New Line 3 pipeline ready to move oil from Canada to US: Enbridge

The replacement Line 3 pipeline — the first new conduit from Canada’s oil sands to US refineries built in years — is “substantially completed” and will be ready to move oil starting Friday, Enbridge announced. The Can$7.3 billion project had faced pushback from environmental activists and indigenous groups, but it was much less controversial than […]

China welcomes Huawei executive home, but silent on freed Canadians

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese state media welcomed telecoms giant Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, back to the “motherland” on Saturday, after more than 1,000 days under house arrest in Canada, on what they called unfounded charges of bank fraud. But they have kept silent about Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, the two Canadians released […]

Catholic Church apologizes for century of abuses in Canada’s residential schools

The Catholic Church apologized “unequivocally” on Friday to Canada’s indigenous peoples for a century of abuses at church-run residential schools set up by the government to assimilate children into the mainstream. But indigenous leaders are still awaiting a mea culpa from the pope himself. “We, the Catholic Bishops of Canada, express our profound remorse and […]

Model Evangelista says fat-reduction left her deformed

Former supermodel Linda Evangelista says she has been permanently disfigured by a fat-reduction cosmetic procedure that backfired and caused her to look bloated and unrecognizable. Evangelista, 56, said she underwent “CoolSculpting” five years ago and that it had the rare side effect of causing her fat cells to increase rather than decrease. Evangelista, a 1990s […]

Explainer – The Canadian federal election: what has happened and what is at stake

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadians go to the polls on Monday in an election that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called two years early, seeking to turn public approval for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic into a fresh, four-year mandate. WHY NOW? Since 2019, Trudeau has only commanded a minority in parliament, leaving […]

Australian nuclear subs will be banned from New Zealand waters: Ardern

New Zealand will not lift a decades-long ban on nuclear-powered vessels entering its waters in the wake of key ally Australia’s decision to develop a nuclear submarine fleet, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Thursday. Ardern said her Australian counterpart Scott Morrison had briefed her on Canberra’s plan to develop nuclear-powered submarines with the help of […]

American tourists caught sneaking into Canada with fake vaccine documents — and get fined $20,000

Canada has fined two Americans for providing counterfeit fake vaccination documents and lying about being tested before traveling, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports. “The Public Health Agency of Canada says the travelers also didn’t comply with requirements to stay at a government authorized hotel or to get tested upon arrival,” the outlet reported. “Canada eased […]

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Canada border guards vote to strike days ahead of reopening to U.S. tourists

(Corrects ’employees’ to ‘front-line border services officers’ in the second paragraph) By Moira Warburton VANCOUVER (Reuters) -Canadian border guards and customs officials voted on Tuesday to go on strike just days before fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be allowed into Canada, unions representing the workers said, a move that could potentially cause […]

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Climate ‘mysteries’ still puzzle scientists, despite progress

What worries one of the world’s leading climate scientists the most? Heatwaves — and particularly the tendency of current models to underestimate the intensity of these bursts of deadly, searing temperature. This is one of the “major mysteries” science still has to unravel, climatologist Robert Vautard told AFP, even as researchers are able to pinpoint […]

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US and allies accuse China of global hacking spree

By Steve Holland and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States and its allies accused China on Monday of a global cyberespionage campaign, mustering an unusually broad coalition of countries to publicly call out Beijing for hacking. The United States was joined by NATO, the European Union, Britain, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Canada in […]

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As Canada heads toward vote, Trudeau vulnerable over indigenous policies

By Steve Scherer OTTAWA (Reuters) -The discovery of hundreds of graves of indigenous children, highlighting Canada’s mistreatment of First Nations, has dominated campaigning ahead of a likely election and is an issue on which Liberal Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is vulnerable, analysts and indigenous advocates say. In 2015, Trudeau promised to reset relations between […]

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Huge fires rage in western US, Canada

More than a million acres of the western US and Canada were in flames on Wednesday as multiple blazes raged across the region, fueled by soaring temperatures and drought, and with little sign of letting up. Large areas of California were placed on red alert as several conflagrations continued to burn. The so-called River Fire […]

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Trudeau doesn’t rule out criminal probe of indigenous school graves

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized Friday for “harmful government policies” and did not rule out a criminal probe after hundreds of unmarked graves were discovered at a former indigenous residential school in western Canada. The public mea culpa for the policy of indigenous assimilation and other historical wrongs comes one day after the Cowessess First […]

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Canada indigenous groups in nationwide hunt for more graves after new discoveries

By Anna Mehler Paperny TORONTO (Reuters) – A second discovery this week of hundreds of unmarked graves at the site of a former Canadian residential school is giving fresh impetus to nationwide searches for more remains by indigenous groups, complicated by land rights restrictions, incomplete records and disagreements over how to honor the dead. For […]

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Blocked by Biden, Canadian company drops Keystone pipeline

Blocked by US President Joe Biden, Canada’s TC Energy said Wednesday it had officially terminated the Keystone XL Pipeline project, throwing in the towel on a controversial initiative opposed by environmental activists. TC Energy will coordinate with regulators, indigenous groups and other stakeholders “to meet its environmental and regulatory commitments and ensure a safe termination […]

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Four killed in car attack in Canada — police say it was premeditated and ‘motivated by hate’

Following a car attack that killed four people from a Muslim family in Canada, police say they are assuming it was motivated by hatred. “Investigators believe that this was an intentional act and that the victims were targeted because of their Islamic faith,” a statement from police in London, Ontario, said on Monday. “There is […]

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“We’re all pained” – Canada indigenous leaders dismiss Pope remarks

By Anna Mehler Paperny TORONTO (Reuters) – Indigenous leaders and school survivors on Sunday dismissed Pope Francis’ expressions of pain at the discovery of 215 children’s remains at a former Catholic residential school in Canada, saying the church needed to do much more. In his weekly blessing in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, Francis said […]

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Canadian lawmaker caught urinating during virtual session just weeks after appearing naked in another video call

Oh, Canada. A Canadian lawmaker has apologized after he was caught urinating during virtual parliamentary proceedings — just weeks after he appeared naked in another video conference. William Amos, a member of parliament for Canada’s governing Liberal Party, said in a statement that the incident occurred Wednesday. “Last night, while attending House of Commons proceedings […]

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