April 19th, 2018

Business

Governor General calls Southwest Airline pilot a hero for showing nerves of steel

By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

MONTREAL – Gov. Gen. Julie Payette says a Southwest Airlines pilot who landed her plane safely after a mid-air engine mishap is rightfully being called a hero. Payette told aviation officials Thursday that Capt. Tammie Jo Shults showed nerves of steel as she deployed years of training as a U.S. Navy fighter pilot to avoid ... Read More »

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‘Dance Moms’ star Miller has cancer, underwent spine surgery

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

PITTSBURGH – Former “Dance Moms” reality TV star Abby Lee Miller has been diagnosed with cancer. Doctor Hooman Melamed tells People.com she contracted what they thought was a rare spinal infection and nearly died this week. The doctor says Miller went to a California emergency room, where her condition deteriorated and she became “paralyzed from ... Read More »

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Rules governing autos will be the ‘core’ of new NAFTA deal, Freeland predicts

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Canada’s foreign minister says new rules on autos will be at the core of a new NAFTA agreement. Chrystia Freeland made the remarks between negotiating sessions in Washington. Freeland says she and her peers are still talking about autos rules, and are now down to the finest details. She says that the rules ... Read More »

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Social media helps fuel teacher activism across the country

By Melissa Daniels, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

PHOENIX – The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories. Teachers, long tired of low wages and a dearth of state funding, begin talking to each other online. Their Facebook groups draw tens of thousands of members. They share stories of their frustrations ... Read More »

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Ottawa’s new privacy rules give businesses flexibility on reporting data breaches

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – Federal data breach regulations set to take effect Nov. 1 will require mandatory reporting of security breaches that pose a “real risk of significant harm,” but give businesses flexibility about how that’s done. Ottawa has rolled out the long-awaited requirements in a notice in the Canada Gazette that indicates the government wanted to ... Read More »

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Ford’s company would benefit ‘probably very little’ from corporate tax cut

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

TORONTO – Ontario’s Progressive Conservative leader acknowledged Thursday that his company would benefit, although “probably very little,” from his proposal to cut corporate taxes, but said he would not personally stand to gain anything. Doug Ford, a businessman and former Toronto city councillor whose family owns and operates Deco Labels and Tags, has promised to ... Read More »

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Alberta university criticized over plan to bestow David Suzuki honorary degree

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

EDMONTON – The University of Alberta is being criticized for its decision to give David Suzuki an honorary degree. The university announced earlier this month that the environmentalist will be one of 13 recipients in June. The architect of Alberta’s climate change plan, economics professor Andrew Leach, criticized the decision saying Suzuki has characterized economics ... Read More »

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Spat breaks out between Tim Hortons franchisee factions over public complaints

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

OAKVILLE, Ont. – The Tim Hortons franchisee advisory board is slamming a group representing at least half of the brand’s restaurant owners for publicly making complaints about their parent company Restaurant Brands International Inc. In a letter to franchisees obtained by The Canadian Press, the board argues that the comments by the Great White North ... Read More »

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Westjet to accelerate engine inspections following Southwest incident

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

CALGARY – WestJet Airlines Ltd. says it’s immediately accelerating inspections of some fan blades following an engine failure on a Southwest Airlines flight Tuesday that left one passenger dead. Calgary-based Westjet says the European Aviation Safety Authority issued a directive that airlines inspect some fan blades on Boeing 737NG engines by the end of 2019, ... Read More »

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‘Dining of the future’: vegan restaurant boom fuelled by meat eaters

By Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

Foodies say Canada is in the midst of a renaissance in plant-based dining as vegan restaurants sprout up across the country and traditional establishments update their menus to make them more animal-friendly. But restaurateurs say the proliferation of options is being driven not by observant vegans, but by dabbling omnivores looking for appealing meat-free fare. ... Read More »

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