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December 11, 2018 3:37 AM Star goalie Mike DiPietro gets second chance at world juniors dream

While Ottawa got the OHL’s No. 1-ranked goalie, Windsor took forward Egor Afanaseyev and a series of draft picks. The move gives DiPietro a shot at Memorial Cup run with the streaking 67’s, but leaving his family, friends and the team he’s grown up with isn’t easy. “I’m just approaching this as a really long road trip,” he said. “It’s something that’s 6

December 10, 2018 9:46 PM Mayor John Tory says Toronto should have say over pot shops

Toronto council will debate on Thursday whether to opt out of provincial legislation permitting private cannabis stores to operate in the city beginning April 1. “It’s not that we want to ban cannabis sales, but we want some sort of mechanism that gives us local control,” said Councillor Gord Perks (Ward 4, Parkdale—High Park) comparing what’s happened 6

December 10, 2018 7:53 PM Nearly 85 per cent of UN nations back migration deal, excluding U.S

Louise Arbour of Canada, a former UN human rights chief, said the issue also has been tied up in parliamentary debates in Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Israel, Slovenia and Switzerland — although some of them did participate in creating the accord, which has since been ensnared by tough political headwinds. The conference is the capstone of efforts 8

December 7, 2018 3:21 PM Kelly expected to leave White House post in next few days, officials say

It is unclear who the replacement would be. Nick Ayers, the vice president’s chief of staff, is seen as a leading candidate. He is supported by Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, the president’s son-in-law and daughter, who both serve as senior West Wing advisers and who, according to several officials, are trying to expand their influence internally and in the re-election 7

December 5, 2018 3:59 PM Winnipeg-based insurance company closed for day after overnight threat

There was no immediate word from Great-West Life on how the closure will affect its clients. “Out of an abundance of caution for our employees and the community around us, we alerted the Winnipeg Police Service and have closed our buildings at 60, 80 and 100 Osborne Street, 444 St. Mary and 560 Broadway,” Great-West spokeswoman Liz Kulyk said in an email 9

December 4, 2018 8:53 PM Your face is your boarding pass at Atlanta airport

Face scans have officially replaced paper boarding passes and passports for travellers flying to select international destinations out of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Delta Air Lines has unveiled the first all-biometric terminal. Now travellers on certain international flights will be able to use their faces to check baggage and board 13

December 3, 2018 7:52 PM Oil cuts could make rail cars worth less just as Alberta buys them

Canada’s announcement to enforce mandatory production cuts starting next month will make moving crude on trains less attractive just as the government buys railcars. The two steps of the plan, part of Alberta’s goal to ease historically low prices, appear at odds with each other. On one hand, buying rail cars should ease selling pressure because of new infrastructure 16

December 3, 2018 3:00 PM Why a provincial crisis in Western Canada is boosting global oil

Global oil giants like the U.S., Russia and Saudi Arabia that command the attention of traders had some unexpected company on Sunday: a province of less than 5 million people in Western Canada. Alberta added to a crude price rally Monday when Premier Rachel Notley announced producers must reduce output by 325,000 barrels a day starting next month. That’s 15

December 1, 2018 12:06 AM West Fraser to curtail holiday lumber production at four B.C. sawmills

CEO Ted Seraphim says the decision was required because of “challenging lumber markets and high log costs coupled with log supply constraints.” The curtailments are expected to reduce spruce pine fir (SPF) lumber production by about 25 million board feet in 2018. It wasn’t immediately known how many employees are affected by the curtailments. The move comes 10

November 30, 2018 3:53 PM U.S. urged to send Ebola experts in as Congo outbreak worsens

JOHANNESBURG—Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government disease specialists — “some of the world’s most experienced” — to return to northeastern Congo to help fight the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history. The U.S. experts have been sidelined for weeks, ordered away from the region because of State Department 10