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  1. Hong Kong give Canada a fright

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Canada's men's Olympic hockey team got more than they bargained for, having to pull out all the stops before squeezing out a 5-3 win over Hong Kong in a warm-up game at the Hong Kong Football Club yesterday. Canada led 4-1 at the break but Hong Kong struck back, scoring two goals in the second half. Hong Kong's goals were scored by Arif Ali (pictured), Asghar ...

  2. Sighs of relief as England avoid slipping up against Canada

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay As if slippery conditions underfoot were not enough of an obstacle, four-time champions England had to be wary of 'banana-skin' opponents Canada, who made life difficult for the crowd favourites before succumbing 24-12. 'Definitely, they are a banana skin and we could have ended up being the upset of the first round. It is a sigh of relief to come out ...

  3. Canada quiz

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Joey Wong

    ... Compiled by Joey Wong Test your general knowledge. 1 Canada has the world's longest coastline. How long is it? 2 Name the fast food consisting of French fries, chicken gravy topped with cheese curds that originated in Canada. 3 Where can the largest oil reserve in Canada be found? 4 In what year did ice-hockey and lacrosse become national sports? 5 Name the first Canadian ...

  4. Canada offers easy way out for desperate Mexicans

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Lorenzo Tondo

    ... People fleeing the vicious drug war often fall into a trap, reports Lorenzo Tondo Vamos a Canada!' says the ad. 'It doesn't matter if you don't have a permit to stay ... Sanchez would have flown to Canada anyway. In the end, he didn't have much choice. The drug lords left him a message as clear as the scar that extends from his ear to his temple. And so ...

  5. Politics and upheaval still ruling Canada

    Posted Dec 08th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong Vancouver Canada has just gone through a week of unprecedented political upheaval. Just two months ago, the country went to the polls and elected another minority government. ... government and oust the Conservatives, or force yet another election. Any minority government, and Canada has had three in a row, can be overthrown at any time. But it was the suddenness ...

  6. e-pal: canada

    Posted Jun 15th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... with a population of more than one million people. It is very clean with beautiful parks and rivers. Canada is the second largest country in the world. It has seven provinces and three territories. From beaches to mountains, Canada has an extremely diverse landscape. The climate is all over the place here. It snows in the winter and gets fairly nice during the summer. The weather is unpredictable ...

  7. HK-bound jet grazes another plane in Canada

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A Hong Kong-bound Air Canada jet grazed another plane from the airline minutes before taking off from Vancouver International Airport. A Canadian transport safety official said the collision, which disrupted flights, was not a rare occurrence at the airport. The wingtip of the Air Canada Airbus A340, carrying about 300 passengers, hit the tail of an Air Canada Jazz Dash-8 ...

  8. South Asians push Chinese aside as Canada's main ethnic minority

    Posted Apr 04th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong in Vancouver South Asians have overtaken Chinese as the largest minority group in Canada, which now has well over a million members of each ethnic group. And, for the first ... Vancouver, making up about 18 per cent of residents, the broader picture showed that South Asians have become the dominant minority group across Canada. There are 1.26 million South Asians in Canada ...

  9. Canada's ex-PM helps Liberals woo Chinese voters

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... In the second of a three-part series ahead of Canada's general election next week, Petti Fong looks at how the Liberals are trying to win back the ethnic vote. At a noisy Chinese ... as much as any other family in Canada.' Mr Huang said the prime minister's message of helping families hit home for him. 'The most important thing for me is my family, and his ...

  10. HK expatriate eyes cabinet post after key win in Canada

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong in Vancouver It was billed as one of the tightest races in Canada, and both the Conservatives and Liberals saw the seat of Richmond- home to the largest number of ethnic Chinese ... Stephen Harper was the best leader to handle Canada's growing economic problems. 'Voters have seen how our government has led our country in a difficult time, and they trust ...




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