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Canada G-7’s surprise growth leader, for now

Almost out of nowhere, Canada has become one of the fastest growing economies in the developed world.


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 3:25 p.m.

Canada introduces legislation to legalize marijuana

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government introduced legislation Thursday to let adults possess 30 grams of marijuana in public – a measure that would make Canada the largest developed country …


Canada commemorates centenary of pivotal Vimy WWI battle

More than 20,000 people, most of them Canadians, attended a solemn ceremony Sunday to commemorate a World War I battle in northern France that remains indelibly etched on Canada’s national …


Canada marijuana stocks surge after report of legalization date

The frenzy surrounding Canada’s marijuana market intensified Monday after a report the government will unveil plans to legalize sales for recreational use in April.


Skills-based immigration a smart change

Studies show that skilled immigrants increase productivity, create jobs and spark entrepreneurship.


UPDATED: Sun., March 19, 2017, 4:49 p.m.

Canadian wins $1M global teacher prize for work with Inuit

A Canadian school teacher who encourages hope and acts of kindness in an isolated corner of Quebec won a $1 million prize Sunday in what has become one of the …


Cystic fibrosis patients surviving longer in Canada than US

Canadians with cystic fibrosis survive about 10 years longer than Americans with the same genetic disease, according to startling new research that raises questions about how to improve care.


Braves star Freeman honors mom by playing for Canada in WBC

Freddie Freeman was born and raised in Southern California and blossomed into a star with the Atlanta Braves. Starting this week, he’s proudly playing in World Baseball Classic. For Canada …


Canada minister addresses influx of asylum-seekers from US

Canada is enforcing border laws and is willing to put more resources in place to deal with the influx of asylum-seekers from the United States, federal Public Safety Minister Ralph …


Tiny tubes in Canadian rock may be oldest known fossils

Tiny tubes and filaments in some Canadian rock appear to be the oldest known fossils, giving new support to some ideas about how life began, a new study says. The …


Vancouver, B.C., police prepare for protests at new Trump tower

Police are preparing for protests when President Donald Trump’s two oldest sons officially open a new Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver on Tuesday, and the U.S. consulate is …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 6:11 p.m.

Canada’s fading oil promise leaves U.S. majors struggling

Oil-sands investments in Western Canada that gobbled tens of billions of dollars over the past decade are proving an Achilles heel for some of the world’s biggest energy producers.


Desperate immigrants risk perilous winter trek to Canada

After he was denied asylum in the U.S., Seidu Mohammed’s fear of being deported to his native Ghana, where he believes he’d be killed or jailed, became so great that …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 8:45 p.m.

Canada’s Trudeau talks trade with Trump at White House

WASHINGTON – A political odd couple, President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau resolutely played up their similarities at their first meeting Monday, even as obvious differences lurked …


84 percent of Canadians disapprove of Trump as president

President Donald Trump has an anemic approval rating in the United States – 54 percent of Americans disapprove of his job performance, according to a recent Gallup poll. But that’s …


Out & about: Candada National Parks celebrate 150 years

Canada’s national parks, celebrating their 150th anniversary this year, are rolling out the welcome mats by offering free entry.


15 men arrested in Portland undercover sex trafficking sting

Police arrested 15 men from Oregon, Washington and Canada during a one-week undercover sex trafficking operation.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 7:09 p.m.

Six counts of murder for Quebec mosque attack suspect

A French Canadian suspect known for his far-right, nationalist views was charged Monday with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder in the shooting rampage at …


Trudeau says Canada welcomes refugees

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a message for refugees rejected by U.S. President Donald Trump: Canada will welcome you.


Canada signals possible U.S. trade deal that excludes Mexico

Canada’s government will consider bilateral trade measures during renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, a sign it could potentially move ahead at least in part without Mexico.


Murray and Cantwell criticized over drug import votes

Washington’s two Democratic senators are being criticized for their votes against a proposal aimed at making it easier to import inexpensive prescription drugs from Canada. The


Bighorn sheep in Montana get health checkup

State wildlife biologists have captured 32 members of a herd of bighorn sheep that live both in Montana and Canada and given them health checkups.


Making Canada’s economy great again won’t be easy under Trump

The biggest risk to Canada’s economic outlook is likely the U.S. president-elect. Economists, and policy makers, are predicting Canada’s economy will finally emerge from two years of oil-shock pain to …


British Columbia approves oil pipeline to coast from Alberta

VICTORIA, British Columbia – British Columbia on Wednesday approved the expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline from the Alberta oil sands that would allow oil exports to Asia. British …


GM to move production of GMC Terrain to Mexico from Canada

General Motors will move production of its revamped GMC Terrain to Mexico from Canada and expand production of the Ontario plant’s Chevrolet Equinox, reflecting the growing popularity of compact sport …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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.