July 21st, 2019

Business

‘Avengers: Endgame’ has passed ‘Avatar’ as biggest film ever

By The Associated Press on July 21st, 2019

LOS ANGELES – The global box office has a new king in “Avengers: Endgame.” The superhero extravaganza this weekend usurped “Avatar” to become the highest grossing film of all time, with an estimated $2.79 billion in worldwide grosses in just 13 weeks. “Avatar” has held onto the record for a decade at $2.789 billion. The ... Read More »

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‘The Lion King’ rules and ‘Endgame’ scores all-time record

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on July 21st, 2019

LOS ANGELES – If there was any doubt that the 2019 box office belonged to the Walt Disney Co., this weekend put an end to it. Not only did its photorealistic remake of “The Lion King” devour opening weekend records for the month of July and PG-rated films, but “Avengers: Endgame” also crept past “Avatar” ... Read More »

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‘The Lion King’ bites off $185 million debut, a July record

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on July 21st, 2019

LOS ANGELES – The Walt Disney Co. is ruling the box office again with the record-breaking debut of “The Lion King” this weekend. The studio says Sunday that the photorealistic remake devoured an estimated $185 million in ticket sales from 4,725 North American locations. It’s a record for the month of July and PG-rated films, ... Read More »

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Bystander training gains traction as tool to prevent sexual harassment, violence

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press on July 21st, 2019

It wasn’t until the rise of the #MeToo movement that Julia Gartley began talking more about that night, early in her mining career. The engineer was one of the few women at a remote mining operation when, after a social gathering one evening, she says a co-worker drugged and sexually assaulted her. At the time, ... Read More »

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Marvel Phase 4 kicks off with Angelina Jolie, ‘The Eternals’

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on July 20th, 2019

SAN DIEGO – Marvel Studios is kicking off Phase Four with high-wattage star power. Angelina Jolie surprised fans at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday evening along with the cast of the upcoming film “The Eternals.” Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige says it will hit theatres Nov. 6, 2020. Jolie was joined on stage by fellow cast ... Read More »

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Court deals major blow to hydropower transmission line

By Michael Casey, The Associated Press on July 19th, 2019

The New Hampshire Supreme Court dealt a possibly fatal blow Friday to plans for a hydropower transmission line that has raised concerns among communities and environmentalists that it would harm tourism and property values. In its unanimous ruling, the court upheld a state committee’s rejection of the Northern Pass project. The court didn’t accept the ... Read More »

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NEB restores orders and decisions issued to Trans Mountain prior to court ruling

By The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2019

CALGARY – The National Energy Board says its decisions and orders regarding the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion issued prior to last summer when a court overturned its approval will remain valid except where circumstances have changed. The decision is in line with a request from the federal government-owned pipeline to restore its regulatory status in ... Read More »

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Ford to cut 200 jobs at Oakville, Ont. auto assembly plant on slowing sales

By The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2019

OAKVILLE, Ont. – Ford Motor Co. says it will cut about 200 jobs at its Oakville, Ont. plant starting in September as sales of some models slow. “We have a long-standing practice of matching production with consumer demand. As a result, we are making changes to the operating pattern at Oakville Assembly Complex,” said company ... Read More »

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Unifor local says Ford to cut 185 jobs at Oakville, Ont. plant on slowing sales

By The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2019

OAKVILLE, Ont. – The head of the local union at Ford Motor Co.’s Oakville, Ont. plant says the company will cut 185 jobs in September with possibly more to come next January. Dave Thomas, president of Unifor Local 707, says in a message to members that the company is easing production at the plant due ... Read More »

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Central bank qualifying rate used in mortgage stress tests falls

By The Canadian Press on July 19th, 2019

OTTAWA – The Bank of Canada’s rate used by mortgage stress tests to determine whether would-be homeowners can qualify has dropped for the first time in three years. The central bank’s five-year benchmark qualifying rate is now 5.19 per cent, down from 5.34 per cent. It’s the first decrease in the five-year fixed mortgage rate ... Read More »

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