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Alleged cop killer arrested in Canada after manhunt

A gunman suspected of killing three police officers and wounding two others was arrested early Friday in Canada after a massive manhunt, police said. The search for Justin Bourque, who is alleged to have carried out the brazen attack in the country'……

Canada defends seal hunt in appeal against ban on exports to Europe

Seal-hunters must have the same rights as fishermen, Canada’s Environment Minister Leonoa Aglukkaq insisted Monday, as her country battled a Brussels’ trade ban at the WTO. Speaking on the sidelines of a World Trade Organization appeal hearing on the European Union’s ban on the import and sale of seal products,…

Amateur treasure hunter’s shilling discovery could rewrite Canadian history

An amateur treasure hunter with a hand-held metal detector has turned Canadian history on its head after finding a 16th-century shilling buried in clay on the shores of Vancouver Island. The 435-year-old coin discovered in western-most Canada has rekindled a theory that a British explorer made a secret voyage here…

Obama to meet with Canadian PM Harper as pressure mounts around Keystone XL

When Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits Mexico this week for a summit of North American leaders, one of his key objectives will be to push for US approval of a controversial oil pipeline. The Keystone XL project — first proposed back in 2008 — would bring crude from Canada’s…

Argentina’s only polar bear might be moved to Canada to cure his depression

Arturo has been in mourning since the death of his companion in 2012. It is summer now in Argentina, and he is exhausted from the heat. A trip to cool Canada might brighten his mood. Such is life for an aging, depressed polar bear at a zoo in Mendoza, at…

Arctic blast compels escaped Kentucky inmate to ask for return to prison

An Arctic chill kept the United States and Canada in the deep freeze on Tuesday as a record-breaking cold front saw temperatures drop lower than those recorded on the surface of Mars. All of Canada and every U.S. state – except tropical Hawaii in the Pacific – recorded temperatures below…

China dismisses Canada spy allegations

Beijing on Monday dismissed as “groundless” allegations that a Canadian naval engineer is a Chinese spy. Qing Quentin Huang, 53, was charged at the weekend under Canada’s Security of Information Act with two counts of attempting to communicate classified information to a foreign entity. He is alleged to have shared…

Two sleeping children strangled by escaped python in Canada

An escaped python killed two children in their sleep in eastern Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. The two young boys, aged five and seven, were sleeping in at a friend’s apartment late Sunday in the small town of Campbellton when they were surprised by the snake. It had…

Two arrested in Canada over terror bomb plot: police

MONTREAL — Canadian police said Tuesday they had arrested two people “inspired by Al-Qaeda” who allegedly plotted to bomb the provincial legislature in western British Columbia. John Stewart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody — who were detained Monday, Canada Day — allegedly planned to use pressure cooker devices on the…

Power outages in flood-stricken Calgary to continue for days

By Nia Williams CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – Some residents began returning to damaged homes on Saturday after record-breaking floods in southern Alberta that killed at least three people, displaced more than 100,000 and will leave the core of Canada’s oil capital, Calgary, without power for days. Communities to the south…

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