Tag: Canadian

Canadian-Israeli Teen Killed in Jerusalem Attack While on His Way to Seminary

A rabbi with a seminary in Jerusalem has identified a 16-year-old Canadian–Israeli student as a person killed in one of two blasts that went off near bus stops in the city. Rabbi Refaen Rockmill says Aryeh Shechopek was a very special student who was always smiling. He says the teen will be missed greatly by…


Ontario Man Arrested, Awaiting US Extradition for Alleged Global Ransomware Crimes

A Russian-Canadian man from Ontario is in police custody and awaiting extradition to the United States for his alleged participation in a global ransomware campaign, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday. Mikhail Vasiliev, a 33-year-old dual Russian and Canadian national from Bradford, Ont., is charged with conspiracy to intentionally damage protected computers and to…


Canadian Man in Custody After Allegedly Killing Mexican Cop

A Canadian man was in custody after allegedly shooting and killing a police officer responding to a call in the Mexican resort town of Tulum, prosecutors said Tuesday. On Monday, police in Tulum had responded to a report of a man firing at a car, according to the Quintana Roo state prosecutor’s offfice. When they…


Canadian Among Injured in Crowd Surge That Killed More Than 150 in South Korea

A Canadian was among those injured in a crowd surge that killed more than 150 people in Seoul, South Korea, Global Affairs confirmed Sunday, while Korean Canadians said they were shocked by the disaster. The federal department said Canadian officials are in touch with local authorities to gather more information and provide consular assistance to…


New Poppy Campaign Initiatives Seek to Modernize the Tradition of Remembrance

A shift towards environmentally friendly materials and new digital engagement strategies are among new initiatives the Royal Canadian Legion is hoping will breathe fresh life into the 2022 national poppy campaign. The annual push to honour fallen soldiers officially launched on Friday and is set to run until Remembrance Day, and organizers say they’re hopeful the…


Mélanie Joly Pushes LNG Ties in Japan and South Korea, Amid North Korea Missiles

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says Canada is set to become a major energy supplier for Japan and South Korea. She is visiting both countries this week, and says there is an appetite for liquefied natural gas from Canada, beyond a looming megaproject. A major export terminal is set to open in 2025 in Kitimat,…


Canada and Japan Launch Formal Talks on Intelligence-sharing Pact, More Military Ties

Canada and Japan have launched talks aimed at sharing military intelligence, as the two countries try countering growing threats from China and Russia. “Through the exchange of intelligence, we will be able to better counter threats at home, and work alongside partners to create greater stability in the region,” Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly tweeted…


Veterans, Legion Butt Heads Over Use of Poppy on Election Signs

Two veterans running for municipal council north of Toronto have run afoul of the Royal Canadian Legion for using the image of the poppy on their election campaign signs. Nickolas Harper and Chris Dupee, both veterans of the war in Afghanistan, say they decided to use the iconic symbol of remembrance so voters in their…


Planned Condo Development on Juno Beach Site Cancelled After Government Deal

A proposed condominium development on Juno Beach in France has been cancelled after public outcry and a three-year legal fight. The Canadian and French governments are helping the town of Courseulles-sur-Mer buy a parcel of land where a developer plannedto build a 70-unit building. Veterans Affairs Canada says the construction “posed a threat to both…


Swedish Jet Maker Complains Ottawa Not Following Rules With F-35 Negotiations

Swedish fighter-jet maker Saab is accusing Ottawa of not following the rules when it comes to its plan to purchase 88 F-35s. The federal Liberal government announced in March that the F-35 had beaten out Saab’s Gripen in the multibillion-dollar competition to select a replacement for Canada’s aging CF-18 fighter jets. Ministers at the time…