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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 509

January 14, 2019 9:16 PM Marijuana producer Canopy Growth granted hemp licence in New York

Cannabis products with higher levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, remain listed as restricted drugs by the U.S. federal government. Canopy says it will source hemp exclusively from U.S. farmers for its U.S. operations once up and running. Canopy Growth says it’s in the process of evaluating a number of sites that will become one of its first extraction 420

January 12, 2019 11:07 PM Raptors’ reserves are finally settling into their roles

It was a stellar night that included 22-of-44 shooting from the field, six three-pointers in 15 attempts, 16 rebounds and only two combined turnovers. The combination of VanVleet and Wright seems to be rounding into the same form that made them so dangerous last season. They had 22 points and eight assists between them but, most important, they were flying 157

January 11, 2019 2:45 PM Hundreds protest in Sudan, tear gas used to disperse them

CAIRO - Protests calling for the resignation of Sudan’s autocratic President Omar al-Bashir are ongoing in and around the capital Khartoum, with activists circulating videos showing hundreds marching at, at least, half a dozen sites. Eyewitnesses said that police fired tear gas at demonstrators and automatic rifles in the air to break up the gatherings 122

January 10, 2019 10:14 PM Postmedia’s Paul Godfrey passes baton to Andrew MacLeod, who takes on CEO’s job

TORONTO - Paul Godfrey is stepping down as CEO of Postmedia Network Canada Corp. but will remain as executive chairman of the company, which owns the National Post, other newspapers and digital publications. Andrew MacLeod, who has been Godfrey’s second in command since 2016, becomes Postmedia’s chief executive officer. The announcements came as the owner 141

January 10, 2019 8:57 PM Treasury chief: No sanctions relief for Russian oligarch

WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO’-shin) plans to tell lawmakers in a classified briefing that the Trump administration will keep strict U.S. sanctions on the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. Democrats asked Mnuchin to brief the House about the U.S. agreement to lift sanctions on three companies that Deripaska has owned or controlled 116

January 8, 2019 11:02 PM U.S. firm building a ‘cannabis superhighway’ plans to list in Canada

“Our timeline to get through to that point is probably another 30 to 45 days or so,” he said. Karban declined to say how much MJIC expects to raise but said the listing would be followed by a “much broader, bigger offering.” MJIC said its superhighway will create the infrastructure to legally transport, distribute and sell marijuana amid a thicket of regulations 116

January 7, 2019 5:22 PM Leafs prep for Preds and second half of season

Michael Hutchinson (2-2-2, 3.40, .879) will start again in net for the Maple Leafs, backed up by Kasimir Kaskisuo. Pekka Rinne (15-10-2, 2.31, .919) will start for the Predators. “Another really good challenge here for us tonight, against a team that’s been near the top of the standings for the last three or four years,” said Matthews. “It will be a good challenge 123

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 144

December 29, 2018 12:50 AM Auston Matthews, Mike Bossy and the joy of flex

The day Matthews began getting free sticks as a top prospect “was a big sigh of relief for them, for sure.” Matthews now uses a Bauer model that’s far lighter and whippier than anything available in Bossy’s era. “My go-to shot back then was the snap shot,” Bossy said. “Whereas today it looks like they’re using a hybrid of what I’d call an old-time wrister 211