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  • Trump disbands business councils after CEOs quit in protest

    August 17, 2017 1:01 AM 12

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: President Donald Trump disbanded two high-profile business advisory councils on Wednesday after several chief executives quit in protest over his remarks blaming weekend violence in Virginia not only on white nationalists but also on anti-racism activists who opposed them. A parade of prominent Republicans and US ally Britain also rebuked

  • CIBC cuts ties with President’s Choice, unveils own digital bank

    August 16, 2017 10:19 PM 7

    The end of a two-decade partnership between CIBC and Loblaw ultimately came down to a mutual thirst for more control. Starting on Nov. 1, Canada's fifth-largest bank by assets will create a branchless banking brand, Simplii Financial, and move about two million clients from President's Choice Financial, a low-cost banking subsidiary run jointly with grocery

  • Stock indexes up moderately, loonie edges higher as NAFTA talks begin

    August 16, 2017 4:38 AM 5

    TORONTO - The major Canadian and U.S. stock indexes were up as NAFTA talks started officially in Washington, D.C. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 73.38 points to 15,171.22, after 90 minutes of trading. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 86.68 points to 22,085.67. The S&P 500 index up 9.18 points to 2,473.79 and the Nasdaq composite

  • Lucky carrot: Alberta woman finds mother-in-law's lost ring on a carrot in garden

    August 16, 2017 2:57 AM 8

    CAMROSE, Alta. — A woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot. Mary Grams, 84, said she can't believe the lucky carrot actually grew through and around the diamond ring she had long given up hope of ever finding

  • ‘Unbelievable’ find: ring lost in garden found 13 years later, around a carrot

    August 15, 2017 10:28 PM 5

    A mystery more than a decade in the making was solved southeast of Edmonton, with the help of a harvested root vegetable. Mary Grams said the call she received from her daughter-in-law Monday was, interesting, to say the least. “First she said ‘Did you lose an engagement ring?’ and then she started laughing,” Gram said. “’You know it grew into a carrot

  • CREA: Average price of home sold in July down from year ago, sales volume down

    August 15, 2017 1:38 PM 8

    OTTAWA -- The Canadian Real Estate Association says the national average price for homes sold in July fell compared with a year ago, the first year-over-year drop since February 2013. The association says the average price for a home sold last month was $478,696, down 0.3 per cent from July 2016, due to fewer sales in Toronto and Vancouver compared with last year. Excluding

  • Ryanair wants U.K. airports to curb alcohol sales after spike in disruptive passengers

    August 14, 2017 4:06 PM 9

    LONDON -- Budget airline Ryanair is calling on British airports to curb alcohol sales following sharp increases in the number of incidents involving disruptive passengers. The carrier issued a statement Monday calling for a ban on alcohol sales before 10 a.m. and for limiting the number of drinks in bars and restaurants to a maximum of two. The airline

  • Ottawa, Inuit agree on boundaries for Arctic marine conservation area

    August 14, 2017 3:39 PM 11

    POND INLET, Nunavut — The federal government and Inuit groups are celebrating a deal on the boundaries of what will be Canada's largest national marine conservation area. Lancaster Sound on the eastern gate of the Northwest Passage teems with fish, whales and seabirds, and Inuit have fought to preserve it for decades. Political efforts to protect the area date to 2009, when the Harper

  • Husky to buy refinery in Superior, Wisc., for US$435 million cash

    August 14, 2017 1:55 PM 14

    CALGARY - Husky Energy (TSX:HSE) is buying a refinery in Wisconsin for US$435 million in cash. The refinery at Superior, Wisc., will increase the Calgary-based energy company's processing capacity by 50,000 barrels per day. The purchase, which is subject to regulatory approval, will bring Husky's total downstream capacity to 395,000 barrels per day and add to its asphalt

  • Man finds live scorpion in bag of bananas after trip to Halifax Costco Add to ..

    August 14, 2017 12:08 PM 7

    A weatherman says he got more than he bargained for during a recent trip to a Costco in Halifax after finding a live scorpion in a bag of bananas. Nathan Coleman, a reporter for The Weather Network, says he was unloading groceries when his 11-year-old daughter spotted something squirming in a plastic bag. Coleman says he dismissed the rustling until