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April 23, 2018 9:30 PM Russian rocket stage holding highly toxic fuel to fall in Canadian Arctic

The Russian rocket stage will drop into Baffin Bay, outside Canada’s territorial waters, but within ocean it claims to regulate and control. Although the rocket is Russian, the launch is a commercial service paid for by the European Space Agency. “The ESA prides itself on being the most environmentally friendly space agency in the world,” said Byers 8

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 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 20, 2018 2:00 PM Prince Charles reportedly to lead Commonwealth

LONDON — British media say Commonwealth leaders have agreed that Prince Charles should succeed his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as head of the 53-nation group. The BBC, Sky News and others say Commonwealth heads of government, holding a private retreat Friday at Windsor Castle, have agreed that Charles should be the next leader of the group. The queen 7

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

April 13, 2018 2:26 PM Alysha Newman leads Canada to another big Commonwealth day

Pole vaulter wins gold with record jump as Canada wins 14 more medals Pole vaulter Alysha Newman's record-setting performance highlighted another big day for Canada that saw the country win 14 more medals at the Commonwealth Games in Australia. Newman matched her own Canadian record and broke the Commonwealth Games record by clearing 4.75 metres on her final 14

April 12, 2018 8:20 PM NDP health critic calls on feds to hold drug companies accountable for fuelling opioid crisis

‘We’ve had massive costs dumped on the public as a result of these products,’ said Don Davies The NDP's federal health critic says it's time governments hold drug manufacturers accountable for their part in fuelling the opioid crisis. On Thursday, Vancouver-Kingsway MP Don Davies formally called on the federal government to launch a criminal investigation 7

April 12, 2018 2:35 AM Penguins thump Flyers in playoff opener

Sidney Crosby nets a hat trick as defending Stanley Cup champions win 7-0, Joe Morrow scores winner for Winnipeg Elliott stopped 14 of 19 shots and was pulled in favour of Mrazek after Crosby’s latest bit of wizardry pushed Pittsburgh’s lead to 5-0 just 9:01 into the second. Mrazek wasn’t much better, getting beaten by Crosby twice more as Philadelphia’s 9

April 9, 2018 8:00 AM North American workers wait for raises as job growth continues: Don Pittis

A NAFTA deal could boost wages which should make the economy more efficient, not less One of the simplest rules of economics is that when things are in short supply, prices rise enough to make the problem go away. Yet as unemployment rates in Canada and the United States reach lows not seen for decades, so far, that rule seems to have been broken 13

April 7, 2018 3:19 AM Cecil Taylor, pioneer of free-jazz movement, dead at 89

Taylor was also known as a poet and would recite his poems at live shows Cecil Taylor, the visionary pianist who revolutionized jazz by launching the free-jazz movement in the late 1950s, died Thursday at his home in Brooklyn. He was 89. Taylor's legal guardian, Adam C. Wilner, confirmed the death to The Associated Press by phone Friday. No more details 11