British Columbia

VANCOUVER, British Columbia | Canadian province to sue drug companies over opioids

VANCOUVER, British Columbia  — The Canadian province of British Columbia has launched a proposed class-action lawsuit against dozens of pharmaceutical companies, alleging they falsely marketed opioids as less addictive than other pain drugs and helped trigger an overdose crisis that has killed thousands. The lawsuit is the first of its kind in Canada and names … Continue reading VANCOUVER, British Columbia | Canadian province to sue drug companies over opioids

U.S. Department of State News: Conclusion of the Second Round of Negotiations To Modernize the Columbia River Treaty Regime

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The United States and Canada held the second round of negotiations to modernize the Columbia River Treaty regime August 15-16, in Nelson, British Columbia.  During the talks, the U.S. and Canadian negotiators continued to discuss shared objectives and reiterated the need for both sides to … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Conclusion of the Second Round of Negotiations To Modernize the Columbia River Treaty Regime

SEATTLE | Smoky skies, poor air from wildfires return to Northwest

SEATTLE  — Poor air quality will be common across parts of the Pacific Northwest this week as winds push smoke from surrounding wildfires into the region, forecasters and regulators said. Air quality alerts are in effect for much of Washington state through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Smoky, hazy conditions are making a … Continue reading SEATTLE | Smoky skies, poor air from wildfires return to Northwest

SEATTLE | Blithe tone belied desperate actions of Seattle plane thief

SEATTLE— He cracked jokes, complimented the professional demeanor of an air traffic controller and apologized for making a fuss. But the friendly tone of a 29-year-old airport worker who stole a commercial plane Friday night, performing acrobatic stunts before the fatal plunge into a thick island forest, belied his desperate actions. “I think I’m going … Continue reading SEATTLE | Blithe tone belied desperate actions of Seattle plane thief

SEATTLE | Rescue team rushes to help ailing orca spotted off Canada

SEATTLE — Teams of whale experts raced out to sea Thursday to help an ailing young killer whale, but they don’t plan to intervene to help a mother orca in the same critically endangered pod that has been pushing the body of her dead calf for more than two weeks. The young orca J50 was … Continue reading SEATTLE | Rescue team rushes to help ailing orca spotted off Canada

CALGARY, Alberta | Woman says Trudeau apologized after encounter in 2000

CALGARY, Alberta — A former newspaper reporter said that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized to her after what she says was an inappropriate encounter nearly two decades ago. Rose Knight also confirmed Friday she is the reporter who was referred to in an editorial 18 years ago in the Creston Valley Advance that said … Continue reading CALGARY, Alberta | Woman says Trudeau apologized after encounter in 2000

SEATTLE | Smuggler who used helicopters to deliver drugs sentenced

SEATTLE — A Canadian man who leased helicopters and used them to run a cross-border drug-shipping empire, helping meet the American West’s appetite for high-grade marijuana before states began legalizing the drug, has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Colin Martin, 46, was responsible for delivering thousands of pounds of “B.C. Bud” from British Columbia … Continue reading SEATTLE | Smuggler who used helicopters to deliver drugs sentenced

TORONTO | Paxton happy to share no-hitter with Canadian hometown

TORONTO (AP) — There’s a sign on the Ladner Trunk Road outside Ladner, British Columbia, the hometown of Seattle Mariners pitcher James Paxton, welcoming visitors to the coastal community south of Vancouver. The sign’s main feature is a heron, and locals occasionally dress the bird up for big events, such as Canada Day or a … Continue reading TORONTO | Paxton happy to share no-hitter with Canadian hometown