Canada

Canada romps over Nicaragua to move into Super Round

THUNDER BAY – Team Canada is still in the hunt for a Baseball World Cup championship. The host squad on Wednesday sent 14 batters to the plate in the seventh inning, plating 10 runs that turned a close contest into a laugher, their 15-3 win over Nicaragua securing them a spot in the three-day Super Round that will decide which ...

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Rate hike sends Canada bond yields soaring above U.S. Treasuries

The Canada two-year bond yield Wednesday shot up to well above its U.S. equivalent after the Bank of Canada hiked interest rates, a reflection of changing perceptions about the course of monetary policy in the two countries. For the last two years, bond investors had positioned for U.S. interest rates rising faster than Canadian rates, but those bets have now ...

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Did this summer seem cooler and wetter than usual? Environment Canada says maybe not

This summer’s temperatures and rainfall has been within long-term averages, says an Environment Canada meteorologist, even if it felt cooler and wetter than usual. While days of 30-plus degree temperatures were rare, the overall temperatures for June, July, and August were within averages, said Geoff Coulson, a meteorologist with Environment Canada. “I think what really was the thing that was missing ...

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Canada wants the U.S. to scrap its right-to-work laws as part of a new NAFTA deal

Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland shakes hands with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. PAUL J. RICHARDS/Getty Images Canadians are apparently sick of competing with nonunionized foreign workers South of the border. According to the Globe & Mail, the country’s negotiating team is asking the United States to scrap its anti-union right-to-work laws as part of an updated ...

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‘Life or death’ lessons: Education on risks of drug overdose varies across Canada – Health

By the age of 19, Jordan Miller was already addicted to drugs and reaching out to his parents for help. By 24, he’d taken a deadly cocktail of oxycodone pills — enough to stop his heart. His mother, Leslie McBain, has told the heartbreaking story of her son’s overdose at every high school in British Columbia’s Gulf Islands over the past two years. “My message is ...

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Canada Emerges as a Tough Negotiator in Nafta Talks

MEXICO CITY –  The latest challenge to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement is coming from an unexpected direction: Canada. For months, President Donald Trump has pointed the finger at Mexico as the source of U.S. trade deficits in North America, and U.S. officials are pushing for new provisions in the 23-year-old trade pact that would make it harder ...

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A short history of Labour Day in Canada

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:September 4, 2017 5:34 pm A Labour Day parade in Toronto, Canada in 1900 (Wikimedia Commons) Canada and the United States on Monday will celebrate Labour Day to honour the struggles and sacrifices made during the labour movement which brought about the favourable working conditions that workers enjoy today. Most countries around ...

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Canada a special place for Scott McCarron after winning Shaw Charity Classic

Perhaps, Shaw Charity Classic officials had a hunch that Scott McCarron would emerge as their champion for 2017. Or maybe, it was just a lucky coincidence. Either way … “The hat fits perfect,” grinned McCarron, who received the customary white-hat treatment from Mayor Naheed Nenshi after sealing a one-stroke victory at the 2017 Shaw Charity Classic at Canyon Meadows. “I’m ...

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Canada’s ‘Monument’ Controversy

Ottawa— The name of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first prime minister, is ubiquitous in the country’s capital. Ottawa’s airport, a major bridge, a parkway along the Ottawa River and several government buildings are all named for him. He’s also in most Canadian wallets: Macdonald’s portrait is on the $10 bill. But in an echo of the American debate over ...

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