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News: Canada

We have started to collect the most important news related to Canada in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Canada: news

Shania Twain announces final tour

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 11:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: June

Country star Shania Twain will play 48 dates across the US and Canada, kicking off in June, in what she says will be her "last" tour.
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UK government sells Eurostar stake

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 0:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government says it is selling its 40% stake in the cross-Channel train operator Eurostar to an Anglo-Canadian consortium for £757.1m.
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'Spocking' not illegal, Canada says

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 17:11

The Bank of Canada announces that tribute pictures of Leonard Nimoy's Spock on bank notes is not against the law.
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Canadian 'missing in North Korea'

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 2:39
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A pastor from a Canadian church has failed to return from a humanitarian visit to North Korea, an official from his church says.
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Canadian court keeps oath to Queen

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 20:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Canada's Supreme Court rejects a move to scrap the country's citizenship oath, which requires applicants to swear allegiance to the UK monarchy.
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Chris Brown barred from Canada

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 17:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Montreal, Toronto

US Singer Chris Brown is forced to cancel shows in Montreal and Toronto after Canadian officials stopped him from entering the country.
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Canadian 'freezeway' to reclaim winter

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 23:04

The plan to turn 11km of a Canadian city into an ice rink
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Cuba frees Canadian businessman

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 22:06
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba frees the president of a Canadian transport company, Cy Tokmakjian, after more than three years in jail on bribery charges.
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VIDEO: MP blames exit on tight underwear

Friday, February 20th 2015, 11:51

A Canadian MP has offered an original excuse for leaving parliament in a hurry - tight underwear.
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Underwear blamed for MP's swift exit

Friday, February 20th 2015, 11:49

A Canadian MP says he rushed out of parliament and nearly missed a vote because of his tight underpants.
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Record-breaking cold in US East

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 22:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Siberia

Bitterly cold air from Siberia brings dangerously low and possibly record-setting temperatures to the eastern half of the US and Canada.
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Two charged over Canada death 'plot'

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 11:21
related places: Halifax

Two are charged over an alleged mass-shooting plot in Halifax, Canada - while the purported dark writings of a third suspect, now dead, also emerge.
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VIDEO: Canada gang 'murderous misfits'

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 6:55

Officials in Canada have branded as ''murderous misfits'' a gang they say planned to kill as many people as possible in a massacre on Valentine's Day.
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Canada foils 'mass shooting plot'

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 15:06
related places: Halifax

Canadian police say they have foiled an imminent plot to carry out a mass shooting in the Halifax area and have made three arrests.
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People seized near Mexican gold mine

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 2:40
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Guerrero

Armed men abduct at least 12 people near a Canadian-owned gold mine in the Mexican state of Guerrero, where 43 students vanished last year.
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Canada backs doctor-assisted suicide

Friday, February 6th 2015, 17:33

Canada's Supreme Court rules that doctors may help patients who have severe and incurable medical conditions to die, overturning a 1993 ban.
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China detains Canadian over secrets

Friday, February 6th 2015, 2:24
related countries: China China

China says it is holding a Canadian man on suspicion of stealing state secrets but releases his wife on bail, six months after they were detained.
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Canada foreign minister resigns

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 16:58

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird has resigned as Canada's top diplomat.
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Canadian PM seeks wider terror laws

Friday, January 30th 2015, 21:52

Encouraging terror attacks against Canada will become a crime under legislation proposed by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
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AUDIO: 'I lost £18m lottery win by 7 seconds'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 10:25

A Canadian man has lost a seven-year legal battle to claim half of a C$27m (£18m) lottery jackpot after the Supreme Court ruled he had bought the winning ticket a few seconds too late for it to qualify.
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VIDEO: 'Riding air currents across the Pacific'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 7:07
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: California, Pacific

Two balloonists trying to break two world records for crossing the Pacific have been forced to change course off the coast of California and head for Mexico rather than Canada.
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Man missed lottery jackpot by seven seconds

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 19:32
related places: Quebec

Canada's Supreme Court says it will not hear the appeal of a Quebec man who missed a C$27m (£18m) lottery jackpot by seven seconds.
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E. coli found in Winnipeg water

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 17:14
related places: Winnipeg

Residents in the Canadian city of Winnipeg have been instructed to boil their drinking water after testing found E. coli and other bacteria in the water supply.
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VIDEO: US states 'closed' amid snowstorm

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 6:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: The Eastern

The eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada is bracing for a massive storm, with winds of up to 80 mph (130km/h) expected to bring up to 3ft (1m) of snow.
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Women's World Cup pitch action ended

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 17:00

Leading women footballers end legal action over the use of artificial pitches at this year's Women's World Cup in Canada.
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Canada troops fire on IS in Iraq

Monday, January 19th 2015, 22:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Canadian soldiers have fired on Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, in what is thought to be the war's first confirmed ground battle of Western forces.
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Palestinians egg Canadian minister

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 15:10
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Palestinian protesters throw eggs at Canada's foreign minister in the West Bank, amid a dispute over the Palestinians' move to join the ICC.
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Target to close all 133 Canada stores

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 19:44
related countries: United States United States

The US discount retailer Target is to shut all of its 133 stores in Canada two years after launching there.
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VIDEO: Over 100 vehicles in Michigan pile-up

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 8:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Michigan

A Canadian truck driver was killed and 23 other people were injured after a pile-up of more than 100 vehicles on a major road in the United States.
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Cosby faces rape heckle in Canada

Friday, January 9th 2015, 7:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Bill Cosby is heckled by a man who shouts "you are a rapist" during a show in London, Ontario.
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Costa Rica boat accident kills three

Friday, January 9th 2015, 1:36
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A boat carrying more than 100 people sinks on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast killing a British, an American and a Canadian tourist.
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Canadian Smith knocks out Robson

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 16:19

Canadian Jeff Smith beats ninth seed Gary Robson to qualify for the men's quarter-finals of the BDO World Championships.
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Cosby receives standing ovation

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 9:35

Bill Cosby received a standing ovation in Canada, at the end of his first live performance since November, despite protests outside the venue.
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Bill Cosby: Fans and protesters clash at live show

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 8:58

What was it like inside Bill Cosby's live show in Canada?
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VIDEO: Protests as Cosby arrives in Canada

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 7:14

There have been angry protests outside the venue of a performance by Bill Cosby in Ontario, Canada.
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Eight killed in Canadian 'mass murder'

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 5:15
related places: Edmonton

Police in the Canadian city of Edmonton, Alberta, find the body of a man after the shooting of eight people, including two children.
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Oliver 'turned down Hobbit role'

Monday, December 29th 2014, 10:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Woods

Celebrity TV chef Jamie Oliver reveals he turned down the chance to appear as a hobbit in one of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings prequels.
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Canada porn actor jailed for murder

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 22:22

A Canadian porn actor is sentenced to 25 years in prison for first-degree murder for killing and dismembering his lover in 2012.
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VIDEO: How free are Confucius Institutes?

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 1:10
related countries: China China, United States United States

A large scale school and university education programme, funded by the Chinese government, has been under attack in both the USA and Canada.
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