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Four sailors stuck on disabled boat off Nova Scotia rescued by helicopter

Dec 17 2018 — The Canadian Press — HALIFAX — Rescue officials says four people aboard a stranded, storm-battered sailboat off Nova Scotia have been rescued. Joint Task Force Atlantic tweeted Monday night that the four crew members were hoisted into an RCAF helicopter and were flown safely to Halifax. Capt. Wayne Jarvis, air co-ordinator with the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax, had said earlier that the […]

Hydro One, Avista say Washington State regulator erred; request rehearing

Dec 17 2018 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Hydro One Ltd. and Avista Corp. have formally requested that the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission reconsider its order denying approval of the $6.7-billion takeover of the U.S.-based energy utility. In a 34-page filing on Monday, the two companies say the commission erred in reaching its decision because it "misapprehended" the political risks that […]

Minister says 10-lane Massey bridge plan flawed, favours smaller bridge, tunnels

Dec 17 2018 — The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government has ditched plans for a 10-lane bridge to ease traffic congestion south of Vancouver in favour of a smaller crossing and improvements to the existing George Massey Tunnel, Transportation Minister Claire Trevena said Monday. Tens of thousands of motorists who make the daily snail's pace commute through the tunnel route that […]

General Dynamics says cancelling Saudi Arabian contract would cost billions

Dec 17 2018 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Ontario-based company that is selling $15-billion worth of armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia is warning the Liberal government that cancelling the deal will it cost billions of dollars in penalties. General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada said in a statement Monday that cancelling the contract would also hurt its workforce. The statement comes as the […]

General Dynamics says cancelling Saudi Arabian contract would cost billions

Dec 17 2018 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Ontario-based company that is selling $15-billion worth of armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia is warning the Liberal government that cancelling the deal will it cost billions of dollars in penalties. General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada said in a statement Monday that cancelling the contract would also hurt its workforce. The statement comes as the […]

General Dynamics says cancelling Saudi Arabian contract would cost billions

Dec 17 2018 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Ontario-based company that is selling $15-billion worth of armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia is warning the Liberal government that cancelling the deal will it cost billions of dollars in penalties. General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada said in a statement Monday that cancelling the contract would also hurt its workforce. The statement comes as the […]

Saskatchewan premier to apologize in January to survivors of ’60s Scoop

Dec 17 2018 — The Canadian Press — REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he will apologize to survivors of the '60s Scoop in January. About 20,000 Indigenous children were seized from their birth families and relocated to non-Indigenous homes starting in the 1950s until the late 1980s. The practice stripped children of their language, culture and family ties. Moe's government concluded sharing circles […]

Saskatchewan premier to apologize in January to survivors of ’60s Scoop

Dec 17 2018 — The Canadian Press — REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he will apologize to survivors of the '60s Scoop in January. About 20,000 Indigenous children were seized from their birth families and relocated to non-Indigenous homes starting in the 1950s until the late 1980s. The practice stripped children of their language, culture and family ties. Moe's government concluded sharing circles […]

Only one buck-a-beer option still available for Ontarians

Dec 17 2018 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Four months after Doug Ford delivered on his campaign promise to bring back "buck a beer," the only brewery still offering the option appears to be one in the Ontario premier's west Toronto neighbourhood. When Ford announced incentives for companies selling beer at $1 for a bottle or can last August, two breweries took him up on the offer — Cool Brewery in Toronto and Barley […]

Only one buck-a-beer option still available for Ontarians

Dec 17 2018 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Four months after Doug Ford delivered on his campaign promise to bring back "buck a beer," the only brewery still offering the option appears to be one in the Ontario premier's west Toronto neighbourhood. When Ford announced incentives for companies selling beer at $1 for a bottle or can last August, two breweries took him up on the offer — Cool Brewery in Toronto and Barley […]

Women more likely than men to experience workplace harassment: StatsCan study

Dec 17 2018 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A new study suggests women are more likely than men to experience workplace harassment, and that it's more common in health-related fields. The Statistics Canada report, "Harassment in Canadian workplaces," suggests most people don't experience abuse on the job but that a significant number do — including verbal abuse, humiliating behaviour, threats, physical […]

Women more likely than men to experience workplace harassment: StatsCan study

Dec 17 2018 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A new study suggests women are more likely than men to experience workplace harassment, and that it's more common in health-related fields. The Statistics Canada report, "Harassment in Canadian workplaces," suggests most people don't experience abuse on the job but that a significant number do — including verbal abuse, humiliating behaviour, threats, physical […]