India pushes renewed trade talks in aftermath of Canada-China tensions

Canada and India are quietly setting the stage to reboot formal free-trade talks as the Trudeau government seeks economic alternatives to China following the dispute over the Meng Wanzhou-two Michaels affair. Trade negotiators from both countries have held four “consultative meetings” in the last year via video, and the most recent one in October saw […]

COVID-19: Outbreak linked to 5 cases declared at Western University residence – London

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at a Western University student residence. Five students in Saugeen-Maitland Hall have been confirmed positive by the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU). There is no evidence of classroom transmission, the university in London, Ont. said in a statement released Saturday. Read more: Student dragged from Western University class for repeatedly […]

New evacuation order issued as flood-ravaged southern B.C. faces brunt of fresh storms

A new evacuation order has been issued in southern British Columbia as another atmospheric river drenches the province, worsening the impacts of widespread floods and mudslides. Rain will continue to fall until Sunday afternoon, according to Environment Canada, which issued a rainfall warning for most of southwest B.C. Up to 120 millimetres of rain is expected in the […]

Fraser Valley farmers won’t know for weeks how floodwaters have affected prized soil

Six days into the flood, Harman Kaur and her husband took a drive past their acreage and found thousands of their ruby-red blueberry bushes were still completely buried in the murky, brown floodwater. Leaking pesticides swirled around the field. Garbage and gas tanks floated past. The smell of fuel filled their noses. “There was a complete layer of oil on […]

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