Canada

News From Canada
10:47 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Another Crude Oil Freight Train Derails In Canada

Ross Reynolds talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer regarding the latest news from Canada.

News From Canada
4:55 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Officials Weigh Proposed Pipeline Expansion In B.C.

David Hyde talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about plans for a second pipeline carrying heavy oil from Alberta to the West Coast.

News From Canada
3:15 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Canada Claims Ownership Of North Pole

From Wikipedia.

Marcie Sillman talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the Canadian government's new claims on Arctic territory and its undersea natural resources.

News From Canada
2:07 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

The Blockbuster Deal That Will Change How Canada Watches Hockey

Canadians may be viewing the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames on a different channel next season.
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David Hyde talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the week's biggest story in Canadian sports: a $5 billion deal for NHL broadcast rights that might move the game from its longtime home on the CBC.

News From Canada
2:58 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Black Friday Crosses The Border

David Hyde talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the export of America's unofficial retail shopping holiday.

News From Canada
3:06 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Mayor In Name Only, Toronto's Rob Ford Loses Political Power

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
Flickr Photo/West Annex News

Steve Scher talks with columnist Vaughn Palmer of the Vancouver Sun about the Toronto City Council's vote to strip mayor Rob Ford of his powers.

Technology
7:41 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Working In The Shadows To Keep Web Free Of Child Porn

Project Space, a Canadian investigation targeting child pornography, spanned three years and resulted in the rescue of 386 children.
Credit Courtesy of Toronto Police

Rich Brown knows how to crack a child pornography case. For decades, he was a cop for the New Jersey State Police. He worked on a task force dedicated to Internet crimes against children. And part of his job was to look through suspects' hard drives, image by image.

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Crime & Courts
1:00 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Hundreds Arrested In Massive Child Pornography Ring

Originally published on Mon November 18, 2013 3:09 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

We start this story with a warning. Some people may find the subject unsettling. People with kids in the room may wish to skip the next six minutes. Years ago, police in Toronto, Canada began tracking a suspect in their city. With the help of police in other nations, they quietly began linking him to a global network of people trafficking in child pornography.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

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News From Canada
4:26 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

An Update On Mayoral Issues In Toronto And Montreal

Michael Appelbaum stepped down as mayor of Montreal in June after a corruption scandal broke.
Flickr Photo/Montreal metropole culturelle

Marcie Sillman talks with Vancouver Sun political columnist Vaughn Palmer about the news from Canada, including an update on the Toronto mayor Rob Ford's crack scandal and Montreal's own mayoral issues.

News From Canada
2:40 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Toronto's Mayor Admits Drug Use

Flickr Photo/West Annex News

Marcie Sillman talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the week’s news out of Toronto, where police say they’ve recovered a video that shows the city’s mayor, Rob Ford, smoking crack cocaine.

News From Canada
4:03 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

The News From Canada: Columbia River Treaty Disagreement And Flak Over Healthcare.gov

Flickr Photo/Christopher Policarpio

Steve Scher talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the Canadian tech firm that's catching flak for problems with Healthcare.gov, a disagreement over the Columbia River treaty and more of the week's news from Canada.

News From Canada
3:08 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

EU Trade Pact With Canada Dairy Producers Good News For US

Flickr Photo/Markku Akerfelt

Canadian cheese and milk producers will get to keep their tariff protections under a tentative trade pact between the EU and Canada. That's good news for American retailers selling lower-priced American dairy to cross-border Canadian shoppers.

Overall, the agreement could boost commerce between the EU and Canada by an additional $35 billion each year. Steve Scher talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about that story and more of this week's news from Canada.

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Public Safety
1:58 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Violent Sex Offender Flees Canada, But Seattle Police Can't Arrest Him

Michael Sean Stanley, described by police as a violent sex offender, has been tracked to downtown Seattle.
Credit AP Photo/Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Update: Michael Sean Stanley has registered as a sex offender in Washington state. 

A man described by Seattle police as a “sexually violent predator” has been located in downtown Seattle but will not be arrested.

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News From Canada
4:40 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

US Shutdown Reaction, Munro's Nobel Prize, And Flying Squirrels

How are Canadians viewing the political battle that's led to the partial shutdown of the US government? "A little like the WWF," said Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer.

He talks with Ross Reynolds about how the shutdown is going over with our biggest trading partner, plus writer Alice Munro's Nobel Prize win and a border issue between American and Canadian flying squirrels.

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More from KUOW
9:25 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Alice Munro, 'Master' Of The Short Story, Wins Literature Nobel

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Canadian author Alice Munro has won the Nobel Prize in literature. The 82-year-old author recently announced that she plans to stop writing.
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Originally published on Thu October 10, 2013 5:31 pm

Alice Munro has been awarded the Nobel Prize in literature, the Swedish Academy announced Thursday morning. The academy often explains its decision — what it calls the "prize motivation" — with lush precision; recent winners have been praised for their "hallucinatory realism," "condensed, translucent images" and "sensual ecstasy." But for Munro, the committee came straight to the point: They called her simply "master of the contemporary short story."

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