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  • British Airways flight diverted to Canada after bomb threat

    TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian police official says that a British Airways flight from Las Vegas to London has been diverted to Montreal after a bomb threat. The official confirmed the threat aboard the Wednesday…

  • 2 Canadian men get 12-year sentences in Ponzi scheme

    TORONTO (AP) — A judge has sentenced two men to 12 years in prison for one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Canadian history. Gary Sorenson and Milowe Brost were found guilty of fraud and…

  • Canadian prime minister to head to B.C.’s wildfire zone

    KELOWNA, British Columbia (AP) — Canada’s prime minister is heading to British Columbia to meet with crews battling raging wildfires there. The crews are working in an area of the province where residents of 70…

  • UN concerned about Canada’s new anti-terror law

    TORONTO (AP) — A United Nations human rights body raised concerns Thursday about Canada’s new anti-terror legislation, saying it could run afoul of international human rights standards. The Anti-Terrorism Act, passed by Parliament in June,…

  • BlackBerry cuts jobs as part of turnaround plan

    TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry Ltd. announced another round of job cuts Tuesday as it deals with weak smartphone sales and pushes ahead with a restructuring plan. The Waterloo, Ontario-based company declined to disclose how many…

  • Canadian-owned infidelity dating site suffers cyber attack

    TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian-owned dating website for married people seeking affairs says it has suffered a cyberattack after hackers claimed to have stolen confidential customer information, threatening to publish it unless the company is…

  • Settlement in runaway train derailment clears more hurdles

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday joined a Canadian judge in approving a $338 million fund to settle claims stemming from a fiery train derailment that claimed 47 lives in Canada.…

  • 1,000 fire evacuees in western Canada can return home

    PINEHOUSE, Saskatchewan (AP) — About 1,000 wildfire evacuees from Saskatchewan are being allowed to go home, the premiere of the western Canadian province said Wednesday. Brad Wall said one evacuation order has been lifted and…

  • Hurricane Dolores strengthens, starts forming eye in Pacific

    MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Dolores was beginning to develop an eye as it strengthened off Mexico’s southwest coast Tuesday evening. The hurricane’s maximum sustained winds increased slightly to near 85 mph (140 kph). The U.S.…

  • Quebec man charged with murder in death of French tourist

    QUEBEC CITY (AP) — A Quebec City man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of an 82-year-old French tourist. Sylvain Fournier, 41, was also charged Monday with attempted murder for allegedly attacking…

  • Warm, dry weather sparks more wildfires in western Canada

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian officials say warm, dry weather over the weekend has sparked more wildfires in Saskatchewan, while lightning ignited more fires in British Columbia. Thousands of people have been evacuated because of the…

  • Wildfires rage out of control in parts of western Canada

    PRINCE ALBERT, Saskatchewan (AP) — Wildfires in Saskatchewan burned out of control Friday, with one blaze more than five times the size of the province’s largest city, Saskatoon, officials said. Fires also raged in British…

  • Dead Toronto raccoon receives memorial, candlelight vigil

    WASHINGTON — The city of Toronto, Canada is mourning the loss of a raccoon. No, really, they are. A raccoon was found dead on a Toronto sidewalk around 9 a.m. Thursday.  Passerby Jason Wagar tweeted at…

  • Wildfires could spread in western Canada due to weather

    MONTREAL LAKE, Saskatchewan (AP) — Officials say drought conditions and shifting winds in Saskatchewan could lead to further wildfires as troops battle blazes raging across western Canada. Steve Roberts, a Saskatchewan wildfire management official, said…

  • Some progress in quelling wildfires raging in Canada

    LA RONGE, Saskatchewan (AP) — Firefighters and soldiers worked to stamp out hundreds of wildfires raging across western Canada that are threatening thousands of people and triggering air quality warnings across the country and in…