Canada's iconic maple syrup may face climate change challenges

Jul 1, 2020
It's made with sap harvested from sugar maple trees — and those trees may be threatened by rising temperatures.
Délices Érable & Cie, in Montreal, carries 360 different maple-based products. A changing climate changes the long-term prospects for Canada's sugar maples.
Emma Jacobs

Some communities feel the pinch as U.S. and Canada close border to nonessential travel

Mar 27, 2020
Some businesses seeing fewer customers from the other side of the border.
The U.S.-Canada border is closed to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Lars Hagberg/AFP via Getty Images

Moving away from carbon, with help from Canada

Mar 3, 2020
Wind and solar resources in New England and New York fluctuate. One way to manage this uncertainty is trading with Quebec.
Several states in the northeast of America have committed to decarbonizing their electricity grids in the next 20 to 30 years.
Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

The Canadian town of Asbestos is in the middle of a rebrand

Jan 23, 2020
The Jeffrey Mine in Asbestos was the world's largest asbestos mine when it closed in 2012.
The city hall in Asbestos, Quebec. After more than a decade of debate, the former mining town has decided to change its name.
Emma Jacobs

Congress just passed the USMCA. Now it's Canada's turn.

Jan 17, 2020
It'll be months before the trade deal goes into effect.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, sign the USMCA.
Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images

A sign of the times: Montreal project aims to save vintage signage

Dec 26, 2019
It's a rescue and restoration mission.
The neon sign from the Silver Dragon Café was taken down when the business was acquired by a new owner. It joined the collection of the Montreal Signs Project.
(Montreal Signs Project)

Canadian farmers caught in the middle of U.S.-China disputes

Sep 30, 2019
Since Canada detained Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou late last year, Chinese imports of several agricultural crops have slowed or stopped altogether.
Soybeans growing on a farm in Canada.
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Canada's Prime Minister in DC to discuss USMCA... or is it CUSMA?

Jun 20, 2019
Canada's Prime Minister is in DC Thursday talking trade and the "new NAFTA".
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on a visit to China last year. Next week, Trudeau is meeting with President Donald Trump.
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Canada legalized marijuana, but still less than half of sales are from legal sources

Jun 19, 2019
Canada legalized production, sale and consumption of recreational cannabis last fall, the second nation in the world to do so after Uruguay.
A Canadian flag with a weed leaf on it is waved at a celebration of National Marijuana Day on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada.
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VP Pence is off to Canada to push for "new NAFTA" deal

May 29, 2019
The Trump administration hopes Ottawa lawmakers will approve the deal before their summer break — and an election that could unseat PM Justin Trudeau.
Steel coils lay in a yard at ArcelorMittal Dofasco steel plant on June 4, 2018 in Hamilton, Canada..
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