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January 15, 2018 5:50 PM Tahoe Resources cutting 250 jobs at Guatemala silver mine amid legal fight

Company suspended operations at the mine last July after ruling by Guatemalan court Tahoe Resources Inc. says it has cut 250 jobs at its Escobal silver mine in Guatemala as a legal battle to reopen the mine drags on. The company says it was forced to suspend operations at the mine last July after the Supreme Court of Guatemala issued a provisional decision 9

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 10, 2018 7:38 PM Male MPs, staff are often bystanders to sexual misconduct on Parliament Hill, former staffer says

Lauren Dobson-Hughes, a women’s rights advocate, who worked for the federal NDP, says men yield enormous power, adding the issue of sexual misconduct on Parliament Hill is rampant. OTTAWA—A former political staffer and women’s rights advocate says male MPs and staff on Parliament Hill are often bystanders who do nothing to help create a safe workplace 13

December 14, 2017 4:33 PM Texas congressman Blake Farenthold won’t seek re-election amid sexual harassment allegations

WASHINGTON—Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold won’t seek re-election next year, two Republicans said Thursday, adding his name to the list of lawmakers leaving Congress amid sexual harassment allegations that have cost powerful men their jobs in politics, the arts and other businesses. The accusations against Farenthold first surfaced in 2014, when a former 12

December 12, 2017 7:45 PM Hydropothecary cannabis expansion plans to put it among top producers in Canada

Shares of Hydropothecary Corp. rose more than 18 per cent after the licensed medical cannabis producer announced ambitious plans that will see it further grow its operations in Quebec at a rapid pace. The company (TSXV:THCX) said Tuesday it has acquired property adjacent to its existing facility in Gatineau, Que., to construct a new 93,000-square-metre 25

December 8, 2017 12:00 PM Fort Good Hope couple builds their own home in face of housing shortage

Benjy Louison and Natasha Landry couldn’t find a home in Fort Good Hope, so they built their own Benjy Louison and Natasha Landry knew there'd be few housing options for them when they decided to move to Fort Good Hope, N.W.T., to be closer with family. The community is in the middle of a housing crisis. "Yes, we could stay with family, we could stay with friends 13

December 6, 2017 5:10 PM Alberta government lays out new rules for large greenhouse gas emitters

Alberta Environment says new framework will help attract investment, create jobs Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips is announcing new rules for large industrial greenhouse gas emitters in Calgary on Wednesday. ​Details of the new rules come one day after a pledge by the Alberta government to invest $1.4 billion to drive innovation, boost the energy 16

December 3, 2017 9:12 PM Sri Lankan refugee family, set to be deported, makes final plea from Montreal

Federal and provincial politicians and Amnesty International are urging Ottawa to grant the Lawrence family a reprieve. MONTREAL—A Sri Lankan family in Montreal that is set to be deported tonight is hoping for a last-minute reprieve from Ottawa. The Lawrence family arrived five years ago as refugee claimants and have since found either jobs or academic 13

December 2, 2017 5:16 PM Hong Kong-based company to spend $350M to expand capacity in Ontario, premier says

HONG KONG -- Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says Johnson Electric will invest more than $350 million in new equipment and capacity in Ontario, which she says is expected to create 326 new jobs. Wynne, who is on a trade mission to China and Vietnam, made the announcement from Hong Kong, where Johnson Electric is based. She says the company, which makes 12

December 1, 2017 2:54 PM From hair dye to woodpeckers, new book shows da Vinci was curious about everything

A new book is shedding light on the workings of one of the world’s greatest minds. Leonardo da Vinci, who painted the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper and sketched the Vitruvian Man, created thousands of pages of notes, sketches, diagrams and scribbles that have survived the almost 400 years since his death. Author Walter Isaacson whittled down 7,200 pages 17