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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.


Houston City Council short circuits proposed robot brothel

A Canadian company’s plan to open a so-called robot brothel in Houston has been short circuited by city leaders.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

Scientists from U.S., France, Canada win Nobel for laser work

Scientists from the United States, Canada and France won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for revolutionizing the use of lasers in research, finding ways to make them deliver more …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 7:23 p.m.

Washington dairy interests optimistic in wake of new trade agreement

Dairy groups in Washington state are encouraged by the Trump administration’s new North American trade deal announced Monday and what they see as its potential to create additional market access …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 10:04 a.m.

Trump: Trade deal returns U.S. to ‘manufacturing powerhouse’

Canada is back in a revamped North American free trade deal with the United States and Mexico after weeks of bitter, high-pressure negotiations that brushed up against a midnight deadline.


Canada-US reach free trade deal with Mexico

Canada and the United States reached a deal Sunday night for Canada to stay in a free trade pact with the U.S. and Mexico.


Trump says he rejected meeting with Trudeau over trade fight

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he rejected a one-on-one meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the trade dispute involving the North American neighbors and renewed his threat …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Tilray first Canadian company to import medical pot to U.S.

In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 4:56 p.m.

International 10-year salmon preservation plan advances

Canada and the U.S. states of Alaska, Oregon and Washington would all reduce their catch of fragile salmon species under the terms of an updated international agreement that, if approved, …


Former Gonzaga teammates Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos lead Canada past Brazil

Former Gonzaga teammates Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos played key roles as Canada defeated Brazil 85-77 on Thursday in a FIBA World Cup Americas qualifier at Place Bell in Quebec.


Washington apple crop awaits answers amid ongoing trade uncertainty

Despite uncertainty about markets, the Washington apple crop is coming off the trees and producers are hopeful that talks with Mexico and Canada can wrap up soon to protect two …


Asian shares dip amid growing worry over U.S.-Canada trade

Asian shares were mostly lower Monday amid worries about escalating trade friction between the U.S. and Canada, who have been unable to agree to a revamped trade deal but will …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 7:18 p.m.

Trump: Canada ‘will be out’ of trade deal unless it’s ‘fair’

President Donald Trump warned Canada on Saturday that it “will be out” of a revised North American trade agreement unless it’s “fair” to the United States, and he threatened to …


Stocks waver along with U.S.-Canada trade talks

Stocks hardly budged Friday as the U.S. and Canada were unable to complete a trade deal, but the two sides intend to continue negotiating next week.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 8:13 p.m.

Trump to sign Mexico deal in 90 days; Canada talks to resume

President Donald Trump has notified Congress that he plans to sign a trade agreement with Mexico – and Canada, if it is willing – in 90 days, U.S. Trade Representative …


Concern over endangered orcas blows up approval of Trans Mountain pipeline in Canada

Concern for critically endangered southern resident killer whales has sunk the approval of Canada’s controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.


Court quashes Canada’s approval of pipeline

Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal on Thursday quashed the approval of the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 1:14 p.m.

Trudeau says trade deal possible by Friday – but only if it’s good for Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday the United States, Canada and Mexico could be nearing a deal to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement, reflecting a surge of …


Canadian hunter fatally injured by polar bear

A Canadian hunter was killed by a polar bear in an Inuit hamlet in Canada’s northernmost territory, officials said Tuesday.


Canada stunned and worried about Trump trade threats

About 75 percent of Canada’s exports go to the U.S. so the tariff threat looms large after Trump snubbed Canada and reached a preliminary deal with Mexico.


Tariffs on imported newsprint nixed in win for U.S. newspapers

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday nullified tariffs put into place for imported newsprint by finding that American producers weren’t harmed by imports from Canadian paper mills.


Canadian man wanted for rape and murder in Windsor, Ontario, arrested in Kent

Jitesh Bhogal is accused of the slaying of a 31-year-old woman who was found in her third-floor apartment bedroom late that day by her ex-boyfriend after their 9-year-old son said …


Guest Opinion: Let’s keep the trust between U.S. and Canada

The United States and Canada enjoy a largely free interchange of goods, capital and people between the two countries due to decades of cooperation and trust. Let’s work to keep …