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December 12, 2018 12:40 AM California judge orders Stormy Daniels to pay Trump legal fees

LOS ANGELES — Porn star Stormy Daniels must pay U.S. President Donald Trump nearly $293,000 (U.S.) for his attorneys’ fees and another $1,000 in sanctions after her defamation suit against him was dismissed, a federal judge in Los Angeles ordered Tuesday. Trump’s attorney, Charles Harder, had requested nearly $390,000 in fees and equal amount in sanctions 11

November 30, 2018 7:05 PM Alberta slashes growth forecast amid crude price crisis

The dimmer outlook reflects the fallout from a crisis in Alberta’s oilpatch, sparked by a lack of pipeline space that has sent Canadian heavy-crude prices to record lows and prompted companies to shut in production. The situation, costing the nation’s economy $80 million (Canadian) a day, has spurred the province to seek to buy rail cars to help move more crude 13

November 20, 2018 3:23 PM Jays prospect Conine admits ‘utmost embarrassment’ for failed drug test, won’t appeal

Toronto Blue Jays prospect Griffin Conine will not challenge a 50-game suspension he was handed on Monday after a failed drug test. Conine, 21, the son of former major-league outfielder Jeff Conine, will miss the first month and a half of the 2019 season after he tested positive for the banned stimulant ritalinic acid under the minor-league drug program 21

November 15, 2018 11:09 PM Woman ticketed for not holding escalator handrail to be heard by Supreme Court

OTTAWA—The Supreme Court of Canada agreed Thursday to hear the case of a woman who was ticketed and arrested after she refused instructions to hold onto an escalator handrail. Bela Kosoian was in a subway station in the Montreal suburb of Laval in 2009 when a police officer told her to respect a pictogram with the instruction, “hold the handrail 19

November 15, 2018 6:36 PM Alberta energy firms split on call for government imposed production cuts

CALGARY—Oilsands and refining giants Suncor Energy Inc. and Husky Energy Inc. are rejecting a call by rival Cenovus Energy Inc. for government-imposed production cuts to reduce an oversupply of oil in Alberta linked to steep price discounts. Suncor has no exposure to the “differential” between Western Canadian Select bitumen-blend crude and New York-traded 18

November 14, 2018 11:07 PM Juul to continue selling flavoured e-cigarette pods in Canadian stores

An American e-cigarette maker will continue selling mango, fruit, and cucumber flavoured pods in Canadian convenience and vape shops, despite no longer doing so south of the border because they might entice young people to use its products. “The Canadian and U.S. markets are very different,” said an emailed statement from Juul Labs in response to a question 14

November 14, 2018 8:42 PM Juul to keep selling fruit-flavoured e-cigarette pods in Canada

An American e-cigarette maker will continue selling mango, fruit and cucumber flavoured pods in Canadian convenience and vape shops, despite no longer doing so south of the border because they might entice young people to use its products. “The Canadian and U.S. markets are very different,” said an emailed statement from Juul Labs in response to a question 12

November 14, 2018 12:08 PM Loblaw Q3 profit down from a year ago as tax court ruling hits bottom line

Loblaw Companies Ltd. reported its third-quarter profit fell compared with a year ago as it was hit by a one-time charge related to a tax court ruling that it plans to appeal. The retailer says it earned a profit attributable to common shareholders of $106 million or 28 cents per share for the quarter ended Oct. 6. The quarter included a $367-million 10

November 7, 2018 3:56 PM Kevin Harvick stripped of berth in NASCAR title race

Greg Zipadelli, vice-president of competition at Stewart-Haas Racing, said the team will not appeal the penalties. Zipadelli said Tony Gibson will serve as interim crew chief and Nick DeFazio will be interim car chief. "We work tirelessly across every inch of our race cars to create speed and, unfortunately, NASCAR determined we ventured into an area not accommodated 19

November 7, 2018 2:43 PM Warsaw mayor bans far-right independence march

WARSAW, POLAND—The mayor of Warsaw banned a march that radical Polish nationalists planned to hold to coincide with the centennial of Polish independence, saying Wednesday she made the decision to curb “aggressive nationalism.” Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz said she wanted to put a stop to extremist displays that have appeared during the past decade 24