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Oil producer Sunshine Oilsands seeks C$300m to fund projects

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.

Thursday, 1 November, 2012, 4:48am

Tsunami alert for Hawaii after quake off western Canada

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

Diaoyus fallout sees China refocus RMB push to Australia, Canada

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

Ani Ashekian's journal offers new clues after four years of silence

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

Controversy over Canadian Dehua's hiring of Chinese miners

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

Chinese miners face frosty reception in northern Canada

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.

19 Oct 2012 - 10:04am

Amanda Todd tragedy causes backlash against cyber-bullies

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