National Newswatch

Bob Woodward’s goal with Trump book ‘Rage’: ‘the best obtainable version of truth’

Sep 17 2020 — James McCarten, The Canadian Press — WASHINGTON, Wash. — "I hope you're recording this, so you get it down," Bob Woodward says, nary a hint of irony in his voice.  Indeed, relying solely on notes for a conversation with the celebrated Washington Post reporter and editor would border on journalistic malpractice, considering the starring role audio tapes have played in Woodward's […]

Canada sending nearly 300 fire personnel by Friday to help battle wildfires in Oregon

Sep 16 2020 — James McCarten, The Canadian Press — WASHINGTON, Wash. — Canada is sending nearly 300 firefighters and technical specialists to help beat back the flames ravaging Oregon, one of three states where wildfires are razing buildings, claiming lives and chasing residents from their homes along the U.S. West Coast. Some 230 firefighters, most from British Columbia but including a number from Alberta, […]

At 11th hour, U.S. abruptly reverses course, lifts tariffs on Canadian aluminum

Sep 15 2020 — James McCarten, The Canadian Press — WASHINGTON, Wash. — The United States blinked Tuesday in its latest tariff dispute with Canada, lifting a 10 per cent levy on Canadian-made aluminum just hours before Ottawa was to let fly with a suite of countermeasures.  The tariffs are being lifted retroactive to Sept. 1 because Canadian exports are expected to "normalize" over the […]

At 11th hour, U.S. abruptly reverses course, lifts tariffs on Canadian aluminum

Sep 15 2020 — James McCarten, The Canadian Press — WASHINGTON, Wash. — The United States blinked Tuesday in its latest tariff dispute with Canada, lifting a 10 per cent levy on Canadian-made aluminum just hours before Ottawa was to let fly with a suite of countermeasures.  The tariffs are being lifted retroactive to Sept. 1 because Canadian exports are expected to "normalize" over the […]

Norad leaders past, present call for new approach to North American defence

Sep 11 2020 — James McCarten, The Canadian Press — WASHINGTON — North America's continental early warning system is ill-equipped for the global perils of the 21st century, Norad's deputy director of operations warned Friday as he showcased a new, data-driven system of machine learning that can wring new insights out of existing technology. U.S. air force Brig.-Gen. Peter Fesler and just-retired Norad commander Gen. Terrence […]

Norad leaders past, present call for new approach to North American defence

Sep 11 2020 — James McCarten, The Canadian Press — WASHINGTON — North America's continental early warning system is ill-equipped for the global perils of the 21st century, Norad's deputy director of operations warned Friday as he showcased a new, data-driven system of machine learning that can wring new insights out of existing technology. U.S. air force Brig.-Gen. Peter Fesler and just-retired Norad commander Gen. Terrence […]