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February 19, 2018 6:59 PM Bombardier may lay off hundreds at its Quebec railway plant if no orders come in

Company was recently excluded from contract to supply trains for Montreal's light-rail system The railway division of Bombardier Inc. says losing out on a large electric train contract in Montreal may force it to lay off workers this fall at its plant in La Pocatiere, Que., unless it wins some new contracts. Spokesman Eric Prud'homme describes the situation 9

February 19, 2018 5:27 AM Women’s hockey tournament will expand to 10 teams at 2022 Olympics

Beijing's organizing committee asked for an expansion for the tournament to help the hosts field a team in 2022. PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA—Women’s hockey has gone from having an uncertain future at the Winter Olympics to expansion. International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel says the women’s hockey field in 2022 will increase by two countries 11

February 17, 2018 12:21 PM Canada’s Kim Boutin picks up bronze in 1,500 metre short-track speedskating

Boutin had already captured a bronze medal in the women’s 500 metres at the 2018 Winter Olympics. GANGNEUNG, KOREA, REPUBLIC OF—Canadian short-track speedskater Kim Boutin has her second bronze medal of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games after finishing third in the women’s 1,500 metres. Boutin, from Sherbrooke, Que., came through a crowded seven-skater 7

February 16, 2018 11:18 PM Blackface in Chinese Lunar New Year sketch draws criticism

The comedy sketch was shown Thursday night during the annual Lunar New Year variety show on TV. BEIJING—A comedy sketch that featured a Chinese woman in blackface has drawn accusations of racism after being broadcast on Chinese state television’s Lunar New Year variety show, although some people in Beijing were left wondering why it would be considered 8

February 15, 2018 4:54 AM Canadians Duhamel and Radford add pairs bronze to team gold

Two-time world champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford third in final Winter Olympics. PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA—Canada’s Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford won a bronze medal in pairs figure skating at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Thursday. The two-time world champions, competing in their final season, scored 153.33 points for their program to Adele’s 9

February 12, 2018 1:44 PM Aecon takeover by Chinese firm delayed for national security review

Review under Canada Investment Act is one of last hurdles for the deal The $1.5-billion takeover of Canadian construction company Aecon Group Inc. by a division of a Chinese state-owned company has been pushed back after Ottawa ordered a national security review of the deal. Aecon revealed the delay Monday, prior to the opening of stock markets. The company 17

February 10, 2018 9:49 PM Canadian women coast into short-track relay final

Women avoid chaos but can't hold off powerful South Koreans. PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA—It was Satchel Paige who famously said: Don’t look back, something might be gaining on you. The Canadian women’s short-track relay squad looked back in the 3,000-metre heats Saturday and saw the South Koreans gaining on them. They saw the South Koreans overtake them, in fact, which 10

February 8, 2018 9:34 PM Three Canadian solar panel companies sue U.S. over tariffs

The companies state that the International Trade Commission made no recommendation of tariffs on Canadian solar cells, and that the imposition of them goes against rules in NAFTA. Three Canadian solar panel manufacturers have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government over the 30 per cent tariff it set on solar cell imports last month 13

February 2, 2018 5:05 PM Toronto, Ottawa to host FIBA Americas qualifier games this summer

Toronto and Ottawa will each host a FIBA World Cup Americas qualifier game this summer, Canada Basketball announced Friday. The qualifiers for the 2019 tournament will take place June 29 against the Dominican Republic at Toronto’s Ricoh Coliseum and July 2 against the U.S. Virgin Islands at Ottawa’s TD Place. “Basketball in Canada is thriving, and these 14

January 29, 2018 2:00 PM Swarovski says an IPO could propel jeweller’s digital growth

If the Austrian company went public, the family would keep a hand in the business, says Nadja Swarovski, a fifth-generation member of the crystal dynasty. Nadja Swarovski, a fifth-generation member of the crystal dynasty, said an initial public offering would help the brand raise its digital profile and gain scale in North America, though such a move is not on the table 17