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January 11, 2019 9:12 PM Alabama man dies weeks after wedding dance with daughter

DAPHNE, Ala. - A terminally ill Alabama man who was captured on video dancing with his newlywed daughter at her wedding reception has died. News outlets report Gulf Coast attorney Jim Roberts died Thursday, less than two weeks after he used a wheelchair to dance with daughter Mary Bourne Roberts at the reception. The video shows the woman dancing and twirling 12

January 9, 2019 11:00 PM How Missouri’s minimum wage rates will trump Ontario’s wages of sin

Ontario’s law mandating a $1 increase to the minimum wage, as of Jan. 1, has been formally rescinded by Premier Doug Ford. Instead, he legislated a 31-month freeze on the hourly minimum of $14. New York welcomed the New Year with a $15 minimum wage, catching up to San Francisco, but still lagging Seattle, which bumped it up to $16 last week. Ah, that’s 13

January 2, 2019 4:56 PM Weather warnings issued for several parts of B.C., as new storms arrive

The weather office says a further 10 centimetres of snow will fall over parts of northeastern B.C., including the Peace River and Pine Pass on Highway 97, but the system, and another packing 90 km/h winds on the central coast, should ease by Wednesday afternoon. The storm will then slide south prompting winter storm warnings for the Sea-to-Sky Highway 7

January 1, 2019 6:49 PM U.S. Gulf Coast refiners feast on cheap domestic oil

Growing U.S. output has sent imports to a 3-year low, as domestic barrels are cheaper than imported ones. West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. benchmark oil, is being traded at a discount of $8.10 per barrel compared with Brent, the benchmark used to price imported oil. U.S. production has doubled in the past seven years to a record 11.537 million barrels 9

December 30, 2018 7:21 PM Cabinet OKs plan for Mint to craft special toonies to mark D-Day anniversary

OTTAWA—The Royal Canadian Mint is creating two commemorative coins to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The Liberal cabinet approved the design of the new toonies, one of which will have multiple colours instead of the usual two-toned coin, to commemorate a key turning point in the Second World War. On June 6, 1944 a combined force of about 150,000 Allied 13

December 28, 2018 4:53 PM Winter blast for central B.C. as outages persist after south coast wind storm

Meanwhile, power remains out for about 1,600 customers on B.C.’s south coast eight days after the strongest wind storm in recent memory swept across the region. Hundreds of BC Hydro workers have toiled around the clock to fix remaining outages concentrated on several southern Gulf Islands, where damage from fallen trees and toppled power poles is most extreme 11

December 23, 2018 8:34 PM Most Canadians won’t get a white Christmas, Weather Network forecasts

Scott said much of Quebec will get a high of -7 C on Christmas Eve and a high of -9 C on Christmas Day, and the province will generally be free of snow. Southern Ontario can expect a light snowfall on Christmas Eve of about a centimetre, Scott said, adding that it won’t stick as mild temperatures are expected at around zero. Scott said northern Ontario 23

December 22, 2018 9:48 PM A majority of Canadians say their holidays are stress-free, poll says

Many Canadians simply consider the holiday season as a time to be with their families, Bozinoff said. According to the poll, more than 80 per cent of respondents said they’ll spend the holidays with their families, while only 5 per cent said they’ll be by themselves. The poll found an overwhelming majority of Canadians (88 per cent) say they enjoy the holiday 20

December 20, 2018 2:22 PM Northeast drivers may get wet roads for early Christmas present

New York, Washington and the rest of the East Coast will get soaked with heavy rain through Saturday, just as travellers hit the road for Christmas. “It’s an impressive storm that’s developing today,” said Patrick Burke, a lead forecaster at the U.S. Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland. “It’s going to deliver a widespread 1 to 8 centimetres 20

December 18, 2018 10:53 PM Atlantic Canada on track for a ‘bad ice year,’ Coast Guard official says

ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—Coast guard officials say Atlantic Canada is on track to see an uptick in sea ice this winter, with cold temperatures and high winds contributing to early ice growth. Brad Durnford, superintendent of ice operations for the Atlantic region, told a media briefing Tuesday that the Canadian Coast Guard’s icebreaking operations have already 19