HMCS St. John’s to head to Mediterranean Sea to participate in NATO operation

HMCS St. John’s to head to Mediterranean Sea to participate in NATO operation

A departure ceremony is being held on the Halifax waterfront today for the crew of HMCS St. John’s.HMCS St.John’s departs Halifax. @globalhalifax pic.twitter.com/6o2bLiU6Zt— Reynold Gregor (@reynoldgregor) January 16, 2018 The Royal Canadian Navy ship is headed to the Mediterranean Sea...
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Canadian government says defence contractors can now sell weapons to Ukraine

Canadian government says defence contractors can now sell weapons to Ukraine

Canada said on Wednesday that defense contractors would be allowed to sell weapons such as automatic firearms and electric stun guns to Ukraine, a move the government in Kiev has long pressed for. Related posts: New York City police officers prepare...
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Canada Letter: A TIFF Film About Film and an Immigrant’s Story

Canada Letter: A TIFF Film About Film and an Immigrant’s Story

The film brings the Canada Letter its second contest. We’re giving away 10 pairs of tickets to a Sept. 16 screening at TIFF. Just fill out the form here to enter the sweepstakes draw. A postscript: At least one photographer...
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In Canada, an Immigration Minister Who Himself Is a Refugee

In Canada, an Immigration Minister Who Himself Is a Refugee

In his first months on the job, Mr. Hussen has become known for his steady hand on one of the country’s most delicate portfolios, promoting Canada’s increasingly rare open door to immigrants and refugees while remaining diplomatic about the slamming...
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Canada, Too, Faces a Reckoning With History and Racism

Canada, Too, Faces a Reckoning With History and Racism

Like the current dispute in the United States over Civil War monuments, the subject is an emotionally charged one in Canada, but it has been limited to arguments and acts of vandalism, without any violent clashes. A union of elementary...
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Canada Letter: Stage Lights, Sunlight and Opening Shots

Canada Letter: Stage Lights, Sunlight and Opening Shots

Jesse Green, who became The Times’s co-chief theater critic in May, recently made his first trip to the Stratford Festival. He was impressed by one of the few remaining repertory theater companies in North America, describing his visit to Stratford,...
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Canadian pastor freed by North Korea ‘has been flown to Japan’

Canadian pastor freed by North Korea ‘has been flown to Japan’

Hyeon Soo Lim, the Canadian pastor freed by North Korea this week, is believed to have arrived in Japan on a rare flight from Pyongyang international airport. The flight was scheduled to leave the North Korean capital at 9.25am local...
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Markdale Journal: An Ice Cream Maker’s Latest Recipe: Saving the Local School

Markdale Journal: An Ice Cream Maker’s Latest Recipe: Saving the Local School

Markdale is one of many towns along Highway 10 between Toronto and the sandy beaches of Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay. The Toronto, Grey and Bruce Railway, now a gravel bike path, gave Markdale its first big boost by linking it...
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Burundians, Fleeing Political Violence, Find Welcome in Canada

Burundians, Fleeing Political Violence, Find Welcome in Canada

Thousands have fled to refugee camps in Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, where they face reprisals from marauding Burundian militias that have carried out targeted killings, human rights groups and refugees say. Photo Burundians in 2015 aboard a boat taking them.....
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Winnipeg Journal: Winnipeg’s Treaty Payments: Meager Reminder of a Painful History

Winnipeg Journal: Winnipeg’s Treaty Payments: Meager Reminder of a Painful History

But the treaties were not mere contracts to exchange land, historians say. They were part of a broader strategy to erase indigenous identity and autonomy, as laws gave the federal government power over the First Nations’ finances and religious practices,...
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Canada Letter: Summer Advice From Librarians, American Friends

Canada Letter: Summer Advice From Librarians, American Friends

Megan Stecyk, Saskatoon Public Library, Saskatchewan: “100 Days of Cree,” by Neal McLeod “McLeod describes Cree as ‘the sexiest’ of all languages, and his book explores the humor, modernity and adaptability of today’s Cree. It’s easy to drop in t...
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