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  • Federal government faces scrutiny over bus-safety standards after Ottawa crash

    January 15, 2019 12:48 PM 645

    Those recommendations sprang from the TSB’s investigation into another Ottawa bus crash in 2013, in which a city bus broke through a warning gate at a rail crossing and hit a moving passenger train, killing six people on the bus. Fox said Transport Canada had done some work on the recommendations but that “significant progress has not yet occurred and the safety

  • Tilray, U.S. brand group partner on cannabis-infused retail products

    January 15, 2019 11:00 AM 635

    Tilray says it will receive up to 49 per cent of the net revenue from these products bearing names from ABG’s portfolio of more than 50 brands, with a guaranteed minimum payment of up to US$10 million annually for 10 years. Under the deal, Tilray would be the preferred supplier of active cannabinoid ingredients, such as CBD and THC, for ABG’s cannabis

  • Lucic, Kassian each score twice to power Oilers in win over Sabres

    January 15, 2019 5:21 AM 736

    EDMONTON—Milan Lucic and Zack Kassian each scored a pair of goals as the Edmonton Oilers came away with a 7-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl also scored for the Oilers (22-21-3), who have won two of their last three. Casey Mittelstadt and Evan Rodrigues replied for the Sabres (23-17-6), who have lost three

  • Leafs turn in stinker against the previously struggling Avalanche

    January 15, 2019 2:46 AM 668

    And then the Avalanche played downhill. Gabriel Landeskog on a deflection at the 6:33 mark; a Nathan MacKinnon breakaway that was stopped a minute later; Mikko Rantanen stripping Nazem Kadri to end a two-turnover Toronto shift with a goal. Carl Soderberg then outbattled Jake Gardiner for a puck that had been knocked loose on a Toronto power play and scored

  • Avalanche fortunate not to have been buried in the West during slide

    January 15, 2019 12:26 AM 653

    “It’s a tough test for us right now, what we’re going through,” Landeskog said. “A lot of guys in this dressing room haven’t gone through things like this at this level. Last year, we didn’t have a stretch like this of six weeks without a whole lot of wins. We have to stick together.” The Leafs, by comparison, had earned 12 points since Dec. 19. If they had earned

  • TSX up slightly, US stock markets move lower in late-morning trading; Loonie down

    January 14, 2019 9:57 PM 518

    Canada’s main stock index inched forward Monday, while major indices south of the border fell slightly during a relatively flat day for the markets. “The real headliner was the data we got out of China,” said Craig Fehr, a Canadian markets strategist for Edward Jones. China reported that its exports fell last month. Chinese exports to America fell 3.5 per cent to US$40.3 billion

  • Celebrities like Kylie Jenner may be facing an eggs-istential crisis

    January 14, 2019 9:26 PM 616

    Jenner’s visual baby announcement racked up about 18 million likes in 11 months. By noon on Monday, Egg Gang had surpassed 27 million likes in less than 10 days. This is bonkers, especially when you scrutinize the photo. This egg isn’t lounging on an exotic beach, as popular Instagram exhibitionists tend to do. This egg is not at the club or on a red carpet

  • Marijuana producer Canopy Growth granted hemp licence in New York

    January 14, 2019 9:16 PM 534

    Cannabis products with higher levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, remain listed as restricted drugs by the U.S. federal government. Canopy says it will source hemp exclusively from U.S. farmers for its U.S. operations once up and running. Canopy Growth says it’s in the process of evaluating a number of sites that will become one of its first extraction

  • U.S. Senator Rand Paul scheduled to have hernia surgery in a private Ontario hospital

    January 14, 2019 9:00 PM 534

    LOUISVILLE, KY.—U.S. Sen. Rand Paul plans to undergo hernia surgery at a private hospital in Canada because of injuries he suffered when a neighbour tackled him while he was doing yard work at his Kentucky home. The Republican lawmaker is scheduled to cross the border for outpatient surgery scheduled sometime during the week of Jan. 21 at a hospital

  • Montreal school evacuated as children suffer mysterious nausea, dizziness

    January 14, 2019 7:17 PM 523

    MONTREAL—Emergency crews have been called to a Montreal school where more than a dozen children were suddenly overcome by illness today. A spokesman for the ambulance service says students at Ecole des Decouvreurs in the city’s LaSalle neighbourhood reported nausea, dizziness and vomiting. Between 15 and 20 people were affected, including one adult