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December 9, 2018 2:11 PM City of Kelowna takes steps to preserve 147-year-old log house

KELOWNA, B.C.—The city of Kelowna, B.C., is taking steps to preserve a 147-year-old log house built by one of the area’s first European settlers after it was damaged in a fire earlier this year. In a close vote last week, the city decided to earmark $29,000 for the construction of a temporary roof to protect Fleming House from the elements. The city’s 177

October 3, 2018 7:15 PM Jets sniper Laine lands critical hit on Canucks in ‘Fortnite’ Flap

“It’s a PlayStation game,” said Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers, who like Laine is a “Fortnite” fan. “Our jobs are to play hockey and we need to be prepared to do that every single day. We know what we need to do to get ready for a hockey game and it’s not playing Fortnite till 2 a.m.” In Toronto, Leafs forward Zach Hyman was also advising people to chill 122

September 7, 2018 9:39 PM Trump and Trudeau have eyes on upcoming elections as NAFTA talks grind on

It’s said that Canada’s negotiators at the trade talks in Washington explained to the Americans that political priorities would be keeping them away from the table next week — that if Canada ever does reach a deal with the United States in the days and weeks ahead, Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland are going to have to sell the deal to his Liberal 151

June 27, 2018 10:24 PM American women could lose abortion rights after Supreme Court judge announces his retirement

Women in no-abortion states who still wanted to terminate their pregnancies would be forced to choose between travelling to liberal states, getting an illegal abortion, or reluctantly allowing the pregnancy to continue. “Women with money could get abortions no matter what the law said, because they could travel out of state or even out of the country 141

June 19, 2018 11:15 AM Explosion destroys Mount Pearl business, with fumes cited as early suspect

'You could see nothing but smoke and insulation and debris piling up in the air,' says nearby business owner Authorities are trying to determine what caused an explosion that ripped apart a transportation business in an industrial park on the outskirts of St. John's Tuesday morning, with so much force that thousands of people could hear the explosion 460

February 6, 2018 1:36 PM Olympic committee meeting turns tense over Russia with Games just days away

IOC President Thomas Bach called it “a lively and spirited debate.” That was an understatement. PYEONGCHANG—IOC President Thomas Bach called it “a lively and spirited debate.” With the Winter Olympics set to open in only three days, Bach faced a barrage of criticism — and entrenched support — from roughly 100 International Olympic Committee members on Tuesday 86

December 8, 2017 8:19 AM Israel beefs up police ahead of Jerusalem protests

JERUSALEM - Israeli police deployed reinforcements in and around Jerusalem's Old City on Friday, in anticipation of Palestinian protests over the Trump administration's recognition of the contested city as the Israeli capital. Palestinian political groups have called for massive demonstrations in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem after Friday 128

October 11, 2017 6:09 PM Delta says CSeries deliveries may be delayed but not killed by duties

MONTREAL -- Delta Air Lines says its deliveries of Bombardier CSeries aircraft may be delayed next year but that ultimately it won't be forced to pay the 300 per cent preliminary duties recently announced by the U.S. Commerce Department. "We will not pay those tariffs and that is very clear," CEO Ed Bastian said Wednesday during a conference call about 106

October 11, 2017 5:39 PM Delta says it won't pay crushing duties on Bombardier jets

MONTREAL -- Delta Air Lines says its deliveries of Bombardier CSeries aircraft may be delayed next year but that ultimately it won't be forced to pay the 300 per cent preliminary duties recently announced by the U.S. Commerce Department. "We will not pay those tariffs and that is very clear," CEO Ed Bastian said Wednesday during a conference call about 101

September 6, 2017 9:28 PM The close: Loonie at highest level in more than 2 years, TSX down after rate hike announcement

The loonie closed at its highest level in more than two years as Toronto's main stock index fell after the Bank of Canada raised its interest rate for the second time in less than two months. Wednesday's surprise hike of the central bank's overnight lending rate to 1.0 per cent comes less than a week after the latest data for economic growth showed an impressive 105