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April 9, 2018 6:53 PM Apple launches red iPhone 8 after being overshadowed by iPhone X

This is the second year in a row that Apple has rolled out a red version of its latest iPhone. Apple Inc. announced new versions of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in red, keeping its entry-level iPhones fresh after being overshadowed for months by the iPhone X. The new colour scheme is part of the “PRODUCT(RED)” initiative, a program that gives a percentage 11

March 26, 2018 6:42 PM BMW to begin vehicle-subscription pilot in Nashville

Automakers are searching for ways to reach younger consumers whose shopping and transportation habits have been shaped by Silicon Valley giants such as Uber and Airbnb. BMW is following in the footsteps of GM’s Cadillac, which launched its Book subscription service last year, and Care by Volvo, which combines lease, insurance and maintenance into one monthly 12

March 22, 2018 8:16 PM Kidde recalling 40,000 smoke detectors in Canada

Recall includes almost half a million in U.S. and Canada for possibly having a defective sensor Kidde is recalling almost half a million smoke detectors because a yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors, making them unable to properly detect fires. The company says it is recalling two types of dual-sensor 56

March 14, 2018 1:02 PM ECMA nomination withdrawal highlights debate of who is Métis

Maxim Cormier's nod in the Indigenous Artist of the Year category was withdrawn last week The East Coast Music Awards decision to withdraw the nomination of a Cape Breton guitarist in the Indigenous Artist of the Year category is drawing criticism from a group that says the association has no business deciding who is Indigenous. The ECMA's board of directors 24

February 26, 2018 7:58 PM Instant Pot warns of overheating in one of its multicooker models

The company has asked consumers who bought certain batches of its Gem 65 model to stop using the appliance. OTTAWA—Instant Pot says customers who bought certain batches of one of its multicookers should stop using it immediately after some malfunction reports. The Ottawa-based company says on its Facebook page that its received a small number of reports 24

February 20, 2018 4:03 PM Ontario dethrones Quebec as province with most electric car sales in 2017

MONTREAL—More electric vehicles were sold in Ontario than any other province last year, wrestling the title from Quebec for the first time. According to data compiled by Fleet Carma, 7,477 battery and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles were sold in Canada’s most populous province. That compared to 7,194 sold in Quebec, followed by 3,270 in British Columbia 25

February 1, 2018 2:07 PM Toyota recalling 4,570 vehicles in Canada over air bag issue

Automaker says issue could prevent side and front air bags from deploying Toyota has announced a safety recall in Canada involves 2016 Toyota Prius and Lexus RX vehicles, and 2015 and 2016 Lexus NX vehicles. (Gary Cameron/Reuters ) Toyota is recalling about 645,000 vehicles worldwide — affecting about 4,570 cars in Canada — to fix an electrical problem 35

January 20, 2018 4:26 PM All-female team of U.K. soldiers completes historic Antarctica crossing

After spending 62 days on the ice, the British Army’s Ice Maiden Expedition became the first all-female group to cross Antarctica using only muscle power. LONDON—A team of British soldiers has become the first all-female group to cross Antarctica using only muscle power. After spending 62 days on the ice, the British Army’s Ice Maiden Expedition crossed 18

January 15, 2018 3:45 PM Newfoundland calendar of burly mermaid men raises $300,000 for mental health

ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—A calendar of bearded, mermaid-tailed Newfoundlanders has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for mental health. Last year, around 30 burly guys donned sparkly mermaid tails to pose as “merb’ys”—a portmanteau of “mermaid” and “b’y,” a Newfoundland term meaning “boy” or “buddy.” The whimsically dressed models posed by the sea, at a barber 19

December 21, 2017 2:49 AM Canadian pilot killed in small plane crash in Panama City

Ron Simard was an aviation enthusiast who built and flew experimental planes Authorities in Panama say a pilot from Saskatchewan has died after his small plane crashed shortly after takeoff. The director of Panama's civil aviation authority identified the pilot as Ron Simard, who CBC has confirmed is from Meadow Lake, Sask. Alfredo Fonseco Mora told CBC News in Spanish 62