Stories tagged: Canada
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
GM workers go on strike at Canadian SUV factory
About 2,500 workers at a Canadian General Motors plant that makes the Chevrolet Equinox SUV are on strike in a dispute over job security.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Trudeau teams up with Canadian labor in push for NAFTA reforms
In Mexico City’s NAFTA talks last week, few Canadians had a higher profile than Jerry Dias.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 9:14 a.m.
Fire or volcano? Oregon blaze sparks eruption comparisons
People in Oregon covered their faces with scarves to keep choking ash from wildfires from filling their lungs and wiped the soot from windshields, similar to what long-time residents said …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
Montreal police arrest Laotian man on US most-wanted list
Canadian police officers on bicycles chased down and caught a Laotian-born alleged drug smuggler who is on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s list of 10 most wanted suspects, authorities …
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
Trump says Canada, Mexico being ‘very difficult’ on NAFTA
President Donald Trump is accusing Canada and Mexico of being “very difficult” at the negotiating table over the North American Free Trade Agreement, and threatening anew to terminate the deal.
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017
Froma Harrop: U.S. needs coherent immigration policy
Americans across the political spectrum generally support a generous immigration program, as long as it’s orderly.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
U.S., Canada to investigate right whales deaths
Marine authorities in the U.S. and Canada said Friday they will marshal resources to try to find out what’s behind a string of deaths of endangered North Atlantic right whales.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
Bears near U.S.-Canada border merit endangered status, judge rules
A judge has ruled a small population of grizzly bears in Montana and Idaho near the Canadian border can be considered endangered even if they are not on the brink …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
U.S., Canada, Mexico pledge quick work to update NAFTA
U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators are pledging to work quickly to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, a 23-year-old pact that President Donald Trump has called the worst trade …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Three members of Spokane Valley family killed in Alberta crash
Three children died in a crash with a semi truck at an intersection near Hanna, Alberta, Canada, on Wednesday, leaving their parents injured and in the hospital.
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Agreement protects elk route, trout streams near Yellowstone
A Canadian mining company says it’s reached an agreement with conservation groups to protect two Montana trout streams and hundreds of acres of land used by migrating elk from Yellowstone …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
U.S. demands big NAFTA changes, setting stage for tough talks
The United States won’t settle for cosmetic changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, the top U.S. trade negotiator said, as negotiations to rework terms of the pact began.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 1:34 p.m.
Rhetoric over: 3-nation efforts to revise NAFTA begin
Of all the trade deals he lambasted on the campaign trail as threats to American workers, President Donald Trump reserved particular scorn for one: The North American Free Trade Agreement.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 12:40 p.m.
Canadian diplomat in Cuba also suffered hearing loss
The Canadian government said Thursday that at least one Canadian diplomat in Cuba also has been treated for hearing loss following disclosures that a group of American diplomats in Havana …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
A back road to hope: U.S. immigrants stream over into Canada
Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, migrants who came to the U.S. from across the globe – Syria, Congo, Haiti, elsewhere – arrive here where Roxham Road dead-ends …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
Canada’s infrastructure projects take off while U.S. plans sputter
Six weeks ago, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau traveled to Montreal to announce that his government would be investing 1.3 billion Canadian dollars in a new commuter train network for the …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
Canada asylum seekers housed at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium
So many asylum seekers are crossing into Canada from the United States that Montreal’s Olympic Stadium has been opened to house them.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Canada OKs Idaho company’s genetically engineered potatoes
Three types of potatoes genetically engineered by an Idaho company to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat, Canadian …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Rolling Stone cover asks why Canada’s Justin Trudeau can’t be U.S. president
Rolling Stone magazine has put liberal Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the cover of its latest issue and asks: “Why Can’t He Be Our President?”
Tue., July 25, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Canadian polygamous leader found guilty of having 25 wives
Two former leaders of an isolated polygamous community in Canada were convicted Monday of practicing polygamy after a decades-long legal fight, setting up another potential court battle over the constitutionality …
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 8:54 p.m.
Cuba’s public face of diplomacy with U.S. leaving post
The public face of Cuba’s diplomatic opening with the United States is leaving her post to become ambassador to Canada, officials said Sunday.
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Avista sale latest in trend of Canadian utility acquisitions
Large Canadian power companies have been snapping up smaller American ones for several years, paying tens of billions of dollars to expand their geographic footprint in a country that offers …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
British Columbia extends emergency as wildfires continue
British Columbia is extending a state of emergency for two more weeks as wildfires sweeping across the province’s interior show no sign of slowing.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
Wildfires in B.C. have forced nearly 40,000 to evacuate
Fast-moving wildfires in British Columbia have forced nearly 40,000 residents to leave their homes and residents are flooding into crowded evacuation centers amid a provincial state of emergency.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Marijuana frenzy could end very badly in Canada
There’s one bummer question haunting all the marijuana businesses popping up between British Columbia and Newfoundland. How much do Canucks like weed, eh?
Sat., July 15, 2017, 5 p.m.
Gem of the North: Banff may be beautiful, but Jasper is bigger … and better
There, at Jasper, we rented a modest cabin with great views of mountains and water and trees, sat on the front porch, gazed at the beauty surrounding us, held hands, …
Thu., July 13, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
Canadian fisherman killed saving tangled whale recalled as longtime advocate
Members of the marine community in the U.S. and Canada said Thursday that a Canadian fisherman who died freeing a whale from fishing gear was a longtime whale advocate who …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
Jimmy Carter hospitalized for dehydration while building homes in Canada
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was treated at a hospital Wednesday after becoming dehydrated while helping to build houses in Canada for Habitat for Humanity.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Hell and high water: Northern California is besieged again
Five months ago, it was fears over flooding. Now it’s flames.
Mon., July 10, 2017
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Not ready for genderless society
If the language is not ready, well, truth to tell, neither is your humble correspondent. It’s a jarring realization.