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Canada to study marijuana legalization

Canada launched a task force Thursday to study the regulation of recreational marijuana ahead of a legalization measure the government plans to send to parliament in the Spring of 2017.


UPDATED: Wed., June 29, 2016, 4:48 p.m.

North America leaders urge against Trump’s isolationism

The leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico convened a summit Wednesday intended to reaffirm their close cooperation on security, the environment and trade at a time of rising …


GM to add 700 technical jobs in Ontario, Canada

General Motors will add at least 700 engineering, software development and urban mobility jobs at three sites in Canada.


UPDATED: Wed., June 1, 2016, 3:16 p.m.

Fort McMurray residents return to fire-damaged city, assess damage

A steady stream of traffic moved into the fire-damaged Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray on Wednesday as thousands of people who fled a wildfire at the start of …


Couch Slouch apologizes to Canada

Couch Slouch would like to apologize to Canada, and to all Canadians.


Northwest firefighters head to Canada to help attack wildfire

For the first time, U.S. officials have sent firefighters to help battle a giant blaze in Canada that has destroyed parts of Fort McMurray in Alberta.


Tragically Hip to begin tour in July despite singer’s cancer

The Tragically Hip will play 11 Canadian shows this summer as part of a tour that’s going ahead despite lead singer Gord Downie’s incurable brain cancer.


Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie has terminal cancer

Canadian rootsy rock band The Tragically Hip announced Tuesday that its lead singer, Gord Downie, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.


Fire evacuation orders lifted north of Fort McMurray

Alberta officials on Saturday lifted mandatory evacuation orders in some areas north of Fort McMurray, where a raging wildfire has forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 people and the …


Wildfire evacuees could be allowed to return to Fort McMurray on June 1

More than 80,000 residents who fled Canada’s main oil sands town because of a massive wildfire could return home starting on June 1 if conditions are deemed to be safe, …


Alberta wildfire spreads north, destroys work camp

Canadian officials said Tuesday they are taking a second look at their plan to allow people to return home to Fort McMurray after a raging wildfire spread north toward oil …


Men walk to prohibited Yellowstone hot spring, face complaint

A Canadian-based group of men who post pictures and videos of their travels on social media are in hot water with Yellowstone National Park officials after walking out to a …


Alberta wildfire causes oil camp workers to evacuate

Hundreds of workers at several small oil camps north of Canada’s main oil sands city were ordered to evacuate on Monday due to a quickly spreading wildfire, and a precautionary …


Lowe’s gets approval from Canadian regulators to buy Rona

Lowe’s says it has received approval from Canadian regulators to buy home improvement retailer Rona.


People: Drake’s ‘Views’ tops the charts

Drake has sold 852,000 copies of his new album, “Views,” during its first week on sale.


Alberta wildfire evacuees start receiving money

More than 80,000 wildfire evacuees will start receiving direct financial assistance Wednesday from the Alberta government and the Canadian Red Cross as officials asked for patience in getting residents home …


Canada says it will support UN indigenous rights declaration

Canada said Monday it will support a U.N. declaration protecting the rights of more than 370 million native peoples worldwide, ending more than eight years of opposition to the historic …


Fort McMurray saved from worst of wildfire, Alberta premier says

Alberta’s premier gets a first look at the devastation in Canada’s oil sands town of Fort McMurray on Monday after cold temperatures and light rain stabilized the massive wildfire to …


James Taylor to donate money to fire-ravaged Fort McMurray

James Taylor is using his music to help people evacuated from a huge wildfire in Canada. The “Carolina in My Mind” singer has turned two Alberta concerts next month into …


Canadian officials hope to put ‘death grip’ on fire

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta – Officials said Sunday they reached a turning point in fighting an enormous wildfire, hoping to get a “death grip“’ on the blaze that devastated Canada’s oil …


Wildfire evacuees glimpse burned out city on way south

A massive convoy was underway Friday to move evacuees stranded at oil field camps north of fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta, through the community to safe areas south of the Canadian …


Wildfire in Alberta grows to 210,035 acres

A massive, raging wildfire in the Canadian province of Alberta has moved south, forcing three more communities to evacuate and an emergency operations center to move again – taking it …


Residents evacuated as fires threaten Canada oil sands town

A raging wildfire emptied Canada’s main oil sands city, destroying entire neighborhoods of Fort McMurray, Alberta, where officials warned Wednesday that all efforts to suppress the fire have failed.


Canadian dollar rises above 80 cent U.S. mark

The Canadian dollar has hit the 80 cent U.S. mark for the first time since last summer, trading at its strongest level since last June.


Police: 80 people arrested in Ontario in child porn probe

Ontario police say they have arrested 80 people as part of a sweeping investigation into internet child pornography in the province.


Canadian man decapitated by Philippine extremists

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that the decapitated head of a Caucasian male recovered Monday night in the southern Philippines belong to one two Canadians taken hostage by Abu …


Protecting Ape Cave from deadly disease takes on new urgency

Long before white-nose syndrome reached the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. Forest Service had warned visitors to Ape Cave at Mount St. Helens of the disease. Now that it’s been found …


Canada assisted suicide bill precludes tourists

Canada has introduced a new assisted suicide law that will only apply to Canadians and residents, meaning Americans won’t be able to travel to Canada to die.


Canadian officials find no clear cause of orca death

Canadian officials say a necropsy on a killer whale found dead near British Columbia on April 1 has uncovered no clear cause of death.


Toyota recalling 60,000 Avalons, Camrys for air bag defect

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 60,000 Avalon and Camry sedans in North America because their front passenger air bags may not deploy in a crash.