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August 10, 2018 12:58 PM Cineplex profit jumps in second quarter on higher attendance, more spending per person

Cineplex Inc. had $24.4 million of net income in the second quarter, beating analyst profit estimates, as total revenue increased by 12.4 per cent from last year and the company made progress on its cost-reduction efforts. The Toronto-based cinema and entertainment company says revenue for the three-months ended June 30 was $409 million, a record high for the second 10

August 6, 2018 12:20 AM Lumber producer sees Canada-U.S. tussle over trees dragging on

WINNIPEG—The odds of settling a long-running dispute between the U.S. and Canada over lumber are looking pretty bleak, according to a key producer. There’s been no progress to settle the Canada-U.S. fight over softwood lumber as governments have been more focused on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, said Yves Laflamme, CEO of Montreal-based 10

August 3, 2018 1:36 PM Ontario firefighters ‘make excellent progress’ in battling Parry Sound 33 forest fire, officials say

The ministry says crews are holding back the fire in critical areas of Parry Sound 33, especially along the northeast edge. Higher winds tested that perimeter on Thursday, but the hose lines held and the fire was kept in check. The ministry says no new fires were discovered on Thursday and one was extinguished, but there were still 47 active forest fires 9

July 25, 2018 7:51 PM Campfire bans in southern B.C. as crews make progress on Okanagan fires

Those bans, in addition to a prohibition imposed last week in the Coastal Fire Centre, mean campfires will not be allowed across southern B.C., until further notice. Fire danger ratings for most of the southern third of the province are listed as high to extreme and heat warnings are posted for northeastern B.C., inland sections of the north and central 14

July 20, 2018 7:31 PM U.K. nerve agent victim released from hospital after ‘appalling experience’

LONDON—Nerve agent victim Charlie Rowley has been released from the hospital after three weeks of treatment since being poisoned, U.K. officials said Friday. Lorna Wilkinson, the director of nursing at Salisbury District Hospital, said Rowley, 45, had been discharged after making substantial progress in recent days. “Charlie has been through an appalling 11

July 7, 2018 9:02 PM Qataris considering a 48-team option for 2022 World Cup

MOSCOW—Qatari organizers of the 2022 World Cup say they’re open to talks about a 48-team tournament, and can see a format to host it alone. FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s wish to add 16 extra teams in 2022 was seen as pushing Qatar toward letting neighbouring states into a co-hosting plan. In Moscow last month, pressure on Qatar was eased when the Infantino-chaired 10

June 27, 2018 9:31 PM Pro sports making slow progress on homophobia, but it’s happening

If you’re looking for signs the mainstream sports world had made progress on LGBT inclusion, the You Can Play contingent at last Sunday’s Pride parade displayed it. The sport advocacy group brought together reps from the CFL, MLSE and 170 members of the Canadian Olympic committee, which fielded roughly 30 marchers in its first Pride Parade in 2014. On the field 15

June 25, 2018 12:41 AM Petra Kvitova beats Madgalena Rybarikova to retain Birmingham title

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND—Petra Kvitova fought back from a set down to beat Magdalena Rybarikova and retain her grass-court Birmingham Classic title on Sunday as the Czech player continued her impressive form ahead of Wimbledon. Kvitova hadn’t dropped a set in Birmingham but was tested by Rybarikova before eventually prevailing 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. The two-time 10

June 20, 2018 5:10 PM National Film Board funds 35 Indigenous-led projects; says more work to be done

Backing Indigenous-led projects, launch of Indigenous cinema screening site among highlights The National Film Board of Canada says it has made gains towards fostering Indigenous talent, but there's more work to be done. The board says it backed 35 Indigenous-directed projects, representing 10 per cent of overall production spending, in the first year of its Indigenous 73

June 18, 2018 3:46 PM Roseanne TV show spinoff making progress at ABC without Barr

Barr, whose show was axed after she called Valerie Jarrett, the former senior adviser to former U.S. President Barack Obama, the baby of the “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes,” has “tentatively agreed” to waive any financial and creative rights to the spinoff, according to the outlet. The rumoured second take would focus on Darlene (Sara Gilbert) 13