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January 15, 2019 7:44 PM Saskatchewan’s Opposition wants review of Huawei’s potential risk to province

Huawei helped build Canada’s 5G wireless networks, which security analysts warn could give Beijing backdoor access to revealing data about Canadians. Daniel Tobok, an international cyber security expert who heads the company Cytelligence, has said Canada is potentially connected to Huawei forever as it will need to rely on the company’s support for maintenance 128

January 15, 2019 4:04 PM BP scales back exploration plans off N.S., gives up half its offshore area

HALIFAX - BP Canada is scaling back its oil and gas exploration plans off Nova Scotia, giving up half the offshore area included in its exploration licence. The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board says the energy giant is surrendering 50 per cent of the area included in its licence — a consolidation of four offshore parcels roughly 300 kilometres 137

January 14, 2019 9:57 PM TSX up slightly, US stock markets move lower in late-morning trading; Loonie down

Canada’s main stock index inched forward Monday, while major indices south of the border fell slightly during a relatively flat day for the markets. “The real headliner was the data we got out of China,” said Craig Fehr, a Canadian markets strategist for Edward Jones. China reported that its exports fell last month. Chinese exports to America fell 3.5 per cent to US$40.3 billion 76

January 14, 2019 9:16 PM Marijuana producer Canopy Growth granted hemp licence in New York

Cannabis products with higher levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, remain listed as restricted drugs by the U.S. federal government. Canopy says it will source hemp exclusively from U.S. farmers for its U.S. operations once up and running. Canopy Growth says it’s in the process of evaluating a number of sites that will become one of its first extraction 75

January 14, 2019 11:39 AM Newmont Mining to buy Goldcorp to create one of world’s biggest gold producers

VANCOUVER - Denver-based Newmont Mining Corp. and Goldcorp Inc. of Vancouver have agreed to combine their gold companies in a deal worth about US$10 billion. The companies announced today that Newmont will exchange 0.328 of a share and two cents for each of Goldcorp’s outstanding common shares. The deal has the unanimous support of the directors of both companies 83

January 14, 2019 9:00 AM Ontario premier to meet with GM, other automakers and union president in Detroit

DETROIT - A spokeswoman for Ontario’s premier says Doug Ford will use a trip to a Detroit auto show to meet with executives from General Motors and several other automakers today. Ivana Yelich says Ford will not try to push GM to reconsider shuttering its plant in Oshawa at year’s end when he meets with them at the North American International Auto Show. She says the company 84

January 11, 2019 7:39 PM Former Arkansas lawmaker charged in scheme to bribe judge

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A former Arkansas lawmaker has been charged with conspiracy in an alleged bribery scheme with an ex-judge who admitted to lowering a jury’s judgment in a negligence lawsuit in exchange for campaign contributions. A federal indictment unsealed Friday shows that former state Sen. Gilbert Baker was also charged with bribery and wire fraud 22

January 11, 2019 5:50 PM UK hacker jailed for attack on Liberian telecoms firm

LONDON - A British computer hacker has been sentenced to 32 months in prison for a cyberattack that knocked out telecommunications services in Liberia. Daniel Kaye was paid by an employee of a rival firm to launch a distributed denial of service attack on Liberian phone and internet provider Lonestar. Britain’s National Crime Agency says the attack overwhelmed 24

January 11, 2019 3:29 PM Video shows Waffle House workers put food on unconscious man

LITHONIA, Ga. - A video shows two Waffle House employees putting salt, a slice of cheese and ketchup on an unconscious man’s head and now the company says the workers at the Atlanta area location have been fired. News outlets report the video on Instagram also shows the employees playing with the man like a puppet while he was passed-out. They’re seen moving 21

January 11, 2019 2:23 PM MetroCast acquisition pushes up Cogeco’s Q1 revenue, costs; profit declines

MONTREAL - Cogeco Inc. says an acquisition by its cable and internet segment pushed up first-quarter revenue, but profit was down due to higher costs associated with integrating and restructuring the business. The Montreal-based company says last year’s acquisition of the MetroCast cable systems by Cogeco Communications Inc. was the main reason Cogeco 21