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Canadian opens miniature bar for avian locals

In Canada a bird enthusiast has designed and built a miniature bar complete with TV and Coke machine offering refreshments to local avians.

Op-Ed: Driverless trucks from Mexico to Manitoba: What could go wrong?

Brownsville - Hot on the wheels of Google's second generation of driverless cars, industry heads plan to send driverless big rigs on the road on a planned route from Mexico to Manitoba.

Ten nabbed in Canada's fight against radicalized youth

Montr - With a combination of new anti-terror measures and appeals to parents, Canada is striving to keep its youths from joining Islamist extremist groups and leaving to fight in Syria.Last weekend, the drive seemed to pay off.

Op-Ed: Vancouver — ‘Lotus land’ where the mountains meet the sea Special

Vancouver - Vancouver, a metropolis or gorgeous scenery, is not only one of the world’s most livable cities, it is also a favourite destination for visitors from all over the world, and a magnet for international meetings and conventions.

10 arrested in Canada over attempt to join IS

Montr - Canadian police arrested 10 young people as they allegedly tried to leave the country to join the Islamic State group, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Tuesday.

How female entrepreneurs are taking over Canada

Since the financial crisis a few years ago, Canadian women have been leading the charge into entrepreneurship. A new report have highlighted that it’s a boon for the economy when women start businesses.

Canadian man claims triple homicide on Facebook

Montr - Canadian police are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide after a man announced on Facebook that he had killed his daughter, wife and sister, before burning himself to death.

Ex-Guantanamo inmate Omar Khadr released on bail

Ottawa - A Canadian appellate court released former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr on bail Thursday, rejecting the government's attempt to keep him in prison while he fights a US conviction for murdering an American soldier.

Lawmakers defy outrage to ramp up Canada spy agency powers

Ottawa - Lawmakers passed a bitterly opposed anti-terror law dramatically expanding the powers and reach of Canada's spy agency, allowing it to operate overseas for the first time.

New Nature Watch project launched in Canada

Toronto - Now spring is here, Nature Watch and the Toronto Zoo are encouraging Canadians to get into their backyards and local parks and contribute to scientific research through citizen science projects.

HBC unveils Team Canada uniforms for Pan Am/Parapan AM Games Special

Toronto - A few of Team Canada's athletes got to walk on the fashion runway, as the Hudson's Bay unveiled the official uniform collection for the 2015 Pan Am/ParaPan Am Games.

Review: Strindberg’s marital drama comes alive in new Toronto revival Special

Toronto - How often does independent theatre get as good as this? Coal Mine Theatre’s new production of “Creditors,” one of August Strindberg’s lesser-performed plays, is so alive with tension and piercing wit that it rarely feels like an antique.

B.C. scientists find 100mn-year-old tracks on dinosaur highway

Tumbler Ridge - A dinosaur highway studded with hundreds of tracks from extinct herbivores and the carnivores that followed them has been unearthed in northeastern British Columbia. The dinosaurs tromped their way across the squelchy mud around 115 million years ago.

Op-Ed: A word about war and 'heinous' crimes, a letter to Roxanne James

Dear Canadian MP Roxanne James, I have something to say about your comments about former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr.

Review: Comedy legends Kids in the Hall bring the funny in reunion tour Special

Toronto - When comedians embark on a reunion tour, nostalgia mainly fuels audience intrigue and ticket sales. But Canadian sketch legends The Kids in the Hall not only brought back beloved characters but also proved their comedy writing is as sharp as ever.

Problem solved -- Starbucks stores reopen in U.S. and Canada

Seattle - More than 8,000 Starbucks cafes in the U.S. and Canada reopened Saturday after being shut down the day before because of a computer failure.

Guantanamo ex-inmate granted bail in Canada, May release likely

Ottawa - A Canadian court on Friday granted bail to former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr, who was 15 when he was captured on an Afghan battlefield in 2002 and sent to the US jail in Cuba.The Canadian government, however, said it would appeal the bail decision....

Protesters continue to oppose Bill C-51 Special

Edmonton - A second National Day of Action on April 18 saw protesters come out in droves in Edmonton again to protest the federal Bill C-51.

Woman defects from anti-vaxxers — Her seven kids get Pertussis

A Canadian mother has defected from the anti-vaxxer camp after all seven of her children came down with whooping cough. After one week of enforced isolation in their Ottawa home, Tara Hill spoke out.

Calgary imams fight back against Islamic State recruitment

Calgary - A group of Calgary imams is marking the first line of defense at the foot of the Rocky Mountains against the Islamic State group's recruitment of Canadians as fighters.

Canadian journalists win top architecture awards Special

Montreal - The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada had announced this year’s awards for media in architecture and the winner is the Montreal daily newspaper La Presse and two of its journalists.

Quebec student protest boils over

Montr - An ongoing student protest in Quebec is boiling over following clashes with riot police, arrests and significant damage to a university campus, reminiscent of 2012 demonstrations that gripped the Canadian province.

Review: The world’s greatest horse/acrobat show blesses T.O. once again Special

Toronto - How often can you say that a live theatrical show has utterly convinced you that you’ve travelled through time and space? Cavalia’s extravaganza “Odysseo” really is that kind of show. It’s almost like a dream, or an out-of-body experience.

Claire Martin, Green Party candidate for the elections Special

North Vancouver - Claire Martin, a CBC popular weather forecaster, announced on Wednesday April 8th that she will be starting a campaign to win British Columbia spot for the Green Party of Canada to represent the region of North Vancouver in federal elections.

CFIA recalls Kirkland Brand and Sobeys chicken salads

Recall notices have been issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for Kirkland's Signature roasted chicken salad and Sobeys in-store prepared chicken salad due to possible contamination of the product with Listeria monocytogenes.

Iconic singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell hospitalized

Los Angeles - Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was taken by ambulance from her home Tuesday and hospitalized, her official website confirmed.

Review: When I'm 64 triumphant for rookie Canadian playwright Special

Courtenay - Motivated to create more roles for elderly women, rookie Canadian playwright Steve Hill has crafted a winner populated by six believable characters.

Air Canada plane crash lands at Halifax airport, 23 injured

Montr - Twenty-three people were injured when an Air Canada jet struck an antenna and crash landed as it attempted to touch down in heavy snow at Halifax airport early Sunday.

European anti-Islam group's Canadian protest fizzles

Montr - A planned protest by the new Canadian branch of anti-Islam group PEGIDA failed to materialize in Montreal as around 500 opponents gathered to rally against the demonstration.

Airlines scramble for new cockpit rules after crash

Paris - Airlines and policy makers rushed to mandate two crew members be in the cockpit at all times following revelations that the co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight deliberately crashed the plane when left alone at the controls.
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Vancouver Bach Choir, 125th anniversary of Vancouver's birthday.
1972 Team Canada honoured at the opening ceremony of this year s Canada s Walk of Fame in Toronto.
1972 Team Canada honoured at the opening ceremony of this year's Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto.
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Hop-Jump-Jive-125 interacting with the audience, 125th birthday of Vancouver.
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Councillor James Pasternak (R) and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford honouring 1972 Team Canada for this year's Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto.
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St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Vancouver.
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1972 Team Canada honoured at the opening ceremony of this year's Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto.
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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and his wife, Terri.
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Satellite image showing Northwest Passage.
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Canada's young cadets recite the oath.
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Endangered African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) at Toronto Zoo
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Rally against the Temporary Foreign Workers Program, March 30, 2014 in Edmonton.
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Vancouver's Gastown - Maple Tree Square. Interesting old building in the narrow corner of Alexander St. and Powell St.
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A tiger rests at the Calgary Zoo on a hot summer day.
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Athabasca River near Fort McMurray, Alberta.
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The RCMP identified the suspect of a massive manhunt as 24-year-old Justin Bourque. This photograph of Bourque was taken by Moncton Times and Transcript photojournalist Viktor Pivovarov. — Viktor Pivovarov / Moncton Times and Transcript via CBC
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