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Montero's late goal lifts Vancouver into 1-1 tie with Crew

Sep. 21, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Fredy Montero scored on a header in the 94th minute to lift the Vancouver Whitecaps into a 1-1 tie with the Columbus Crew on Saturday night. The Whitecaps had given up an early goal and looked on the ropes until Montero's heroics. Left back Ali Adnan sent a cross into the...

Canada's Trudeau comes under fire over brownface photo

Sep. 19, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — At a time when bigotry seems on the rise around the world and doors are being shut, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become known as a champion of diversity. Now, amid his bid for re-election, that reputation is under attack in a furor triggered by a photo of him in brownface at a...

British Columbia, Alaska officials fail to reach ferry deal

Sep. 19, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A British Columbia mayor and Alaska's top transportation official have been unable to reach an agreement over a firearms regulation that could end ferry service, officials said. Alaska Transportation Commissioner John MacKinnon met with Mayor Lee Brain of Prince Rupert Tuesday, The...

'A dumb thing to do': Trudeau apologizes for brownface

Sep. 18, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's campaign was hit Wednesday by the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. The prime minister apologized and said "it was a dumb thing to do." Time magazine posted the photo, which it says was published in the...

The Latest: Opposition says Trudeau unfit to lead Canada

Sep. 18, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Latest on the emergence of a photo showing Canadian leader Justin Trudeau in brownface makeup at a costume party in 2001 (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Conservative leader Andrew Scheer says a yearbook photo showing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in brownface makeup at a costume...

Canucks sign Brock Boeser to 3-year, $17.625 million deal

Sep. 16, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks have signed restricted free-agent right wing Brock Boeser to a three-year, $17.625 million deal. The Canucks announced the signing on Monday. The 22-year-old missed training camp during the weekend as negotiations continued. He posted a photo of...

Montero scores in 90th, Whitecaps beat Dynamo 2-1

Sep. 15, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Fredy Montero scored in the 90th minute to give the Vancouver Whitecaps a 2-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night. Hwang In-beom also scored on a penalty kick to help Vancouver (7-14-10) end a three-game losing streak. Mauro Manotas scored for Houston...

Vaping illness in US gives Canada pause as legal sales near

Sep. 13, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The serious lung illness affecting hundreds of people in the U.S. who vaped cannabis-based oil is giving Canadian health officials pause as that country prepares to allow the sale of vaping products in its legal marijuana market. No illnesses have yet been reported north of the border, but...

China urges release of Huawei exec with new Canadian envoy

Sep. 5, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China urged Canada to "reflect on its mistakes" and immediately release an arrested Huawei executive in comments Thursday on the appointment of a new Canadian ambassador to the country. Relations between China and Canada were severely damaged when Meng Wanzhou — the chief financial...

Alaska to end ferry service to Prince Rupert Oct. 1

Sep. 4, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska says it's ending ferry service to and from Prince Rupert, British Columbia, effective Oct. 1, citing an inability to comply with U.S. security requirements. The state transportation department says U.S. Customs and Border Protection is requiring that the ferry...