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July 31, 2018 6:05 PM Saskatchewan court asked to give interim payment to victims of Humboldt Broncos crash

Court documents state the non-profit group has received free professional services from its law firm, bank and accountants. GoFundMe has deducted roughly $483,000 from the money raised to cover 2.9 per cent payment processing fees. An additional $49,000 is being held back by GoFundMe in a temporary reserve in case any donors challenge their contribution 13

July 19, 2018 10:00 AM Debit, credit card spending reflects slowing retail sales: Report

All provinces saw spending growth with the exception of Newfoundland, which experienced a decrease of 2.4 per cent. British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario were the only three provinces to outpace the Canadian average, realizing year-over-year increases of 4.6 per cent, 4.2 per cent and 3.4 per cent. “Looking at our data from the last three years, we’ve 11

June 13, 2018 4:19 PM Cohen parting ways with lawyers as widening federal probe continues

Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump’s longtime personal fixer, will soon be parting from the lawyers who are representing him in a potentially damaging and wide-ranging federal investigation into his business dealings, according to two people familiar with the case. Cohen has not yet been contacted by the prosecutors who are conducting the inquiry 13

June 11, 2018 1:01 PM His Scarborough house was wrecked in a fire. He says the contractor left halfway through the $100,000 cleanup

When a freak electrical fire caused a portion of the roof to cave in at Agith Ananthagobal’s Scarborough bungalow in January, his family saw a silver lining amid the ashes — the chance for a fresh start in the form of a full home renovation. But five months later, that plan appears to also have gone up in smoke. Ananthagobal says a contractor abandoned 21

May 24, 2018 3:41 PM Nova Scotia mulls fate of iconic Annie Leibovitz photography collection

HALIFAX—The Nova Scotia government is reviving hopes that a collection of iconic portraits by famed American photographer Annie Leibovitz could be displayed at the provincial gallery. The influential works, including an introspective image of the Queen and a portrait of a pregnant Demi Moore, have been stuck in storage at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia 21

May 10, 2018 4:53 PM Canadian Pacific Railway raising quarterly dividend by 15.5%

CALGARY — Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. is raising its quarterly dividend by 15.5 per cent. The railway says it will now make a regular payment to shareholders of 65 cents per share, up from 56.25 cents per share. Based on the company’s closing share price of $238.76 on Wednesday it will have an annual yield of about 1.09 per cent. Canadian Pacific also said that it bought 16

May 10, 2018 4:48 PM Telus raises dividend despite slip in first-quarter profit

The company says it will make a quarterly payment to shareholders of 52.5 cents per share, up from 49.25 cents per share. Its postpaid wireless subscriber base increased by 48,000 in the quarter, a 5.7 per cent larger increase than a year earlier, partly offset by a decline in prepaid subscribers, who account for about one-tenth of the total. The company 16

May 4, 2018 2:13 AM Why did the maker of OxyContin pay Canadian doctors nearly three-and-a-half times more money per capita than it doled out to U.S. prescribers?

Experts warn that Purdue Pharma may be focusing its marketing efforts in Canada, where the drug company has not faced government sanctions like it has in the United States. Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, paid Canadian doctors nearly three-and-a-half times more money than it doled out to U.S. prescribers, according to a Star analysis of the drug maker’s 20

May 3, 2018 8:52 PM TTC replacing streetcars’ touch-screen fare machines with ones that don’t accept credit or debit

The TTC is rolling out new fare machines for the city’s newest streetcars that only accept loose change, tokens or Presto cards. The TTC started to install them last month as replacements to the fleet’s touch-screen fare machines, which had received mixed reviews from riders. The replacements appear to be simpler, lower-tech and use buttons — but do not accept 13

April 27, 2018 3:26 PM Saks Fifth Avenue data breach lasted nine months: HBC

Hudson Bay said Friday that the breach began as early as July 1 last year but has been contained since March 31. A previously announced data breach at Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off 5th and Lord & Taylor locations in the United States lasted about nine months before it was detected and shut down last month, Hudson’s Bay Co. said Friday. The Toronto-based 33