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December 6, 2018 3:32 PM Bombardier forecasts 10% revenue boost in 2019 after plans for 5,000 layoffs

The Montreal-based company, which reports in U.S. dollars, forecasts total revenues of about $18 billion (U.S.) next year, as the freshly certified Global 7500 — its longest-range business jet — enters into service. The jetliner, sold out through 2021, will contribute to an expected $6.5 billion in business aircraft revenues. Both figures align roughly 15

December 5, 2018 7:16 PM Singer Tom Cochrane to invest in Halifax CFL bid, ownership group says

HALIFAX—The group trying to land a CFL franchise for Halifax says singer-songwriter Tom Cochrane has confirmed his intention to invest in the newly named Atlantic Schooners. A short statement from the ownership group says the Manitoba-born Cochrane, a multiple Juno Award winner, has been a long-time friend of Bruce Bowser, one of the group’s founding 14

November 30, 2018 5:09 PM Canadian women lose to New Zealand in final of Dubai Rugby Sevens

Canada opened the day with a 24-7 win over Ireland in the Cup quarterfinal before edging defending Series champion Australia 15-10 on a last-ditch Farella try. Benn and Landry scored the other tries for Canada, which led 10-5 at the half. That set up the final showdown with New Zealand, which advanced by blanking Russia 31-0 and the U.S. 22-0 in the knockout 16

November 23, 2018 3:25 PM Artificial intelligence improves highway safety in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS—Artificial intelligence is helping improve safety along a stretch of Las Vegas’ busiest highway. The Nevada Highway Patrol says a yearlong partnership between public safety agencies and a startup technology firm resulted in a 17 per cent reduction in crashes along a portion of northbound Interstate 15 just west of the Las Vegas Strip. The Las Vegas 14

November 15, 2018 4:40 PM Rupert Murdoch, sons begin their goodbyes to 21st Century Fox

Now, Rupert Murdoch is midway through a dramatic downsizing of his corporate dominion. He orchestrated the sale to Disney because he feared that Fox lacked the scale to successfully compete against such technology giants as Google, Facebook and Netflix. As his son spoke, Rupert Murdoch quietly studied a briefing book atop a long rectangular table —draped 13

November 14, 2018 12:16 PM Bombardier to weigh partnerships for regional jet program

“We might look at partnering if it makes sense, but the primary focus right now is to strengthen the backlog so that we have a longer-term view,” CEO Alain Bellemare said Tuesday at a Scotiabank conference in Toronto. “Then maybe we can do some avionics upgrades and create more value for our customers. We’re going to try to make it work, and we’ll see where 16

November 5, 2018 2:05 PM Toronto home prices climb in October as condos edge higher

Toronto’s housing market showed more signs of stability in October as prices for condos and semi-detached homes jumped even as unit sales were little changed. The average selling price rose 1 per cent last month from September to a seasonally adjusted C$810,881 ($619,419 (U.S.)), the first gain in three months. The benchmark price, which adjusts for the types 11

November 5, 2018 11:09 AM Two injured after buildings collapse in Marseille

Images of the buildings before they collapsed, visible on Google Street View , showed that one used to have five floors and the other six. One of the buildings was clearly in poor repair, with boarded-up windows and large visible cracks on its facade before it collapsed. Sabine Bernasconi, the local mayor for that part of Marseille, said one of the buildings 18

October 31, 2018 7:51 PM Brampton Mayor-elect Patrick Brown addresses apparent rift with Doug Ford and Tories

It is no secret that Patrick Brown and the ruling Ontario Progressive Conservative Party aren’t BFFs. Brown, newly elected as Brampton’s mayor, was the party’s leader before stepping down at the end of January amid sexual misconduct allegations from a pair of women. He has denied those allegations and is suing CTV News for defamation over its initial 19

October 31, 2018 3:47 PM American missionary killed in Cameroon amid armed conflict

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON—An American missionary died Tuesday after being shot in the head amid fighting between armed separatists and soldiers in northwestern Cameroon, the director of the regional hospital said. Charles Trumann Wesco, a missionary from the U.S. state of Indiana who had been in the region for two weeks, was rushed to the hospital in Bamenda 22