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  • Possible land deal for US-Canada bridge delayed

    DETROIT (AP) — A proposal has been delayed to transfer 301 Detroit-owned properties to the Michigan Land Bank in exchange for $1.4 million from the Canadian government as part of plans for a $2 billion international commuter bridge. A special Detroit City Council session was scheduled Monday...

  • AP Source: NFL stadium sites explored in Toronto

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Buffalo Bills prospective ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi has conducted a feasibility study into buying the NFL franchise and building a stadium in Toronto, a person close to the situation said. The study identified at least three potential stadium...

  • Eau Canada: Caravan totes water to Detroit

    DETROIT (AP) — A caravan of Canadians bringing jugs with 1,000 liters of water arrived in Detroit on Thursday afternoon in a symbolic protest against the bankrupt city shutting off water to residents who haven't paid their bills. Eleven vehicles passed through the Detroit Windsor Tunnel under...

  • Argentina zoo freezes polar bear move to Canada

    MENDOZA, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's last captive polar bear will remain in the country despite a petition by more than a half million people asking that it be moved to Canada. The director of the Mendoza Zoo in western Argentina told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the 28-year-old bear...

  • Bombardier union at Ontario plant goes on strike

    THUNDER BAY, Ontario (AP) — About 900 unionized employees at Bombardier's light rail plant in Thunder Bay, Ontario, are on strike after failing to reach an agreement with management about pension changes and benefit reductions. Unifor's national president Jerry Dias says there was "no...

  • Quebec remembers victims of oil train disaster

    LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) — Crowds packed a church in the eastern Quebec town of Lac-Megantic Sunday to remember the 47 people who were killed there a year ago when a runaway oil train derailed and exploded, sending cataclysmic fireballs that obliterated a large swath of the downtown district....

  • Toronto mayor can't promise he will stay sober

    TORONTO (AP) — Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said Friday that he won't guarantee he will stay sober if he's re-elected, telling a radio show that people will just have to trust him. Ford, who returned this week to City Council from two months in rehab, said in an interview on Newstalk 1010...

  • Ford says he's used "every drug" you can think of

    TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said Wednesday he's used "every drug you can probably think of" and blamed substance abuse for the racist and homophobic language he's used. Ford returned to work this week after a two-month stay in rehab for drugs and alcohol. The mayor of Canada's...

  • Toronto mayor returns to work after rehab stay

    TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford acknowledged a drug problem for the first time and vowed that his commitment to "living clean is now unwavering" as he returned to work Monday after a two-month stay in rehab. Ford read an emotional statement at City Hall, but refused to take questions,...

  • Cuba prosecutors seek 15 years for Canadian man

    HAVANA (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking 15 years in prison for a Canadian businessman who was arrested in a high-profile crackdown on corruption, Cuban authorities said Monday. The trial of Cy Tokmakjian, president of an automotive and transportation company, the Tokmakjian Group, concluded...

  • Railroad in explosion has its Canadian assets sold

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — With completion of the sale of the bankrupt railroad responsible for an oil train derailment that killed 47 people, attention now turns to creation of a settlement fund with hundreds of millions of dollars to compensate victims. Bankruptcy attorney Robert Keach said...

  • A year later, it's clear Keystone XL has passed Obama's 'climate test'

    One year ago this week, President Obama announced that the Keystone XL pipeline would have to pass a "climate test" in order to be approved. Opponents of the pipeline cheered.

  • Has American fracking doomed Iraq?

    Iraq's new crisis has everyone, including energy guru Daniel Yergin, worried about what it's going to do to the price of oil. And certainly we've all been here before. War and chaos in the Middle East shuts down oil wells and closes pipelines and refineries; the world's oil supply dips and oil...

  • Flaws in Canadian system serve as red flag for Obamacare

    As the U.S. debates ways to replace or improve Obamacare, Canada may offer a blueprint for reform. Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper has moved to transfer control from the federal government to the provinces and is opening up the socialized system to private clinics and doctors.



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