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Alanis Morissette manager admits he stole $5 million

Los Angeles - The manager of rocker Alanis Morissette has admitted to fleecing the singer of nearly $5 million and falsely claiming the money was used to grow marijuana.

Op-Ed: Trump team — Canada would face border taxes just like Mexico

Canada has so far avoided Trump's Twitter tirades, but the Trump transition team, courtesy of Sean Spicer, said on Friday that Canada could also incur added border tariffs because of the auto industry's cross-border business interests.

E. coli outbreak in Canada under investigation — Warning issued

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), in collaboration with federal and provincial public health partners, is investigating an outbreak of Escherichia coli, called E. coli O121. The source of the outbreak has not been identified.

Divisive debate over pipelines Canada's business story for 2016

In an annual survey of newsrooms across the country, the divisive debate over pipelines edged out another hot politically charged topic, real estate, by only one vote, to become Canada's top business story of 2016.

Op-Ed: Canada's growing opioid crisis — talking about it won't help

Calgary - For well over a decade, health professionals, law enforcement officials, the media and others concerned over the growing opioid epidemic in Canada and the U.S. have been calling for urgent action on what has become an epidemic in both nations.

Website charts Santa's journey around the globe

Washington - An online Santa tracker run by a Canadian and American defense agency mapped the jolly old gift-giver's path around the globe Saturday, in what has become a Yuletide tradition.

Canada has a way for you to report bad drone drivers

The Canadian government wants bad drone drivers reported and they have come up with a way for the public to help them. They created a hotline.

Argentine court to try Bieber for photographer assault

Buenos Aires - An Argentine court has ruled that pop star Justin Bieber must face trial for allegedly assaulting a photographer outside a nightclub in 2013, according to a decision published Thursday.

Taliban video shows N. American hostage couple and children

Kabul - An American-Canadian couple held hostage by the Taliban have appeared in a video for the first time with their two children born in captivity, pleading with President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump to secure their release.

Suicide belts found after attack at Jordan tourist spot

Amman - Jordanian police said Monday they found suicide belts and other explosives in the hideout of suspected Islamic State group jihadists behind an attack that killed 10 people including a Canadian tourist.

Canadian debt to household income ratio reaches 166.9 percent

In the third quarter of 2016 the Canadian household debt to income ratio rose to a record high as borrowing continues to increase faster than incomes.

Canada police raid Montreal pot stores after Trudeau's warning

Montr - Police in Montreal raided six cannabis shops one day after they opened, following a warning by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that recreational marijuana is not yet legal in Canada.

Nine dead of fentanyl opioid abuse in one day in Vancouver: mayor

Ottawa - Nine people died from fentanyl opioid overdoses in the Canadian city of Vancouver in just the past 24 hours, Mayor Gregor Robertson said Friday.

Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' dream of better life

Hong Kong - Like many four year olds, Sethumdi says she dreams of meeting Father Christmas.But her future is uncertain as her refugee parents fight for a new life abroad after they sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong.

Canada's Parliament Hill — Algonquin tribe claims ownership

Ottawa - A group of Quebec Algonquins, in an effort to block a treaty between the Algonquins of Ontario and the federal and Ontario governments, has filed a claim for lands in downtown Ottawa, including Parliament Hill, the Supreme Court and Lebreton Flats.

UN to vote on 'too little, too late' Syria ceasefire

New York - The UN General Assembly is set to vote Friday on a draft resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in Syria and access for humanitarian aid, a measure one diplomat described as "too little, too late.

Police in Canada to punish drunk-drivers with Nickelback

Kensington - A small town in Canada found a unique way of dealing with drunk drivers. They are going to punish them by making them listen to Nickelback.

Decision on Line 3 and Northern Gateway pipelines delayed

Today was the deadline for the Canadian government to decide on whether Enbridge's Northern Gateway and Line 3 replacement pipelines would move ahead. But the fate of the projects has been delayed, says the Energy Minister.

Canada to phase out coal-fired power plants by 2030

The Liberal government intends to phase out coal-fired power plants by 2030. The move is part of the government's clean energy strategy.

Spanish taxi driver returns 10,000 euros left in cab

Madrid - A Canadian tourist who left a suitcase containing 10,000 euros ($10,500) in cash in a Barcelona taxi has been reunited with his money thanks to an honest cab driver, police said Sunday.

Trudeau government tables bill that could reduce pension benefits

Ottawa - The Liberal government's Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, tabled a bill this week that would allow Crown corporations and federal private-sector employers to back out of defined-benefit entitlements they agree to.

Trump's election 'won't change' Canada-Cuba ties: Trudeau

Havana - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday reassured his hosts in Havana that the election of Donald Trump as US president "won't change" his country's close ties to the Caribbean island.

Canada's Trudeau visits Cuba to reboot ties

Havana - Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Cuba Tuesday to boost ties as a breakthrough in the communist island's US relations hung in the balance following Donald Trump's presidential election win.

Canada, Mexico ready to talk about NAFTA with US

Ottawa - Canada and Mexico agreed Thursday to US President-elect Donald Trump's demand to have a fresh look at their tripartite 22-year-old free trade pact, fearing they could be shut out of the US market.

Canada PM says ready to renegotiate NAFTA with Trump

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday he is willing to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which US President-elect Donald Trump has said he wants to change or scrap.

Ontario proposes basic income of least $1,320 a month

The Canadian province of Ontario is planning to pay a basic income of at least $1,320/month to its citizens. It will be launching a pilot project in a number of communities in the province by Spring 2017.

UN peacekeeper, two civilians killed in Mali attack

Bamako - A peacekeeper from Togo and two Malian civilians were killed in an attack on a military convoy in Mali, rounding off a bloody week for foreign forces stationed there, a UN statement said.

Kidnapped Italians, Canadian freed in Libya

Rome - Two Italians and a Canadian who were kidnapped in the south of conflict-torn Libya in September have been released and flown to Italy "in good health", the Italian government announced Saturday.

New Dutch referendum looms targeting EU-Canada pact

Den Haag - Dutch activists said Saturday they have garnered nearly two-thirds of the signatures needed to force the government to hold a referendum on the new EU-Canada trade pact, in what may prove a fresh setback to the deal.

Kidnapped Italians, Canadian freed in Libya

Rome - Two Italians and a Canadian who were kidnapped in the south of conflict-torn Libya in September have been released and flown to Italy "in good health", the Italian government announced Saturday.
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