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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

Ottawa scare closes PM's office

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 20:33
related places: Ottawa

An Ottawa building housing the Canadian PM's office is evacuated and a bomb squad called in after a suspicious package is left there.
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Blackberry seeks to calm customers

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 0:48

Embattled Canadian smartphone maker Blackberry is publishing an open letter to reassure customers about its future.
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Alice Munro wins Nobel Literature Prize

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 12:51

Canadian author Alice Munro wins the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature, making her only the 13th woman to receive the award since its inception in 1901.
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Disney Pixar closes Canada studio

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 9:33
related places: Vancouver

Disney-owned animation studio Pixar is to close its studio in Vancouver, Canada, resulting in 100 job losses.
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Brazil anger over Canada spy claims

Monday, October 7th 2013, 20:02
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States

Brazil summons the Canadian ambassador for explanations over the latest electronic spying accusations leaked by the former US contractor, Edward Snowden.
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Canada to review Commonwealth aid

Monday, October 7th 2013, 19:28
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Canada is reviewing its financial support for the Commonwealth over alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, PM Stephen Harper says.
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Egypt frees detained Canadians

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 9:11

Egypt's military-backed authorities have released two Canadians held without charge for seven weeks, the Canadian government says.
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'No-gender' O Canada lyrics urged

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 16:34

A group of prominent Canadian women launch a campaign to make the English-language lyrics to Canada's national anthem more gender-neutral.
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VIDEO: More means less for Maine lobstermen

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 23:20

Canada and climate change threaten Maine's industry
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Godspeed! give away music prize

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 16:53

Canadian instrumental rock group Godspeed You! Black Emperor criticise a major music award - the day after winning it.
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Canadian Downey named new LTA chief

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 10:39

Head of Tennis Canada Michael Downey will take over an organisation threatened with funding cuts if it fails to increase participation.
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Ex-Guantanamo inmate seen in court

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 0:29

A former Guantanamo detainee appears in a Canadian courtroom, his first public appearance since his capture in an Afghan firefight 11 years ago.
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Six killed in Ottawa bus-train crash

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 0:19
related places: Ottawa

At least six people die as a passenger train collides with a double-decker bus in Canada's capital, Ottawa, officials say.
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'Ikea monkey' to stay at sanctuary

Friday, September 13th 2013, 16:13

Darwin, the pet monkey that escaped in an Ikea car park in Toronto, Canada, last December, will not be returned to its owner, a judge rules.
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VIDEO: Canadian arrested over 'drugs belly'

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 1:46
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Bogota

A Canadian woman has been arrested in Colombia after trying to board a flight from Bogota's international airport with a fake pregnant belly stuffed with cocaine.
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Woman arrested with 'cocaine bump'

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 21:50
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Bogota, Toronto

A Canadian national is arrested in Bogota trying to board a flight to Toronto with a phony pregnant belly filled with cocaine, Colombian police say.
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Man thwarts cougar attack with spear

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 1:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A man wielding a spear in the Canadian province of British Columbia fights off a cougar which attacked his partner and kills it.
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Phone 'saves man' from polar bear

Monday, September 9th 2013, 17:41

A Canadian reportedly had a lucky escape as a polar bear mauling him was apparently scared off by the light from the man's mobile phone.
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VIDEO: Toronto abuzz for film festival

Monday, September 9th 2013, 17:13

Stars gather for the Toronto film festival
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Romania 'set to reject' gold project

Monday, September 9th 2013, 17:09
related countries: Romania Romania

Romania's PM says a major gold mine project will not get parliamentary approval - and the Canadian firm concerned threatens to sue.
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Canadian police make huge meth bust

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 21:05

Five men are charged following one of the largest drug busts in the history of Canada's Ontario province, police say.
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VIDEO: The darker side of Michael Cera

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 23:23

The Canadian actor known for playing sweet and nerdy geeks is showing his darker side in a series of independent films.
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VIDEO: Virtual therapy reaches Chad via Skype

Friday, August 30th 2013, 14:54
related countries: Chad Chad

In Chad, mental health is a neglected and taboo subject - the country has only one psychiatrist. But a Canadian psychologist is helping to change that through a free therapy service via Skype.
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Romania gold project back on track

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 14:34
related countries: Romania Romania

A Canadian mining firm welcomes a new Romanian government push to let it develop a controversial gold mine in Transylvania.
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Canadian hostage freed in Colombia

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 21:39
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's second largest rebel group, the ELN, frees Canadian Gernot Wober, who they took hostage seven months ago.
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US skater banned for tampering

Monday, August 26th 2013, 13:49
related countries: United States United States

US ice skater Simon Cho is banned for two years after tampering with a Canadian rival's skates, US Speedskating says.
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Trudeau 'smoked cannabis' while MP

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 18:48

Canadian Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau admits smoking cannabis while a member of parliament, months after calling for marijuana legalisation.
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Could a Canadian run for president?

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 19:19
related countries: United States United States

If you're born in Canada can you still become US president?
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US senator drops Canada citizenship

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 13:31
related countries: United States United States

Firebrand Calgary-born Republican US Senator Ted Cruz renounces his Canadian citizenship, in what analysts say is preparation for a presidential run.
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Free Willy actor Schellenberg dies

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 10:25

Canadian-born actor August Schellenberg, best known for starring in all three Free Willy films, dies in Texas aged 77.
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Forty pythons found in Canada motel

Friday, August 16th 2013, 22:19
related places: Brantford

Canadian animal welfare officers in Brantford, Ontario, rescue 40 distressed pythons from plastic storage bins in a motel room.
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Canada cyber-bullies case in court

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 16:57

Two teenagers appear in court charged with child porn offences in relation to the alleged cyber-bullying of a Canadian girl who took her own life.
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'Send drugs' tweet Canadian fired

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 3:49

A Canadian car shop employee is sacked after police see his tweet apparently seeking a delivery of marijuana to the shop - and reply.
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Canada rail blast firm loses licence

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 16:40
related places: Quebec

Canada suspends the operating licence of the railway firm involved in last month's fuel train disaster at Lac-Megantic.
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Funeral for brothers killed by snake

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 5:10

A funeral service in Canada hears tributes to the two young boys killed by a python as they slept at a friend's house above a pet shop.
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H&M pulls 'offensive' headdresses

Friday, August 9th 2013, 18:04
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Swedish retail chain H&M removes faux feather headdresses from shops in Canada amid complaints the items are offensive to aboriginal Canadians.
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Two charged in cyber-bullying death

Friday, August 9th 2013, 13:19
related places: Halifax

Two 18-year-old men are charged with child pornography crimes in the alleged cyber-bullying of a teenaged Canadian girl who later took her own life.
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Canadian boys asphyxiated by snake

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 14:32

Two young boys killed by a snake in the Canadian province of New Brunswick died of asphyxiation, a post-mortem examination shows.
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