October 24th, 2020

Business

Tim Hortons to test deposit program for returnable coffee cups and packaging

By The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2020

TORONTO – Tim Hortons has signed a deal with TerraCycle’s Loop program to test an option that would allow customers to pay a deposit and receive their order in reusable, returnable cups and food packaging. Once the customer is done they could return the cups and other containers to a participating restaurant and have their ... Read More »

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The Latest: Pandemic straining hospitals in northern Idaho

By The Associated Press on October 21st, 2020

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Health officials in Idaho say people with COVID-19 in the northern part of the state soon may have to be sent for treatment in Seattle or Portland, Oregon, because the region’s hospitals are nearing capacity. Kootenai Health said in a statement Wednesday that its hospital is at 99% capacity for patients ... Read More »

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39 Chinese are Thailand’s 1st foreign tourists in 7 months

By Jerry Harmer, The Associated Press on October 21st, 2020

BANGKOK – Thailand’s tourist industry took a modest step toward reviving its coronavirus-battered fortunes Tuesday by welcoming 39 visitors who flew in from Shanghai, the first such arrivals since regular travellers were banned almost seven months ago. The visitors who arrived at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport are pioneers in a “Special Tourist Visa” program devised by ... Read More »

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US officials: Russia and Iran have obtained voter info

By Frank Bajak And Eric Tucker, The Associated Press on October 21st, 2020

BOSTON – Russia and Iran have obtained U.S. voting registration information, the government’s national intelligence director said at a rare news conference Wednesday night. John Ratcliffe, the intelligence director, and FBI Director Chris Wray say the U.S. will impose costs on any foreign countries interfering in the 2020 U.S. election. _____ THIS IS A BREAKING ... Read More »

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WestJet to refund some passengers whose flights were cancelled because of COVID-19

By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

WestJet says it will begin providing some refunds to passengers who had their WestJet and Swoop flights cancelled by the airlines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company says the refunds – the first offered by Canadian airlines – will be in the original form of payment rather than a credit for future ... Read More »

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The Latest: Kansas gov. again urges statewide mask mandate

By The Associated Press on October 21st, 2020

MISSION, Kan. – Kansas Gov. Laura is again calling for a statewide mask mandate as coronavirus infections climb in rural parts of the state that don’t require face covering. Kelly said Wednesday that two-thirds of the state’s confirmed cases now are outside the Wichita and Kansas City region. Over the summer, the governor issued an ... Read More »

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Le Chateau postpones annual meeting without explanation on eve of gathering

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

MONTREAL – Embattled clothing retailer Le Chateau Inc. pulled the plug on its meeting of shareholders on the eve of the annual gathering. The Montreal-based company didn’t provide a reason for postponing Thursday’s event, saying only it “will provide further updates in due course.” When Le Chateau reported its second-quarter results last month, it said ... Read More »

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The Latest: CDC official sees ‘distressing’ rise in cases

By The Associated Press on October 21st, 2020

ATLANTA – The deputy director for infectious diseases for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the United States is seeing a “distressing trend” with coronavirus cases increasing in nearly three-quarters of the country. Dr. Jay Butler said at a briefing Wednesday one factor in the rises, particularly in the Midwest, is that people ... Read More »

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Canadian Press NewsAlert: WestJet to refund flights cancelled due to virus

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

CALGARY – WestJet says it will begin providing refunds to passengers who had their WestJet and Swoop flights cancelled by the airlines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – the first airline to offer full refunds for all flights. The company says the refunds will be in the original form of payment, rather than ... Read More »

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RioCan’s Jonathan Gitlin to succeed Ed Sonshine as CEO next year

By Anita Balakrishnan, The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2020

TORONTO – One of Canada’s largest real estate investment trusts has named a successor to its longtime chief executive and founder, at a time when the commercial real estate market is adapting to seismic shifts in demand for bricks-and-mortar retail and offices. Jonathan Gitlin, currently the president and chief operating officer at RioCan Real Estate ... Read More »

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