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January 22, 2018 3:20 PM Trudeau to travel to India for state visit

The prime minister has made deepening economic ties with India a priority. The PMO says the visit will build on recent meetings with Trudeau and India’s Modi. OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to India for a state visit next month. Trudeau has made deepening economic ties with India a priority and recently completed his second visit to China 6

January 21, 2018 4:49 PM Wind wreaks havoc, leaves thousands without power in B.C

BC Hydro scrambles to restore electricity across the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island Thousands of British Columbians woke up without power Sunday morning after strong winds knocked out hydro across the South Coast. According to BC Hydro, around 65,000 customers woke up in the dark in Metro Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast and across Vancouver Island 12

January 19, 2018 10:14 PM No infractions found at a Burger King accused of having foreign workers living in basement: Alberta Labour

An earlier public health inspection found evidence of foreign workers sleeping in the restaurant. The provincial labour ministry says there was a site inspection and no occupational health and safety or employment standards issues were found. LETHBRIDGE, ALTA.—Alberta Labour says it found no violations at a Lethbridge Burger King where an earlier public 9

January 19, 2018 8:38 PM Amazon hikes monthly Prime membership price by 20% in U.S. but not in Canada

Monthly fee in U.S. rises to $12.99, but Canadians only pay annual fee, which stays at $99 Amazon is hiking the monthly fee it charges its U.S. customers for Prime membership, but the change won't impact Canadians who all pay by the year. The online retailer announced Friday that starting immediately, new customers would be charged $12.99 US a month 10

January 19, 2018 7:52 PM Shoppers Drug Mart signs third cannabis supply deal

The latest deal is with B.C.-based licensed marijuana producer Tilray Canada Ltd. to supply branded medical cannabis products and is conditional upon Health Canada’s approval of Shoppers’ application to dispense medical marijuana. Shoppers Drug Mart has lined up its third cannabis supply agreement as part of its ambition to dispense the drug amid what experts 10

January 19, 2018 6:03 PM Rise in duty-free allowance could cost hundreds of thousands of jobs: study

U.S. pushing for Canada to increase the duty-free allowance as part of ongoing NAFTA talks A new study commissioned by the Retail Council of Canada says an increase in the duty-free allowance for cross-border shopping would lead to hundreds of thousands of job losses and cut billions of dollars from the Canadian economy. The PwC study comes as U.S. lawmakers 47

January 19, 2018 3:42 PM Tilray inks deal with Shoppers Drug Mart to sell medical cannabis — if Feds give OK

Licensed marijuana producer Tilray Canada Ltd. has signed a deal to become a medical cannabis supplier to Shoppers Drug Mart. Subject to Health Canada's approval of Shoppers Drug Mart's application to dispense medical marijuana, Tilray will supply the retailer with Tilray branded medical cannabis products. The B.C.-based company expects the products 7

January 19, 2018 3:56 AM Award-winning novelist Nancy Richler dies at age 60

Richler “had an extraordinary ability to see into the human heart to create complex characters,” said the senior vice-president and executive publisher at HarperCollins. Her most recent novel, The Imposter Bride, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2012. VANCOUVER—Award-winning novelist Nancy Richler has died in Vancouver at the age of 60 following 8

January 19, 2018 3:00 AM Friday NBA game preview: San Antonio Spurs at Toronto Raptors

LaMarcus Aldridge vs. Serge Ibaka matchup to watch at Air Canada Centre. The Spurs big man lit up Toronto for 20 points earlier this season, and was involved in a bit of fracas with Ibaka that preceded the Toronto forward fouling out of the game. A feisty matchup to watch. San Antonio will be without Kawhi Leonard, out indefinitely while trying to deal with a lingering 9

January 19, 2018 12:25 AM Some EpiPens, used to treat life-threatening allergic reaction, in short supply

The Canadian distributor of the EpiPen says there is a shortage of one size of the emergency treatment for people at risk of life-threatening allergic reactions. Pfizer Canada says there is a shortage of the 0.3-mg form of the EpiPen because of a manufacturing disruption. The 0.15-mg EpiPen Jr. product for young children is not affected. The company 8