National Newswatch

Air Canada-led consortium signs deal to buy Aeroplan program from Aimia

Aug 21 2018 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — A consortium led by Air Canada has reached a deal to acquire the Aeroplan loyalty program from Aimia Inc. The group, which includes TD Bank, CIBC and Visa Canada Corp., has agreed to pay $450 million in cash and assume the approximately $1.9-billion liability associated with Aeroplan miles customers have accumulated. "We are pleased […]

Air Canada-led consortium signs deal to buy Aeroplan program from Aimia

Aug 21 2018 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — A consortium led by Air Canada has reached a deal to acquire the Aeroplan loyalty program from Aimia Inc. The group, which includes TD Bank, CIBC and Visa Canada Corp., has agreed to pay $450 million in cash and assume the approximately $1.9-billion liability associated with Aeroplan miles customers have accumulated. "We are pleased […]

Ontario Cannabis Store announces supply agreements with 26 licensed producers

Aug 21 2018 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — The Ontario Cannabis Store says it has partnered with 26 licensed producers for its online retail platform. The store, which will be Ontario's only online retailer when recreational marijuana is legalized in the fall, said Monday that the supply agreements with Health Canada-authorized producers were competitive. The online retailer says it will sell a variety […]

Ontario Cannabis Store announces supply agreements with 26 licensed producers

Aug 21 2018 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — The Ontario Cannabis Store says it has partnered with 26 licensed producers for its online retail platform. The store, which will be Ontario's only online retailer when recreational marijuana is legalized in the fall, said Monday that the supply agreements with Health Canada-authorized producers were competitive. The online retailer says it will sell a variety […]

Irving Oil signs deal to acquire Irish-based group of energy companies

Aug 21 2018 — The Canadian Press — SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Irving Oil says it is expanding its reach with agreements to acquire an Irish-based energy marketing and distribution group of companies. The New Brunswick-based Irving announced today it has signed a deal with Tedcastle, which operates under the brand name Top Oil and is a leading supplier of home heating oil, petrol and […]

Toronto Zoo welcomes news addition – a baby pygmy hippopotamus

Aug 21 2018 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — The Toronto Zoo is celebrating the birth of a rare and endangered pygmy hippopotamus. Kindia, a 12-year-old female, gave birth to a female calf late Friday night. The zoo says the species is endangered and there are only about 2,000 to 3,000 left in the wild in West Africa, mostly in Liberia. Small […]

In the news today, Aug. 21

Aug 21 2018 — The Canadian Press — Six stories in the news for Tuesday, Aug. 21 ——— FEDS TO UNVEIL ANTI-POVERTY PLAN TODAY A new plan to help low-income Canadians will set a lofty goal of lifting more than two million people past the poverty line over the next 12 years, says a source familiar with Ottawa's long-awaited strategy. The government wants to reduce […]

Toronto area prepares to get soaked – again

Aug 21 2018 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Southern Ontario is in line to get soaked by a significant rainfall for the third time this month. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Windsor and Sarnia areas through Hamilton and Toronto, warning of the potential for heavy rainfall on Tuesday. The agency says many areas may receive 20 […]

Woman, 42, killed in Brampton crash. Three teens injured

Aug 21 2018 — The Canadian Press — BRAMPTON, Ont. — A woman was killed and three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Brampton, Ont., on Monday night. Peel Region police say a tractor-trailer and a van collided at about 9:30 p.m. (in the Bovaird Drive West and Brisdale Drive area). Police say a 42-year-old woman who has a passenger in […]

Parks Canada moves second bison bull that wandered out of Banff National Park

Aug 20 2018 — The Canadian Press — BANFF, Alta. — Parks Canada says a second bison bull that wandered out of Banff National Park has been captured and relocated to a paddock in southern Alberta, unlike the first that had to be destroyed last week. Officials said both bison left a 1,200-square-kilometre reintroduction zone separately in early August and had been moving on provincial […]

Montreal council unanimously adopts hand gun ban motion; seeks national ban

Aug 20 2018 — The Canadian Press — Montreal's city council unanimously adopted a motion on Monday calling for the federal government to ban the possession of handguns and so-called assault weapons across the country except for members of security forces and other authorities mandated to posses firearms. The resolution follows a similar motion passed by Toronto city council in July after a gunman opened […]

Montreal council unanimously adopts hand gun ban motion; seeks national ban

Aug 20 2018 — The Canadian Press — Montreal's city council unanimously adopted a motion on Monday calling for the federal government to ban the possession of handguns and so-called assault weapons across the country except for members of security forces and other authorities mandated to posses firearms. The resolution follows a similar motion passed by Toronto city council in July after a gunman opened […]