Tag: Canada

Justin Trudeau Says Rail Barricades ‘Need to Come Down Now’

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on Indigenous leaders not to stand in the way of reconciliation with Canada by continuing blockades that have halted rail networks across the country for two weeks. Trudeau told reporters Friday afternoon that the Indigenous-led blockades paralyzing Canada’s rail system are “unacceptable and […]

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Five Questions About… This Brain in a Jar That Was Stopped at the Border

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. There are a lot of things you can send by postage without judgment. A book. Yup. A ‘lil cactus? Sure! A breakup letter? Well, it’s a bit harsh, and old school, but OK, you do you, Samantha from my hometown. A human brain in a mason jar though… […]

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RCMP Offers to Move Back From Wet’suwet’en, but With Conditions

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. Canada’s public safety minister said that federal police have offered to move away from Wet’suwet’en territory in hopes that blockades come down, but that offer comes with a significant condition. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair told reporters the RCMP is willing to move its operations to a nearby […]

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Shipwreck Yields Artifacts of Missing Seafarers in Canada’s Arctic

There was a bit of sealing wax with a fingerprint, a brush entangled with strands of hair, and a set of lieutenants’ epaulets. These were among about 350 artifacts that were recently plucked from the sunken crevices and cabins of the H.M.S. Erebus, one of two naval ships that vanished after setting out from England […]

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The Pipeline Crisis Was Centuries in the Making

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the anti-pipeline protests that have largely shut down rail travel across Canada. The blockades, which have also temporarily closed off certain United States border crossings, are part of a growing resistance movement against a natural gas pipeline that Coastal GasLink has planned for unceded Wet’suwet’en territory. Speaking before the House of […]

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As Canada’s Frustrations Grow Over Rail Blockade, Trudeau Gets Heckled

OTTAWA — With concerns growing over fuel shortages and layoffs, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came under increasing pressure Tuesday to end a rail blockade by Indigenous protesters that has shut down the eastern operations of Canada’s largest freight railway and curbed passenger rail service across the country. The blockade in Tyendinaga, Ontario, east of Toronto, […]

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The Wet’suwet’en Take Another Anti-Pipeline Struggle Mainstream

Last week, Via Rail, one of Canada’s major train operators, canceled most rides across Canada after Canadian National Rail, the company that owns most of the tracks Via’s trains run on, shut down its eastern network. The rail lines had become a target of protests against the TC Energy-backed Coastal GasLink Pipeline, a 416-mile natural […]

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China’s Vantas Releases Preliminary Specs For U.S.-Bound TXL and VX SUVs

The new Vantas brand created by HAAH Automotive Holdings has announced preliminary specifications of two Chery-sourced SUVs it plans to sell in the United States from late 2021-early 2022. Called Vantas TXL and Vantas VX, these are actually rebadged versions of the Chery Exeed TXL and Chery Exeed VX from the Chinese market. Both Vantas […]

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Along the Great Lakes, It’s Time to Prepare for Extremes

The Great Lakes keep rising. Last year the five lakes that together hold 20 percent of the fresh surface water on the planet broke 10 high-water records, and more are expected to fall this year. The inundation follows a 15-year span from 1999 to 2014 when the so-called upper lakes of Superior, Michigan and Huron […]

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2021 Toyota GR Supra: Here’s Whats New, Including 255 HP 2.0L Turbo-Four, Boosted 382 HP 3.0L

The all-new Toyota GR Supra was only introduced for the 2020 model year but the Japanese automaker has gone ahead and made big updates for 2021. No doubt, the big news for the 2021 Toyota GR Supra is the introduction of a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine, the nameplate’s first-ever four-pot. As expected, it’s also […]

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U.S. Charges Huawei With Racketeering

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government charged Huawei and two of its subsidiaries with federal racketeering and conspiracy to steal trade secrets, a significant escalation in the Trump administration’s legal fight with the Chinese telecommunications company. In the federal indictment unsealed on Thursday, the Department of Justice accused Huawei and its affiliates of a “pattern of […]

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Pipeline Protests Cause Widespread Travel Delays Across Canada

TYENDINAGA, Ontario — A dilapidated snow plow, three tents and some barrels sit beside the snowy tracks of the Canadian National Railway in Tyendinaga, Ontario, a protest in support of Indigenous leaders trying to stop the construction of a gas pipeline thousands of miles away, in British Columbia. The blockade, set up by the Mohawks […]

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Global Financial Giants Swear Off Funding an Especially Dirty Fuel

Some of the world’s largest financial institutions have stopped putting their money behind oil production in the Canadian province of Alberta, home to one of the world’s most extensive, and also dirtiest, oil reserves. In December, the insurance giant The Hartford said it would stop insuring or investing in oil production in the province, just […]

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Canada’s Newest Tyrannosaur Is Named for a ‘Reaper of Death’

Alberta is a tyrannosaur graveyard. There rest great carnivores of the Cretaceous, such as Albertosaurus, Gorgosaurus, Daspletosaurus and, of course, Tyrannosaurus rex. Now, paleontologists in the province have announced the discovery of Canada’s oldest known tyrannosaur: Thanatotheristes degrootorum, or “the Reaper of Death.” With its razor-sharp teeth and formidable two-ton frame, the newly discovered species […]

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Canadian Police Move Against Pipeline Blockades

OTTAWA — The Canadian police on Monday began moving against protesters who had set up transportation blockades around the country in sympathy with an Indigenous group’s campaign to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline to Canada’s West coast. The first blockade appeared on Thursday night and led to the shutdown of all rail passenger […]

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Documentary About NHL’s First Black Player Coming To ESPN

The journey of Willie O’Ree—the first Black man to play in the National Hockey League—is coming to the small screen. According to Deadline, ESPN has acquired the rights to a documentary that delves into how the Canadian broke racial barriers in the realm of sports. The film, dubbed Willie, captures how the racial climate in […]

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U.S. Women’s Team Qualifies for Olympic Soccer Tournament

CARSON, Calif. — The United States women’s national team, starting 10 of the 11 players that delivered a victory in the Women’s World Cup final last July, clinched a berth in the Tokyo Olympics with a 4-0 win over Mexico on Friday night. The Olympic spot was the prize in the teams’ winner-take-all semifinal at […]

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New Literary Prize Will Award $150,000 to a Female Novelist

About eight years ago, the Canadian novelist Susan Swan looked into the research about how female writers compared with male ones when it came to literary prizes and coverage. She was shocked by what she found. “I thought it was going to be a happy progress report,” she said in an interview. “Instead it was […]

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The Family Who Brought Totem Poles Back Home

Op-Docs In the next film from our Sundance 2020 series, two brothers carve their community’s first totem pole in nearly a century. Video transcript Back 0:00/16:15 transcript Now Is the Time In the next film from our Sundance 2020 series, two brothers carve their community’s first totem pole in nearly a century. [MUSIC PLAYING] I […]

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Lamborghini Montreal Sued By Father And Son Claiming Their White Huracan Turned Yellow

A Lamborghini dealership in Montreal, Canada, has been slapped with a lawsuit by a father and son. The plaintiffs claim that their white Huracan Spyder started turning yellow shortly after they bought it two and a half years ago. The civil suit was filed in the Quebec Superior Court last month, reports CTVNews, after failed […]

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