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September 4, 2018 5:46 PM Laurentian Bank reports flat profit in third quarter

MONTREAL—Laurentian Bank of Canada’s net income was virtually flat in the third quarter compared with last year at $54.9 million, as the company recorded acquisition-related costs and other expense increases that offset five per cent higher revenue. The Montreal-based company’s net income per share amounted to $1.23 per share, which was down from $1.48 per share 14

August 31, 2018 11:14 PM Deal reached on broken rail line to Churchill in northern Manitoba

CHURCHILL, MAN.—A deal has been reached to sell and repair a broken rail line that is the only land link for the northern Manitoba town of Churchill. The community on Hudson Bay has been isolated since spring flooding in 2017 damaged the rail line and forced fuel and food prices to be flown in at skyrocketing costs. The town says the deal includes the sale of the Hudson 9

August 30, 2018 1:31 AM Red Sox pitcher David Price leaves game after being hit by line drive

Three innings later, they said “X-Rays were negative and further testing would be done as needed.” When the play was over, Price looked at his hand as he walked to the dugout and headed straight down the dugout steps into the clubhouse. He was followed by a team trainer, pitching coach Dana LeVangie and manager Alex Cora. When the top of the fourth started 10

August 28, 2018 7:18 PM Thomson Reuters plans $9 billion buyback after Blackstone deal

Thomson Reuters Corp. announced plans to purchase as much as $9 billion (U.S.) of its stock, a move to reward shareholders after the sale of its financial-and-risk operations to Blackstone Group. The price range for the tender offer is $42 to $47 a share, Thomson Reuters said on Tuesday. That represents a nearly 12 per cent premium over the stock’s trading 22

August 9, 2018 4:25 PM Premier Doug Ford opposes ban on handgun sales in Toronto

Premier Doug Ford says he is against a council-requested ban on the sale of handguns and their ammunition within Toronto’s boundaries. “I wouldn’t support a ban on handguns,” Ford said Thursday. “There’s a lot of legal, responsible handgun owners.” Council made the request of the federal government, which controls gun sales, and the provincial government 16

July 23, 2018 10:29 PM Martin Lawrence takes tour to Toronto on Nov. 2

Veteran comedian Martin Lawrence will headline an evening of standup at the Scotiabank Arena, formerly known as the Air Canada Centre, on Nov. 2, arena owner MLSE revealed Monday. Lawrence’s LIT AF tour, which earlier this year went to Los Angeles, New York, Miami and points in between, has added 19 new dates including Toronto’s — so far, the tour’s 15

July 9, 2018 3:10 PM J.A. Happ named Jays’ representative for all-star game

“I have gotten better about handling tough outings but the last couple have hurt, so this is nice,” Happ said. “It kind of helps you turn the page and look forward to my next outing and then the all-star game.” As for what he’s most looking forward to when the festivities roll around, Happ said he will try his best to take it all in. “See the best players 17

July 5, 2018 9:00 AM Home prices finally inch up in June

There are signs the needle has finally moved in a positive direction on the region’s sagging real estate market. The Toronto Real Estate Board reported that sales and average re-sale home prices showed slight year over year gains in June, the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) reported. The average price of re-sale homes in the region — including detached 96

June 18, 2018 3:26 PM South Korea suspends wheat and flour sales from Canada over GMO plants found in Alberta

Moves comes on heels of similar move by Japan last week South Korea has suspended the sale of wheat and flour from Canada after the announcement last week of the discovery in mid-2017 of an unapproved genetically modified trait in Alberta. "We will only allow sale of wheat products that are confirmed not to contain unapproved genetically modified wheat 96

June 15, 2018 2:01 PM McDonald’s to switch to paper straws in U.K., Ireland

NEW YORK—McDonald’s said Friday it will switch to paper straws at all its locations in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and test an alternative to plastic ones in some of its U.S. restaurants later this year. The burger chain and other fast-food companies are facing increasing pressure from customers and environmental activists to stop using plastic straws 17