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January 15, 2019 12:48 PM Federal government faces scrutiny over bus-safety standards after Ottawa crash

Those recommendations sprang from the TSB’s investigation into another Ottawa bus crash in 2013, in which a city bus broke through a warning gate at a rail crossing and hit a moving passenger train, killing six people on the bus. Fox said Transport Canada had done some work on the recommendations but that “significant progress has not yet occurred and the safety 5

January 11, 2019 10:53 AM Rhode Island names deaf man School Counselor of the Year

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In a first for the state, Rhode Island has named a deaf man as the 2018 School Counselor of the Year. The Providence Journal reports 44-year-old Joseph Batiano is the school counsellor at the Rhode Island School for the Deaf. Batiano says he helps with a student’s academic progress, emotional health and career readiness. He also developed 10

January 2, 2019 9:36 PM We’re signing trade deals. Now, we have to use them

Canadian exporters fixated on the U.S. market invoke the EU’s many languages (at least 47) and transportation issues as reasons for not vigorously tapping EU markets. And yet those same language “barriers” have not dissuaded Italian biscuit and French cheese exporters from ramping up their sales to Canada. And transportation challenges in an EU with an integrated 9

December 31, 2018 9:52 PM Canadian stocks close out worst year since 2008 with a gain

Canadian stocks rose on the final trading day of the year but it wasn’t enough to prevent them from posting their worst annual performance since 2008. The S&P/TSX Composite Index gained 0.7 per cent to 14,322.86 on thin New Year’s Eve volume after U.S. President Donald Trump reported “big progress” in trade talks with China. The benchmark lost 5.8 per cent in December 15

December 27, 2018 12:58 AM Canada opens Spengler Cup with victory over host HC Davos

Although most participating teams in the event are club teams from around Europe, Hockey Canada puts together a team of free agents and other Canadians playing abroad to compete. Canada has won the tournament 15 times since first taking part in 1984, including the past three years. “There were a lot of positives in the game and a lot of things we can take in to Friday’s 17

December 27, 2018 12:19 AM Koreas break ground on railway link, but don’t expect trains to cross anytime soon

SEOUL, KOREA, REPUBLIC OF—North and South Korea broke ground Wednesday on an ambitious project to modernize North Korean railways and roads and connect them with the South, but without progress in nuclear negotiations, regular trains won’t be crossing the border anytime soon. The ceremony at the North Korean border town of Kaesong came weeks after the Koreas 20

December 16, 2018 2:32 AM Houston Texans, Deshaun Watson win, now one game off AFC’s best record

On third-and-10 from the 19, Darnold took off for 14 yards — and a holding call on Aaron Colvin put the ball on the 2. After Darnold was stopped for no gain on a quarterback draw, he handed the ball to McGuire who pushed up the middle — surrounded by a surging mass of blockers who helped shove him all the way into the end zone for the score. It set off a wild celebration 19

December 5, 2018 3:19 PM Oilsands firm Canadian Natural cuts $1 billion from budget due to low oil price

CALGARY—Oilsands producer Canadian Natural Resources is setting its 2019 capital budget at $1-billion less than its “normalized” range but says it will ramp up spending if heavily discounted oil prices in Western Canada rebound. The Calgary-based company says it is targeting a 2019 base capital program of $3.7 billion, about 20 per cent below its preferred 23

December 4, 2018 11:36 AM Bank of Montreal hikes dividend as it reports Q4 net income surge

Bank of Montreal hiked its dividend as it reported a fourth-quarter profit that jumped 38 per cent compared with a year ago and beat analyst estimates. Canada’s fourth-largest bank said Tuesday it will now pay a quarterly dividend of $1 per share, up four cents from its previous payment. The increase in payment to shareholders came as BMO reported its net income 25

December 1, 2018 12:31 PM Trump aides caught in web of deception over Russia contacts

WASHINGTON—One lied about his knowledge of Russian-hacked emails, another about a Russian real estate deal, a third about dialogue over sanctions with a Russian ambassador. A pattern of deception by advisers to President Donald Trump, aimed at covering up Russia-related contacts during the 2016 campaign and transition period, has unravelled bit by bit in criminal 22