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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

New Digital Trade Map: The State-by-State Story at Your Fingertips

You’ve probably heard this from us before: for over 150 years, Canada has had no closer friend and ally than the United States. At home and abroad, we work together to make our citizens’ lives safer. But did you know we share a trillion dollar trade and investment relationship? Canada buys more goods from the […]

September 28, 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

Canada Provides Assistance to California in Battle Against Historic Wildfires

California is facing historic wildfires in 2020, with more than 1.83 million acres burned so far across the state. Facing this crisis in parallel to the challenges of the COVID19 pandemic, California Governor Gavin Newsom called for international assistance to battle the devastating fires. Canada was ready to assist, thanks to an agreement between Canada […]

September 9, 2020

Bees at Work: 30,000 Bees Enjoy the #ViewFrom501

The Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. has been working hard to reduce its environmental footprint.  In June 2019, these efforts helped us earn LEED® Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council – their highest distinction.  Not content to rest on our laurels, we have continued to look for new and innovative ways to […]

June 5, 2020

EARTH DAY 2020 TWITTER CHALLENGE

EARTH DAY 2020 TWITTER CHALLENGE Help us celebrate our shared commitment to climate action We are calling on you to Tweet @connect2canada with the ways you go green. Please use the hashtags #OurPart4Earth and #EarthDay2020. Tag a friend to do the same! April 22, 2020 marks the 50th annual Earth Day. As we approach this […]

April 20, 2020

COVID-19: Information for Canadians in the U.S.

UPDATED – APRIL 20, 2020 To limit the spread of COVID-19, American and Canadian authorities announced their intention to temporarily restrict all non-essential travel across the US-Canada border. More information about the temporary border closure can be found online. If you are currently travelling in the United States: Consider returning to Canada as soon as […]

March 20, 2020

USMCA Ratification Takes a Step Forward

Last week, the Senate overwhelmingly passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement with strong bipartisan support, like the House of Representatives did in December. The President is expected to sign the legislation in the coming days, concluding the U.S. ratification process. Following the Senate vote, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland reiterated that USMCA is excellent for Canadian […]

January 20, 2020

Congratulations to our Newest Astronauts!

  Last Friday, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronauts Jenni Sidey-Gibbons and Joshua Kutryk celebrated the end of their basic training, along with their NASA classmates, during a ceremony at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Their class was the first to be supervised and mentored by a Canadian astronaut, Jeremy Hansen. Canadian Space Agency representatives and Rachel McCormick, Consul General […]

January 15, 2020

Canada signs agreement on amendments to the new NAFTA

From: The Deputy Prime Minister of Canada News Release December 10, 2019 – Mexico City, Mexico The Government of Canada is committed to further strengthening the Canadian economy, improving the lives of Canadian families, the middle class and those working hard to join it. Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister, signed on behalf […]

December 10, 2019

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