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Canada’s energy regulator endorses contentious pipeline

Canada’s energy regulator has endorsed the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would almost triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

Canadian biologists discover female caribou calf amongst remnants of Purcell herd

Canadian wildlife officials discovered a female calf among the remnants of the Purcell herd near Kimberley B.C., last week.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 1:57 p.m.

With 90 percent of avalanches triggered by the victims, should meditation, mindfulness become backcountry tools?

In a small Canadian classroom eight adults sat, eyes closed, as pieces of chocolate slowly melted in their mouths.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Washington farmers face rising costs, uncertain markets in ongoing trade war

Washington farmers can expect a tougher year covering expenses even if political leaders finalize trade agreements with the countries that import apples, beef and wheat from the Evergreen State, a …


Canadian Parliament uses language to reconcile with its indigenous peoples

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has often repeated that Canada’s most important relationship is with indigenous Canadians, a group that past governments had long sought to forcibly assimilate into the larger …


Canada reducing Canadian staff at Cuba embassy by half

Canada announced Wednesday it is removing up to half of the Canadians at its embassy in Cuba after another diplomat fell mysteriously ill.


Canada auto workers seek boycott of GM vehicles from Mexico

The Canadian auto workers union is asking people in Canada and the U.S. to boycott General Motors vehicles made in Mexico.


China demands U.S. drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

China demanded Tuesday that the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington in a case that has severely …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 10:05 p.m.

Sole surviving member of the South Selkirk caribou herd captured, Gray Ghosts are no more in Lower 48

The sole surviving member of the South Selkirk Caribou herd was captured by Canadian officials, Monday.


Runaway Saudi woman reaches her new home in Canada

Tired but smiling, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she feared death if deported back home arrived Saturday in Canada, which offered her asylum in a case that attracted global …


Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home left Thailand on Friday night for Canada, which has …


Seals on roads, seals in driveways, seals at front doors: A Canadian town faces a marine invasion

Roddickton-Bide Arm is a quaint coastal town on the northern peninsula of the island of Newfoundland, Canada.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 4:10 p.m.

Truck driver in Canada crash that killed 16 pleads guilty

The driver of a transport truck involved in a bus crash that killed 16 people in Canada has pleaded guilty to all charges against him. Thirteen others were injured when …


Keeping watch on the ‘invisible wall’: On the trail with the agents of the northern border

The United States’ northern border is monitored by what is sometimes referred to as an “invisible wall” of patrolling agents and high-tech sensors, a virtual net bisecting the continent between …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:33 p.m.

Canada legalized pot in October, but its black market is still going strong

The legal cannabis stores that opened in Montreal last fall still look pristine, but the shelves are often bare. A few blocks from one outlet, though, a longtime pot dealer …


Canada battery maker says flow storage costs to tumble by half

CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc., a Canada-listed maker of batteries that can last for as long as two decades, said the cost of its technology may halve within four years, …


Miners in Canada unearth absolute unit of a diamond – the largest ever in North America

The largest diamond ever discovered in North America was unearthed in October, Canadian mining company Dominion Diamond Mines announced in a Thursday news release.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 4:01 p.m.

U.S., Canada look to ease strains amid 3-way spat with China

The United States and Canada moved Friday to ease tensions between them over the case of a top Chinese technology executive whose arrest by Canadian authorities has sparked a diplomatic …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 6:11 p.m.

Marlboro maker places $1.8 billion bet on marijuana

Altria Group Inc., the U.S. maker of Marlboros, made a $1.8 billion investment in a Canadian pot company Friday based on a simple premise: Cannabis is growing fast, and cigarettes …


Tariff tensions shadow U.S., Canada, Mexico trade pact signing

President Donald Trump teamed up with the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Friday to sign a revised North American trade pact, a deal that fulfills a key political pledge …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 1:51 p.m.

U.S. stands apart as G-20 summit stumbles on trade, climate

The United States has been blocking progress at the Group of 20 summit on fixing world trade rules, fighting climate change and tackling migration, according to European officials involved in …


Americans, Canadians are warned: Don’t eat romaine lettuce

Health officials in the U.S. and Canada told people on Tuesday to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak.


A little bit of France, only 16 miles from Canada

On a clear day, stand on any westward-facing beach near Point May on Newfoundland’s wind-scoured Burin Peninsula and gaze seaward. You can see France from there.


Should you invest in hot pot stocks?

With recreational marijuana now legal in Canada, along with the growing popularity of the non-psychoactive CBD strains, investors in the United States and Canada are taking a hard look at …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 3:45 p.m.

Gone to pot: Marijuana shortages plague Canada

Legalization arrived Oct. 17, and Canada became the world’s largest national marketplace for so-called recreational marijuana. The first weeks have felt more like a soft opening with few retail outlets …


Rob Curley: How one defining moment in Avista CEO Scott Morris’ life helped him work through another – the proposed sale to Hydro One

Scott Morris is the CEO of Avista as it heads directly into one of the biggest and more important moments in the iconic Spokane company’s 128-year history: its pending $5.3 …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Canada to pardon pot possession as it legalizes marijuana

Canada is now the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

More than 100 pot shops set to open as Canada legalizes weed

On Oct. 17, Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. Uruguay launched legal sales last year, after several years of planning.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 4:40 p.m.

$1.35 million lotto ticket went unclaimed for nearly a year. Then a man checked a jacket pocket.

It was a chilly Montreal day last December when Gregorio De Santis bought a lottery ticket. He forgot to check the lottery numbers on Dec. 6, when a drawing netted …


Legal sales of cannabis begin in Canada Oct. 17

Be careful what you wish for.