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Canada-US Grid Integration Helps States Meet Critical Electricity Needs

Last week, many parts of the US felt a lot more like Canada – temperature-wise, at least.  A polar vortex sent the mercury plummeting, bringing record-breaking temperatures to more than a dozen states, including Texas and across the Midwest.  The sustained, icy Arctic conditions caused a spike in demand for electricity, at the same time […]

Fort Worth Stockyards Celebrate a Famous Folk Hero

If one wanted to channel the spirit of a local cowboy, the popular Fort Worth Stockyards would be an ideal place to begin the search. However, on November 20, 2020 the Stockyards honored a horseman from a little further afield. Pioneer Black cowboy John Ware was born in the United States in the mid-nineteenth century […]

Embassy of Canada Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a time when both Canada and the U.S. highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of Black Canadians and Black Americans.  This year, Canada marks the 25th celebration of Black History Month, and as Prime Minister Trudeau noted in his statement, “Black people have helped shape our history and collective identity, and […]

Catching up with Dr. Leslie Bottrell

When the pandemic descended on New York last spring, Canadian doctor Leslie Bottrell found herself in the epicenter of the epicenter— an ICU unit at a hospital in Westchester County, New York, one of the country’s first major COVID-19 hotspots. She experienced what so many healthcare workers continue to confront ten months later— a deluge […]

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Canada-US Grid Integration Helps States Meet Critical Electricity Needs

Last week, many parts of the US felt a lot more like Canada – temperature-wise, at least.  A polar vortex sent the mercury plummeting, bringing record-breaking temperatures to more than a dozen states, including Texas and across the Midwest.  The sustained, icy Arctic conditions caused a spike in demand for electricity, at the same time […]

February 22, 2021

Fort Worth Stockyards Celebrate a Famous Folk Hero

If one wanted to channel the spirit of a local cowboy, the popular Fort Worth Stockyards would be an ideal place to begin the search. However, on November 20, 2020 the Stockyards honored a horseman from a little further afield. Pioneer Black cowboy John Ware was born in the United States in the mid-nineteenth century […]

February 11, 2021

Embassy of Canada Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a time when both Canada and the U.S. highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of Black Canadians and Black Americans.  This year, Canada marks the 25th celebration of Black History Month, and as Prime Minister Trudeau noted in his statement, “Black people have helped shape our history and collective identity, and […]

February 5, 2021

Catching up with Dr. Leslie Bottrell

When the pandemic descended on New York last spring, Canadian doctor Leslie Bottrell found herself in the epicenter of the epicenter— an ICU unit at a hospital in Westchester County, New York, one of the country’s first major COVID-19 hotspots. She experienced what so many healthcare workers continue to confront ten months later— a deluge […]

January 7, 2021

2020 in Review: COVID-19, Silver Linings, & Renewed Hope

  How does one even begin to reflect on 2020? The unforgettable year we have just experienced is hard to capture in words. The world has run the 2020 gamut together. Through it, we have seen the vulnerability and resilience of the human spirit, our adaptability in the face of an unprecedented global health crisis, […]

January 3, 2021

Facemask Diplomacy in the Age of COVID

Let’s face it: as we continue to fight COVID-19 together, masks have become an essential facet of everyday life. And in these trying times, they are also an art form; the latest instance of human ingenuity; an expression of self, of values, and of the search for beauty and meaning in the midst of a […]

December 17, 2020

Zapping Covid-19: A Canada-U.S.-Mexico Collaboration Takes The Fight Indoors

  COVID-19 doesn’t care about borders, but Canada-U.S. collaboration may go a long way toward stopping the virus in its tracks. Harnessing North America’s leading technologies, brainpower, and manufacturing capabilities in the fight against COVID just makes sense. So when a Texas company announced a Transcontinental Manufacturing Partnership involving a Canadian company and start of […]

December 15, 2020

Canada-U.S. Space Cooperation: A Visit from NASA Astronaut Colonel Raja Chari

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in partnership with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Roscosmos (Russia), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) participate jointly in the International Space Station (ISS), a research laboratory that orbits the Earth. Canadian space robotics, including Canadarm2 and Dextre, were used to assemble […]

December 10, 2020

Ambassador Hillman Talks Critical Minerals On Politico’s Global Translations Podcast

In January 2020, Canada and the U.S. announced the completion of the Canada-U.S. Joint Action Plan on Critical Minerals Collaboration. The Plan advances our mutual interest in strengthening supply chains for the critical minerals needed for important manufacturing sectors, and delivered on a June 2019 commitment by the Prime Minister of Canada and the President […]

December 9, 2020

Canada Curated: Seasonal Sweets and Savories by Small Batch Canadian Makers

The American market, especially the metropolitan areas that border Canada such as Detroit, is an important first export destination for many Canadian food and beverage companies. With similar cultural and linguistic backgrounds and large consumer bases, these areas allow growing companies to gain exporting skills while offering significant market expansion opportunities. However, despite being a […]

December 9, 2020

Got milk?! Cross Border Coordination Gets Water Flowing into the Milk River Once Again

Out between the plains and hills of the “Treasure State” of Montana, and the “Wild Rose” Province of Alberta, runs the St. Mary and Milk Rivers. Those waters have been intertwined since water infrastructure was built in the early 1900s and managed under the 1909 Boundary Waters Treaty. In any given year, water diverted from […]

October 19, 2020

Neighbours helping Neighbors: Canada Provides Assistance to Oregon to Battle Wildfires

Canada is continuing its assistance to the United States in response to the wildfires ravaging the West Coast. On Sep. 18, the governments of Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia, as well as Parks Canada, sent 289 wildfire professionals to central Oregon to join the fight, following a previous detachment sent to California from Quebec. […]

September 22, 2020

Diplomacy in Bloom: In the “Biodiversity without Borders” program, three countries come together to celebrate the North America Friendship Garden in San Antonio

In recent years, matters of environmental conservation have gained traction in the public sector, But Canadian, Mexican, and American representatives proved that the conversation can be just as uplifting as it is critical. In that light, what better time to celebrate collaborative environmental initiatives across borders than during the migration of majestic monarch butterflies? During […]

February 16, 2021

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