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Canadian firm pulls out of Carrefour takeover after French 'No'

Paris - Canadian convenience store chain Couche-Tard has dropped its multi-billion-euro takeover bid for French supermarket giant Carrefour, the two companies confirmed Saturday, after Paris said it would veto the deal.

Two Canadians detained in China allowed calls with relatives

Bejing - Two Canadians detained in China for over two years on spying charges were allowed to call their families out of "humanitarian considerations" over Christmas, Beijing said Thursday.

One year after plane downed, victims' governments demand justice from Iran

Toronto - Canada and other nations whose citizens died in Iran's downing of a Ukrainian jetliner one year ago on Friday called on Tehran to come clean about the tragedy and "deliver justice" for the victims' families.

Perfectly preserved wolf pup dug out of thawing permafrost

A female wolf pup mummy, perfectly preserved as it remained locked in permafrost for 57,000 years, is finally giving up some of its secrets, including how the grey wolf died and ended up alone in the ice so long ago.

Canada's new 'Small Modular Reactor' action plan released

Ottawa - Nuclear power is essential to meeting Canada's climate-change goals, and developing portable mini nuclear reactors is a key part of that strategy, the federal energy minister, Seamus O'Regan said when unveiling the nation's new SMR action plan.

Huawei exec's lawyers open new front in extradition trial: report

Vancouver - Canada would violate international law by extraditing a Huawei executive to the United States, her lawyers argue in new documents cited by the Canadian public television channel CBC.

Toronto 'incel' van attack not due to ASD: prosecutor

Toronto - A Canadian man inspired by the misogynist "incel" movement to kill 10 people by ploughing a van into pedestrians in Toronto was aware of his actions and cannot claim criminal irresponsibility, prosecutors said.

Canada will share any excess vaccine doses, Trudeau says

Montr - Canada, which has placed orders and options on more than 400 million doses of coronavirus vaccine, will share any excess doses with other countries once its population is inoculated, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday.

Canada arrests fashion exec accused in US of sex crimes

Montr - Canadian police announced Tuesday the arrest of fashion executive Peter Nygard at the request of the US justice system, which is seeking his extradition to stand trial for sex crimes.

Canada expecting 168,000 doses of Moderna vaccine by end of month

Ottawa - Canada will receive tens of thousands of doses of Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year, and 200,000 more doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech shot are expected next week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday.

'V-Day' arrives in Canada as Pfizer vaccine rollout begins

Ottawa - Pfizer vaccine shipments arrived in Canada Sunday night. More than a dozen sites across the country this week will mark what some have dubbed “V-Day” as the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations reach the arms of Canadians.

Canada to begin Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine roll-out

Ottawa - Canada will begin a roll-out of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on Monday, just days after becoming one of the first countries to approve the treatment.

Steps, songs and books keep detained Canadian going, says his wife

Ottawa - Canadian Michael Kovrig, "arbitrarily detained" by China for two years to the day on Thursday, reads, sings and walks 7,000 steps a day in his cell to keep sane, his wife told AFP.

Detention of two Canadians in China lawful, Beijing says

Bejing - China's detention of two Canadians for two years on spying charges is lawful, Beijing said Thursday when asked whether the pair would be freed if a Chinese tech boss held in Vancouver returns home.

Saudi prince asks US court to dismiss 'assassination' lawsuit

Washington - Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has asked a US federal court to throw out a lawsuit which accused him of trying to have an ex-intelligence official assassinated.

Canada approves Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

Ottawa - Canada on Wednesday approved the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, days after Britain became the first country to greenlight and roll it out.

Montreal evacuates homeless camp over safety concerns

Toronto - Montreal on Sunday ordered an "emergency evacuation" of a homeless camp that formed over the summer, citing safety reasons after a fire broke out the day before.

India summons Canada envoy after Trudeau backs protests

New Delhi - India on Friday summoned Canada's ambassador and warned of serious damage to diplomatic ties after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau commented on growing protests by farmers, authorities said.

In Canada demand for puppies soars during pandemic, so do scams

Ottawa - Demand for puppies in Canada has soared during the pandemic, and scammers are taking advantage -- swindling hundreds of people looking for a pet to ease their loneliness during lockdown.

Canada blocks certain drug exports in response to US plan

Montr - Canada announced Saturday a ban on exporting certain medicines that are or may soon be in short supply, a measure in response to a US plan to import drugs from its northern neighbor.

Virus swells Montreal's homeless camps as winter comes

Montr - All along the edges of a long boulevard in Montreal stretches an unprecedented sight in this city: hundreds of tents that have sprung up in a brand new homeless camp since the end of summer, with many of the people thrown out of their homes because of ...

Covid-19 threatens to overwhelm Canada's healthcare system

As COVID-19 infections skyrocketed in the U.S. Canada seemed to be doing everything right in keeping the virus at bay. But Canadians’ exhaustion with pandemic restrictions is now coinciding with an outbreak that threatens to overwhelm healthcare systems

Canada, Britain give first media freedom award to Belarus journalists

Ottawa - The first ever Media Freedom Award, bestowed by the governments of Britain and Canada, was given Monday to the Belarusian Association of Journalists, the foreign ministries of the two countries said.

Canada to resume hearings on extradition of Huawei exec

Vancouver - Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou faces a new round of extradition hearings starting Monday in Vancouver, as the two-year anniversary of her arrest by Canadian authorities approaches.

Ubisoft Montreal hostage-taking report being probed as hoax: media

Montr - A report of a possible hostage-taking at the Montreal offices of French video game company Ubisoft that brought out a massive police response Friday was being investigated as a hoax, local media said.

China says removal of Hong Kong lawmakers was 'right medicine'

Bejing - The ousting of four pro-democracy lawmakers from Hong Kong's legislature was "the right medicine" for the city, China said, telling foreign governments the issue was none of their business.

Man accused in Toronto 'incel' van attack pleads not criminally responsible

Toronto - A Canadian man inspired by the misogynist "incel" movement to kill 10 people by ploughing a van into pedestrians in Toronto pleaded "not criminally responsible" due to mental illness at the start of his trial Tuesday.

'Incel-linked' accused in Toronto van attack goes on trial

Toronto - The trial of a Canadian man linked to the misogynist "incel" movement and accused of killing 10 people by ploughing a van into pedestrians in Toronto begins Tuesday.

Quebec City sword attack suspect appears in court, victims identified

Montr - A 24-year-old man accused of killing two people with a sword and injuring five others on Halloween night in Quebec City made a brief court appearance Thursday while four of the injured, including two French nationals, were named.

Canada sword attacker kills two in Halloween rampage

Quebec City - The sword-wielding attacker dressed in medieval costume who killed two people and injured five others in a Halloween rampage in Quebec City was "not associated with a terrorist group," Canadian police said Sunday.
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Aman Sood (left) and Bhavna Bajaj (right); son granted residency in Canada.
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The first batch of doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in Canada.
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Wax figures of famous people populate Louis Tussaud's Waxworks in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
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Bill Reid’s “The Spirit of Haida Gwaii” represents the Aboriginal heritage of the Haida Gwaii region (Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia). The sculpture (the White Canoe) in the Grand Hall of the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, is the plaster model used to cast two bronze sculptures. One of them (the Black Canoe), is at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC; the second one (the Jade Canoe), sits at Vancouver International Airport.
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Performers of AfroCeltic Dance Party and dancing audience in front of the stage at the Stadium Club, Edgewater Casino, Vancouver.
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Surfing demo in the pool in the middle of the floor, The Adventure and Outdoor Show, VCC, Vancouver, Canada.
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