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Canada’s COVID-19 testing system overwhelmed after slow move to new tests

TORONTO — Canada’s recent spike in COVID-19 cases has created day-long lines at testing centers and prolonged waits for results, highlighting gaps in a system that leans heavily on traditional laboratory tests in a nation that has been slow to adopt newer, faster diagnostic technologies.

Canada nears zero COVID-19 deaths but risks remain

OTTAWA/MONTREAL — Canada’s efforts to flatten the curve of coronavirus cases have put the country on the cusp of zero deaths from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) for the first time since March, but officials see worrying signs of a new spike as provinces lift restrictions.

Canada donates P41M to help in Philippine fight versus COVID-19

CANADA has donated CA$1.1 million (P41 million) to help the Philippines fight a novel coronavirus pandemic.

Palace gives go-ahead on resuming ties with Canada

MALACAÑANG on Wednesday gave the go-ahead on Philippine officials’ communication with the Canadian government following the decision to lift the ban on official trips to Canada.

Palace: PHL to ‘shoulder all expenses’ in shipping back Canadian trash

MALACAÑANG on Wednesday said the Philippine government will now shoulder all expenses for shipping back Canada’s garbage.

Palace warns trash may spoil ties with Canada

MALACAÑANG on Thursday said the 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and the Philippines may come “to naught” if Canada fails to act immediately on President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s demand to pull out its trash shipped to the Philippines some five years ago.

Canada ‘working to resolve’ garbage

THE EMBASSY of Canada in Manila responded on Wednesday to President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s warning that he would declare war on Canada if it will not pull out its trash shipped to the Philippines about five years ago.

Canada: beyond maple syrup

CANADA isn’t all about maple syrup. Aside from its booming industries in all fields, a certain source of pride are its agricultural products, including beef.

Canada’s Trudeau to run again in 2019

Montreal, Canada -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Sunday he will run for re-election in 2019 legislative polls. The Liberal Party leader was officially...

With dreamy electro pop, Milk and Bone charts own path

QUEBEC CITY, Canada — With smooth minimalist electro pop and lush vocal harmonies, Milk and Bone has found a growing audience while charting an unusual path for French Canadian artists — singing entirely in English.

Ivanka Trump out of fashion at Canadian retailer

MONTREAL — Ivanka Trump’s clothing line is disappearing from the shelves of Canadian retailer Hudson’s Bay Company, the firm says, more than a year after some US department stores dropped the items.

Ombudsman suspends DENR exec for abandoned Canadian trash

THE Office of the Ombudsman has suspended Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Juan Miguel Cuna in connection with the abandoned shipment of garbage imported from Canada to the Philippines in 2013, according to a statement released on Friday.

Canada hits US with billions in retaliatory tariffs in steel row

Ottawa, Canada — Canada hit back at steep US tariffs on aluminum and steel on Thursday, announcing retaliatory duties on up to Can$16.6 billion (US$12.8...

Canada defense minister calls Trump tariff action `insulting’

Canada’s top defense official said the Trump administration’s decision to levy tariffs against the country’s steel on national security grounds was “absurd,” but wouldn’t...

World on brink of trade war as US slaps tariffs on...

Paris -- The world's largest economies stood on the brink of all-out trade war as the EU, Canada and Mexico drew up retaliatory measures...

Fashion from the Great White North

VANCOUVER -- or Canada, in general -- is not exactly well known for fashion, save perhaps for the fact that designer Jason Wu grew...

The strength of a woman

PLUCKED FROM a blog in the Philippines, Bacolod native Tia Lacson showed off a collection at Vancouver Fashion Week featuring designs displaying traditional femininity...

The offbeat look of tentacles, anemones, and diving suits

THE FIRST time this writer heard of designer Krizia Jimenez, she was showing off her outfits at a graduation fashion show in Manila early...

Canada’s Trudeau sparks Star Wars/Star Trek spat with Chewbacca socks

OTTAWA – Justin Trudeau’s choice in socks sparked a light-hearted Twitter competition between the stars of Star Wars and Star Trek after the Canadian...

Sweet Canadian victory

WHO WOULD have thought that one of Europe’s most well-kept wine secrets, the ice wine (also written as one word, icewine), would also be...