Canada & World

Clinton says U.S. will alleviate Buy American concerns

The United States will work with Canada to find a way to alleviate concerns surrounding the Buy American policy in the U.S. economic stimulus bill, which some say is shutting Canadian companies out of lucrative contracts, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Saturday.

Blood tests rule out prime suspect in pig farm swine flu case

Officials have ruled out the prime suspect in the mystery over how a herd of Alberta pigs was infected with the new swine flu virus sweeping the globe.

Sylvie Menard says Canadian border agents made her strip to see if she had a pink tattoo on her buttocks after mixing her up with an alleged criminal. Menard

Montreal woman humiliated by border tattoo search

MONTREAL — A Montreal woman says Canadian border agents made her strip to see if she had a pink tattoo on her buttocks after mixing her up with an alleged criminal.

Sylvie Menard says Canadian border agents made her strip to see if she had a pink tattoo on her buttocks after mixing her up with an alleged criminal. Menard

Residents return home after part of B.C. forest fire evacuation order lifted

VANCOUVER — Some of the residents chased from their homes by a wild fire in the B.C. Interior have returned to their properties, while others might be out for quite some time.

Swine flu hitting northern Ont. First Nations; Lots of flu, Sandy Lake chief says

Swine flu has started to circulate in First Nations communities in northern Ontario, with hundreds of people falling ill on the Sandy Lake First Nation reserve.

Don’t panic over swine flu pandemic: minister

The World Health Organization’s decision to declare the swine flu outbreak a pandemic is largely technical and people shouldn’t worry, says Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq.

Judge urges education

In the days before she hanged herself from a beam in the basement of her third foster home, a 15-year-old southern Alberta girl told her sisters and ex-boyfriend that life was no longer worth living.

Prep exit strategy: Carney

Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney is warning governments they must withdraw their monetary support for the financial system when the time is right or risk stunting the economy.

Workers secure chains around the Hollow Tree in Stanley Park so a crane can be used to straighten the 1000-year-old tree in Vancouver

Vancouver’s hallowed hollow tree finally gets a pricey makeover

VANCOUVER — Eat your heart out, Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Workers secure chains around the Hollow Tree in Stanley Park so a crane can be used to straighten the 1000-year-old tree in Vancouver

Don’t panic over swine flu pandemic: health minister

OTTAWA — The World Health Organization’s decision to declare the swine flu outbreak a pandemic is largely technical and people shouldn’t worry, says Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq.

Body of latest soldier killed in Afghanistan returned to Canada

CFB TRENTON, Ont. — Five-year-old Dakota Lee Allen whispered a prayer to her mother on the eve of Thursday’s repatriation ceremony at Canadian Forces Base Trenton.

Sri Lanka boots Rae

The federal government expressed “dismay and displeasure” to the Sri Lankan government Wednesday after Liberal MP Bob Rae was detained and booted out of the country.

Native leaders in pandemic mode

Schools are closed, public events have been cancelled and people are scrambling for masks to fight the swine flu.

Canada getting out of isotope game

Canada is getting out of medical isotope production, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Wednesday as the world struggles with the shutdown of an aging Canadian reactor that makes a big chunk of the global supply.

Minister of Natural Resources Lisa Raitt pauses as she reads a statement during a brief availability on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Wednesday.

Raitt offers tearful regrets

Lisa Raitt finally said sorry Wednesday for her controversial comments, but the tearful regrets did little to silence critics who accused her of presiding over an escalating crisis affecting thousands of cancer patients.

Minister of Natural Resources Lisa Raitt pauses as she reads a statement during a brief availability on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Wednesday.

Tories expected to hail progress

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to present a rosy picture of his Conservative government’s handling of the recession Thursday in a slick made-for-TV presentation designed to forestall a quick summer election.

Woman claiming to be Amanda Lindhout says she fears for her life: CTV News

CTV News say it has received a phone call from a woman claiming to be Amanda Lindhout, a freelance Canadian journalist held hostage in Somalia for nearly ten months.

Technicians examining plane to determine what caused smoke, diversion to Halifax

Maintenance crew were examining an American Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in Halifax late Tuesday to find out what caused an apparent electrical fire in a cabin washroom.

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Nova Scotia elects NDP government

New Democratic Party Leader Darrell Dexter, Nova Scotia's premier-designate, fields questions at a news conference in Halifax on Wednesday, June 10, 2009. Dexter has appointed a five-member transition team to prepare the way for the NDP to assume power after the party's historic election victory on Tuesday as he led the New Democrats to their first government in Atlantic Canada.

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