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Canada announces aid for evacuees as fires continue to blaze

Kamloops - As forest fires raged Wednesday in western Canada, the provincial government extended a state of emergency and announced aid for tens of thousands of people evacuated because of the disaster.

Canada police probe anti-Muslim incident at Quebec mosque

Montr - Quebec police are investigating who sent a a desecrated Koran to a Quebec mosque where a white supremacist killed six people in a shooting in January, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

Trump NAFTA plan 'workable' but pitfalls await: analysts

Washington - The Trump administration's plans to reframe the landmark North American Free Trade Agreement faces significant hurdles and includes some elements Canadians and Mexicans may find hard to swallow, analysts warn.

No respite for tens of thousands of Canadians fleeing wildfires

Montr - Tens of thousands of people who fled wildfires in western Canada were unable to return home Tuesday as the massive blazes raged on.

US to push for lower trade gap in NAFTA talks

Washington - The United States on Monday said it would work to shrink trade deficits with Canada and Mexico in talks to renegotiate the landmark 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

US to push for lower trade gap in NAFTA talks

Washington - The United States on Monday said it would work to shrink trade deficits with Canada and Mexico in talks to renegotiate the landmark 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

From Quebec underground, a fresh take on prog rock

Quebec City - If the progressive rockers who briefly dominated the cultural landscape in the 1970s were just getting started today, how would they sound? Perhaps like the band Atsuko Chiba.

Canada fires drive thousands more out of their homes

Montr - Thousands of people fled their homes in western Canada over the weekend as strong winds fanned forest fires that have ravaged British Columbia province for more than a week.

Top stars, low cost — Quebec celebrates a festival model

Quebec City - The top names in music playing some of their careers' largest shows, with tickets selling for a sliver of the price they usually command...

Canadian found dead in Thai cell wanted over 'dark web' market

Bangkok - A 26-year-old Canadian found dead in his Thai police cell this week was wanted in the US for allegedly running a massive "dark web" marketplace for drugs and other contraband, a police source told AFP Saturday.

Pamela Anderson drops out of 'sexy' French vegan restaurant

Marseille - The former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson has dropped out of a pop-up vegan restaurant project on the French Riviera just days after its opening, saying the venture did not meet "expectations or agreements".

Canada sees solid job gains in June, most of them part-time

Statistics Canada released the latest numbers on the country's economy Friday, reporting that 45,000 jobs were added in June, nudging the unemployment rate down to 6.5 percent.

EU-Canada trade pact to be applied 'provisionally' from September

Brussels - The CETA free-trade agreement between the European Union and Canada will be applied provisionally from September 21, the two sides announced in a joint statement on Saturday.

Canada apologizes, pays damages to former Guantanamo detainee

Montr - The Canadian government on Friday issued an official apology and paid damages to a former Guantanamo detainee who was captured in Afghanistan at the age of 15 and had pleaded guilty to killing a US soldier.

Canada to award millions to former Guantanamo inmate: reports

Montr - Canada is set to apologize and award millions of dollars of compensation to a former Guantanamo detainee who was captured in Afghanistan at the age of 15 and pleaded guilty to killing a US soldier, reports said Tuesday.

Britain, US 'turning inward', Canadian PM says in Ireland

Dublin - Britain and the United States are "turning inward," Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at a press conference with his Irish counterpart on Tuesday in which both leaders took swipes at their heavyweight neighbours.

Prime Minister Trudeau introduces Canada's two new astronauts

An air force pilot and a lecturer at the University of Cambridge have been named Canada’s newest astronauts, joining David St. Jacques and Jeremy Hansen as future Canadian representatives in space!

Canada releases world's first glow-in-the-dark coin

Toronto - Canada releases world's first glow-in-the-dark coin to mark 150th anniversary of Canada's confederation. The coin features two people paddling in a canoe against a backdrop of the northern lights.

Canadian mining firm demands $4.4 bn from Romania over massive gold mine

Washington - An embattled Canadian mining company said Thursday it will go after the Romanian government for blocking its attempts to develop a massive gold mine that could bring in billions of dollars.Gabriel Resources is seeking $4.

Canada prolongs Iraq mission to 2019

Ottawa - Canada will continue to train Kurdish militia for another two years as part of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq, the defense minister announced Thursday.

Final hurdle in Canada-EU trade pact: cheese

Ottawa - Canada is close to implementing a free trade deal with the European Union, but one last detail remains to be ironed out -- what cheeses Canadian distributors can import, sources said Monday.

Life in jail for serial killer Canadian nurse

Ottawa - A former nurse who confessed to murdering eight elderly residents who were under her care at retirement homes in eastern Canada was sentenced Monday to life in prison.

First female captain a real change of the guard in London

London - Megan Couto on Monday became the first female officer to command the troops protecting Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, as a Canadian battalion took over guard duties.

Over 3000 of Canada's Indigenous lands are now on Google Maps

More than 3,000 Indigenous communities in Canada have been added to Google Maps and Google Earth. The move will allow the properties of 1.4 million indigenous people across the country, who have been historically excluded, to be represented in a base map.

Extremist groups come out of shadows in Quebec

Quebec City - Tattooed and wearing a black t-shirt emblazoned with a wolf paw, Patrick Beaudry admits being in the second year of a political movement "that is perhaps more radical" than others.

Sears Canada files for creditor protection

Montr - Sears Canada filed for court protection from creditors Thursday as the onetime retail giant seeks to adapt to a changed landscape and tougher online competition.

Pamela Anderson invites Macron to 'sexy' French restaurant

Nice - Pamela Anderson long ago swapped "Baywatch" for animal rights activism -- but the actress has now added another string to her bow by opening a French restaurant, with President Emmanuel Macron receiving an open invite.

One-time Niagara Falls survivor dies after apparent repeat stunt: reports

New York - The first person to survive a death-defying plunge into Niagara Falls without protection has died after apparently attempting the feat again in an inflatable ball, according to US media.

Canada: Hackers targeted country's 2015 election, may try again

Ottawa - Canada's electronic eavesdropping agency warned Friday that hackers and foreign states may try to sway its elections in 2019, after so-called hacktivists tried but failed to influence the 2015 ballot that brought Justin Trudeau's Liberals to power.

In 'Despacito,' reggaeton rises from margins to pop triumph

Miami - Reggaeton music has long been a fixture in nightclubs around the Spanish-speaking world, but that hasn't brought it critical acceptance, with the genre rooted in Puerto Rico's marginalized communities.
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A British Columbia ferry travels along Active Pass en route between Horseshoe Bay and Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal on Vancouver Island.
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Beaver (Castor canadensis) harvesting bark in the Lower Don River
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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks at a media event in Toronto.
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St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Vancouver.
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