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January 21, 2018 2:35 AM Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign QB Darian Durant to 1-year contract

Veteran quarterback will be backup to Bombers' Matt Nichols The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have landed a veteran quarterback to backup Matt Nichols. The Bombers announced late Saturday evening they have signed a one-year contract with Darian Durant, just days after he was let go from the Montreal Alouettes. "One of our objectives this offseason was to solidify 9

January 20, 2018 7:15 PM Gunmen attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel

U.S. embassy in Kabul issued a warning Thursday that extremist groups may be planning attacks against hotels A group of as many as four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul and were exchanging fire with security forces on Saturday as residents and staff fled. Hotel manager Ahmad Haris Nayab, who managed to escape unhurt 8

January 20, 2018 12:55 AM Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose: family

Rocker's family released the results of Petty’s autopsy via a statement on his Facebook page. His wife and daughter released the results of Petty’s autopsy via a statement on his Facebook page Friday night. Dana and Adria Petty say they got the results from the coroner’s office earlier in the day that the overdose was caused due to a variety of medications 10

January 19, 2018 10:14 PM No infractions found at a Burger King accused of having foreign workers living in basement: Alberta Labour

An earlier public health inspection found evidence of foreign workers sleeping in the restaurant. The provincial labour ministry says there was a site inspection and no occupational health and safety or employment standards issues were found. LETHBRIDGE, ALTA.—Alberta Labour says it found no violations at a Lethbridge Burger King where an earlier public 9

January 19, 2018 7:52 PM Shoppers Drug Mart signs third cannabis supply deal

The latest deal is with B.C.-based licensed marijuana producer Tilray Canada Ltd. to supply branded medical cannabis products and is conditional upon Health Canada’s approval of Shoppers’ application to dispense medical marijuana. Shoppers Drug Mart has lined up its third cannabis supply agreement as part of its ambition to dispense the drug amid what experts 10

January 19, 2018 3:56 AM Award-winning novelist Nancy Richler dies at age 60

Richler “had an extraordinary ability to see into the human heart to create complex characters,” said the senior vice-president and executive publisher at HarperCollins. Her most recent novel, The Imposter Bride, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2012. VANCOUVER—Award-winning novelist Nancy Richler has died in Vancouver at the age of 60 following 8

January 17, 2018 9:20 PM Home Capital vows to defend itself against short seller's lawsuit

Short seller claims misrepresentations in company's financial reporting cost him millions Home Capital Group days it vows to defend itself against misrepresentation claims in a $4-million lawsuit filed by a short seller against the alternative lender and three of its former executives. The company issued a response after California-based short seller 21

January 17, 2018 7:00 PM Volkswagen sells record 10.74 million vehicles, which a rival disputes

Renault Nissan Mitsubishi says the figure, which puts VW at the top of the automaker pack, includes trucks, which shouldn’t count. FRANKFURT—German automaker Volkswagen had record sales of 10.74 million vehicles last year, but saw its bid to keep the title of world’s largest carmaker reportedly disputed by the rival Renault Nissan Mitsubishi alliance 14

January 17, 2018 3:24 PM Quebec to raise minimum wage 75 cents to $12 this spring

The increase is the largest minimum wage hike in the province’s history. At $12, Quebec’s minimum wage would rank third highest in the country behind Alberta’s and Ontario’s. MONTREAL—Quebec will raise the province’s minimum wage to $12 an hour as of May 1. The 75-cent increase from the current rate of $11.25 was confirmed today by Labour Minister Dominique 14

January 17, 2018 1:44 PM Quebec's minimum wage to increase to $12 in May

Salaries for minimum wage workers will rise by 75 cents per hour this spring Quebec's minimum wage workers will see a bigger paycheque starting this spring. The minimum wage will increase by 75 cents on May 1, bringing it to $12 per hour. It is the largest wage increase in the province's history. The Quebec government made the announcement Wednesday 17