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March 31, 2017 9:51 am gmt |
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The number of American citizens turned away at the Canadian border has reportedly jumped significantly in recent years. Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) figures obtained by Montreal newspaper La Presse suggest 31% more US citizens were turned away last year than 2015. In 2016, 30,233 Americans we...
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March 28, 2017 11:52 am gmt |
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is reportedly planning to announce legislation that will legalise recreational marijuana use across the country. Under the proposals, producers would be licensed and the national age limit to buy it would be set at 18, although some provinces ...
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March 26, 2017 12:44 pm gmt |
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Rachel Homan led the Canadian women’s curling team to their first World Championship title since 2008, beating Russia 8-3 in Sunday’s (March 26) final. Canada, who have lost in three finals since their 2008 victory, won all 13 of their matches in Beijing. They had already beaten Russia, l...
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March 21, 2017 12:18 pm gmt |
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Two Ontario cabinet ministers are heading to New York state to urge legislators to exempt Canada from a Buy American policy it plans to introduce, warning that it could lead to trouble on both sides of the border. Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid and International Trade Minister Michael Chan...
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March 20, 2017 11:20 am gmt |
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Canadian school teacher Maggie MacDonnell was awarded the prestigious $1 million Global Teaching Prize in Dubai on Sunday (March 19) for her work helping native Inuit students in the remote and wind-swept Quebec village of Salluit, where youth suicide had become a problem. The young teacher beat out ...
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March 14, 2017 11:13 am gmt |
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Girl Guides of Canada has announced it will not be taking any trips to the United States in the near future, citing concerns about inclusivity. “While the United States is a frequent destination for Guiding trips, the ability of all our members to equally enter this country is currently uncerta...
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March 11, 2017 12:13 pm gmt |
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Six people huddled for warmth and snacked on M&M’s for three nights this week while massive snowdrifts encased their vehicles on a northern Manitoba road. Ernest Castel was in his SUV with his mother and brother when the road conditions deteriorated northwest of Thompson, Man. He says they came a...
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March 10, 2017 8:39 am gmt |
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Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, who is married to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is taking heat over an International Women’s Day post. She asked people to “celebrate the boys and men in our lives who encourage us to be who we truly are, who treat girls & women with respect” o...
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March 8, 2017 8:47 am gmt |
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A Canadian town has apologised after a water treatment plan turned the water supply pink. Residents of Onoway, Alberta, complained to the town office when taps began running pink water on Monday. In a statement, Mayor Dale Krasnow said there was no public health risk but the town “could have do...
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February 26, 2017 11:25 am gmt |
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Environment Canada has issued snowfall warnings for the Fraser Valley and East Vancouver Island. The agency says rain is expected to turn to snow overnight and there could be up to 10 centimetres of snow on the ground by Sunday morning. “A low pressure system will track southward, just off the ...
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February 24, 2017 11:25 am gmt |
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Donald Trump discussed US-Canada border co-operation in a telephone call on Thursday. Asylum seekers have been crossing into Canada in recent weeks, putting a strain on border communities in the provinces of Manitoba and Quebec. The two leaders ...
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February 23, 2017 8:26 am gmt |
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The federal government has approved the sale of ground beef that has been treated with radiant energy similar to X-rays. Health Canada says irradiation can reduce levels of harmful bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella that could be in the meat. It also says irradiation can extend the shelf life of...
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February 22, 2017 9:42 am gmt |
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It might be too early to say where the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement will lead, but the foreign ministers of Canada and Mexico already agree they don’t want to sacrifice one relationship for another. Chrystia Freeland and her Mexican colleague were asked Tuesday to co...
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February 19, 2017 10:02 am gmt |
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Justin Trudeau ended his European visit with a keynote speech at a black tie dinner during which he warned an audience of Germany’s business and political elite that corporate practices had to change if future trade deals were going to be possible. Speaking to a sea of tuxedoes and ball gowns —...
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February 14, 2017 12:21 pm gmt |
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President Donald Trump said on Monday (Feb 13) the United States will be “tweaking” its trade relationship with Canada, unlike its trade ties with Mexico where it faces a more “severe situation.” “We have a very outstanding trade relationship with Canada. We’ll be ...