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Canada to end air strikes in Iraq, Syria this month

Ottawa - Canada announced Monday it will end air strikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and bring home its six fighter jets on February 22, fulfilling a campaign promise made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Economy, security woes dent popularity of Canada's Trudeau

Ottawa - One hundred days after Justin Trudeau's Liberal government was sworn in, the still-popular Canadian prime minister faces mounting criticism, against the backdrop of a floundering economy and terror fears.

Canada's Justin Trudeau: Key dates in his first 100 days

Ottawa - In his first three months as Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, 44, has traveled abroad extensively and has made symbolic changes in the way the government serves its citizens.

Romania asks UNESCO to protect planned open-cast goldmine site

Bucharest - Romania has asked the UN cultural agency UNESCO to give world heritage list status to a village where a Canadian firm is battling to locate a controversial open-cast goldmine.

Elite team of sniffer dogs smack down zebra mussel invasion

No zebra mussels have invaded B.C. waters yet, and an Alberta-based team that uses mussel-sniffing dogs intends to keep it that way. Discovered in the U.S. 20 years ago, it's believed the tiny critters hitchhiked in the ballast tanks of European ships.

Canada radio host Ghomeshi's sexual beating trial begins in Toronto

Ottawa - The trial of syndicated radio host Jian Ghomeshi on charges of beating three women during sex began Monday in a packed Toronto courtroom.

U.S., Canada to seek new ways to fight IS after jets withdrawn

Quebec City - The United States and Canada vowed Friday to work together in the fight against the Islamic State, even if Ottawa plans to withdraw its jets from the campaign.

Air India bomber released from Canadian prison

Ottawa - Inderjit Singh Reyat, the only person ever to be convicted in the 1985 Air India bombings, was released from a Canadian prison Wednesday after serving two decades behind bars.

Canada school shooter indicted over deadly attack

Ottawa - A high-school student was formally accused Monday over the murder of two teenage brothers and two teachers in a remote Indian community in Canada plagued by poverty and boredom and a growing loss of cultural identity.

Teenage Canada shooting suspect charged with murder

Montr - A 17-year-old male student has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder following a shooting spree that left two brothers and two teachers dead in western Canada, authorities said Saturday.

Four dead in Canada school shooting: police

Ottawa - Four people were killed when a gunman stormed a high school in a remote western Canadian town, police said, revising down an earlier death toll.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had said five people were killed and two were critically injured.

Canada's WiLAN invests in memory technology

Early last June, Canadian patent monetization firm, WiLAN, acquired Qimonda’s intellectual property portfolio, consisting of a collection of patents estimated to hold more than $100 million worth of licensing potential.

New Yorkers file $11m lawsuit over plane eviction

New York - Three New York Muslims and a Sikh have filed an $11 million federal lawsuit demanding a jury trial for being kicked off a flight home from Canada because of their appearance.

Photo essay: Alberta's winter bird species Special

As winter sets in across Alberta many bird species head south, but even with the cold weather and deep snow some birds stick around. They are the hardy few, which make Alberta and Canada their year-round home.

Freedom and openness will beat terrorism: Trudeau

Davos - Governments must defend the values of free and open societies against jihadist attacks and not yield to fear, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.

Fracking in Alberta: Daily quakes and thirsty residents

Montr - One earthquake is recorded on average each day in a western Canadian region where companies extract oil by fracking, according to statistics published by the Canadian province's energy regulatory agency.

Texas lawyer files 'birther' case against Ted Cruz

Is Senator Ted Cruz eligible to be president? That is the question a Texas lawyer wants the courts to answer. Following Donald Trump's attacks on Cruz's Canadian birth, there is now a legal challenge underway.

Drowned Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi's aunt 'disgusted' by Charlie Hebdo caricature

Montr - A caricature in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo of Aylan Kurdi, the little Syrian boy whose drowned body washed up in September on a Turkish beach, has been decried by his aunt.

Sister of jailed Saudi blogger released

Dubai - The activist sister of prominent jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was released on Wednesday after being detained in the kingdom, Human Rights Watch said.

Sister of jailed Saudi blogger imprisoned: NGO

Montr - The sister of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes, was arrested Tuesday, Amnesty International said, calling it "damning proof" of the kingdom's human rights abuses.

Canadian freed five years after Taliban kidnapping: Ottawa

Ottawa - A Canadian has been freed from captivity in Afghanistan after being taken hostage by the Taliban five years ago, Canada's foreign minister said Monday.

Canadian pastor jailed by North Korea struggles with hard labour

Seoul - A 60-year-old Canadian pastor, jailed for life with hard labour in North Korea, spends eight hours a day, six days a week digging holes in an orchard in a prison camp where he is the sole inmate.

Sheldon Resnick: 'Toronto’s job market in a comfortable place' Special

Toronto - The Canadian economy is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. With oil slipping to less than $38 a barrel and a weakening Loonie, it’s no surprise financial analysts are predicting a cold economic winter.

Justin Trudeau: Digital Journal's Person of the Year

In a banner year for changing political power in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is Digital Journal's Person of the Year.

Canada health agency updates Salmonella cases to 98 illnesses

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) issued an update on Thursday on the latest Salmonella infantis outbreak under investigation, bringing the number of illnesses from 91 to 98 cases.

Hiking the Garibaldi Lake area Special

Whistler - Garibaldi Lake is off the busy Sea-to-Sky highway 99 between Vancouver and Whistler and can be easily reached after less than a two-hour drive from Vancouver.

Canadian regulator: 4.6 magnitude quake caused by fracking

British Columbia's energy regulator has confirmed that a 4.6 magnitude earthquake in northeast British Columbia in August was caused by fracking and is likely to be the largest fracking-induced seismic event ever recorded.

Canada Salmonella outbreak has spread to nine provinces

Ottawa - On Friday, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) released an updated notice on the ongoing investigation into a Salmonella outbreak that has infected 91 people since March, 2015.

Canadian Military members confidentially report sexual assault

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), has opened the Sexual Misconduct Response Centre (SMRC) to fight sexual assault within its ranks.

Canada 'dismayed' at N. Korea life sentence for Canadian pastor

Ottawa - Canada voiced consternation on Wednesday after a Canadian pastor was sentenced in North Korea to life in jail with hard labor.
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Night-time view of Vancouver s skyline from the foot of Lonsdale Ave. in North Vancouver.
Night-time view of Vancouver's skyline from the foot of Lonsdale Ave. in North Vancouver.
Salsbury Lake in the morning.
Salsbury Lake in the morning.
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Parts of the Korean lantern display at the 2013 Niagara Falls, Festival of Lights display.
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Cliffwalk platform at Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver
Vancouver streets overflow with people during the 2010 Olympic Games.
Vancouver streets overflow with people during the 2010 Olympic Games.
Toronto Ontario  Canada - June 5  2012. Greg Taylor  left and Cam Heaps  two of the three co-founder...
Toronto Ontario, Canada - June 5, 2012. Greg Taylor, left and Cam Heaps, two of the three co-founders sit across from each other in the companies open concept office amonst their employees. The third co-founder Greg Cromwell lives in Australia. Located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive roundhouse, Steam Whistle brewery produces an average of 120,000 bottles of their Pilsner beer every day. During June and July their production will double to keep pace with demand. The company is
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A giraffe eats at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
Somali Foreign Minister  Fawzia Adan. meets her Canadian counterpart  Mr. John Baird  in Ottawa  Can...
Somali Foreign Minister, Fawzia Adan. meets her Canadian counterpart, Mr. John Baird, in Ottawa, Canada.
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Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) at Toronto s Tommy Thompson Park
Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) at Toronto's Tommy Thompson Park
Halloween City store display at Robson Street  Vancouver  Canada.
Halloween City store display at Robson Street, Vancouver, Canada.
Two birds sit on a fence at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Cal...
Two birds sit on a fence at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
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The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) deploys a team to a runway excursion involving crash-landing of an Air Canada aircraft that occurred at the Halifax International Airport in Nova Scotia, March 29, 2015.
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H.E. Fawzia Adan, Somali's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs speaking to the media in Toronto.
Photo: Anthony Berot
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Relaxing time in Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver, Canada.
Ten-Thousand-Hand-Ten-Thousand-Eye Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva  a religious statue at the Internation...
Ten-Thousand-Hand-Ten-Thousand-Eye Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, a religious statue at the International Buddhist Temple, Richmond, BC.
Toronto Ontario  Canada - June 5  2012. Greg Taylor  left and Cam Heaps  two of the three co-founder...
Toronto Ontario, Canada - June 5, 2012. Greg Taylor, left and Cam Heaps, two of the three co-founders sit across from each other in the companies open concept office amonst their employees. The third co-founder Greg Cromwell lives in Australia. Located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive roundhouse, Steam Whistle brewery produces an average of 120,000 bottles of their Pilsner beer every day. During June and July their production will double to keep pace with demand. The company is
Muskrat in Toronto s Tommy Thompson Park
Muskrat in Toronto's Tommy Thompson Park