Canada bus crash leaves 3 dead, 23 injured, officials say

Three people were killed and 23 others injured after a double-decker bus in Canada crashed into a bus platform, officials said Friday. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) Three people were killed and 23 others injured after a double-decker bus in Canada crashed into a bus platform, officials said Friday. Several 911 calls concerning “a collision involving an OC Transpo […]

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China says detained Canadians 'without a doubt' violated the law

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s top prosecutor said on Thursday that two Canadians detained after Canada arrested a Chinese technology company executive had “without a doubt” violated the law. Authorities in Beijing had previously said the two men, Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat and an adviser with the International Crisis Group (ICG) think-tank, and businessman Michael Spavor, were suspected of endangering […]

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Heartbreak as Team Canada eliminated by Finland from World Junior tournament

It was heartbreak for Team Canada on Wednesday as the squad was eliminated from the World Junior tournament. The Canadians fell 2-1 to Finland in overtime of their quarterfinal matchup. Finland’s Toni Utunen drove the winner past Canada goalie Michael DiPietro at 5:17 of the extra frame, after the Fins equalized the game with just seconds to spare. “To lose […]

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Quebec parties oppose marking day against Islamophobia

Muslim leaders have called to designate anniversary of a deadly mosque attack as a national day against Islamophobia. Quebec opposition parties say they oppose designating the anniversary of a deadly Quebec mosque attack a national day to combat Islamophobia. Two political parties in the Canadian province of Quebec say they are opposed to a recent call from Muslim leaders to […]

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China to try Canadian on drugs charges: state media

BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese court will try a Canadian citizen on drugs charges on Saturday, a government-run news portal said, in a case that could further test already difficult relations between Beijing and Ottawa. The two countries have sparred over the fate of two Canadian citizens detained in China on suspicion of endangering state security, and of Canada’s arrest […]

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Lake in Canada could mark the beginning of human-influenced age

Beneath the still waters of Lake Crawford, scientists are trying to find out when humans began to have more impact on Earth. Canada’s Crawford Lake near Toronto may play a crucial part in determining the march of geological time and what might be done about human effect on the planet. Researchers from Brock University hope Crawford Lake’s well-preserved sediment could […]

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Canadian woman and 10-month-old baby killed by grizzly bear

A grizzly bear has killed a woman and her 10-month-old baby in Canada. The Yukon Coroner’s Service said 37-year-old Valerie Theoret and infant Adele Roesholt died in the attack in the Yukon near the Northwest Territories border. Coroner Heather Jones said Royal Canadian Mounted Police received a call on Monday from trapper Gjermund Roesholt, who said he was returning from […]

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Refugee stranded 7 months in airport finally gets to leave

TORONTO – A Syrian man who spent seven months stranded in a Malaysian airport arrived in Canada this week, ending a months-long ordeal that highlighted asylum seekers’ often bizarre quest for refuge. Hassan Al Kontar got stuck in Kuala Lumpur International Airport in March after his Malaysian tourist visa expired and he was not allowed to board a flight to […]

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