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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. …


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 …