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April 23, 2018 4:43 PM Toys "R" Us ends Canadian stores auction with Fairfax as sole bidder

Hearing to approve sale to be held Tuesday in a Virginia court Toys "R" Us Inc. will seek approval to sell its Canadian unit to Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. after cancelling an auction for the company's Canadian operations. According to U.S. bankruptcy court documents, the auction received no qualified bids other than the stalking horse offer from Toronto-based 6

April 23, 2018 2:23 PM Canadian gaming company Stars Group buys Sky Betting for $4.7B

Canadian online-gambling company Stars Group Inc., formerly known as Amaya, says it is buying U.K.-based Sky Betting & Gaming in a deal worth $4.7 billion. Canadian online-gambling company Stars Group Inc. says it is buying U.K.-based Sky Betting & Gaming in a deal worth $4.7 billion. Stars Group, which owns PokerStars, said Saturday the purchase will create 5

April 23, 2018 12:29 PM Hasbro takes a hit as sales sink with collapse of Toys “R” Us

“We are working to put the near-term disruption from Toys ‘R’ Us behind us,” Hasbro Chairman and CEO said as the company reported a loss and plunging revenue Monday for its first quarter. PAWTUCKET, R.I.—The repercussions from the demise of Toys “R” Us have begun to ripple outward beginning with Hasbro, which reported a loss and plunging revenue Monday 7

April 21, 2018 4:38 PM BP granted approval to start drilling off Nova Scotia's coast

Project has been strongly opposed by Mi'kmaq communities BP Canada has been given the green light to start drilling off Nova Scotia's coast. On Saturday, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) granted approval for the company to begin drilling one deepwater exploration well about 300 kilometres offshore. BP has applied to drill a total 8

April 20, 2018 8:28 PM Paris student protesters removed from occupied building

The occupation was ignited by a new system of admissions would allow universities to rank applicants based on their own criteria. French high school graduates are guaranteed free university access regardless of their grades. Paris 1 University President Georges Haddad said no students were injured during the eviction operation. He told reporters he felt “great 7

April 20, 2018 4:08 PM Fairfax Financial in $300M bid for Toys 'R' Us Canadian operations

Auction of Toys 'R' Us Canadian operations to take place on April 23 Ahead of an auction scheduled next week for the Canadian assets of Toys "R" US, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. has put in a $300-million offer. According to court documents filed April 19 with the the United States Bankruptcy Court for the eastern district of Virginia, Toys "R" Us plans 5

April 19, 2018 7:24 PM Developer unveils plans for massive highrise complex at Bloor and Dundas

Choice Properties on Thursday revealed a plan that calls for multiple highrise towers offering 2,500 residential units and office space for more than 3,000. Bloor and Dundas is undergoing a big change, which developers say could bring thousands of residential housing units, jobs, park space, and a new modernized school. Choice Properties REIT revealed 13

April 19, 2018 3:59 PM Rustle & Still: A coffee shop that a brews up a taste of Vietnam

Rustle & Still features high-end Vietnamese coffee made from Arabica beans, as well as pastries and banh mi. People like a good coffee backstory with their cup of coffee these days. Newly opened cafe Rustle & Still on Bloor St. W. near Bathurst St. delivers. The oasis-like spot — heavily decorated with plants, which are meant to rustle as you walk by them and create 11

April 18, 2018 2:54 PM Blue Jays game available only on Facebook today

If you don’t have a ticket to the game, you’ll need to log in to the social network to watch. It’s the first of two Jays games scheduled to be broadcast on Facebook, with the other one on Thursday, May 24 at 12:37 p.m. vs. the L.A. Angels. It’s the first time a major U.S. league has agreed to show regular season games exclusively on Facebook, which has been building 18

April 17, 2018 6:57 PM Humboldt cartoon stolen for T-shirt and chance 'to grab some free cash'

Bruce MacKinnon's editorial cartoon was being sold on shirts on Redbubble.com for as much as $42 A long-time editorial cartoonist for the Halifax Chronicle Herald newspaper says he's livid a T-shirt company stole artwork he made about the Humboldt Broncos to sell T-shirts. Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon appeared in the paper and on its website April 12. It showed 10