Eleven killer whales facing imminent danger of suffocation after being trapped by ice in Hudson Bay on Canada's Arctic shore managed to free themselves yesterday, after their plight created a worldwide sensation.Friday, 11 January, 2013, 6:46am
Canadian federal police are investigating a spate of thefts targeting Vancouver-area Chinese herbal medicine shops, in which brazen criminals made off with ginseng and other products worth tens of thousands of dollars.24 Dec 2012 - 9:06am
The Vancouver area's many high-end Chinese herbal medicine stores have provided rich pickings for criminal gangs.
There have been at least three herbal crime sprees in the past five years, including the current rash of thefts in Richmond.
Tung Yun Tong Herbal, the target of the most recent thefts this month, was also hit by a violent robbery in July 2010.24 Dec 2012 - 9:06am
Residents of an idyllic island off the west coast of Canada are facing off against corporate opponents set to include a Chinese sovereign wealth behemoth, the US$480 billion China Investment Corporation (CIC).7 Dec 2012 - 5:00pm
Canadian miners have lodged a demand that work be halted at a controversial Chinese-staffed mine in British Columbia. They say Chinese miners' inability to speak fluent English represents a safety hazard.
The United Steelworkers union filed the complaint with the province's minister of mining, Rich Coleman, and chief inspector of mines, Al Hoffman.18 Nov 2013 - 5:03pm
Hong Kong and Canada have signed a treaty to avoid double taxation and increase trade between the two economies.
Currently, income earned by Canadians in Hong Kong who are still deemed residents of Canada is taxable both here and at home.12 Nov 2012 - 4:27am
Canada and the Philippines signed a deal yesterday to help Manila buy military equipment to defend its territory, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Filipino President Benigno Aquino said.11 Nov 2012 - 6:14am
The Canadian government has announced a review of its programme for temporary foreign workers. It follows the controversial decision to import hundreds of Chinese coal miners for a Chinese-funded project in northern British Columbia.11 Nov 2012 - 5:52am
The debate over shark's fin soup has descended into an inter-Chinese race row in Vancouver, with a restaurant group branding a leading anti-finning campaigner a "banana" who failed to understand his own ethnic heritage.2 Nov 2012 - 5:03am 6 comments
Canada’s immigration minister on Wednesday invited more foreign students and temporary foreign workers to apply to stay in the country next year, though immigration levels will remain unchanged.
Up to 10,000 foreign students and temporary foreign workers will be allowed to apply for permanent residency, up from 6,000 last year, under new immigration rules.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Canada's Sunshine Oilsands, 29 per cent owned by Chinese state-backed firms, plans to raise between C$300 million (HK$2.33 billion) and C$350 million by seeking more bank loans to fund the development of its second oil sands production project in northern Alberta.1 Nov 2012 - 4:48am
A magnitude-7.7 earthquake struck off the west coast of Canada, with residents in parts of British Columbia evacuated, but the province appeared to escape the biggest quake in Canada since 1949 largely unscathed, with no reports of major damage.
A tsunami alert triggered by the quake set off alarms in Hawaii, with authorities forcing a state-wide evacuation.29 Oct 2012 - 4:56pm
On June 1, direct trading began between the renminbi and the Japanese yen, a step which will play a significant role in the process of China's monetary internationalisation. However, the recent Sino-Japanese dispute over the Diaoyu Islands has affected economic and financial co-operation between these two countries, as well as the process for renminbi internationalisation.22 Oct 2012 - 2:52am 1 comment
As the fourth anniversary of the disappearance in Hong Kong of Canadian tourist Ani Ashekian approaches, new leads have emerged in the case.
Guy Shirra, a retired police officer who had investigated cases of missing persons, joined Ashekian's family in their hunt when the case began.21 Oct 2012 - 3:45am
Plans to open Chinese-funded mines in Canada have been plunged into controversy after it was found that most of the workers will be mainlanders rather than locals.28 Nov 2012 - 2:50pm