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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 clean-up 'may take months'

Monday, September 27th 2010, 17:34

Canadian officials warn that fully repairing the damage done by Hurricane Igor in Newfoundland is likely to take months.
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Police probe plane alert 'hoax'

Sunday, September 26th 2010, 10:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Sweden Sweden
related places: Toronto

Canadian police investigate whether a Pakistani plane flying from Toronto was diverted to Sweden because of a hoax call.
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Aiming high - pilot realises da Vinci flight dream

Friday, September 24th 2010, 23:33

A Canadian student inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's sketches says he has made the first sustained flight in a human-powered, wing-flapping aircraft.
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Pre-built mosque's 2,000 mile trip

Friday, September 24th 2010, 7:08

A small Muslim community in Canada has taken delivery of a new pre-built mosque that has been transported more than 2,000 miles by land and water.
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Bear cub gets free train ride to Winnipeg

Friday, September 24th 2010, 1:44
related places: Winnipeg

A black bear cub receives a 12-hour free ride to Winnipeg, Canada, from the town of Foxwarren, after getting stuck on the bottom of a train car.
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Canada gun registry survives vote

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 0:32

Canada's minority government loses a bid to end a rifle and shotgun registry which police say helps to trace guns used in crimes.
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Potash in BHP US court block bid

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 22:36
related countries: United States United States

Canadian fertiliser giant Potash Corporation asks a US court to block a hostile takeover bid from BHP Billiton.
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Arctic ambition

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 16:03

Canada stakes claim to Northwest Passage and mineral wealth
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Canada clean-up begins after Igor

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 15:31

Workers clean up after Hurricane Igor battered Canada's Newfoundland and Labrador province causing flooding and power outages.
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Canada approves Facebook changes

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 15:24

The Canadian privacy commissioner is happy that Facebook changes made as a result of her investigations are satisfactory.
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Inuit language bingo on the radio

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 2:10

Canada's remote North is home to native communities who brave temperatures that can fall to minus 40 degrees Celsius in winter. The BBC's Rajesh Mirchandani discovered what some Inuits do for entertainment in isolated towns with few facilities.
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Heavy rain as Igor passes Canada

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 18:45

Eastern Canada has suffered heavy rain as Hurricane Igor moves north, sparking flooding in some towns.
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Canada PM warns on BHP Potash bid

Monday, September 20th 2010, 21:20

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper warns that a bid for the country's fertiliser giant Potash Corporation will not necessarily be approved.
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Canada braced as Igor storm nears

Monday, September 20th 2010, 19:17
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Hurricane Igor moves north-east towards Canada after bringing flooding and power cuts to Bermuda, but sparing it of the destruction feared.
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Slam dunk

Monday, September 20th 2010, 12:43

Celebrating the Canadian who invented basketball
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Air India bomb plotter convicted

Saturday, September 18th 2010, 23:27

A Canadian who helped make the bomb that destroyed an Air India jet in 1985 is convicted of committing perjury at the subsequent trial.
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Plan B and Arcade Fire get Q nods

Friday, September 17th 2010, 9:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British rapper Plan B and Canadian band Arcade Fire lead the way at this year's Q Awards with three nominations each.
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UN asked to end Arctic range row

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 14:11
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia and Canada look to the UN to rule on their dispute over a resource-rich underwater Arctic mountain ridge.
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Oil tanker freed off Canada coast

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 2:10

Workers free a ship carrying 9m litres (2m gallons) of oil that ran aground two weeks ago off the coast of northern Canada.
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Wife tried over Canada hunt death

Monday, September 13th 2010, 17:57
related countries: United States United States

The trial begins in Canada of an American who says she killed her husband on a hunting trip after mistaking him for a bear.
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Canada in third bank rate rise

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 14:41

Canada now has interest rates of 1%, after raising its key lending benchmark for the third time this year.
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Missing Canadian hiker, 86, found

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 17:57

An 86-year-old hiker is found alive after surviving four days lost in Canada's Manitoba province.
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Canada's wilderness cottage culture

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 4:48

During the summer months in Ontario, Canada, thousands of local people escape the heat - as well as the hustle and bustle of city life - by fleeing to their lakeside cottages in the wilderness.
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Tropical storm Earl hits Canada

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 0:02

Tropical Storm Earl reaches Nova Scotia, on the eastern Canadian coast, with hundreds of thousands of people experiencing power cuts.
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Andean gold in $3bn bidding war

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 6:57

Rival Canadian gold mining companies, Goldcorp and El Dorado, lock horns in a $3bn fight to buy up Andean Resources.
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Chinese consider rival Potash bid

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 6:48
related countries: China China

Chinese investors approach Canadian pension fund over a possible rival bid for the fertiliser giant Potash Corporation.
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Tanker aground off north Canada

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 3:53

A tanker carrying 9m litres of diesel fuel runs aground off the coast of northern Canada but no environmental damage is reported.
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Canadian to command space station

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 21:09

The Canadian Space Agency announces astronaut Chris Hadfield will become the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station in 2013.
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Corpse of long-lost climber found

Monday, August 30th 2010, 21:03
related countries: United States United States

Hikers in Canada discover the frozen body of an American ice climber who fell to his death more than two decades ago.
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Canada makes fourth terror arrest

Friday, August 27th 2010, 22:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Canadian police arrest fourth suspect in connection with a terror plot to fight Western forces in Afghanistan.
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Canadians charged in terror plot

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 18:40

Three Canadians arrested in an alleged terrorist conspiracy had bomb parts and planned attacks, Canadian police say.
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Canada to open new Arctic station

Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 1:07
related places: Cambridge Bay

Canada will set up a research station at Cambridge Bay in the Arctic, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says.
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Canada continues to detain Tamils

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 3:57
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Hundreds of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees who arrived in Canada aboard a cargo ship 11 days ago are kept in jail.
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Dinosaur bones discovered in Canadian sewer

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 22:54
related places: Edmonton

Canadian workers unearth large bones belonging to two separate species of dinosaur while digging a new sewer tunnel in Edmonton.
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Canadian economic growth 'slows'

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 16:18

Canadian economic growth slowed in July amid a decline in the housing market while manufacturing edged up, an economic index shows.
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Surprise welcome for police at Canadian marijuana farm

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 7:12

Police raiding a marijuana farm in western Canada were astonished to find black bears apparently guarding it.
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BHP launches hostile Potash bid

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 15:10

BHP Billiton makes a hostile takeover bid for Potash Corp as demand for fertiliser is set to increase to meet rising meat demand.
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