Canada

Fountain, a post-punk band from Victoria, B.C. were the talk of the Sled Island music festival in Calgary last weekend. (Photo courtesy of Candace)

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Post-punk bands from smaller Western Canadian burgs few Americans could even pinpoint on a map stole the show at last weekend's Sled Island Festival.

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Canadians were not impressed after the NBA skipped over local rap star Drake in favor of the British singer Sting to perform at All-Star Game in Toronto.

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The company that runs the Victoria Clipper has been acquired by a Germany-based ferry group and announced plans to open a Florida-Cuba route.

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So, wanna be like Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau? Two upcoming Seattle events will discuss how to welcome refugees to the state.

While we Americans are busy playing football against a giant turkey, tons of other countries are celebrating Thanksgiving in their own unique ways. (Photo from Flickr)

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Want to celebrate the most American of holidays with a bit of a twist. Try these global Thanksgiving traditions.

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Justin Trudeau, the son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, led the Liberal party to a victory after nine years of a Conservative-led government.

Activists protest against Fidelity Investments, fourth largest Chevron investor outside the office building in Downtown Seattle(Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

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Seattle activists called the Unist’ot’en Nation violation “The Keystone XL In Seattle’s Backyard.”

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The Pan Am Games kickoff today in Toronto with dozens of Northwest athletes competing for team USA and Canada.

At the NAFTA Initialing Ceremony, in October 1992 , Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, US President George H. W. Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney along with trade officials from all three countries. Bill Clinton finalized the negotiations after taking office the next year. (Photo from the George Bush Presidential Library)

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Inside the Canadian consulate's bizarre 20th birthday party for NAFTA.

A salmon carcass on the banks of the Fraser River in British Columbia. Salmon spawn in Canadian rivers, but pass through American waters and are caught by Washington fishermen. (Photo by Todd Gordon Brown)

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Unseasonably warm water and a toxic mining spill in BC have meant a tough season for Puget Sound salmon fishermen.

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Canadian transplant Kim Fu's "For Today I am a Boy" is hot off the press with a fresh perspective on Asian American transgender identity. In...

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The first few times my Seattle-based band went to Vancouver, Canada to play D.I.Y. gigs, the city felt perfect. Apparently, our B.C. buds enjoyed non-stop kick-ass...

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This week in drunk news: Man kills 70,000 chickens in Maryland and a North Korean man floats south Drunk men all over the world are...

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When students in Quebec heard earlier this summer that the government planned to raise college tuition by 75%, hundreds of thousands took to the streets...

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Olympic fever begins today! Our partners at the Seattle Times have unleashed an awesome info-graphic to help you track how our local athletes are performing...

Immigration and Customs

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Blaine, just south of Washington’s US-Canada border, evokes images of pastoral farmland back-dropped by mountains, Boundary Bay views and the idyllically named Peace Arch...

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I woke up on last Friday, December 30th with one thought in my mind: “I’ve got to get the hell out of town.” I...