/ Apr 1, 2017

U.S. women blank Canada at worlds

The U.S. women’s hockey team, fueled and fired up by an opportunity to play in a tournament it was willing to sit out, started fast and strong against its rival in a highly charged and physical game. Brianna Decker broke a scoreless tie late ...

Environmental groups sue over Keystone XL pipeline approval

Mar 31, 2017

Environmental groups sue over Keystone XL pipeline approval

A coalition of environmental groups challenged the federal permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline in court on Thursday because they say additional environmental scrutiny is needed. The Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council and other groups say the initial environmental review completed in ...

Canada looks to legalize recreational pot by July 2018

/ Mar 28, 2017

Canada looks to legalize recreational pot by July 2018

Canadians should be able to smoke marijuana legally by July 1, 2018, a senior government official said Monday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government will introduce legislation to legalize recreational marijuana the week of April 10th and it should become law by July next ...

Keystone approval spells headache for Canada's Trudeau

Mar 26, 2017

Keystone approval spells headache for Canada's Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was quick to welcome Washington’s approval Friday of a major new pipeline from Canada into the United States, but observers say it creates political headaches for his administration. Trudeau has sought to strike a balance between two competing policies — ...

Center-right parties set to merge in Canada's oil-rich Alberta

/ Mar 19, 2017

Center-right parties set to merge in Canada's oil-rich Alberta

A candidate with plans to merge Alberta’s splintered right-leaning factions has won the leadership of the province’s Progressive Conservatives (PC), the party said on Saturday, heralding a political shift in Canada’s oil heartland. The merger plan by former federal Cabinet minister Jason Kenney will ...