Category Archives: Business

Kelly wants tourism division moved the Commerce Department

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday proposed moving the state's tourism division into the Department of Commerce, in an effort to boost an economy that has suffered a downturn due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tourism division is

Greece, France sign $2.8 billion fighter jet deal

ATHENS, Greece — Greece signed a 2.3 billion-euro ($2.8 billion) deal with France on Monday to purchase 18 Rafale fighter jets, as tensions remain high with neighbour Turkey. Florence Parly, the French defence minister, signed the agreement in Athens t...

U.S. president signs executive order instituting stringent new Buy American regimen

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden imposed stringent new made-in-America rules for U.S. government spending Monday, adding a caveat likely troubling to Canada: exceptions to those rules will be allowed only under "very limited circumstances."  Monday's B...

Biden plans to sign order for govt to buy more US goods

BALTIMORE — President Joe Biden plans to sign on Monday an executive order that aims to boost government purchases from U.S. manufacturers, according to administration officials. The United States has shed roughly 540,000 factory jobs since last Februa...

Military to support vaccination efforts in northern Ontario Indigenous communities

TORONTO — The Canadian military is set to help with COVID-19 vaccine distribution in northern Ontario, as officials investigate the death of a teenager who had the virus and worked at a long-term care home in the province's southwest. Federal Public

UK vaccination drive expands as virus toll nears 100,000

LONDON — Britain is expanding a coronavirus vaccination program that has seen almost 6 million people get the first of two doses — even as the country’s death toll in the pandemic approaches 100,000. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Sunday that

Dutch police clash with anti-lockdown protesters in 2 cities

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Rioters set fires in the centre of the southern Dutch city of Eindhoven and pelted police with rocks Sunday at a banned demonstration against coronavirus lockdown measures, while officers responded with tear gas and water canno...

A chronology of the Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia

Here is a timeline of a liquefied natural gas pipeline dispute in British Columbia, which led to rail disruptions a year ago by people showing solidarity with the hereditary Wet'suwet'en chiefs opposing the Coastal GasLink project: Dec. 31, 2019: The B...

Center-right incumbent wins Portugal’s presidential election

LISBON, Portugal — Portugal’s president was returned to office for a second term with a resounding victory Sunday in an election held amid a devastating COVID-19 surge that has made the European country the worst in the world for cases

U.K. COVID-19 variant found at long-term care home in Barrie, Ont.

TORONTO — Health officials identified a U.K. variant of COVID-19 at a long-term care home reeling from a deadly outbreak in Barrie, Ont., Saturday as the province recorded a slightly lower daily virus case count. The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit...