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January 15, 2018 1:36 PM U.K. construction company Carillion’s collapse puts 43,000 jobs worldwide at risk

Carillion Plc filed for compulsory liquidation after failing in a last-ditch effort to shore up finances and get a government bailout. Carillion Plc, a U.K. construction company with government contracts in everything from hospitals to the HS2 high-speed rail project, filed for compulsory liquidation after failing in a last-ditch effort to shore up finances 12

January 12, 2018 2:49 PM 'I felt really scared:' Toronto girl says man tried to cut off her hijab while she walked to school

The attacker is described as an Asian man in his 20s An 11-year-old Toronto girl says a man approached her while she was walking to school on Friday morning and attempted twice to cut off her hijab with scissors. "I felt really scared and confused," said Khawiah Noman, a student at Pauline Johnson Junior Public School in Scarborough, Ont. Khawiah said she felt the man behind 32

January 9, 2018 10:01 PM Fatal Kansas 'swatting' suspect wanted for similar hoax in Calgary

Police say 25-year-old Tyler Barriss has been charged for making a prank call that resulted in armed response The Los Angeles suspect in a fatal swatting incident in the United States has been charged by Calgary police for a similar, but non-fatal, hoax. Swatting is when a call is made to police claiming that a major incident, often involving hostages 19

January 8, 2018 7:22 PM Princess Charlotte off to her first day at a London nursery school

Kensington Palace released two images of the U.K. Royal on Monday. The 2-year-old will be a full-time pupil at the school. LONDON—Kensington Palace has released two images of Princess Charlotte as she begins her first day at nursery school. The 2-year-old is shown on the steps of the palace in one photo and standing holding onto a rail in another. The images 12

December 28, 2017 7:23 PM Sobey families consolidate Empire voting shares into single holding company

STELLARTON, N.S.—The three branches of the Sobey family that control Canada’s second-largest grocery business have decided to put all of their Class B shares of Empire Co. Ltd. into a single holding company. The president of the new holding company, Stewart Mahoney, says the three families believe the new governance structure will be a better way to administer 17

December 21, 2017 1:06 PM Prince Harry and Meghan Markle release official engagement portrait photos

Britain’s Kensington Palace has released two official photos of Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle to mark the couple’s engagement. One of the photos is an intimate black-and-white portrait of the couple embracing, while the other is a more formal picture of the two sitting together holding hands. Both show off Markle’s engagement ring. The photographs 13

December 18, 2017 8:33 PM Olivia and Benjamin the most popular baby names in Ontario

The provincial government says the name Liam has slipped to second place for boys, while Olivia has been the most popular name for baby girls since 2008. The provincial government says Liam slipped to second place after holding the top spot for boys’ names for five years running, while Olivia has been the most popular name for baby girls since 2008. The Ministry 18

December 15, 2017 5:35 PM Alberta wholesale trade sector on the rise

Wholesale sales in Alberta rose to a record $7.15 billion in September, Statistics Canada said Thursday. It sales grew 0.1 per cent from August and 8.8 per cent from a year ago. In Canada, wholesale sales rose 1.8 per cent to $54 billion in September. That was also up by 8.1 per cent year-over-year. Building material and supplies led all sub sectors 35

December 12, 2017 4:08 PM Garneau faces blow back from senators over air passenger bill of rights

OTTAWA -- Marc Garneau is getting a strong rebuke from members of the Senate transport committee over who is to blame for the delays in approving a bill to create an air passenger bill of rights. The Liberals have been pushing senators to approve the bill by the end of the month so an air passenger bill of rights could be created early next year. Conservative 20

December 11, 2017 3:20 PM Toronto FC holding victory parade following MLS Cup championship

The victory parade started outside the Air Canada Centre and will wrap up with a fan rally at Nathan Phillips Square. Toronto FC is holding a victory parade through the downtown core of the city two days after winning its first MLS Cup in franchise history. Fans lined the streets to watch the team’s bus depart Maple Leaf Square outside Air Canada Centre 15