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Winds helping in battle against fire threatening northern Alberta town

from THE CANADIAN PRESS HIGH LEVEL, Alta. — Fire officials say winds continue to be favourable as crews battle a large wildfire burning a few kilometres from a northern Alberta town. Nearly 5,000 people have cleared out of High Level and nearby First Nations with flames licking at the southern edge of the community, located about 750 kilometres northwest of...


Envoy vows to protect Canada-PH relations

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA – Canadian Ambassador John Holmes has vowed to protect his country’s relations with the Philippines amid the brewing diplomatic rift over Ottawa’s exported garbage in Manila that resulted in the recall of Filipino envoys from the country. “I cannot comment on the specifics of that issue. I just want to...



The Embassy of the Philippines in Canada attended the meeting of the Canada-Philippines Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group held on Monday, 13 May 2019, in preparation for the first Filipino-Heritage Month celebrations scheduled in June. Present during the meeting were (from left to right) Mr. Danilo Arriola, Founder of the Philippine Dance Troupe of Ottawa (PDTO), Member...


Canada commits to ‘promptly ship, dispose’ waste exported to PH

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  May 17, 2019, 8:24 am MANILA — Canada on Thursday night vowed to work closely with the Philippines in coming up with a “swift resolution” so the waste it had exported to Manila could be promptly shipped. Canada issued the statement after the Philippine government recalled ranking Filipino envoys in Canada. “Canada...


Five taken to hospital after plane, fuel truck collide at Pearson airport

Authorities say the Air Canada Jazz flight with 51 people on board had left for Sudbury, Ont., but turned around because of bad weather and was taxiing back to the gate when it was struck at 1:36 a.m, Friday.

Five people were taken to hospital with minor injuries and a fuel truck driver was charged after a truck hit a plane on a tarmac at Toronto Pearson airport.