Jan 12, 2016

Canadian freed after five years in Afghan Taliban captivity

A Canadian man has been freed from captivity in Afghanistan after being taken hostage by the Taliban five years ago, Canada’s foreign minister said Monday. Colin Rutherford, who was 26-years-old when he was reported missing in February 2011 while visiting the war-torn nation as ...

Jan 9, 2016

Canada rejects African-American man's asylum claim

A Canadian tribunal has rejected a claim for refugee status from an African-American man who said he feared persecution and police abuse in the United States based on his race, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada said Friday. While saying he did find ...

Jan 8, 2016

Lost Canadian beer still drinkable after 120 years: researcher

A bottle nearly as old as Canada discovered last year contained a bitter-tasting beer that was just about drinkable but not very good, a researcher who tested it said Thursday. The bottle from the “Alexander Keith” brewery was nearly full when a diver recovered ...

M4.8 Canada quake felt across Washington state

Dec 31, 2015

M4.8 Canada quake felt across Washington state

Authorities say a magnitude-4.8 earthquake in Canada was widely felt across northwest Washington state, but no major damage or injuries have been reported. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday 11 miles northeast of Victoria, British Columbia. Randy Baldwin, ...

Relatives of drowned Syrian boy on Turkish beach land in Canada

Dec 29, 2015

Relatives of drowned Syrian boy on Turkish beach land in Canada

ancouver British Columbia Relatives of a Syrian boy whose lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach, sparking worldwide concern for the refugee crisis, have arrived in Canada Mohammed Kurdi, his wife and their five children flew into Vancouver as refugees Monday, sponsored by ...

Dec 20, 2015

Son of Canadian beer magnate found guilty of killing father

Dennis Oland, the son of a wealthy Canadian brewer, was found guilty on Saturday of murdering his father following a long and sensational trial in the eastern province of New Brunswick. Oland, 47, had been accused of the second-degree murder of his father, Richard ...

Spaniard wins Miss World title in China

Dec 20, 2015

Spaniard wins Miss World title in China

Spain’s Mireia Lalaguna Royo was named the winner of the Miss World 2015 competition in the southern Chinese island resort of Sanya, an event dogged by controversy over China’s refusal to allow Canada’s entrant to attend. Sofia Nikitchuk of Russia was the runner-up and ...

Dec 19, 2015

Scarf-wearing cheetah reported on the loose in snowy western Canada

Canadian conservation officials and federal police were on the lookout Friday for a cheetah wearing a bright orange scarf and wandering through the snow-covered outback. The big African cat was spotted crossing a highway near Creston, British Columbia, on Thursday by a motorist who ...

Dec 18, 2015

Canadian man kills Brit in psychedelic ceremony in Peru's Amazon

A Canadian killed a Briton after the two men took a hallucinogenic plant brew known as ayahuasca together at a spiritual retreat in the Peruvian Amazon, authorities said Thursday. Witnesses told police the Canadian man, 29-year-old Joshua Andrew Freeman Stevens, killed the British man, ...