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Three caribou relocated north early this year doing well

The three caribou that were taken from the Selkirk and Purcell mountains in January have integrated with a herd near Revelstoke, B.C., according to Bart George, a biologist for the …


Greta: Grown-ups mock children because world view threatened

TORONTO – Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg said Friday she doesn’t understand why grown-ups and world leaders would mock children and teens for acting on science, responding to jibes about her …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 6:28 p.m.

McDonald’s takes a nibble of the plant-based burger

McDonald’s said Thursday that will sell the PLT, or the plant, lettuce and tomato burger for 12 weeks in 28 restaurants in Southwestern Ontario by the end of the month


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 8:16 p.m.

‘It was a dumb thing to do’: Trudeau apologizes for wearing brownface makeup at a costume party in 2001

Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s campaign for national elections was hit Wednesday by the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a costume party in 2001. The …


Great Northwest Wine: A wine wonderland awaits north of the border

Just north of the U.S. border is a wine lover’s playground, the Okanagan Valley, Canada’s most important wine region. This interior section of British Columbia is a traditional destination for …


Former Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer scores 18 in Canada’s loss

Kyle Wiltjer heated up late and Kevin Pangos never got untracked as Canada closed the FIBA World Cup with an 82-76 loss to Germany.


Dorian lashes east Canada at hurricane force most of Sunday

The storm that already walloped the Virgin Islands, Bahamas and North Carolina has lashed at far-eastern Canada with hurricane-force winds for much of Sunday, knocking out power to hundreds of …


So much to see, so much to do aboard Canada’s Via Rail

It was a bucket list trip, but not in the way you might think. The Via Rail train journey across Canada was not about my do-before-dying list, but about the …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

Dorian topples crane, knocks out power in eastern Canada

Dorian turns north and begins lashing parts of eastern Canada


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 10:27 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Kyle Wiltjer drains seven 3s in Canada’s record-setting win at FIBA World Cup

Canada entered its name in the FIBA World Cup record book Saturday with the help of a couple of former Gonzaga standouts.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 6:21 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Rui Hachimura held to four points in blowout loss to Team USA

Team USA’s dominant performance made for a tough outing for former Gonzaga standout Rui Hachimura and his Japanese teammates Thurdsay at the FIBA World Cup in China.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 8:12 p.m.

Domantas Sabonis helps Lithuania past Canada, ex-Zags teammates Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer at FIBA World Cup

Gonzaga’s international success in recruiting has been on display at the FIBA World Cup in China, including one matchup Tuesday involving three former Zag teammates.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 11:48 a.m.

See Victoria on foot, by wheel and on the water

Any way you choose, you won’t find a better city for human-powered explorations than the capital of British Columbia. It’s scenic, with a striking waterfront and filled with grand historic …


Police, protesters fill French beach resorts for G-7 summit

Thousands of French police are setting up checkpoints and combing Atlantic beaches to secure the southwestern coast for the world leaders who are coming for the G-7 summit this weekend.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 5:47 p.m.

‘Like … a horror movie’: Camper saves family of 4 from wolf attack

It was about half past midnight when Russ Fee woke up to the sound of frantic shouts coming from a campsite next to his in Canada’s Banff National Park. From …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

X-rays negative after Kelly Olynyk suffers knee injury while playing for Team Canada

The injury that sidelined Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk during a Wednesday exhibition with the Canadian national team in Toronto turned out to be nothing more than a bruised knee


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

Canadian police say 2 bodies found, believed to be fugitives

Police say they believe the two fugitives suspected of killing a North Carolina woman and her Australian boyfriend as well as another man have been found dead in Manitoba.


Canadians worried by plan to let Americans import drugs

A U.S. plan to let Americans legally import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada is causing concern among Canadians that it could cause shortages of some medications.


Senate confirms Kelly Craft as U.S. ambassador to U.N.

The Senate has confirmed Kelly Craft to become the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Four former Gonzaga standouts invited to Canadian national team training camp

Brandon Clarke, Kelly Olynyk, Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer are among the 29 players invited to the early August training camp in Toronto.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 5 p.m.

Arctic fox walks more than 2,700 miles from Norway to Canada

Norwegian researchers say an arctic fox walked from northern Norway to Canada’s far north, a distance of 2,737 miles, in four months.


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 11:20 p.m.

Team Canada wins men’s 6-foot and under title at Hoopfest

Jeffery Price, a former University of Calgary and Mount Royal sharpshooter, hit the game-winning two-pointer Sunday to lift his team to a 20-12 triumph over All of the Lights, a …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 12:10 a.m.

Baby lobster numbers spell trouble for New England shellfish population

Baby lobsters are continuing to appear in high numbers off some parts of Canada while decreasing off the coast of New England, raising questions about what the valuable shellfish’s population …


Trump, Canada’s Trudeau talk trade at White House meeting

President Donald Trump welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House as the two leaders work to get a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement over …


Mexico’s Senate approves trade deal with US, Canada

Mexico’s Senate has voted to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain legislative approval


Canada advances with 2-0 victory over New Zealand

Jessie Fleming and Nichelle Prince each had second-half goals and Canada advanced to the knockout round at the Women’s World Cup with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand. Fleming took …


Canadian Radarsat satellites launched aboard SpaceX rocket

Three satellites for the Canadian Space Agency’s Earth-monitoring Radarsat program were launched into orbit from California on Wednesday aboard a reused SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.


UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019, 4:23 p.m.

New calf reportedly born in endangered orca pod

A Canadian whale researcher is reporting that a new calf has been born to the critically endangered southern resident orcas that live in the waters between Washington state and Canada


Marko Anttila scores two goals to propel Finland past Canada for world hockey title

Marko Anttila helped lead Finland to its third world hockey title, scoring the tying and go-ahead goals in a 3-1 victory over Canada on Sunday.


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

American distillers welcome end of tariffs in Canada, Mexico; Spokane’s Dry Fly still wrestles with other trade duties

American whiskey producers feeling the pain from the Trump administration’s trade disputes have gotten a shot of relief with an agreement that will end retaliatory tariffs that Canada and Mexico …