATTLE – A federal jury has found two brothers from Bellingham guilty of trying to smuggle cocaine into Canada. The Bellingham Herald reports a jury found 46-year-old John Brown Jr. …