Tag Archives: disaster

Denied cross-border shoppers, some U.S. companies opt to export to Canada instead

WASHINGTON — In the before times, Katie McCarron could count on her best Canadian customers to make the trip to her store in Portland, Oregon, to stock up on their favourite high-quality, human-grade pet food.  COVID-19 had other plans. Soon enough,

Ontario offers $2 million to help Wheatley recover from massive explosion

WHEATLEY, Ont. — A town in southwestern Ontario rocked by a massive explosion last month will be receiving up to $2 million from the provincial government to help with recovery efforts.  The province says the funds will help businesses affected by

Search expert applauds provincewide push to keep looking for missing N.L. fishermen

MARY'S HARBOUR, N.L. — A retired coast guard search and rescue coordinator says a provincewide swell of support for two missing Labrador fishermen and their families has resulted in one of the most impressive recovery efforts he's ever seen. With sever...

B.C. must shore up risk-crisis communications before, during, after wildfires: report

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Upgrades to communications systems in British Columbia's wildfire zones are needed to save lives and properties, says a report released Wednesday. The Thompson Rivers University report, which examined B.C.'s communications practices du...

Postelection, should Ottawa be making a bigger fuss about Canada-U.S. border?

WASHINGTON — Experts are wondering if it's time for Canada to take a fresh approach to its relationship with the United States. Journalist and author Edward Alden, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, says there's more going on

After the election, should Ottawa be making a bigger fuss about Canada-U.S. border?

WASHINGTON — With the federal election in the books and the United States clearly in no hurry to reopen the Canada-U.S. border, experts say the federal Liberal government should think about rebooting the way it deals with the country's largest

Search continues for fishermen lost off Labrador coast with Coast Guard with on site

MARY'S HARBOUR, N.L. — The search continues today for two fishermen missing in the waters off Labrador's southeastern coast. Police say searchers are back in the air and on the water looking for Marc Freeman Russell and Joey Jenkins, who departed

Coast guard helps in RCMP search for fishers, as father calls for all-out effort

MARY'S HARBOUR, N.L. — A coast guard vessel and a provincial water bomber continued a search Monday for two missing fishermen, after the father of one of the lost men called on Ottawa to resume a full search off the

‘We focused on remembering our dad’: the grief and growth of a family ravaged by 9/11

Garrett Doyle was only one when his father was killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, but the loss would have a profound effect on his life. In elementary school, teachers would tell his mother they

Gas explosion in apartment building outside Moscow kills 2

MOSCOW (AP) — A gas explosion in an apartment building outside Moscow on Wednesday killed two people and injured five others, law enforcement officials said.