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International

Bizarre military incident: tragedy narrowly avoided

It could have been serious, very serious. A Canadian military Search and Rescue helicopter was taking part in training exercises in Florida on Wednesday when an inflatable raft fell from the aircraft and crashed through the roof of a house.» 

Environment, International

Scientists alarmed: no right whale calves

No calves spotted this year For decades conservationists, and scientists have been extremely concerned about the population of North Atlantic right whales. Estimates are that there are now less than 450 of the animals left, only about 100 of which» 

Economy, Environment, International

WWF report: International polar bear action plan, far behind schedule

It’s called the Circumpolar Action Plan for the Conservation of Polar bears (CAP).  It’s a ten-year plan begun two years ago which involves the five Arctic nations with bear populations; Canada, Russia, Denmark, Norway, and the U.S. An international action» 

Economy, International, Politics

NAFTA talks in Montreal end with glimmer of hope

A definite note of optimism could be felt reverberating Saturday in the 1960s industrial-style concrete halls of Montreal’s Hotel Bonaventure as negotiators from Canada, U.S. and Mexico hunkered down for a final stretch of talks into the future of the» 

Economy, International, Politics

Farmers voice their support for NAFTA

Donald Trump became president of the United States in large part thanks to their steadfast support. But now they want Trump to back off one of his key election promises and stop threatening to tear up the North American Free» 

Economy, International, Politics

NAFTA negotiations grind on in Montreal with little sign of progress

Canadian and Mexican officials expressed cautious optimism Thursday that Ottawa’s “creative” proposals aimed at unblocking the stalled negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement had in fact created some positive momentum in the talks in Montreal. Canadian counter-proposals deal» 

International, Politics

China and Russia lash out at ‘Cold War era’ Vancouver summit on North Korea

Russia and China lashed out at Canada and the United States Wednesday following the publication of the final document from the meeting of nearly 20 foreign ministers that had gathered in Vancouver to show a common front in the face» 

International, Politics

Vancouver summit urges no letup in North Korea sanctions

The global community will not accept North Korea as a nuclear threat to the world, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Tuesday, urging participants at a multinational meeting in Vancouver to maintain pressure on Pyongyang to force it to» 

International, Politics

China and Russia blast Vancouver summit

China and Russia are denouncing an international summit on North Korea in Vancouver next week, saying the event co-hosted by Canada and the United States is “a relapse of the Cold War mentality.” Washington and Ottawa have called the meeting» 

International, Politics

Freeland welcomes Trump’s suggestion of NAFTA talks extension

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is welcoming U.S. President Donald Trump’s newfound flexibility on NAFTA renegotiations. In an interview Thursday with the Wall Street Journal, the president indicated he’s open to extending the March deadline for concluding talks aimed at»