Category Archives: Economy

Alaska officials work to close sale of state’s fast ferries

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska Marine Highway System is working to finalize the sale of its fast ferries to an overseas bidder, officials said. Mediterranean-based catamaran operator Trasmapi SA offered about $4.6 million for the M/V Fairweather and M/V C...

EU leaders seek to inject energy into slow vaccine rollout

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders are gathering Thursday to try to inject new energy into the bloc’s lagging coronavirus vaccination efforts as concern mounts that new variants might spread faster than authorities can adapt. The leaders will meet via v...

EU leaders seek to inject energy into slow vaccine rollout

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders on Thursday sought to inject new energy and a fresh sense of unity into the bloc’s lagging coronavirus vaccination efforts, as concern mounts that new variants might spread faster than authorities can adapt. The leader...

The Latest: British health officials want lower alert level

LONDON — Health officials in Britain say the country’s COVID-19 alert level should move down from the highest level because hospitalizations have decreased. The U.K.’s four chief medical officers say although health services remain under significant pr...

Alberta to introduce budget: Promising renewed fight on COVID-19, but more red ink

EDMONTON — It’s budget day in Alberta, and Premier Jason Kenney’s United Conservative government is promising more help in the fight against COVID-19, but more red ink on the bottom line. Kenney says the budget will concentrate on getting Alberta past

Alberta eyes recall legislation, focuses on COVID-19 aid in spring sitting

EDMONTON — Alberta politicians return to the legislature Thursday for a sitting that includes a new budget and a politician recall bill. “Our primary focus as a government in the legislature for the next several weeks will be to get that

Presidential envoy John Kerry, Canada’s Wilkinson discuss shared climate priorities

WASHINGTON — Canada and the United States will push each other toward more ambitious climate goals, Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Wednesday after a meeting with special envoy John Kerry.  Wilkinson met virtually with Kerry, Joe Biden's p...

Cooper lifts curfew, eases gathering and occupancy limits

RALEIGH, N.C. — With cases and other key metrics trending downward in North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday announced the state will ease gathering and occupancy restrictions and end its 10 p.m. statewide curfew starting Friday. For the first ti...

Online reservations for thousands of B.C. campsites set to open on March 8

VICTORIA — Camping enthusiasts in British Columbia will be able to book summer campsites in parks across the province starting March 8. The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy says in a statement Discover Camping, the online reservation...

Presidential envoy John Kerry, Canada’s Wilkinson discuss shared climate priorities

WASHINGTON — The spirit of cross-border co-operation is lingering as Canada's environment minister talks climate change priorities with presidential envoy John Kerry.  Jonathan Wilkinson says he expects Canada and the United States to push each other t...