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January 15, 2019 12:26 AM Avalanche fortunate not to have been buried in the West during slide

“It’s a tough test for us right now, what we’re going through,” Landeskog said. “A lot of guys in this dressing room haven’t gone through things like this at this level. Last year, we didn’t have a stretch like this of six weeks without a whole lot of wins. We have to stick together.” The Leafs, by comparison, had earned 12 points since Dec. 19. If they had earned 5

January 11, 2019 4:22 PM Delays at Ontario human rights tribunal could undermine cases, say lawyers

“We had been waiting a while for that hearing date,” she said. “Now this case is on hold indefinitely ... We’re not even at the stage of having everyone sit down and go to mediation, let alone the stage of having it proceed to a hearing so it’s really sort of making things drag on and it’s problematic.” Such delays can put a lot of strain on complainants 10

January 11, 2019 3:55 PM Hepatits vaccine, often prescribed for travellers, facing shortage in Canada

Hepatitis A is mostly spread through contaminated food and water. Most people infected recover completely with no permanent liver damage, but in some cases infection can lead to sudden liver failure. Hepatitis B, a more serious disease primarily spread through sex, can lead to a chronic infection that increases the risk of cirrhosis, liver failure and liver 10

January 8, 2019 4:50 PM New Gold shares climb on operating results that met revised guidance

Production for the year at the two mines, plus the now-shut Cerro San Pedro mine, came in at 315,483 ounces to fall within its revised guidance of between 275,000 and 330,000 ounces. The company announced the sale of its Mesquite gold mine in California for US$158 million last September. The company revised down expected production for its Rainy River 10

January 4, 2019 7:52 PM Trade tensions prompt supply chain changes for firms in China

On Wednesday afternoon, Apple Inc. cut guidance sending its stock down 10 per cent and the S&P 500 down 2.5 per cent. CEO Tim Cook, in a letter to investors, cited trade issues, “We believe the economic environment in China has been further impacted by rising trade tensions with the United States.” The following morning, Kevin Hassett, chairman of the U.S. Council 12

January 3, 2019 10:02 PM Black Mirror: Bandersnatch actor quits social media over backlash

“I am privileged to have this platform,” he wrote. “I hope that this shift to reduce my personal expression and increase the focus on issues that matter will result in a better outcome for everyone.” He concluded with a tongue-in-cheek nod to his Bandersnatch character: “This is not the end. Consider it an alternative path.” Poulter didn’t give specific 13

January 3, 2019 4:29 AM Lawyers try to seize Japanese assets over Korean forced work

Lim said Nippon Steel has been refusing to discuss compensation despite a ruling by South Korea’s Supreme Court in October that the company should pay 100 million won ($88,000) each to four plaintiffs who worked at its steel mills during Japan’s colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula. The court made a similar ruling on Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 9

January 2, 2019 9:36 PM We’re signing trade deals. Now, we have to use them

Canadian exporters fixated on the U.S. market invoke the EU’s many languages (at least 47) and transportation issues as reasons for not vigorously tapping EU markets. And yet those same language “barriers” have not dissuaded Italian biscuit and French cheese exporters from ramping up their sales to Canada. And transportation challenges in an EU with an integrated 9

December 31, 2018 6:12 PM Survey of manufacturing executives shows lower economic optimism for 2019

A new survey shows business optimism for the year ahead among Canadian manufacturer executives is lower than it was a year ago as trade issues weigh. The survey, conducted by RK Insights, showed that 30 per cent of the 501 respondents were optimistic about business prospects for 2019, down from 44 per cent who were a year earlier. It showed that 18 per cent of the senior 11

December 31, 2018 4:11 PM Russia arrests U.S. citizen on suspicion of spying

MOSCOW—An American citizen has been arrested in Moscow on suspicion of espionage, Russia’s domestic security service, the FSB, said on Monday. “On December 28, staff members of the Russian Federal Security Service detained U.S. citizen Paul Whelan in Moscow while on a spy mission,” the FSB said in a statement on its website. No other details were given 10