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The Canadian flag blows in the wind in the heart of the financial district in Toronto on June 27, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Banks and insurers secure approval for virtual AGMs, raising participation concerns

Banks and insurers secure approval for virtual AGMs, raising participation concerns

The Canadian flag blows in the wind in the heart of the financial district in Toronto on June 27, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
People line up outside a Lululemon Athletica store in Ottawa, as non-essential retail stores re-open with limited in-store capacity, on the first day of Ontario's first phase of re-opening amidst the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, on June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Lululemon vs. Peloton: The fine line between inspiration and imitation in fashion

Lululemon vs. Peloton: The fine line between inspiration and imitation in fashion

People line up outside a Lululemon Athletica store in Ottawa, as non-essential retail stores re-open with limited in-store capacity, on the first day of Ontario's first phase of re-opening amidst the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, on June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A sign board displays the TSX in the Richmond Adelaide Centre in the financial district in Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

Stock markets rally on hopes about Omicron variant as crude oil prices climb

Stock markets rally on hopes about Omicron variant as crude oil prices climb

A sign board displays the TSX in the Richmond Adelaide Centre in the financial district in Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
CP cargo train rolls through Salmon Arm in 2015. CP reports that during the extreme heat of 2021, it has increased its inspections of tracks and other equipment. (File photo)

Thirty-nine cars involved in train derailment near hamlet southeast of Calgary

ENSIGN, ALBERTA — A Canadian Pacific freight train derailed early this morning…

CP cargo train rolls through Salmon Arm in 2015. CP reports that during the extreme heat of 2021, it has increased its inspections of tracks and other equipment. (File photo)
Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs with Mark Scheifele (55) and Kyle Connor (81) during the third period of NHL action in Winnipeg, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Greenslade

Winnipeg Jets double up Maple Leafs 6-3 in Blake Wheeler’s 1,000th NHL game

WINNIPEG — Blake Wheeler celebrated his 1,000th NHL game with a pair…

Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs with Mark Scheifele (55) and Kyle Connor (81) during the third period of NHL action in Winnipeg, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Greenslade
Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning leaves after a news conference ahead of the NHL hockey team's training camp, in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Struggling Vancouver Canucks fire GM Jim Benning, head coach Travis Green

VANCOUVER — The beleaguered Vancouver Canucks have fired general manager Jim Benning.…

Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning leaves after a news conference ahead of the NHL hockey team's training camp, in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
This image released by Disney shows Mirabel, voiced by Stephanie Beatriz, in a scene from the animated film "Encanto." (Disney via AP)

Audiences go for a second helping of ‘Encanto’

Leftovers were on the menu for moviegoers in North America this weekend.…

This image released by Disney shows Mirabel, voiced by Stephanie Beatriz, in a scene from the animated film "Encanto." (Disney via AP)
Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, right, shakes hand with his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoygu in New Delhi, India, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to discuss defense and trade relations as India attempts to balance its ties with the United States. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

India hosts Putin as it balances ties with Russia, US

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Russian…

Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, right, shakes hand with his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoygu in New Delhi, India, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to discuss defense and trade relations as India attempts to balance its ties with the United States. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Abdulrazak Gurnah, a Tanzanian-born novelist and emeritus professor who lives in the UK, poses for photographs with his 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature medal after being presented it by the Ambassador of Sweden Mikaela Kumlin Granit in a ceremony at the Swedish Ambassador's Residence in London, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. The 2021 Nobel Prize ceremonies are being reined in and scaled-down for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the laureates receiving their Nobel Prize medals and diplomas in their home countries. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Nobel Prizes awarded in pandemic-curtailed local ceremonies

LONDON (AP) — Winners of the 2021 Nobel Prizes began receiving their…

Abdulrazak Gurnah, a Tanzanian-born novelist and emeritus professor who lives in the UK, poses for photographs with his 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature medal after being presented it by the Ambassador of Sweden Mikaela Kumlin Granit in a ceremony at the Swedish Ambassador's Residence in London, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. The 2021 Nobel Prize ceremonies are being reined in and scaled-down for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the laureates receiving their Nobel Prize medals and diplomas in their home countries. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Beams of light are projected into the air behind a plaque placed in memory of the fourteen women who were murdered on December 6,1989, in an anti-feminist attack, in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Tributes planned for victims of Ecole Polytechnique shooting on 32nd anniversary

MONTREAL — Today is the 32nd anniversary of what’s widely believed to…

Beams of light are projected into the air behind a plaque placed in memory of the fourteen women who were murdered on December 6,1989, in an anti-feminist attack, in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A man receives a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, at a vaccination center set at Rome's Cinecitta' film studios, on April 20, 2021. Italy is making life more uncomfortable for non-vaccinated people as the holidays near, excluding them from indoor restaurant dining, theaters and museums into the New Year in a bid to control the spread of coronavirus and encourage vaccine skeptics to get the shot. Starting Monday, Dec. 6, 2021 through Jan. 15, police can control whether diners seated in restaurants or bars have a "super" health pass certifying that they are either vaccinated or have recovered from the virus.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

Unvaccinated Italians face new restrictions as holidays near

MILAN (AP) — Italy is making life more uncomfortable for unvaccinated people…

A man receives a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, at a vaccination center set at Rome's Cinecitta' film studios, on April 20, 2021. Italy is making life more uncomfortable for non-vaccinated people as the holidays near, excluding them from indoor restaurant dining, theaters and museums into the New Year in a bid to control the spread of coronavirus and encourage vaccine skeptics to get the shot. Starting Monday, Dec. 6, 2021 through Jan. 15, police can control whether diners seated in restaurants or bars have a "super" health pass certifying that they are either vaccinated or have recovered from the virus.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
Flood waters are seen from a plane covering the fields and surrounding area of Abbotsford, B.C., Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. The Trans Mountain pipeline has restarted following a three-week precautionary shutdown during a series of storms that battered southern British Columbia, causing extensive flooding and landslides. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Trans Mountain pipeline restarts after three-week shutdown during B.C. storms

The Trans Mountain pipeline has restarted following a three-week precautionary shutdown during…

Flood waters are seen from a plane covering the fields and surrounding area of Abbotsford, B.C., Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. The Trans Mountain pipeline has restarted following a three-week precautionary shutdown during a series of storms that battered southern British Columbia, causing extensive flooding and landslides. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Dominic Barton, Canada Ambassador to China, wearing a face mask gestures after meeting with Canadian Michael Spavor at a detention center in Dandong, China, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. Barton has tendered his resignation after two tense years in the job. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ng Han Guan

Canadian ambassador to China Dominic Barton tenders resignation

OTTAWA — Dominic Barton has tendered his resignation as ambassador to China…

Dominic Barton, Canada Ambassador to China, wearing a face mask gestures after meeting with Canadian Michael Spavor at a detention center in Dandong, China, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. Barton has tendered his resignation after two tense years in the job. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ng Han Guan
The Elephant Hill wildfire burns in the distance near Clinton, as seen from behind a mountain on Kamloops Lake in Savona, B.C., Sunday July 30, 2017. An Indigenous-led review of a massive wildfire that destroyed more than 100 homes in British Columbia's southern Interior four years ago has produced 30 calls to action to improve wildfire management and recovery practices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Indigenous report calls for change in B.C. wildfire response, recovery

An Indigenous-led review of a massive wildfire that destroyed more than 100…

The Elephant Hill wildfire burns in the distance near Clinton, as seen from behind a mountain on Kamloops Lake in Savona, B.C., Sunday July 30, 2017. An Indigenous-led review of a massive wildfire that destroyed more than 100 homes in British Columbia's southern Interior four years ago has produced 30 calls to action to improve wildfire management and recovery practices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland makes her way to the West Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

MPs on finance committee ready for review of Liberals’ latest pandemic aid package

OTTAWA — Opposition MPs are getting ready to review the Liberals’ latest…

Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland makes her way to the West Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
This Dec. 2, 2021 photo shows Main Street in Columbia, S.C., the temporary home of Miracle on Main pop-up Christmas bar. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Tracy Glantz, The State

Omicron variant casts doubt on Canadians’ hopes for a Christmas comeback

Megan Scheffers waited until July to celebrate Christmas with her kids after…

This Dec. 2, 2021 photo shows Main Street in Columbia, S.C., the temporary home of Miracle on Main pop-up Christmas bar. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Tracy Glantz, The State
People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier and wife Catherine Letarte speaks from a podium to supporters during the PPC headquarters election night event in Saskatoon, Sask., Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

Maxime Bernier, Peoples’ Party of Canada founder, handily holds on to leadership

OTTAWA — Maxime Bernier has easily held on to the leadership of…

People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier and wife Catherine Letarte speaks from a podium to supporters during the PPC headquarters election night event in Saskatoon, Sask., Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel, front left, scores his third goal against Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, back centre, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, December 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Jake Guentzel scores hat trick, Penguins rout Canucks 4-1

VANCOUVER — Boos rained down on the Vancouver Canucks as they skated…

Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel, front left, scores his third goal against Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, back centre, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, December 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Entrepreneur Lola Adeyemi poses with a few of her African soup products, which are now sold in Canadian grocery retailers, in Toronto on February 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

‘All our margins are gone’: Supply chain challenges squeeze small businesses

TORONTO — Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Helmi Ansari could get espresso makers…

Entrepreneur Lola Adeyemi poses with a few of her African soup products, which are now sold in Canadian grocery retailers, in Toronto on February 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Bank of Canada sign is seen in Ottawa on Monday May 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world…

The Bank of Canada sign is seen in Ottawa on Monday May 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld