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Rival Hong Kong democracy and pro-China rallies in Canada

Aug 18, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Demonstrators from both camps square off in front of a metro station in the western city of Vancouver, home to a large Chinese community, with the crowds separated by police

Vienna topples Melbourne in 'most liveable city' ranking

Aug 14, 2018 - 12:43 PM

It is the first time a European metropolis has topped the annual chart compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit which identifies the best urban playgrounds to live and work in

VIENNA. Austria's Vienna at sunset. File photo from Shutterstock

9 dead of fentanyl opioid abuse in one day in Vancouver

Dec 17, 2016 - 3:36 PM

Canada has been struggling to contain an overdose crisis that claimed 2 000 lives last year with even more expected in 2016

Solar Impulse 2 resumes round-the-world flight

Apr 22, 2016 - 8:50 AM

The plane is expected to cross the United States stopping in New York before a trans Atlantic flight to Europe from where the pilots plan to make their way back to the point of departure in Abu Dhabi

AROUND THE WORLD. A handout picture made available through Global Newsroom shows team members working on the plane shortly before Solar Impulse2, a solar-powered plane piloted by Piccard, successfully took off from Kalaeloa Airport, O'ahu, Hawaii, April 21, 2016. Handout photo by Christophe Chammartin/EPA

Solar Impulse 2 to resume round-the-world flight within days

Apr 16, 2016 - 9:40 AM

The Solar Impulse is waiting for a weather window to fly so we will not be able to confirm the time and date for takeoff says Chris Shigas a spokesman for the project

AROUND THE WORLD. A handout image dated 27 March 2016 released by Solar Impulse 2 via Global Newsroom on April 14, 2016 shows the Solar Impulse 2 plane undertaking a maintenance flight over Hawaii performed by the test pilot Markus Scherdel before the First Round-the-World Solar flight, in Hawaii, USA. Handout photo by Jean Revillard/EPA

'Hear our islands': Reflections on the climate march in Canada

Dec 08, 2015 - 3:27 PM

Two Filipina migrant scholars in Canada join the climate march in Vancouver How can Filipinos do transnational work together for climate justice?

Cities sign climate pledge in boost to global deal

Sep 25, 2015 - 9:34 AM

The signatories promise although without binding penalties to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 to 95 from 1990 levels by 2050

PAL resumes flights to New York

Sep 30, 2014 - 3:19 PM

The Philippine flag carrier will return to the Big Apple via Vancouver Canada on March 15 2015

After trades and injuries, Sean Anthony comes into his own

May 21, 2014 - 1:28 PM

Sean Anthony has had to overcome trades and injuries since being drafted in 2010 but has now come into his own in the PBA

Sean Anthony drives to the basket during a Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals game against San Miguel Beer. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Canada vending machines pop out marijuana

May 17, 2014 - 10:13 AM

The use of marijuana for medicinal purposes was effectively legalized in Canada in 1999 and its use has been expanded through a series of court challenges

VENDING MACHINES. Medical dispensaries in Canada are relatively new. Screenshot from Global News

Olympics: US veteran Miller confirms golden credentials

Feb 08, 2014 - 5:59 PM

US veteran Bode Miller produced a near flawless display to win the men s third and final downhill training run on Saturday his second victory in three days on the Rosa Khutor piste

BODING WELL. Bode Miller of the USA in action during the second training session of the Men's Downhill race at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. Photo by Justin Lane/EPA

Former employer gets 18 months for trafficking Filipina caregiver

Oct 17, 2013 - 3:33 AM

Franco Yiu Kwan Orr is the first person to ever be convicted and sentenced in the Canadian province of British Columbia of human trafficking His wife Oi Ling Nicole Huen was acquitted on all charges

SENTENCED.Leticia Sarmiento faces reporters after sentencing of her former employer. Photo by Stuart Lyster.

Artist coping with autism makes it big

Sep 08, 2013 - 8:55 PM

Many thought J A Tan would never surpass his condition They thought wrong

'Critical Thinking,' by J.A. Tan. Image from his Facebook'Critical Thinking,' by J.A. Tan. All images/photos from his Facebook except as indicated

Monteith deglamorized in last two films

Aug 14, 2013 - 7:58 PM

Toronto Film Festival features Glee star as ordinary store manager and drug addled ex con

DEPARTURE. Monteith on the set of 'McCanick.' Photo from the film's Facebook

Lea Michele breaks silence on Twitter

Jul 30, 2013 - 1:29 PM

Cory will forever be in my heart says Michele

LEA SPEAKS. The actress thanks the public for their support. Screen grab from

Cory Monteith cremated

Jul 18, 2013 - 7:27 PM

Private affair for the star s family but dad Joe Monteith not present

FAREWELL. It was a private ceremony for Monteith's partner Lea Michele and family, but the father was not present

Filipina wins human trafficking case

Jul 08, 2013 - 7:00 AM

The employer who maltreated Filipino caregiver Leticia Sarmiento in Vancouver could face a maximum life sentence or a 1 million fine or both

No suspension yet for Consul Ampeso

May 02, 2013 - 6:53 PM

Ampeso is set to face a fact finding panel that will decide whether he should be suspended from service

DRUNK? An OFW from Canada says Ampeso was drunk and loud during office hours. Screenshot from Youtube video.

Consul's behavior 'questionable' - DFA chief

Apr 26, 2013 - 2:30 PM

We should be exacting the highest professional standard from all of our people without exception says Foreign Secretary Albert Del Rosario

DRUNK? An OFW from Canada says Ampeso was drunk and loud during office hours. Screenshot from Youtube video.

PAL asks for more flight entitlements in Philippine-Canada routes

Oct 01, 2012 - 6:41 PM

Philippine Airlines is asking the air panel for 7x a week additional and separate flight entitlements for its upcoming Manila Toronto operations This is on top of the existing 7x a week Manila Vancouver flight allocation