July 21st, 2019

Business

Swoop points to Boeing 737 Max ripple effect after wave of flight cancellations

By Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press on July 8th, 2019

Swoop airline is facing a backlog of flights after engine trouble on an aircraft touched off a four-day wave of flight disruptions that has left passengers stranded and angry. Passengers who had booked flights with the ultra-low-cost airline were left scrambling after it cancelled 23 flights between July 5 and July 10 due to “unscheduled ... Read More »

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Cause of wireless voice outage unclear, some intermittent problems may persist

By David Paddon, The Canadian Press on July 8th, 2019

TORONTO – The cause of a service outage that affected voice calls on numerous Canadian mobile brands, starting Sunday afternoon, remained unclear Monday as carriers said only some customers continued to have problems. “Teams are working hard to fully resolve the issue and we sincerely apologize to our customers,” a Rogers statement said Monday. Telus, ... Read More »

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Privacy watchdogs launch investigation over Desjardins privacy breach

By The Canadian Press on July 8th, 2019

MONTREAL – A pair of privacy watchdogs are launching an investigation after a data breach at Desjardins Group that affected nearly three million members. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and its Quebec equivalent say the probes will examine whether the Desjardins was in compliance with federal and provincial laws around personal information ... Read More »

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North American stock markets start week lower on fading hopes of U.S. rate cuts

By The Canadian Press on July 8th, 2019

TORONTO – North American stock markets started the week lower on fading hopes of U.S. interest rate cuts later this month. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 79.04 points at 16,462.95. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 115.98 points at 26,806.14. The S&P 500 index was down 14.46 points at 2,975.95, ... Read More »

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Postmedia names Rob Roberts editor-in-chief of National Post

By The Canadian Press on July 8th, 2019

TORONTO – Rob Roberts, who has held senior editorial positions at The Canadian Press since late 2015, is leaving the news service to become editor-in-chief at the National Post. Roberts will succeed Anne Marie Owens, who was the Post’s editor-in-chief for nearly five years until departing in April to take a new position at McMaster ... Read More »

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Swoop hit by ongoing wave of flight cancellations as passengers vent frustration

By The Canadian Press on July 8th, 2019

CALGARY – Hundreds of Swoop passengers are scrambling after the ultra-low-cost airline cancelled or delayed 23 flights over the past four days. Swoop says the wave of cancellations, which affected flights between July 5 and July 10, was caused by “unscheduled maintenance.” Frustrated travellers took to Twitter, complaining that the airline rebooked them on Swoop ... Read More »

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CannTrust warns of shortages after regulator flags greenhouse for non-compliance

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press on July 8th, 2019

Shares in CannTrust Holdings Inc. plunged as much as 20 per cent after the cannabis producer said Health Canada flagged the company’s greenhouse facility in Pelham, Ont., for not being in compliance with certain regulations and warned of temporary product shortages as a result. The shares were down $1.40 or nearly 22 per cent at ... Read More »

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Cause of wireless outage unclear; Telus, Bell say it originated with other carriers

By The Canadian Press on July 8th, 2019

TORONTO – The cause of a Rogers Wireless service outage that began Sunday remains unclear but the company says “a very limited number” of customers are still experiencing intermittent interruptions to voice calls. The problems with Rogers mobile phone calls seem to have also affected other carriers. Telus says its customers began reporting an inability ... Read More »

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Saudi carrier cancels troubled Boeing 737 order for Airbus

By Aya Batrawy, The Associated Press on July 8th, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A Saudi budget airline is ordering 30 Airbus planes in a deal that replaces a $6 billion agreement it had with Boeing for its troubled 737 Max jets, which have been grounded after two deadly crashes. It’s the latest blow to Boeing as it struggles to win back the public’s ... Read More »

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North American stock markets slide lower, loonie gains against U.S. dollar

By The Canadian Press on July 8th, 2019

TORONTO – The heavyweight financial, industrial and materials sectors weighed on stocks in Toronto as Canada’s main stock index fell in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets also lost ground. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 69.74 points at 16,472.25. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 115.61 points at 26,806.51. The ... Read More »

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