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Man arrested at border says ‘stereotyping’ led to arrest as security threat
VANCOUVER — He might be out nearly $1 million in gold coins and a job in Canada, but a Syrian man thanked God Thursday after being released from detention as a potential threat to national security.
Expert warns conditions are prime for avalanches in B.C. backcountry
TRAIL, B.C. — Several B.C. ski resorts, including Whistler, Sun Peaks and Big White, will kick off the 2009/2010 snow season this weekend and following one of the deadliest avalanche years on record, the Canadian Avalanche Centre is warning the snow-going public to be prepared.
B.C. health officer hopeful that H1N1 virus has peaked in the province
VANCOUVER — When it resurged this fall, H1N1 hit Canada’s westernmost province first, and quickly reared its ugly head across the country.
McKenna warns Liberal resurgence will take time as shakeup continues
Frank McKenna has some sobering counsel for federal Liberals: They could be in opposition for a long time and there is no Messianic leader who can lead them quickly out of the wilderness.
Abbotsford man in custody after wife’s body found in burned house
Police in Abbotsford, B.C., have arrested a man after the body of his wife was found in their burned home on Remembrance Day.
Prince Charles and Camilla’s royal visit had distinct military focus
With a final royal wave from the Airbus door Thursday, Prince Charles and wife Camilla ended their 11-day Canadian tour, a visit which held a distinct military focus.
Lawyer: US parents to plead guilty in balloon boy saga so family can stay together
The Colorado parents who reported their 6-year-old son floated away aboard a helium balloon will plead guilty to some charges so that the family can stay together, the attorney for the boy’s father said Thursday.
Accused in NWT Mountie’s murder says fatal shots were fired during struggle
A man accused of killing an RCMP officer in the Northwest Territories two years ago says the fatal shots were fired as the pair struggled in the dark over a gun.
South Korean troops prepare to deter retaliation after naval skirmish with the North
South Korea warned it was ready to deter any retaliation by North Korea following the two countries’ first naval clash in seven years, reportedly deploying two warships to the disputed sea border Wednesday.
H1N1 shows resistance
A flu drug expert says details about North America’s first reported case of pandemic H1N1 viruses resistant to Tamiflu shows the risk of giving it to people to prevent them from getting ill.
Quebec alone supports registry
Quebecers are alone in wanting to save the long-gun registry, a new poll suggests.
Stimulus cash bypassing high jobless areas
OTTAWA — Canada’s high jobless regions are losing out as billions in federal stimulus money flows into areas that have been spared the worst of the recession, an analysis by The Canadian Press suggests.
Quebec alone supports gun registry
OTTAWA — Quebecers are alone in wanting to save the long-gun registry, a new poll suggests.
Prince Charles joins thousands for national Remembrance Day ceremonies
OTTAWA — The man in line to be Canada’s next king joined Prime Minister Stephen Harper and thousands of others to pay tribute to the country’s war dead at a packed national Remembrance Day ceremony Wednesday.
Families of fallen soldiers attend Nov. 11 ceremonies in Kandahar
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Heavy hearts were lifted just a little Wednesday during Remembrance Day ceremonies in Canada’s Afghan war zone, where widows came in hopes of finding meaning in their sacrifice and the next generation of veterans moved to firm the nation’s resolve.
Brazil government defends itself after blackout
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Brazil’s president fended off criticism of his nation’s shaky power grid Wednesday as officials investigated a blackout that plunged as many as 60 million people into darkness, prompting concerns about the country’s preparedness to host the 2016 Olympic Games.
Protesters voice their opposition to Charles and Camilla visiting Quebec (photo gallery)
About 100 demonstrators, some waving Fleur-de-lis flags, gathered in downtown Montreal on Tuesday to voice their opposition to Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, setting foot in Quebec.
Protesters gather in downtown Montreal to greet Charles and Camilla
A handful of demonstrators have gathered in downtown Montreal to protest against the visit of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.
$50M lottery win an emotional experience for couple from Manitoba reserve
Kirby Fontaine spent his last $10 on lottery tickets, but it was his wife who came home with the right numbers to win one of the biggest jackpots in Canadian history.
Trapped teen shot bear in self-defence
Battling hypothermia and freezing skin, a trapped teenage hunter was forced to shoot and kill a polar bear as he waited for more than a day to be rescued from a large chunk of drifting sea ice in the Canadian North.