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  • Air Canada and Jazz parent extend agreement, securing regional airline’s future

    January 14, 2019 5:13 PM 533

    Chorus says the agreement, announced Monday, will grow its revenues by $940 million for a contracted total of $2.5 billion in aircraft leasing and fixed fees over the next 17 years. The deal also amends a 2015 agreement by lowering the fixed fees and incentive revenue Chorus receives by about $50 million annually. Under the new contract, Air Canada will make an equity

  • Polish mayor dies after being stabbed in heart

    January 14, 2019 2:36 PM 531

    The spokeswoman for the ruling Law and Justice party Beata Mazurek said the attack should be “absolutely condemned by all, regardless of what side of the political spectrum they are on.” She insisted politicians in Poland need “greater responsibility for words, for deeds” because “there is no shortage of madmen on both sides” of the political scale

  • Trump threat to Turkey shows U.S. commitment to Kurds, says Pompeo

    January 14, 2019 2:25 PM 514

    RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump’s threat to devastate NATO ally Turkey’s economy if it attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria underscores America’s commitment to its partners. Pompeo said he had yet to speak with Turkish officials or Trump about the president’s tweeted threat and that he assumed

  • Justin Trudeau to make ‘Corner Gas Animated’ cameo, Brent Butt tweets

    January 14, 2019 1:15 PM 509

    Other high-profile cameos during the show’s live-action run included former Gov. Gen. Adrienne Clarkson, hockey greats Darryl Sittler and Travis Moen, Olympic speedskater Cindy Klassen, and musicians Colin James, Jann Arden and the Tragically Hip. “Home after a great couple of days in Saskatchewan. But I’ll be at @cornergas in Dog River very soon. Stay tuned

  • Newmont Mining to buy Goldcorp to create one of world’s biggest gold producers

    January 14, 2019 11:39 AM 509

    VANCOUVER - Denver-based Newmont Mining Corp. and Goldcorp Inc. of Vancouver have agreed to combine their gold companies in a deal worth about US$10 billion. The companies announced today that Newmont will exchange 0.328 of a share and two cents for each of Goldcorp’s outstanding common shares. The deal has the unanimous support of the directors of both companies

  • Ontario premier to meet with GM, other automakers and union president in Detroit

    January 14, 2019 9:00 AM 533

    DETROIT - A spokeswoman for Ontario’s premier says Doug Ford will use a trip to a Detroit auto show to meet with executives from General Motors and several other automakers today. Ivana Yelich says Ford will not try to push GM to reconsider shuttering its plant in Oshawa at year’s end when he meets with them at the North American International Auto Show. She says the company

  • Ghosn’s wife slams Japan detention as ‘draconian’ in letter

    January 14, 2019 2:11 AM 195

    TOKYO—The wife of Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn has written a letter to Human Rights Watch, a global advocacy group, criticizing her husband’s long detention and Japan’s criminal justice system as unfair and harsh. “My husband’s is a case study in the realities of this draconian system,” Carole Ghosn wrote in a nine-page letter Monday to the Tokyo

  • Saints squeak past Eagles into NFC championship game

    January 14, 2019 1:51 AM 193

    Brees had 2-yard touchdown passes to rookie Keith Kirkwood and all-pro wideout Michael Thomas, who had 12 receptions for 171 yards. Philadelphia had ball for more than nine minutes in the first quarter, after which the Eagles had the ball about 13 minutes and never scored. New Orleans, which routed Philadelphia 48-7 in November, gambled on its first

  • Ottawa’s carbon pricing plan faces opposition, uncertainty, poll reveals

    January 14, 2019 12:50 AM 198

    Ontario previously had a federally acceptable carbon pricing plan, with the cap-and-trade system set up by the previous Liberal government under Kathleen Wynne. When Conservative leader Doug Ford became Premier, he began dismantling this system as part of a campaign promise to end this “carbon tax.” Forum Poll asked a number of other questions of the same 1226 randomly

  • Justin Trudeau to make animated cameo on Corner Gas

    January 13, 2019 9:41 PM 181

    “Home after a great couple of days in Saskatchewan. But I’ll be at @cornergas in Dog River very soon. Stay tuned,” Trudeau wrote, referring to his trip to the province last week where he announced a deal for closing coal-fired power plants as well as funding for a geothermal generating facility. Butt, meanwhile, thanked Trudeau for continuing the tradition