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January 18, 2018 7:11 PM BMO financing deal with Canopy Growth marks policy shift for Canadian banks

Canopy Growth, Canada's largest licensed pot producer, announced the $175-million deal with BMO and GMP Securities on Wednesday. The Bank of Montreal’s participation in a major financing deal for licensed cannabis producer Canopy Growth marks a big policy shift for Canada’s biggest banks, which may be warming up to the cannabis sector. Canopy, Canada’s 9

January 18, 2018 4:29 AM Thursday NHL game preview: Toronto Maple Leafs at Philadelphia Flyers

Flyer Sean Couturier on fire with Leafs coming to town. Sean Couturier of the Flyers is on a tear, with seven goals in his last five games. He has reached a career-high 25 goals and is on pace to surpass 40, a formidable force on a Flyers team that is climbing the standings after a terrible November in which they lost 10 straight games. Mitch Marner 11

January 8, 2018 11:00 AM Don’t be an ostrich when it comes to debt

Hiding your head in the sand is no way to get on top of the money you owe, writes Gail Vaz-Oxlade. Time and again when I ask people what they owe, they give me a litany of responses, quoting source of debt and balance one at a time. Then I make it worse. Hey, do you have a buy-now-pay-later plan? That’s debt! How about that Home Buyer’s Plan you have to repay 11

December 25, 2017 9:02 PM Via Rail train's mechanical failure strands 98 passengers in Spy Hill, Sask

Tiny community feeds train load of eastbound holiday travellers A Toronto-bound Via Rail train experienced a mechanical failure in eastern Saskatchewan, delaying the holiday travels of 98 passengers who spent most of Christmas Day in the tiny community of Spy Hill. The train originated in Vancouver but was hobbled on a –30 C night near the Manitoba border 36

December 21, 2017 1:43 PM $20M for plant that spewed black water near Niagara Falls

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said situation that led to discharges is 'intolerable' The aging sewage treatment plant responsible for a stinky black discharge at Niagara Falls over the summer is in line for an overhaul. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday proposed spending $20 million to begin improvements at the Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Facility 27

December 20, 2017 7:17 PM Google gaining on Amazon in e-commerce market while retailers left behind

Nearly half of online shoppers in the U.S. start their search with Amazon, but Google has narrowed the gap in 2017. SEATTLE— Inc. remains the top online destination for U.S. shoppers seeking products, but Alphabet Inc.’s Google and other search engines narrowed the gap over the past year. About 49 per cent of online shoppers visit Amazon first 18

December 12, 2017 6:46 AM Uber says 815,000 Canadians affected by data breach as investigation launched

Information taken includes names, email addresses, mobile phone numbers Uber Canada said late Monday that 815,000 Canadian riders and drivers may have been affected as part of its worldwide data breach announced in November. Uber said the information taken includes names, email address, and mobile phone numbers from the accounts, but that its investigation 19

December 11, 2017 4:40 PM Lyft starts global expansion with Toronto service launch Tuesday

TORONTO - Ride-hailing service Lyft will launch its service in Toronto on Tuesday, marking its first expansion outside the United States. The addition of Lyft brings increased competition to Uber in Canada's largest city. The company announced plans to expand to Toronto last month, but had not set a date for its start. Lyft will operate between Hamilton 28

December 8, 2017 6:28 PM Chelsea Carey clinches top seed at Olympic curling trials

Calgary skip improves to 7-0 with 5-2 victory over Krista McCarville Chelsea Carey beat Krista McCarville 5-2 on Friday morning to lock up the first seed in the women's draw at the Olympic curling trials in Ottawa. McCarville was wide and heavy with her final throw of the 10th end to give Carey a deuce and the victory. Carey, from Calgary, improved to 7-0 in round-robin 13

December 5, 2017 12:32 PM Museum seeking to sell Rockwell art wants swift legal action

PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- A museum that was blocked from selling 40 works of art, including two by Norman Rockwell, is urging an appeals court to let the case quickly proceed to trial. The Berkshire Museum told the Massachusetts Appeals Court on Monday that it is struggling financially and needs the fight over the art sale to be resolved as quickly as possible 16