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  • Five killed in Quebec seniors home fire; death toll expected to rise

    A fire that swept through a home for seniors in the Quebec town of L'Isle-Verte likely took the lives of many of the 30 frail and elderly residents now listed as missing, authorities in the Canadian province said Friday. Five of the 52 people registered...
  • Stop Kicking Canada Around On Keystone Pipeline

    Fixated as we Americans are on Canada's three most attention-getting exports — polar vortexes, Alberta clippers and the antics of Toronto's addled mayor — we've somewhat overlooked a major feature of Canada's current relations with the...
  • Mattel to compete with Lego with $460 million Mega acquisition

    Mattel to compete with Lego with $460 million Mega acquisition
    Mattel Inc. dominates the market for dolls with its Barbie, Monster High and American Girl brands. But now it also wants to play with blocks. The El Segundo giant is paying $460 million to buy Canadian construction toy company Mega Brands Inc. as it...
  • A super-giant upset at Sochi Olympics for U.S. skier Andrew Weibrecht

    A super-giant upset at Sochi Olympics for U.S. skier Andrew Weibrecht
    SOCHI, Russia — The only thing not completely stupefying about Sunday's men's Olympic super giant slalom was that Norway won. Kjetil Jansrud became the fourth straight Norwegian to claim the super-G gold, so just go ahead and pencil in a Kjetil,...
  • PASSINGS: Bob Casale, Mavis Gallant

    Bob Casale Guitarist with '80s group Devo Bob Casale, 61, guitarist for Devo, whose commercial success peaked in the early '80s with the MTV hit "Whip It," died unexpectedly Monday of heart failure in Marina del Rey, his brother Gerald said. Bob had...
  • Whistler: Ingrid Veninger's 'Ballsy' Request? More Films Made by Women

    After five days of screening, industry panels, and tributes to the likes of Richard Dreyfuss, Melissa Leo, and Jason Priestley, the 13th annual Whistler Film Festival culminated in an awards brunch on Sunday morning. At the awards, the New York-based...
  • Toronto mayor: Bad boy Rob Ford puts Canada in global spotlight

    Toronto mayor: Bad boy Rob Ford puts Canada in global spotlight
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford may be a national embarrassment, but his scandalous behavior -- smoking crack cocaine, threatening murder and making lewd remarks on live television -- is the biggest international news story out of Canada this century, Canadian...
  • Canada high court strikes down laws against prostitution

    The Supreme Court of Canada unanimously struck down three laws against prostitution in a landmark ruling Friday, deeming the bans on visiting brothels, living off a prostitute's proceeds and public solicitation "overly broad" and potentially dangerous for...
  • Jon Anderson, 1936-2014

    Jon Anderson, 1936-2014
    Jon Anderson, an unflappable Canadian with a shock of white hair, a patrician demeanor and a cheerful facility in French, quickly stood out in 1970s-era Chicago newsrooms marked by chain-smoking reporters, clacking typewriters, hurled invectives and...
  • Toronto Film Critics Love 'Llewyn Davis'

    Joel and Ethan Coen's "Inside Llewyn Davis" has been named best picture of 2013 by the Toronto Film Critics Association, which also bestowed its best actor award on Oscar Isaac, who plays a struggling folksinger navigating Greenwich Village circa 1961...
  • Steve Martin bringing Lawren Harris exhibition to Hammer Museum

    Steve Martin bringing Lawren Harris exhibition to Hammer Museum
    Actor, musician and avid art collector Steve Martin will co-curate an exhibition of work by the late Canadian artist Lawren Harris that will debut at the Hammer Museum at UCLA in fall 2015. A spokeswoman for the Hammer said that the exhibition "is in...
  • Rob Ford claims he's best Toronto mayor ever, files for reelection

    Rob Ford, the Toronto mayor stripped of his authority and shamed around the world for smoking crack and hanging out with criminals, declared himself the best leader that Canada's No. 1 city has ever had and filed Thursday for reelection. Ford was...