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  • Despite tensions, US, Russia vow cooperation in the Arctic

    IQALUIT, Canada (AP) — The United States, Russia and other Arctic countries looked past Ukraine’s civil war and other tensions Friday, vowing to cooperate on preventing oil spills near the North Pole and combating climate…

  • Canadian judge orders release of ex-Guantanamo detainee

    TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian judge on Friday ordered the release of a former Guantanamo Bay inmate while he appeals his conviction in a Washington court for war crimes, including killing a U.S. soldier. Judge…

  • 6.1 magnitude earthquake hits British Columbia, no damage

    QUEEN CHARLOTTE CITY, British Columbia (AP) — A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck British Columbia’s north coast Friday. No damage or injuries have been reported. The quake struck at roughly 7 a.m. Friday about 130 miles…

  • Mother and 3 children dead in Canadian home

    TISDALE, Saskatchewan (AP) — A woman and three children have been killed in a small community in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, and police say the suspect is also dead. Police said Wednesday they received…

  • Canada to issue Al-Jazeera journalist a passport

    TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government said Monday it will issue a passport to Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy who remains in Egypt on bail while awaiting trial on terror charges, reversing an earlier decision…

  • Cirque du Soleil sells majority stake to private equity

    TORONTO (AP) — The founder of the Cirque Du Soleil said Monday he is giving up the majority stake in his circus troupe that has wowed audiences worldwide for 30 years and propelled him from…

  • For some, prom is a platform for good deeds, social change

    NEW YORK (AP) — Proms have traditionally been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture is changing. Some teens now see prom as an opportunity…

  • Canada charges 4 British Navy sailors with sex assault

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s military on Friday charged four British Navy sailors with sexual assault causing bodily harm at a Canadian Forces base in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The men were charged Thursday for their role…

  • Adventurous raccoon makes 58-story climb up Toronto crane

    TORONTO (AP) — A death-defying raccoon has caused a sensation in Toronto for climbing a crane about 698 feet (213 meters) up a downtown skyscraper. Social media was a-buzz with a photo of the furry…

  • Fire breaks out at deep-water terminal in Canada

    SQUAMISH, British Columbia (AP) — Dark, smelly smoke from a fire at a deep-water port billowed over the town of Squamish, forcing officials to ask residents to stay indoors. Kim Stegeman of Squamish Terminals said…

  • CBC executives let go after critical report on host case

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has severed ties with two top executives after an independent report released Thursday found management condoned inappropriate behavior by a disgraced former radio host. CBC said it is severing…

  • Russia criticizes Canada for sending troops to Ukraine

    TORONTO (AP) — Russia called Canada’s decision to send 200 military trainers to Ukraine “counterproductive and deplorable” on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Canada announced 200 soldiers will be posted in western Ukraine, joining U.S. and British…

  • Canada to join US effort to train Ukrainian troops

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada is sending 200 military trainers to Ukraine, joining the U.S. and Britain an effort to bolster the country’s forces against Russian aggression. Defense Minister Jason Kenney said about 150 trainers will…

  • 3 people stabbed in Vancouver, suspect killed by police

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Officers shot and killed a man Thursday after three people were stabbed outside a church in the Downtown Eastside neighborhood, investigators said. Police received a call at about 5 p.m.…

  • Canada’s Hockey Hall of Fame names Rob Ford board member

    TORONTO (AP) — Two things Canada is most known for, whether it likes it or not, are hockey and ex-Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. So it is perhaps only fitting that Canada’s national pastime and one…