July 21st, 2019

Business

Cape Breton coal mining suspended after new roof collapse; no injuries reported

By The Canadian Press on July 8th, 2019

DONKIN, N.S. – Operations at Canada’s only operating underground coal mine have been suspended due to another roof collapse, this time in the entrance tunnel to the Cape Breton colliery. Nova Scotia’s Labour Department said Monday that inspectors have been sent to the mine to look at the extent of the rock fall that occurred ... Read More »

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Encana Corp. selling assets Oklahoma’s Arkoma Basin for $165 million

By The Canadian Press on July 8th, 2019

CALGARY – Encana Corp. says its wholly owned subsidiary, Newfield Exploration Mid-Continent Inc., has signed a deal to sell its natural gas assets in Oklahoma’s Arkoma Basin for $165 million. The buyer was not disclosed. The assets produce the equivalent of approximately 77 million cubic feet of gas per day. Encana chief executive Doug Suttles ... Read More »

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CannTrust faces Health Canada problems, warns of product shortages

By The Canadian Press on July 8th, 2019

VAUGHAN, Ont. – Cannabis producer CannTrust Holdings Inc. warns there will be temporary shortages of some products while it works to get Health Canada approval for cannabis produced in unlicensed rooms at its greenhouse facility in Pelham, Ont. Health Canada has ruled the greenhouse was non-compliant regarding the growing of cannabis in five unlicensed rooms ... Read More »

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Outage problems at Rogers Wireless causing voice service issues

By The Canadian Press on July 8th, 2019

TORONTO – Rogers Wireless says customers may experience intermittent issues making or receiving wireless voice calls. In a message on its website, the company said it was experiencing an outage that was affecting many wireless customers. It said “some customers may be intermittently experiencing dropped calls or are unable to place or receive calls on ... Read More »

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Heather Mills gets UK phone hacking apology, payout

By The Associated Press on July 8th, 2019

LONDON – Heather Mills and her sister have received an apology and a settlement from the defunct News of the World tabloid over the hacking of their phones. Mills, the ex-wife of Paul McCartney, and her sister Fiona Mills both received a formal apology in Britain’s High Court on Monday. A representative of the tabloid ... Read More »

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Outage problems at mobile service providers causing voice service issues

By The Canadian Press on July 8th, 2019

TORONTO – Some of Canada’s major mobile service providers say they are working to fix widespread network outages to voice services that some customers across the country have been noticing since Sunday afternoon. Text messages, internet and data services are still operational, but Rogers’ website said it was experiencing an outage that was affecting many ... Read More »

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Conservative party wins Greek election, ousts left-wing PM

By Elena Becatoros And Derek Gatopoulos, The Associated Press on July 7th, 2019

ATHENS, Greece – Greek conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis comfortably won a parliamentary election Sunday as voters rejected Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after a tumultuous four years of the country struggling through a crippling financial crisis. With more than 80% of votes counted, Mitsotakis’ New Democracy party had 39.7% of the vote compared to Tsipras’ ... Read More »

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Financier Jeffrey Epstein due in court over sex charges

By Michael R. Sisak And Jim Mustian, The Associated Press on July 7th, 2019

NEW YORK – Wealthy financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is due in court following an arrest in New York on new sex-trafficking charges involving allegations that date to the early 2000s, according to law enforcement officials. Epstein, a wealthy hedge fund manager who once counted as friends former President Bill Clinton, Great Britain’s ... Read More »

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‘Spider-Man’ soars with $185.1M over six-day holiday weekend

By Jake Coyle, The Associated Press on July 7th, 2019

NEW YORK – “Spider-Man: Far From Home” swooped in to dominate the July Fourth holiday weekend, raking in an estimated $185.1 million since opening in North America on Tuesday and earning $93.6 million from Friday to Sunday. The opening gave Sony Pictures one of its best weeks ever. “Far From Home” has grossed $580 million ... Read More »

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Little Free Pantries spring up to help tackle food insecurity in Canada

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press on July 7th, 2019

A little white box, the size of a kitchen cupboard, with a glass door sits atop a post in Melissa Rafael’s front yard in Toronto. Sometimes people stop by to stock it with food and sometimes visitors leave with some boxes, cans or toiletries tucked in a bag or under their arm. Rafael erected her ... Read More »

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