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April 23, 2018 4:43 PM Toys "R" Us ends Canadian stores auction with Fairfax as sole bidder

Hearing to approve sale to be held Tuesday in a Virginia court Toys "R" Us Inc. will seek approval to sell its Canadian unit to Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. after cancelling an auction for the company's Canadian operations. According to U.S. bankruptcy court documents, the auction received no qualified bids other than the stalking horse offer from Toronto-based 6

April 23, 2018 2:23 PM Canadian gaming company Stars Group buys Sky Betting for $4.7B

Canadian online-gambling company Stars Group Inc., formerly known as Amaya, says it is buying U.K.-based Sky Betting & Gaming in a deal worth $4.7 billion. Canadian online-gambling company Stars Group Inc. says it is buying U.K.-based Sky Betting & Gaming in a deal worth $4.7 billion. Stars Group, which owns PokerStars, said Saturday the purchase will create 5

April 23, 2018 12:29 PM Hasbro takes a hit as sales sink with collapse of Toys “R” Us

“We are working to put the near-term disruption from Toys ‘R’ Us behind us,” Hasbro Chairman and CEO said as the company reported a loss and plunging revenue Monday for its first quarter. PAWTUCKET, R.I.—The repercussions from the demise of Toys “R” Us have begun to ripple outward beginning with Hasbro, which reported a loss and plunging revenue Monday 7

April 22, 2018 8:00 AM PC Optimum member hit by theft a third time after Loblaws says password problem fixed

Retailer says program's password reset problem has been 'locked down' After getting hit by points theft multiple times, some PC Optimum members are questioning a fix Loblaws says it has made to improve the security of its rewards program. News previously interviewed Nicholson on April 9, after he was hit by points theft a second time, despite reporting 7

April 20, 2018 4:08 PM Fairfax Financial in $300M bid for Toys 'R' Us Canadian operations

Auction of Toys 'R' Us Canadian operations to take place on April 23 Ahead of an auction scheduled next week for the Canadian assets of Toys "R" US, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. has put in a $300-million offer. According to court documents filed April 19 with the the United States Bankruptcy Court for the eastern district of Virginia, Toys "R" Us plans 5

April 19, 2018 8:08 PM Alberta hockey player paralyzed in Humboldt Broncos bus crash returns home to celebrate 19th birthday

Ryan Straschnitzki was paralyzed from the chest down when a truck collided with a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team in northeastern Saskatchewan on April 6. “He’s doing pretty good ... but I’d say it’s going to be an uphill battle — he’s still, every day, trying to make his feet move,” said Tom Straschnitzki, Ryan’s father. Tom said he plans 10

April 19, 2018 4:39 PM NASA’s Tess spacecraft embarks on ‘Goldilocks’ planet search

Discoveries by Tess will bring us closer to answering age-old questions such as ‘Does life exist beyond Earth?’ The most promising candidates will be studied by bigger, more powerful observatories of the future, including NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, due to launch in another few years as the heir to Hubble. These telescopes will scour the planets’ 13

April 19, 2018 11:46 AM Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe site closes with over $15 million raised

The Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe page displays a final total of $15,185,700 raised from more than 142,000 contributors in 12 days. He said money from the fund would be used to pay the expenses of the victims’ families, but added was too soon to provide a more specific breakdown of the way the money would be allocated. Garinger said the team would continue 11

April 18, 2018 3:33 PM Dallas Smith, Jess Moskaluke and Chad Brownlee among acts to play Humboldt Broncos tribute concert

High-profile country music singers including Dallas Smith, Jess Moskaluke, Brett Kissel, Gord Bamford, Chad Brownlee and the Hunter Brothers will play a fundraising concert in support of the Humboldt Broncos at the SaskTel Centre arena in Saskatoon on April 27th. The festival will be run by the Country Thunder Music Festival, which regularly brings high-profile 12

April 18, 2018 2:54 PM Blue Jays game available only on Facebook today

If you don’t have a ticket to the game, you’ll need to log in to the social network to watch. It’s the first of two Jays games scheduled to be broadcast on Facebook, with the other one on Thursday, May 24 at 12:37 p.m. vs. the L.A. Angels. It’s the first time a major U.S. league has agreed to show regular season games exclusively on Facebook, which has been building 18