Obama: No quick end to embargo on Cuba
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he doesn't expect the reopening of diplomatic relations with Cuba to bring overnight change on the island, a quick end to the U.S. economic embargo or the likelihood that he will soon visit the communist nation.
AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all
GENEVA - Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous terrorists.
Closed-minded probe led to health firings: report
VICTORIA - A British Columbia government investigation that prompted the firings or suspensions of seven health researchers failed to follow existing procedures and reached premature conclusions, a labour lawyer says.
Lower loonie boost Christmas tree profits
TORONTO - The lower loonie will put more money in the pockets of Canadian Christmas tree exporters this year, just as the industry is preparing to ramp up production to meet an anticipated surge in demand from south of the border.
Virus infecting B.C. poultry a North American first
VANCOUVER - The avian flu virus involved in an outbreak in British Columbia is related to a deadly strain that has spread through Asia and is now affecting North American poultry for the first time, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says.