July 22nd, 2018

Business

Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

By John Hanna And Gene Johnson, The Associated Press on July 21st, 2018

A private inspector said Saturday that he warned the company operating duck boats on a Missouri lake about design flaws putting the watercraft at greater risk of sinking, less than a year before the accident that killed 17 people during a sudden storm. Steve Paul, owner of the Test Drive Technologies inspection service in St. ... Read More »

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‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Shazam!” thrill Comic-Con

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on July 21st, 2018

SAN DIEGO – Warner Bros. brought out all the stops Saturday at Comic-Con with an army of stars, surprises and new footage from films like “Aquaman,” ”Shazam!” and even “Wonder Woman 1984,” which is only three and a half weeks into production. Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Chris Pratt, Johnny Depp and Nicole Kidman were just ... Read More »

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Pipeline protesters defy city-issued eviction order, say they’ll meet with officials

By The Canadian Press on July 21st, 2018

BURNABY, B.C. – Protesters at an anti-pipeline camp in Burnaby, B.C., say they will meet with officials to discuss safety measures, but will not comply with a city-issued eviction order. The City of Burnaby says there are safety concerns surrounding “Camp Cloud,” including a two-storey watch house and a fire that the protesters describe as ... Read More »

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‘We are doing the right thing:’ Protesters dig in at anti-pipeline camp

By The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

BURNABY, B.C. – Protesters at an anti-pipeline camp in Burnaby, B.C., say they are ready to defy an eviction notice handed out from the city. The City of Burnaby issued a 72-hour notice to those occupying “Camp Cloud” on Wednesday, but protesters said in a news release issued Friday that three days wasn’t enough time ... Read More »

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Nova Chemicals appeals ruling that it pay Dow US$1.06-billion in damages

By The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

CALGARY – Nova Chemicals has appealed an Alberta judge’s order that it pay US$1.06 billion in damages to Dow Chemical Canada in a dispute over a massive ethylene plant in the province. The dispute centres on a production facility in Joffre, Alta. known as E3 that Nova started operating in 2000. Dow Canada alleged breach ... Read More »

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MGM banks on never-used anti-terrorism law in suing victims

By Regina Garcia Cano, The Associated Press on July 20th, 2018

LAS VEGAS – The unprecedented move from MGM Resorts International to sue hundreds of victims of last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas using an obscure U.S. law never tested in court has been framed by the casino-operator as an effort to avoid years of costly litigation – but the legal manoeuvr may not play ... Read More »

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USW members vote in favour of strike to back negotiations with Shaw

By The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

BURNABY, B.C. – A union representing about 500 employees of Shaw Communications in British Columbia says they have voted in favour of strike action by a large majority. The United Steelworkers says 98 per cent of votes cast this week were in favour of giving the union a strike mandate. Union chief negotiator Lee Riggs ... Read More »

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Loonie moves up as inflation ticks higher, TSX ends lower along with U.S. markets

By The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

TORONTO – Stock indexes in Canada and the U.S. closed down while the loonie surged higher after Statistics Canada reported the annual inflation rate in June hit its highest mark in more than six years. The Canadian dollar averaged 76.09 cents US, up 0.65 of a US cent. The increase followed the report that the ... Read More »

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Protesters digging in at anti-pipeline camp as eviction notice expires

By The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

BURNABY, B.C. – Protesters at an anti-pipeline camp in Burnaby, B.C., say they are ready to defy an eviction notice handed out from the city. The City of Burnaby issued a 72-hour notice to those occupying “Camp Cloud” on Wednesday, but protesters say in a news release that isn’t enough time to comply with concerns ... Read More »

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Teamsters Canada Rail Conference members vote in favour of CP Rail agreement

By The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2018

CALGARY – The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference says members have voted about 65 per cent in favour of a four-year deal with Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. The agreement covers more than 3,000 conductors and locomotive engineers and addresses equity issues, improvements to work rules, benefits, and provides a nine per cent salary increase over the ... Read More »

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