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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.

Cantwell urges spill protections after Canada pipeline OK’d

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell is urging stronger measures to protect Washington state from oil spills after Canada’s government approved a pipeline expansion project that would dramatically increase oil tankers through …

Mexico overtakes Canada as No. 2 U.S. exporter

Mexico is overtaking Canada as the No. 2 exporter of goods to the U.S. this year, in a sign of how economic ties have deepened between the two countries even …

Canadian police force threatens Nickelback on drunk drivers

A police department in Canada’s province of Prince Edward Island is threatening to impose “the Nickelback treatment” on anyone who drinks and drives.

Canada PM approves controversial pipeline to Pacific Coast

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday approved one controversial pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast, but rejected another.

Pilot dead after Canadian fighter jet crashes

A military spokesman says a pilot is dead after a Canadian CF-18 fighter jet crashed in western Canada.

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 …