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British Columbia wildfire season now second worst in province’s history

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Government statistics indicate this year’s wildfire season is the second worst in British Columbia’s history, burning 945 square kilometres of land. The BC Wildfire Service says this year’s season comes in behind last year, which saw more than 1,200 square kilometres burnt and roughly 65,000 people displaced or evacuated from…

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Canada ‘very encouraged’ by progress on US-Mexican NAFTA talks: Freeland

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OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says she’s “very encouraged” by signals from Washington that the United States and Mexico are close to figuring out their bilateral issues within the three-country North American Free Trade Agreement. But even with the prospect of progress, it remained unclear Wednesday precisely when…

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Scheer going to India to ‘repair’ relationship after ‘disastrous’ Trudeau trip

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OTTAWA — Six months after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s foreign policy prowess was pummelled by a disorganized state visit to India, his chief opponent is heading to New Delhi to try to “repair and strengthen” Canada-India relations. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer will take his team to India for nine days…

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