January 23rd, 2018

Business

Slimane named new Celine designer as Paris menswear wraps up

By Thomas Adamson, The Associated Press on January 21st, 2018

PARIS – Lanvin and Paul Smith capped a masculine and utilitarian menswear season in Paris as design veteran Hedi Slimane was named the new creative chief at Celine. Here are some highlights from Sunday’s final fall-winter men’s shows and the run-up to Paris Fashion Week for couture collections: LANVIN’S UTILITARIAN CHIC A constellation of bright ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Justin Trudeau to push middle class interests as he heads to Davos

By Melanie Marquis, The Canadian Press on January 21st, 2018

OTTAWA – After spending the past two weeks criss-crossing the country to speak with ordinary Canadians in town hall meetings, Justin Trudeau is heading to Switzerland where he’ll rub elbows with the rich and powerful at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The prime minister, who is attending for the second time since his mandate ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

‘Jumanji’ tops box office for third straight weekend

By Jake Coyle, The Associated Press on January 21st, 2018

NEW YORK – “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” outdid another weekend’s worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures. “Jumanji” sold $20 million in tickets, according to studio estimates Sunday, bringing its five-week domestic ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

HBC-owned Lord & Taylor to lay off 200 people in Pennsylvania in operations move

By The Canadian Press on January 21st, 2018

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Lord & Taylor has announced that it will be laying off about 200 people at a Pennsylvania distribution centre as it moves some operations to a new location about 80 kilometres away. Parent company HBC says that while the Wilkes-Barre Township centre is staying open, its Lord & Taylor e-commerce fulfillment operations ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Despite competition, tech sector CEOs say they would have welcomed Amazon

By Dan Healing, The Canadian Press on January 21st, 2018

CALGARY – Tech sector entrepreneurs whose Canadian cities were snubbed by Amazon in its search for a second corporate campus say they are disappointed, despite fears they would have seen increased competition for scarce skilled talent. They say the American online giant’s promised contribution of $5 billion in construction and up to 50,000 high-paying jobs ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Community support and patient investors rated vital for media employee buyouts

By Dan Healing, The Canadian Press on January 21st, 2018

CALGARY – An architect of one of the few successful media employee buyouts in Canada says knowing the market and enlisting help from sympathetic investors have been key to the survival of CHEK TV since it was saved from closing in 2009. Still, eight years later, the independent Victoria TV station has yet to pay ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Metro Vancouver cities, residents to oppose Trans Mountain route at hearings

By Laura Kane, The Canadian Press on January 21st, 2018

VANCOUVER – Municipalities and residents in British Columbia are set to argue that the proposed route of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would damage sensitive ecosystems, harm public parks and trails and adversely impact homeowners. The National Energy Board will hold hearings starting Monday on the route that would run through Burnaby, Coquitlam and north ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

‘The Shape of Water’ wins top Producers Guild Award

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2018

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Guillermo del Toro’s fantastical romance “The Shape of Water” has won the top honour from the Producers Guild of America. The Producers Guild Awards were held Saturday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills and has often predicted the eventual best picture Oscar winner. “The Shape of Water” was up ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Shutdown divides services into essential and non-essential

By Richard Lardner, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Symbols of American promise have turned into emblems of American dysfunction amid a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration that has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island have turned away visitors in New York, due to what the National Park ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

By Zeke Miller, Andrew Taylor And Alan Fram, The Associated Press on January 19th, 2018

WASHINGTON – The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction. Last-minute negotiations crumbled as Senate Democrats blocked a four-week stopgap extension in a late-night vote, causing the fourth ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!