Tag: Canadian

The allure of the Olympics has Canadian NBA stars embracing the flag

One of the constant, and constantly frustrating, things about the Canadian senior men’s basketball program every year has been trying to play a guessing game on who might show up. The commitments the team is seeking — or the withdrawals they are dreading — have often come days before the group was to get together…

New foreign minister presses for Canadian detainees with China counterpart

OTTAWA— Canada’s new foreign affairs minister hit the ground running this weekend, spending an hour in face-to-face talks with his Chinese counterpart over the fate of two Canadian men that the Trudeau government maintains are being arbitrarily detained. Francois-Philippe Champagne, who was shuffled into the new portfolio on Wednesday, spoke with China’s Wang Yi on…

Canadian volunteers helping with Dorian recovery efforts in the Bahamas

A group of Canadian volunteers helping with recovery efforts in the Bahamas say the harrowing story of a Canadian woman’s death during hurricane Dorian inspired them to help rebuild a school where she worked. Alishia Liolli, 27, from LaSalle, Ont., died in the storm after a wall collapsed at a lodge in the Abaco Islands…