February 19th, 2018

Business

B.C. to appeal NEB ruling on Trans Mountain bylaw

By The Canadian Press on February 17th, 2018

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s government is appealing a decision that allows Kinder Morgan Canada to bypass local regulations in constructing its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The National Energy Board ruled in December that the company is not required to comply with two sections of the City of Burnaby’s bylaws, which Kinder Morgan had said were ... Read More »

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Jagmeet Singh to target web giants in major address to New Democrats

By The Canadian Press on February 17th, 2018

OTTAWA – Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is expected take aim at multinational web giants like Netflix and Amazon for not paying their fair share of taxes in a major speech to New Democrats this afternoon. Singh will also blast the Liberal government’s deal with Netflix and cite the recent Colten Boushie verdict as an ... Read More »

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London fashion: Ruffles at Rocha, rich colours at Conran

By Sylvia Hui And Gregory Katz, The Associated Press on February 17th, 2018

LONDON – Newcomer Simone Rocha and veteran Jasper Conran are among the designers showcasing their latest autumn and winter styles at London Fashion Week, as British luxury fashion powerhouse Burberry prepared to round out a busy Day 2 with its show later Saturday. Some highlights from the style extravaganza: PRETTIFIED TAILORING AT SIMONE ROCHA Dainty ... Read More »

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India, Iran to work for stability in Afghanistan

By The Associated Press on February 17th, 2018

NEW DELHI – India and Iran have agreed to step up co-operation in combatting extremism, terrorism and drug trafficking and restoring peace and stability in war-wracked Afghanistan. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the two countries will also make efforts to improve energy security and regional connectivity to reach landlocked Afghanistan and Central Asia through ... Read More »

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PepsiCo to close Spitz sunflower seed plant in southern Alberta, 53 to lose jobs

By The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2018

BOW ISLAND, Alta. – The Spitz sunflower seed plant in southeastern Alberta is to close later this year, throwing 53 people out of work. PepsiCo, the plant’s owner, says production will move to another plant in the U.S. The company says it will help the employees with financial support, counselling and job placement services. The ... Read More »

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Facebook forges ahead with kids app despite expert criticism

By Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press on February 16th, 2018

NEW YORK – Facebook is forging ahead with its messaging app for kids, despite child experts who have pressed the company to shut it down and others who question Facebook’s financial support of some advisers who approved of the app. Messenger Kids lets kids under 13 chat with friends and family. It displays no ads ... Read More »

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Massachusetts to continue talks with Hyrdo-Quebec for Northern Pass project

By The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2018

MONTREAL – Despite a rejection in New Hampshire, Massachusetts will continue negotiations on a conditional basis with Hydro-Quebec and its American partner Eversource for the Northern Pass project. Hydro-Quebec is counting on the Northern Pass to supply Massachusetts for 20 years, starting in 2020, as part of a historic contract signed with the state in ... Read More »

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Massachusetts to continue talks with Hydro-Quebec for Northern Pass project

By The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2018

MONTREAL – Despite a rejection in New Hampshire, Massachusetts has decided to continue negotiations with Hydro-Quebec and its American partner Eversource for the Northern Pass project. The Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs said Friday that the talks could end by March 27. In the meantime, conditional negotiations may be conducted for another project, ... Read More »

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Yukon alcohol label study will no longer include warnings of cancer link

By Taylor Blewett, Whitehorse Star, The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2018

WHITEHORSE – A study on alcohol warning labels in Yukon is moving ahead, albeit with some major revisions after the liquor industry raised concerns about the research. Last November, large, colourful labels were affixed to all alcohol bottles and cans inside a Whitehorse liquor store as part of a federally funded study. One label warned ... Read More »

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Staffing levels, safety concerns lead to Domtar pulp mill shutdown: Unifor

By The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2018

ESPANOLA, Ont. – Unifor says it’s working with paper producer Domtar Corp. to find solutions to staffing levels that have forced a temporary shutdown of its pulp mill in northern Ontario. The national private-sector union says a shortage of trained and qualified operators has made it impossible to perform many operations safely at the Espanola, ... Read More »

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