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In Canada
September 20, 2017 9:09 am gmt |
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More than 5,700 asylum seekers crossed illegally from the US into Canada last month, a rise of almost 80% on July, government figures show. Canada has seen a surge of refugee claimants in recent months, especially into the province of Quebec. Crossings have increased relatively steadily since January...
In Britain
September 18, 2017 11:19 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Theresa May is due to travel to Canada to discuss plans for a post-Brexit trade deal. She said the two countries held “shared values” ahead of meeting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Mrs May is also expected to raise a trade dispute that could threaten aerospace job...
In Canada
September 11, 2017 12:10 pm gmt |
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Global Affairs says it is working at “high levels” to evacuate 95 Canadians from the Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos after they were barred by local officials from boarding an Air Canada flight sent to fly them home Sunday afternoon. The flight was set to depart the islands’ p...
In Canada
September 10, 2017 10:11 am gmt |
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Officials say about 265 Canadians have reached out to the Canadian government for help as Hurricane Irma turns its force on Florida after cutting a path of destruction through the Caribbean. “We have people who are stuck in a country or an island who just can’t get out,” said one Gl...
In Canada
September 4, 2017 11:41 am gmt |
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The Defence Department said a Royal Canadian Air Force Hercules transport plane loaded with baby formula, blankets, cribs, and other necessities took off from CFB Trenton on Sunday, destined for Lackland Air Force Base, near San Antonio, Texas. “Like all good neighbours, Canada and the United States ...
In Canada
September 3, 2017 12:07 pm gmt |
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Four indigenous men from remote communities in Manitoba only recently found they were not related to their families after taking DNA tests. A review by Health Canada found the switches at Norway House Indian Hospital appeared accidental. The families say they are still “filled with questions of...
In Canada
September 2, 2017 11:28 am gmt |
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Mexican officials met with trade negotiators from Canada and the United States at a Mexico City hotel on Friday (September 1) to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement, with the mood darkened by U.S. President Donald Trump’s persistent threats to pull out. Teams from the three countrie...
In Canada
September 1, 2017 4:19 am gmt |
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Toronto was all abuzz on Thursday (August 31) as a new “bee beard” record was set by Juan Carlos Noguez Ortiz. Ortiz works at a bee honey farm in Ontario. He’s just claimed the Guinness World record for sitting for sitting for 61 minutes with his face blanketed by bees, besting the ...
In Canada
August 26, 2017 11:05 am gmt |
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Canada’s ambassador to Ireland is concerned about ghosts. Specifically, Ambassador Kevin Vickers is worried about a spirit that might be haunting Canada’s official residence in Dublin. In a recent Facebook post, the ambassador describes hearing unusual bangs, laboured breathing and heavy ...
In Canada
August 25, 2017 11:22 am gmt |
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Canadians will soon be able to identify themselves as transgender on their passports under new rules that will come into effect by the end of the month. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said he was making the change so all Canadians can feel safe to be themselves and express their gender as they cho...
In Canada
August 21, 2017 10:14 am gmt |
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A group called La Meute organized a march to in Quebec City Sunday (August 20), where they called for stronger border controls amid a sharp increase in the number of asylum seekers crossing illegally into Quebec from the U.S., CBC reported. About 200 people showed up. CBC reported that before their d...
In Canada
August 19, 2017 11:33 am gmt |
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Ian Moore Wilson has been identified as the Canadian killed and his wife Valerie injured in the Barcelona van attack. The father of Vancouver police officer Fiona Wilson was described by his daughter as “compassionate, generous, adventurous, and always game for a lively debate, a good book, exp...
In Canada
August 17, 2017 10:21 am gmt |
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A Canadian woman got an extra carrot with her diamond ring when it was found in her vegetable patch 13 years after she lost it. Mary Grams, 84, was devastated when she lost the ring while weeding on the family farm in Alberta in 2004.But she had kept the ring’s loss a secret from all […]...
In America
August 16, 2017 5:31 am gmt |
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Negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the United States are aiming for an “ambitious” first round of trade talks, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday (August 15), as the countries try to fast-track a deal to modernize the 23-year-old pact by early next year. The United States Trade Repre...
In Canada
August 13, 2017 11:14 am gmt |
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B.C.’s Shambhala Music Festival is ending early after the grounds were placed under evacuation alert because of a nearby wildfire. Organizers of the electronic music festival in B.C.’s Southern Interior announced Saturday afternoon that all acts planned for Sunday had been cancelled. They...
In Canada
August 12, 2017 9:24 am gmt |
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Canada’s foreign affairs minister and the envoy who secured the release of an imprisoned Presbyterian minister have both held talks over the last few days with senior North Korean officials about the deteriorating international situation. Chrystia Freeland said Friday that she met with Ri Yong-...
In Canada
August 11, 2017 12:26 pm gmt |
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One of Canada’s most high-profile premiers who rose to national prominence for his down-to-earth style, sharp wit and, more recently, his willingness to lock horns with Ottawa is retiring from politics after a decade in office. Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall said he made the decision at the end of June aft...
In Canada
August 11, 2017 7:25 am gmt |
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The release of a Canadian pastor held in a North Korean prison for more than two years was the result of a long negotiation between Canada and North Korea, CBC News has learned. Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim, a Presbyterian minister from Mississauga, Ont., arrived in Japan early Thursday, but the story of his r...
In Canada
August 10, 2017 6:46 am gmt |
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A 22-year-old man has died after being punched inside a Starbucks coffee shop in Burnaby, B.C., an altercation witnesses say began with a spat over a tossed cigarette butt. The altercation happened July 12 and is being investigated as a homicide, but authorities hadn’t spoken publicly about the...