Is there now a way to tap heavy crude?

Dec 12, 2007
Reserves of heavy oil are estimated to be in the trillions of barrels. But extracting it is a huge and expensive problem. Now, in a study published in the journal Nature, researchers say they might have discovered a cheaper way. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Canada

Canada welcomes medical tourists

Nov 28, 2007
Canada is getting in on U.S. "medical tourism," making it easier for Americans looking for more affordable health care to visit the country for treatment. Stacey Vanek-Smith looks into the trend's growing profitability.
Posted In: Canada, Health, Travel

Seedy workings in U.S. farm subsidies

Nov 19, 2007
Canada and Brazil are asking the World Trade Organization to look into whether the U.S. is violating international law by giving too much in subsidies to its farmers. Paul Brandus has more.
Posted In: Canada

Some still pass on passport

Oct 1, 2007
A new passport rule goes into effect today for Americans -- they'll need a passport from now on to travel to Canada or Mexico. But Jeremy Hobson reports that some people still need to get their hands on one.
Posted In: Canada, Mexico, Travel

Dollar's drop falls both ways

Sep 21, 2007
With the dollar weakening against the euro, trips across the pond are even more expensive than they were. North of the border it's another story. We asked Alisa Roth if she could find folks who are feeling the pinch -- and finding a good fit.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

U.S. dollar drops to loonie level

Sep 19, 2007
The U.S. greenback is within a penny of the Canadian dollar -- something that hasn't happened in decades. Alison Myers reports that it could mean a lift for American retailers.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Long commute home for Canadian oil worker

Sep 13, 2007
Most of Canada's crude oil is out west, in the oilsands of Alberta. Thirty-thousand people work there. Blair Ghent lives in Newfoundland, on the other side of the country. He makes the long commute alone, but he's not the only one dealing with the hardship. Chris Brookes brings us the story of this Canadian oil worker.
Posted In: Canada, Jobs

Don't pass Go, don't collect 200 yuan

Aug 31, 2007
Foreign investors have been bullish on the billion-strong Chinese market, but passage of a new anti-monopoly law may cool things down a bit. China bureau chief Scott Tong talks with Tess Vigeland about the scope of the law.
Posted In: Canada, Investing

Few takers for Vietnam's visa offer

Aug 31, 2007
Vietnam is offering five-year visas to countrymen who live abroad. But many potential applicants fled the country after the war, and anti-communist sentiment is still very high. Jordan Davis reports.
Posted In: Canada

A working tribute to Diana

Aug 31, 2007
Politicians, pop stars and royalty from around world will descend on London today for a memorial service marking the 10th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. But one shopkeeper pays a small tribute to the People's Princess every day. Stephen Beard has his story.
Posted In: Canada, Travel