Canada finds 1840s British explorer ship lost in Arctic

Sep 10, 2014

Canada finds 1840s British explorer ship lost in Arctic

One of two British explorer ships that disappeared in the Arctic nearly 170 years ago has been found, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Tuesday. The HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were last seen in the 1840s. Canada announced in 2008 that it would ...

Sep 4, 2014

Canadians held Americans hostage in Syria: report

Three Canadians were directly involved in the kidnapping of two American journalists by Islamist militants in Syria, Canada’s public broadcaster reported Wednesday. Citing unnamed sources, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said the trio — whose identities are unknown — forced captives Theo Curtis and Matt ...

Aug 22, 2014

Canada to push Arctic claim in Europe

Canada’s top diplomat will discuss the Arctic with his Scandinavian counterparts in Denmark and Norway next week, it was announced Thursday, a trip that will raise suspicions in Russia. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird will specifically bring up “the challenges and opportunities facing the ...

Hitchhiking robot reaches journey's end in Victoria

Aug 22, 2014

Hitchhiking robot reaches journey's end in Victoria

A chatty robot with an LED-lit smiley face sent hitchhiking across Canada this summer as part of a social experiment reached its final destination Thursday after several thousand kilometers on the road. HitchBot, assembled from household odds and ends by university professors Frauke Zeller ...

Aug 21, 2014

Marijuana supplier named 'Pot Playboy' gets 27 years

A Canadian drug kingpin who was one of New York’s biggest marijuana suppliers and was dubbed the “Pot Playboy” was sentenced to 27 years in prison for leading a $1 billion international drug trafficking enterprise, prosecutors said. Jimmy Cournoyer pleaded guilty in May 2013 ...

Aug 21, 2014

Denso hit with $2 million fine over bid-rigging in Canada

Denso Corp., the nation’s largest manufacturer of electronic auto parts, said Thursday it had been fined $2.45 million Canadian dollars (¥200 million) by a court in Canada for breaking the competition law by rigging bids on transactions in several kinds of auto parts. The ...

Aug 13, 2014

'Prince of Pot' back in Canada from U.S. prison

Canada’s self-proclaimed “Prince of Pot,” Marc Emery, returned home Tuesday, vowing “political revenge” after spending more than four years in a U.S. prison for selling marijuana seeds by mail across the border. The ardent advocate of legalizing marijuana was met by his wife, Jodie, ...