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Canada among the happiest countries in the world

September 9, 2013

If you're interested in moving abroad, then you may want to read a recent report put out by the United Nations General Assembly. Read Article »

Business Development Bank moves to aid Canadian SMBs in wake of problematic unemployment

August 28, 2013

Canada is currently in the midst of a number of economic difficulties. Read Article »

U.S. senator publicly renounces Canadian citizenship

August 20, 2013

As the next United States presidential election draws near, potential or supposed candidates from both parties are starting to come to the forefront and either directly or indirectly announce their intentions to run. Read Article »

Speculation rages about state of Canada's housing market

August 12, 2013

Aug. 15 will mark the release of Canada's housing sales statistics for July, by the Canadian Real Estate Association. Read Article »

Small earthquake hits Vancouver Island

August 5, 2013

Vancouver Island is located near a region known for regular seismic activity, the Nootka fault zone. Read Article »

Canadian foreign service officers on strike

July 30, 2013

For the past four months, Canadian foreign service officers running the operations of the country's embassies around the world have been in a bitter dispute with the federal government. Read Article »

Verizon's possible entry into Canada earns criticism from domestic telecoms

July 29, 2013

Verizon has an established reputation as one of the most successful wireless and telecom companies in the United States. Read Article »

Report on Canadian freshwater resources receives mixed reaction

July 18, 2013

Few natural resources are as important to the overall well-being of a nation as its freshwater supply. Read Article »

Canada finding commercial uses for drone aircraft

July 15, 2013

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) - often referred to simply as "drones" - have become substantially present in the military arsenals of various world powers. Read Article »

Loblaw acquires Canada's biggest pharmacy franchise

July 15, 2013

While The Loblaw Companies are collectively the largest grocery franchise in Canada, the business has seen a number of challenges come its way in recent months. Read Article »

Toronto hit with major flooding

July 9, 2013

Toronto is Canada's largest city, and as such, any extreme weather that hits the metropolis is bound to adversely effect thousands and potentially millions of people. Read Article »

Canada trumped by Martinique at CONCACAF Gold Cup

July 8, 2013

Canada is known as a sporting nation, with representative teams in the National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) in cities like Toronto, Edmonton and Montreal. Read Article »

Canadian authorities thwart would-be terrorist plot

July 3, 2013

Over the past five months, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) worked to collect evidence on what it believed to be a terrorist plot in the making. Read Article »

Obama insists Canadian pipeline project must meet environmental concerns

June 27, 2013

The oil fields in Alberta, Canada, are a major economic boon to both the province and the nation as a whole. Read Article »

Royal Bank of Canada rising in ranks of U.S. trading firms

June 25, 2013

On the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, it has traditionally paid off to take an aggressive approach to trading. Read Article »

Alberta floods displace thousands, cause energy issues

June 24, 2013

The city of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, is run through by the Bow and Elbow rivers. Read Article »

Moderate economic growth predicted by Royal Bank of Canada

June 19, 2013

The past few years have seen Canada bear the brunt of economic difficulties similar to those experienced in the late-2000s recession of the United States, albeit somewhat less severely. Read Article »

Canadian government moves to crack down on alleged overuse of public sector sick days

June 12, 2013

Sick days and paid vacation are among the most valuable assets to an employee in any job. Read Article »

New governor of Bank of Canada appears cautiously optimistic

June 6, 2013

Much like the United States, Canada underwent a great deal of economic strife during the recession of 2008-09, which struck in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Read Article »

Canadian officials halt terror plot

April 22, 2013

Canadian officials announced the arrests of two men accused of plotting to derail a Toronto-area passenger train. Read Article »

Margaret Thatcher dies at 87

April 8, 2013

After and long and controversial career, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is dead at age 87. Read Article »

Nunavut project heading to Venice Biennale in Architecture

March 26, 2013

A pair of designers from the young territory of Nunavut has earned the right to represent Canada at the 14th Venice Biennale in Architecture. Read Article »

Ottawa Irish Festival celebrates shared history

March 12, 2013

Ottawa, Canada celebrates St. Patrick's Day with an eventful festival full of food, stories and song.  Read Article »

Canada's Arctic glaciers in trouble

March 7, 2013

The islands of Ellesmere and Devon off the coast of northern Canada could see 20 percent of their glaciers melt by the end of the 21st century, according to a report in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. Read Article »

Students of the Americas ready to compete in super-mileage engineering competition

March 7, 2013

On April 4-7, competing teams from Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will come together to put their super-mileage vehicles to the test in the seventh annual Shell Eco-marathon Americas. Read Article »

Canadian giant camels once walked the Arctic

March 6, 2013

A research team led by the Canadian Museum of Nature has recently identified fossils of an extinct giant camel in Canada. Read Article »

National Gallery of Canada renovated

March 5, 2013

The National Gallery of Canada undergoes the largest renovation project in its history.  Read Article »

U.S. and Russia work together for endangered polar bears

March 4, 2013

The U.S. and Russia work together to ban trade of polar bear furs, skins and products. Read Article »

Canadian report encourages government to ban junk food for kids

March 4, 2013

It is no secret that obesity has become a problem in the U.S. and Canada, and now Canadian researchers are taking things one step further. Read Article »

Sodium use in Canadian restaurants is extremely high

February 27, 2013

Researchers from the University of Toronto recently looked at the sodium levels of the food served in Canadian restaurant chains and found that the amount in much of the food exceeds recommended daily levels, according to CBC News. Read Article »

Montreal restaurant owners upset with new policies

February 25, 2013

Restaurants in Montreal are dealing with the backlash of the Office québécois de la langue française's (OQLF) recent enforcement of previous policies, which are requiring that certain pictures or decor be taken off the walls and menu items switched from any English to only French, according to CBC News. Read Article »

Cyberbullying causes Canadian tennis star to quit

February 20, 2013

Cyberbullying has become a serious problem across the globe, as more people are falling victim to torment and abuse from their peers in school or elsewhere Read Article »

Canadian naval officer arrested for giving Russia secrets

February 12, 2013

A Canadian naval officer was sentenced to 20 years in jail after he was found guilty of handing national secrets over to the Russia government, which damaged Canada's relations with the United States and other important allies, according to Reuters. Read Article »

Maple water coming to Canada 

February 7, 2013

It is no secret that maple syrup is of great value to Canadians Read Article »

'How I Met Your Mother' takes things to the Great White North

February 4, 2013

"How I Met Your Mother" is heading to the Great White North during its new episode Monday on CBS. Read Article »

Montreal deals with massive flooding during rush hour last night 

January 29, 2013

Montreal residents were stunned when 40 liters of water came rushing into the streets downtown during rush hour, and the city officials are saying that the wear and tear of a water main that is what caused the break, according to CTV News. Read Article »

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth travel to Ottawa 

January 23, 2013

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth recently enjoyed a vacation in Costa Rica, and they decided to extend their vacation by next visiting the Great White North. Read Article »

Return of NHL met with joy in Canada

January 21, 2013

After months of gridlock and discussions, the NHL season officially kicked off on Saturday, January 19, much to the delight of millions of hockey fans across Canada. Read Article »

Killer whales escape ice-locked area

January 10, 2013

After a possible change in current, 11 killer whales are now free after being forced to use just a small opening of open water to surface, according to NBC News. Read Article »

Research shows drop in government-funded eye exams for diabetes patients

January 8, 2013

Recent research developed by scientists at St. Michael's Hospital in Ontario found that those with diabetes are not getting as many annual eye exams as they did 10 years ago, even though these exams are critical for the patients' health. Read Article »