Category Archives: Business

New Brunswick premier dismisses call for resignation of natural resources minister

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick Green Leader David Coon is calling on Natural Resources Minister Mike Holland to resign from cabinet because of a letter he wrote to the Energy and Utilities Board.  The board is dealing with an application from Irving

New Brunswick premier dismisses call for resignation of natural resources minister

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick Green Leader David Coon is calling on Natural Resources Minister Mike Holland to resign from cabinet because of a letter he wrote to the Energy and Utilities Board.  The board is dealing with an application from Irving

With B.C. movie theatres closed, Rio indie cinema says it will reopen as a sports bar

One of Vancouver's most prominent independent movie houses is rebranding itself as a sports bar in an attempted workaround of the province's COVID-19 health orders.Rio Theatre owner Corinne Lea says as of Saturday, the cinema will pivot to operating as...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s fiction in his goodbye to Washington

WASHINGTON — In his final remarks as president, Donald Trump tried to take credit for accomplishments of his predecessor and even those to come under President Joe Biden. Falsehoods suffused his farewell remarks Wednesday morning and the night before, ...

‘Gut punch’: Alberta Premier Jason Kenney blasts Biden on revoked Keystone XL permit

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is calling for the federal government to impose economic sanctions against the United States in response to newly inaugurated U.S. President Joe Biden's "gut punch" decision to tear up the permit for the Keystone

Kauai businesses struggle under coronavirus travel policies

HONOLULU — Kauai ended a tourism shutdown earlier this month by allowing interisland travellers to return to the island, but the impact of the coronavirus on the economy is having devastating consequences. The head of Hawaii's lodging and tourism assoc...

No oil spilled in Alaska after tugboat strikes tanker ship

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — No oil was spilled when a tugboat hit a docked tanker ship and gashed its hull in southcentral Alaska last week, officials said. The tugboat struck the Polar Endeavor oil tanker at the Valdez Marine Terminal Jan. 11,

Labour minister says 25 tickets issued in big-box store blitz, 242 stores inspected

TORONTO — Ontario's labour minister says 25 tickets were issued during a weekend inspection blitz of big-box stores that found the majority were following public health rules. Monte McNaughton says the province ticketed stores for failing to enforce ph...

The Latest: China restricts travel for busy Lunar New Year

BEIJING — China is imposing some of its toughest travel restrictions yet as coronavirus cases surge in several northern provinces ahead of the Lunar New Year. Next month’s festival is the most important time of the year for family gatherings in

EU sighs with relief as Biden readies to enter White House

BRUSSELS — The European Union’s top officials breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday that Joe Biden will be taking over as president of the United States, but they warned that the world has changed after four years of Donald