Canada

Canadian synth pop artist Helena Deland is on her first U.S. tour. (Courtesy Chris Almeida)

Singer Helena Deland happy to be altogether unaccompanied

Montreal singer Helena Deland doesn’t subscribe to any “say yes” movements, but…

 

Alan Doyle’s new solo recording is “A Week at the Warehouse.” (Courtesy Dave Howells)

Alan Doyle going strong post-Great Big Sea

For longtime fans of Newfoundland combo Great Big Sea, frontman Alan Doyle…

 

Richmond, British Columbia. (Ari Burack/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Farm-to-’Burbs: A Canadian Food Destination, Shaped by Immigrants

If you’re in the Vancouver area, you might wonder at a detour…

 

President Barack Obama walks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Neito at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Canada, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

North America leaders urge against Trump’s isolationism

OTTAWA, Ontario — President Barack Obama and the leaders of Mexico and…

President Barack Obama walks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Neito at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Canada, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
A helicopter flies over Highway 63 near a wildfire, 16 kilometers south of Fort McMurray, Canada, on Sunday. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadian officials hope to put ‘death grip’ on fire

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta — Officials said Sunday they reached a turning point…

A helicopter flies over Highway 63 near a wildfire, 16 kilometers south of Fort McMurray, Canada, on Sunday. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Surveillance cameras, right, are mounted underneath a metal table with chairs bolted to the floor where addicts can inhale heroin fumes in a clinic in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Once unthinkable in US, drug shoot-up rooms get serious look

Across the United States, heroin and other drug users have died in…

Surveillance cameras, right, are mounted underneath a metal table with chairs bolted to the floor where addicts can inhale heroin fumes in a clinic in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau greets supporters at the Liberal party headquarters in Montreal on Tuesday. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada to return to its honest broker role under Trudeau

TORONTO — The stunning victory of Justin Trudeau will reverberate beyond Canada's…

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau greets supporters at the Liberal party headquarters in Montreal on Tuesday. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
In this Nov. 10, 2014 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama, center, speaks during his meeting with leaders of the Trans-Pacific Partnership countries, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal

WASHINGTON — Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific…

In this Nov. 10, 2014 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama, center, speaks during his meeting with leaders of the Trans-Pacific Partnership countries, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Greg Allen/Invision/APSinger Chris Brown performs at the Barclays Center in New York.

Canada blocks Chris Brown; concerts canceled

Canada, you’ve broken the hearts of literally dozens of teen girls, but…

Greg Allen/Invision/APSinger Chris Brown performs at the Barclays Center in New York.
AP Photo/The Canadian Press

Litany of problems pushes Target into giving up on Canada

Target is giving up on its money-losing foray into Canada after just…

AP Photo/The Canadian Press
Matt Slocum/APCanada forward Jonathan Toews reacts after scoring a goal against Sweden during the first period of the men's gold medal hockey game.

Canada beats Sweden 3-0 for Olympic hockey gold

SOCHI, Russia -- Sidney Crosby skated in alone on Henrik Lundqvist, faking…

Matt Slocum/APCanada forward Jonathan Toews reacts after scoring a goal against Sweden during the first period of the men's gold medal hockey game.
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Canada beats U.S. 3-2 in Olympic women’s hockey

Meghan Agosta scored twice and assisted on Hayley Wickenheiser’s goal to lead…

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Courtesy PhotoA billboard near SFO advises high-skilled tech workers to set their sights on Canada.

As tech sector pines for immigration reform, Canada comes knocking

It’s unclear whether Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us campaign to reform U.S. immigration is…

Courtesy PhotoA billboard near SFO advises high-skilled tech workers to set their sights on Canada.
Ari Burack/Special to the S.F. Examiner

Traveling through Canada by rail

Low-hanging clouds hover above the blue-and-gold train as it eases out of…

Ari Burack/Special to the S.F. Examiner

Saskatchewan's Sheepdogs to grace cover of Rolling Stone

In the olden days – okay, just the 1970s, in truth –…

Feist recording new album in Big Sur

If TV-series/advertising placement is the new radio, then Canadian chanteuse Leslie Feist…

How Canada Did It

Those who remain convinced that more government spending will produce a robust…

O Canada!

Canada voted yesterday, and Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, at the head…

Canada stands up to Iran

Last week, Canada’s Free Thinking Film Society — love that name —…

No need for President Obama to Kowtow at Toronto G-20

You rarely see American helicopters swooping up and down in the airspace…