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Pregnant Asylum Seeker in Labour Rescued from Snow Near Manitoba Border

Pregnant Asylum Seeker in Labour Rescued from Snow Near Manitoba Border

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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Early Sunday morning, February 26, 2017, eight migrants from Somalia cross into Canada illegally from the United States by walking down this train track into the town of Emerson, Man., where they will seek asylum at Canada Border Services Agency. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — A pregnant woman who walked across the United States border into Manitoba was rescued after she became trapped in a snowbank and went into labour.

Emerson-Franklin Reeve Dave Carlson said the woman called 911 on Saturday morning after she walked from Minnesota across the border near Emerson. The woman was following railway tracks, but ended up going off the path and wandered into deep snow along the rail bed.

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Manitoba Upgrades Flood Risk After U.S. Snowstorms

Manitoba Upgrades Flood Risk After U.S. Snowstorms

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba flood forecasters are warning the province will now see flooding higher than 2009 levels following a series of late winter storms in the northern United States.

Officials say heavy snow south of the border across the Red River Valley in the last week will have a substantial impact on the region, as water flows north.

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Drive to Ratify New North American Trade Deal Gets Lift from U.S. TV Exposure

Drive to Ratify New North American Trade Deal Gets Lift from U.S. TV Exposure

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right to left, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, President of the United States Donald Trump, Mexico’s Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, and President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto participate in a signing ceremony for the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA — The push for the speedy passage of the new NAFTA is getting a boost from a big advertising campaign in the United States.

An alliance of U.S. companies, trade associations and lobbyists launched a series of TV commercials and digital ads Monday that it hopes will inspire more Americans to push their congressional representatives to ratify the continental trade agreement.

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Climate Change Chaos Making Politics More Toxic: Obama Tells Calgary Crowd

Climate Change Chaos Making Politics More Toxic: Obama Tells Calgary Crowd

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama listens to a question from moderator Sophie Brochu following a speech before the Montreal Board of Trade Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in Montreal. Obama has told a crowd in the heart of Canada’s oilpatch that there needs to be a switch to cleaner energy sources. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

CALGARY — Former United States President Barack Obama says failure to transition to cleaner energy sources would lead to global chaos that would be hard to reverse, but he’s optimistic fossil-fuel-centric economies such as Alberta’s can make the necessary changes.

Obama spoke Tuesday to a near-full arena in Calgary, home to several oil and gas company headquarters that are replete with empty office space due to a years-long industry downturn.

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Barack Obama Reflects on U.S. Presidency to Sold-Out Winnipeg Crowd

Barack Obama Reflects on U.S. Presidency to Sold-Out Winnipeg Crowd

By Jim Bender

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama greets interviewer Michael Burns on stage at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg on Monday, March 4, 2019. (DWAYNE LARSON / TINEPUBLIC INC.)

WINNIPEG — The former president of the United States sure knew how to warm up a crowd.

After receiving a standing ovation from 13,500 adoring fans at Bell MTS Centre on Monday night, Barack Obama laughed about how he got slapped in the face by the wind when stepping off the plane on his first visit to Winnipeg.

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Mexico Threw Canada ‘Under the Bus,’ Liberal MP Tells Mexican Minister

Mexico Threw Canada ‘Under the Bus,’ Liberal MP Tells Mexican Minister

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press

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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto, left, as Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, looks on after participating in the USMCA signing ceremony, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

OTTAWA — Canada and Mexico are dealing with lingering hard feelings over last summer’s surprise Mexican trade deal with the United States as their new continental trade pact awaits a final stamp of political approval.

Two weeks ago, the head of a visiting delegation of Canadian parliamentarians told the newly installed Mexican foreign minister his country threw Canada “under the bus” last August when it forged a bilateral trade deal with the United States during the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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U.S. Tariffs on Steel, Aluminum Could Be Gone in Weeks, Ambassador Says

U.S. Tariffs on Steel, Aluminum Could Be Gone in Weeks, Ambassador Says

By James McCarten, The Canadian Press

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The steel mills in the Hamilton waterfront harbour are shown in Hamilton, Ont., on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

WASHINGTON — A long-awaited end to Canada’s steel-and-aluminum tariff nightmare could be just weeks away, says Ottawa’s ambassador to the United States — but David MacNaughton is playing coy about the source of his newfound optimism.

Along with Transport Minister Marc Garneau, MacNaughton was taking part in a panel discussion Thursday about the prospects of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement when he abruptly declared that an end to U.S. tariffs on metals imported from Canada, which have been in place for nearly nine months, could soon be at hand.

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Super Bowl 2019 May Be the Last Time Canadian Football Fans See U.S. Game Ads

Super Bowl 2019 May Be the Last Time Canadian Football Fans See U.S. Game Ads

By David Paddon, The Canadian Press

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Workers use a lift to install a Super Bowl 53 wrap on the outside of Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, on Jan. 17, 2019. (Curtis Compton / Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

TORONTO — Sunday’s battle between the New England Patriots and the L.A. Rams could possibly be the last Super Bowl game to be available in Canada in its original form — ads and all — through American broadcasts.

Until 2017, Canadian viewers were blocked from the full U.S. Super Bowl feeds, including the commercials that are often produced specifically for the event, as domestic broadcasters were able to substitute their own versions of the broadcasts carried by cable and satellite.

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