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March 2, 2018 9:13 PM First company granted contract for Trump’s border wall is offshoot of firm accused of shady billing practices

SWF Constructors, which lists just one employee in its Omaha office, won the $11 million federal contract in November. Government documents list SWF’s owner as Coastal Environmental Group, which has been sued repeatedly. OMAHA, NEB.—A tiny Nebraska startup awarded the first border wall construction project under U.S. President Donald Trump is the offshoot 25

February 16, 2018 11:09 PM Why it's been such a tough flu season for children

Two strains of influenza are circulating at once in Canada and hospitals are bearing the load More children are ending up in hospital for flu-related illnesses as two types of influenza hit Canada at once, according to a new report. This week's FluWatch report from the Public Health Agency of Canada says that overall flu activity is at its peak levels 50

February 13, 2018 7:28 PM Calgary office market in North American top 10

The Calgary office market is one of the best in North America with the city making top 10 lists for overall vacancy and space under construction. The Colliers International Q3 2014 North American Office Report, released Monday, said Calgary’s overall vacancy rate was 8.7 per cent, behind Toronto (6.6 per cent); Montreal (7.3 per cent); Bakersfield, Calif 20

February 6, 2018 2:44 PM Newfoundland man pens own obit to say only regret was not seeing end of Coronation Street

Shannon Leonard Churchill says he “had a great life with too few regrets to even be sure they really existed,” adding that he dearly wanted to know how Coronation Street concluded. COLE HARBOUR, N.S.—Shannon Leonard Churchill left the world with a single regret: not knowing how Coronation Street will end. The 44-year-old Newfoundland man makes the quirky 18

February 5, 2018 9:58 PM Only regret of man who wrote own obituary? Not knowing how Coronation Street ends

Shannon Churchill, 44, goes out in style A Newfoundlander who died after a long struggle with colon cancer has left behind a master class on how to go out with style. Shannon Churchill, who was living in Cole Harbour, N.S., when he died, addressed his death head-on by writing his own obituary. "My advice to you all is to make those bucket lists and to start 112

February 5, 2018 3:11 PM Prince ‘Cloud’ guitars among late icon’s memorabilia set for auction

A custom electric blue two-piece ensemble Prince wore onstage in a 1999 pay-per-view concert at Paisley Park with Lenny Kravitz will also be auctioned, along with various pairs of Prince’s signature high-heel booties. NEW YORK—Ruffled, sparkly rock star outfits worn by Prince and one of his famous white “Cloud” guitars are among memorabilia of the late superstar 22

January 26, 2018 4:45 PM Wolfpack to spend 1st 3 months of season in England due to stadium renovations

The Toronto Wolfpack’s home debut has been pushed back to May after the decision to schedule an April 28 game against Halifax RLFC in a neutral site in north London at the home of the London Skolars. The decision means that the transatlantic rugby league team, whose Toronto home is being renovated, will spend the first three months of the season playing 15

January 19, 2018 2:00 PM Chris Hemsworth goes into 12 Strong battle pondering Thor’s future

The Thor actor has had a packed two years, working non-stop to film and promote multiple Marvel movies and the new film 12 Strong. The Thor actor lists off a packed schedule going back two years, including production of last November’s hit Thor: Ragnarok. That was followed by his modern horse-soldier adventure 12 Strong before filming back-to-back appearances 24

January 8, 2018 3:45 PM Steve Bannon’s ‘treasonous’ criticism was aimed ‘directly at Don Jr.,’ Fire and Fury author says

Bannon said his description wasn’t aimed at Trump’s son, but at former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Michael Wolff told MSNBC that isn’t true. WASHINGTON—The author of an explosive new book that questions President Donald Trump’s fitness for office on Monday contradicted Steve Bannon’s explanation of comments that had angered his former boss. Michael 20

December 22, 2017 2:00 PM ‘Password,’ ‘monkey’ and the other terrible passwords we choose

Lists of the year’s most popular bad passwords reveal cultural influences and a sense of dissatisfaction with online security itself. “Whatever” (No. 23) and “letmein” (No. 7) seem to speak to an exasperation with online security itself. They are among the 11 new entrants to the annual “worst passwords” list, compiled by SplashData, a company that creates 18