Ethan Lou

Ethan Lou is the author of 'Field Notes from a Pandemic: A Journey Through a World Suspended.' He is a former Reuters reporter and has served as a visiting journalist at the University of British Columbia.

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Pandemic is an opportunity for Canada to reduce economic dependence on China

Post-pandemic, the world needs more engagement with China — but not through asymmetrical relationships, writes Ethan Lou.

Canadian lender Desjardins may stop pipeline loans

Desjardins, the largest association of credit unions in North America, on Friday temporarily suspended lending for such projects and may make the decision permanent, spokesman Jacques Bouchard told Reuters by telephone.

Study finds average swimming pool can have up to 75 litres of urine

The results showed a single 830,000-litre pool, which is about one-third of an Olympic-sized pool, had 75 litres of urine, while another smaller pool had 30 litres.

Canadian energy firms at risk from cyber, bomb attacks: CSIS

Canada's main spy agency last year warned energy companies about an increasing risk of cyber espionage and attacks on pipelines, oil storage and shipment facilities and power transmission towers using homemade explosives, according to a classified document obtained by Reuters.

Bank of Canada mulled nixing Queen Elizabeth's successor from banknotes: documents

When Canada was designing its current $20 bill, it considered dispensing with its "tradition" of depicting the reigning monarch if Queen Elizabeth dies or abdicates, internal documents from the country's central bank showed.

TransCanada formally seeks NAFTA damages in Keystone XL rejection

TransCanada Corp. is formally requesting arbitration over U.S. President Barack Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, seeking $15 billion US in damages.

Australian drug trade 'high-reward' for Canadian criminals, B.C. police say

There is an increasing Canadian presence in the Australian drug scene, where traffickers brave harsh enforcement for large profits in a "high-risk, high-reward" market, authorities say.