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January 11, 2019 2:23 PM MetroCast acquisition pushes up Cogeco’s Q1 revenue, costs; profit declines

MONTREAL - Cogeco Inc. says an acquisition by its cable and internet segment pushed up first-quarter revenue, but profit was down due to higher costs associated with integrating and restructuring the business. The Montreal-based company says last year’s acquisition of the MetroCast cable systems by Cogeco Communications Inc. was the main reason Cogeco 10

January 9, 2019 1:59 PM Kim Jong Un leaves China after talks with Xi on Trump sanctions

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left Beijing after talking and dining with Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to South Korean media, in a show of unity as they engage in delicate negotiations with President Donald Trump’s administration. Kim spent a little more than a day in the Chinese capital and was en route to Pyongyang by 2 p.m. Wednesday local 8

January 8, 2019 3:24 PM Rallies planned for protesters arrested while blocking work on B.C. pipeline

HOUSTON, B.C.—Dozens of rallies are planned in British Columbia, across Canada and as far away as Europe to support pipeline protesters arrested in northwestern B.C. Fourteen people were arrested Monday at a blockade southwest of Houston, B.C., where members of the Gidimt’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation had set up a camp to control access to a pipeline 10

January 5, 2019 2:36 PM Three dead, four injured in bowling alley shooting, police say

Witness Dana Scott, whose bowling league was meeting Friday night, told CNN: “A lot of people ran back into the bar area — behind the seats and onto the floor, under the benches. People were crying. It was not comfortable.” Investigators were at the scene Saturday trying to “identify the suspects and whoever else was involved,” Harris said. Damone Thomas 9

January 4, 2019 6:23 PM Filipino workers speak out against Halifax businessman in immigration fraud case

The Crown is recommending a sentence of two years in prison, noting the need to deter “like-minded individuals” and to fully denounce the offences against temporary foreign workers. The case of immigration fraud appears to have divided the city’s Filipino community, with some expressing trepidation about speaking out. After meeting with Crown and defence 11

January 3, 2019 9:06 PM Lottery for Ontario retail cannabis licences to take place next week

The Ontario government will accept entries next week from those looking to enter a lottery to apply for the first 25 retail cannabis licences in the province. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario says expressions of interest can be submitted online Monday through noon Wednesday, with the draw to take place on Friday and results to be posted within 9

December 28, 2018 8:41 PM Two Laurier professors sue former TA Lindsay Shepherd over recording of disciplinary meeting

At the heart of both suits is a 2017 meeting between the professors, a Laurier staff member and Shepherd, who was then a teaching assistant in Rambukkana’s communications class. According to Peterson’s unproven statement of claim, the disciplinary meeting was called after Shepherd showed students an excerpt of a TVOntario broadcast in which Peterson 11

December 17, 2018 11:16 PM Street closure designed to speed up Eglinton Crosstown construction postponed

A lengthy closure of a midtown intersection intended to accelerate work on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT has been postponed due to local opposition, a decision that comes on the heels of questions about whether the massive transit project will be done on time. Earlier this month Metrolinx, the provincial agency that oversees transit planning in the GTHA, announced 21

December 17, 2018 4:03 AM Taliban say ‘another’ meeting with U.S. planned in Middle East

The State Department has neither denied nor confirmed previous meetings, but U.S. special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad previously said he has met with all Afghans involved in the 17-year war. Since Khalilzad’s appointment in September attempts to jump-start peace talks have accelerated. Pakistan earlier said it would help orchestrate this latest round 13

December 14, 2018 2:44 PM Minister postpones trip to China amid tensions between two countries

“We look forward to meeting again to continue building people-to people ties and strengthening the tourism relationship between Canada and China — a relationship that creates good jobs for middle class families and opportunities for people in both countries,” Ghio said. Canada and China are battling over the detentions of two Canadians in China as well as the recent 21