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President Trump told reporters Thursday he had been planning to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement within days, but decided to try to renegotiate the agreement instead. The president held out the possibility of killing the trade deal later if the negotiations fail.

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President Trump has turned up the heat on long-simmering trade disputes between the U.S. and Canada. While stating that it's a appropriate to look out for the interests of U.S. producers, some locally are expressing concern over the way Trump is tackling the matter.


A new report says Ontario is having as much a problem with opioids as New York State.

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President Donald Trump is promising to find a solution to a trade dispute with Canada that has left dairy farmers in New York and Wisconsin without a market for their product.

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Cross-border travelers have more than Canada's sesquicentennial to celebrate this summer. Canada's history is going to change recent history on the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission's three crossings this summer.


Ontario is setting up a new service for people seeking medically assisted death that will allow them to reach out for help directly, bypassing health-care providers who object to assisted suicide on conscience grounds.

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she hopes New York State legislators will vote against Buy American provisions in their budget and warns that if they do not, she will consider "all options" in response.

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Two Ontario cabinet ministers are heading to New York Tuesday to urge legislators to exempt Canada from a Buy American policy it plans to introduce.

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A Miami, FL man who was caught at the Canadian border with 73 forged credit cards has been sentenced to just under a year in jail.

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Several aid organizations and pro-immigrant groups are pressuring the Canadian government to pull out of a controversial program which turns away almost all refugees coming in through the United States.

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As  U.S. residents celebrated was is commonly known as Presidents' Day, many Ontario residents commemorated Family Day.

A consumer advocate group has issued a warning about New Leaf Travel, a low-cost airline based in Winnipeg. The discount carrier flies out of eleven mid-sized Canadian cities, including Hamilton, but it continues to run into problems.


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During Monday's meeting in Washington between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump, the latter hinted that he'd like to "tweak" the North American Free Trade Agreement. Locally, economic leaders on both sides of the US-Canada border say NAFTA has proven to be beneficial to this side of the Niagara and shouldn't be overhauled.


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The city of Toronto is moving to address an opioid crisis that is crossing Canada. In the United States, it has already been described as the greatest drug crisis in American history, fueled by opioids like fentanyl. Across the continent, thousands of people are dying from overdoses. Recently in Vancouver, the city had the equivalent of nearly 130 overdose deaths in one month, the equivalent of four a day. That prompted the city's mayor to issue a warning to his counterpart in Toronto.


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Congressman Chris Collins has written a letter to the Department of Homeland Security, asking it to examine the biometric entry-exit system announced by the Trump administration for U.S. borders.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggests his nation's peacekeeping decisions will be made with the Trump administration's particular world view in mind.

Clarence Congressman Chris Collins is calling for the United States to broker a bilateral deal with Canada as opposed to updating the three-party North American Free Trade Agreement.

A popular tourist attraction north of the border is again under fire over how it treats its animals. Marineland is facing six new charges of animal cruelty.

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Canada recently took the long-awaited step of banning asbestos products. The ban will go into effect by 2018 and critics say it's long overdue.


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Crossing the Peace Bridge may be more difficult for the next six months, as traffic will be down to one lane in each direction from November 15 through May 15, 2017 for construction related to the ongoing $100 million Peace Bridge rehabilitation.

With the Trump Administration likely to push for Public-Private Partnerships for its trillion-dollar infrastructure plans, around 1,200 people are gathered in Toronto starting Monday for a conference on those partnerships and how they have worked around the world.

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The election of Donald Trump has some Americans looking north, perhaps to make a new home in a country removed from Trump's style of Republicanism. Many said jokingly if Trump were elected, they would move to Canada. For some, it's no longer a joke. But moving north might not be so easy.


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Canada now has a new trade deal with the European Union that can hurt American companies trying to compete in Europe.

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Real estate prices in the Toronto and Vancouver areas have skyrocketed to such an extent that the Canadian government has raised concerns. In Vancouver, the British Columbia government has imposed a tax on foreign buyers. The Bank of Canada is also concerned about the overheated real estate markets. One sector that's been feeling the pressure for a couple of years is golf courses.


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Canada's federal government watchdog is calling for the country's nuclear regulator to beef up inspections of the country's nuclear power plants. In a recent report, the commissioner of the environment found several serious issues.


Canada's public safety minister says he will push the United States to change some of its border policies when it comes to marijuana. Some Canadians have been barred for life from entering the U.S. after admitting to American border guards that they have smoked marijuana in the past.


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There is no easy fix to the delays heading in to Canada on the region's international bridges, according to a member of Ontario's Provincial Parliament.


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The U.S. Coast Guard has ended its search for Giusseppe Reinhart, who disappeared Tuesday after departing for a fishing trip on Lake Erie.  The search for the 37-year-old Niagara Falls, ON man was one of the largest in recent years for the Coast Guard.

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The two-year-old boy found in the bottom of a pool earlier this week in Montreal has died.

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The Griswold family of "National Lampoon's Vacation" fame would be proud. A recent AAA survey indicates that more than one-third of all Americans are planning a family vacation over the next 12 months.

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