Chinese miners face frosty reception in northern Canada

Tumbler Ridge in northern British Columbia at dusk. The town is near the Murray River coal patch, and two of four mining projects that have been largely financed by Chinese investors. Photo: Greg Amos

When 200 Chinese miners arrive at the remote Murray River coal patch in northwestern Canada in the next few weeks, they risk a cool welcome in more ways than one.

Friday, 19 October, 2012, 10:04am

Amanda Todd tragedy causes backlash against cyber-bullies

A candlelight vigil in memory of tragic teenager Amanda Todd, who committed suicide, is held in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Photo: AP

A massive backlash over cyberbullying that drove a Canadian girl to suicide is hampering the federal police probe into her death, authorities said.

The tragic case of 15-year-old Amanda Todd has also sparked a national debate on what is appropriate online behaviour.

19 Oct 2012 - 5:23am

Teenager who posted YouTube video on bullying dead

Canadians were shocked, angered and saddened after learning the fate of a 15-year-old schoolgirl who was found dead, an apparent suicide, five weeks after she uploaded a video to YouTube describing years of bullying that drove her to drugs and alcohol.

13 Oct 2012 - 4:01pm 1 comment

Canadian spy pleads guilty for selling Russia naval secrets

A Canadian naval intelligence officer has pleaded guilty to handing over secrets to Russia in a four-year espionage operation that involved access to a computer network shared with the US and other allies, media reports said.

12 Oct 2012 - 4:03am

Canada aware of two cyber attacks, second one on energy firm

Canada said on Friday it was aware of an attempt by hackers to target a domestic energy company, the second time in 24 hours Ottawa had acknowledged a cyber security attack against a Canadian firm.

In both cases the Canadian government declined to comment on reports which suggested a Chinese connection.

30 Sep 2012 - 10:52am

Analysis: Canada’s Conservatives split over CNOOC’s bid for Nexen

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets China's Prime Minister Hu Jintao at an economic summit in Russia in September. Photo: Xinhua

Canada’s ruling Conservative Party is split over a landmark US$15.1 billion bid by China’s CNOOC for oil producer Nexen, leaving Prime Minister Stephen Harper with a difficult final call to make.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Canadian Mounties solve 1974 murder of 16-year-old girl

Shawn MacMillen, brother of murder victim Colleen MacMillen, looks towards a poster of his sister during a news conference in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada on Tuesday. Photo: Associated Press

Canadian police said on Tuesday that a convicted kidnapper and attempted rapist who died in prison is responsible for at least one killing in British Columbia, and US authorities linked him to the slayings of four other teenage girls.

26 Sep 2012 - 3:39pm

Canadian miners evacuated after potash mine fire

Twenty miners were safely evacuated after a fire at a potash mine in Canada’s western Saskatchewan province trapped them underground for several hours, the company said on Tuesday.

26 Sep 2012 - 3:09pm

Britain and Canada share embassy offices in bid to cut costs

Britain and Canada are to establish joint diplomatic missions and share embassy offices overseas in a bid to save money, the countries' foreign ministers announced jointly in Ottawa.

26 Sep 2012 - 4:10am

CNOOC's US$15b takeover bid wins approval from Nexen investors

Nexen's deal still needs approval from the Canadian government.

Nexen's shareholders approved CNOOC's US$15.1 billion bid for the Canadian oil and natural gas producer, the biggest foreign takeover by a Chinese company.

21 Sep 2012 - 2:46am

China Digest, September 20, 2012


Woman 'killed for phone'

A 22-year-old man appeared in a Beijing intermediate court on Tuesday, charged with killing a woman on April 8 to get money to buy a mobile phone, the Beijing Morning Post reports. The man allegedly stabbed the woman before strangling her. No verdict had been reached in the case.

Hospital attack on doctor

20 Sep 2012 - 3:20am

Briefs, September 12, 2012

Striking miners listen to Julius Malema's speech. Photo: AP

Defence minister escapes bomb attack

SANAA - Yemen's defence minister, Major General Muhammad Nasir Ahmad, escaped a car bomb attack on his motorcade that killed at least 12 other people, a day after the government said it had killed the regional al-Qaeda branch's number two. Seven security guards and five civilians were killed and 12 others were wounded. Reuters

12 Sep 2012 - 3:54am

Canada seeks gains from China in exchange for oil deal

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said yesterday his government will seek to correct trade imbalances with China as he manages a wave of takeover spending from the country.

8 Sep 2012 - 2:55am

Quebec separatists' win marred by shooting

Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois is whisked off stage after a gunman disturbs her victory rally speech. Photo: AP

One person was killed and another seriously wounded when a gunman tried to storm the victory celebrations of Quebec's newly elected premier, Pauline Marois, whose separatist party is projected to win polls in the French-speaking province.

6 Sep 2012 - 3:51am

Leadership advice from high pressure danger zones

Leadership advice from high pressure danger zones

Canadian explorer Dr Joe MacInnis has a unique take on leadership - he is inspired by the insights he gains from the abyssal ocean and outer space. This book sets out to show how leadership traits developed in extremely high-pressure zones can apply to the wide world.

31 Aug 2012 - 2:35pm