Canada

Chuck Schumer
(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Brendan Keany
January 13, 2020 - 1:06 pm
NIAGARA FALLS (WBEN) - On Monday morning, Senator Chuck Schumer visited the Niagara Falls Amtrak train station to call on the Canadian government to implement pre-clearance for Western New York passengers. "When we designed this station, it was designed to contain state-of-the-art customs clearance...
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TORONTO (AP) — Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s campaign moved to contain a growing scandal Thursday, following the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. The prime minister apologized and begged Canadians to forgive him. Time magazine published the...
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Peace Bridge Plaza (American side). October 17, 2018. (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
December 18, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Starting today, a new law takes effect in Canada that can impact your ability to cross the border. That is, if you're convicted of drunk driving. The Canadian government now considers drunk driving a serious enough conviction to deny entry into Canada. But if you've previously...
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October 31, 2018 - 8:31 pm
TORONTO (WBEN/AP) — The name of the store is High North, but it might as well be named High and Dry because for all but about four hours of the first two weeks since marijuana was legalized in Canada, there was no pot to sell. Trevor Tobin, one of the owners of the Labrador City shop in...
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October 17, 2018 - 6:09 am
TORONTO (WBEN/AP) — Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it. He plans to frame it. Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland. Power was first in...
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Tom Puckett
October 17, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Wednesday marks the beginning of legalized recreational marijuana use in Canada. But, as an American citizen, there are important things to remember as you return from the Great White North. Attorney Kelly Carr says the most important thing to remember is to keep the cannabis in...
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TORONTO (AP/WBEN) - Investigators are digging into the life of a 29-year-old man trying to explain what prompted him to fire a handgun into restaurants and cafes in a lively Toronto neighborhood, killing a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman and wounding 13 others. The family of Faisal...
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June 20, 2018 - 5:12 am
TORONTO (AP/WBEN) — Canada's Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government's bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide. Prime Minister...
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Tom Puckett
June 11, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As President Trump gears up for his summit with North Korea, one reporter says Canadians will be closely watching that, and another issue making headlines across the border. "It's an issue that does not just affect Korea, not just the United States, but it affects everybody, and...
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May 25, 2018 - 5:30 am
TORONTO (WBEN/AP) — An explosion caused by an "improvised explosive device" ripped through an Indian restaurant in a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people, Canadian police said. Peel Region Sergeant Matt Bertram said two suspects with their faces covered to conceal their...
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