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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question during a news conference outside Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

In mandate letter, PM tells Freeland to spend on temporary measures until crisis ends

OTTAWA — Emergency spending to deal with the COVID-19 crisis must not…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question during a news conference outside Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
President-elect Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 pandemic during an event at The Queen theater, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Biden’s aid plan could revamp economy, prompt GOP resistance

BALTIMORE — The $1.9 trillion rescue plan unveiled by President-elect Joe Biden…

President-elect Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 pandemic during an event at The Queen theater, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
The Cogeco logo is seen in Montreal on Thursday, October 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Cogeco reports first-quarter profit and revenue up from year ago mark

Cogeco Inc. reported its first-quarter profit rose compared with a year ago…

The Cogeco logo is seen in Montreal on Thursday, October 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam provides an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s top doctor says to avoid non-essential travel as B.C. explores legal options

OTTAWA — Canada’s chief medical officer of health says British Columbia’s decision…

Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam provides an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Terra Nova FPSO is shown anchored in Conception Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly

N.L. offers owners of Terra Nova oilfield $175 million — but only if oil flows again

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador is offering $175 million to…

The Terra Nova FPSO is shown anchored in Conception Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly
Harvest Meats is recalling a brand of Polish sausages. (Photo by Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
Harvest Meats is recalling a brand of Polish sausages. (Photo by Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
TSA officers wear protective masks at a security screening area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Monday, May 18, 2020, in SeaTac, Wash. Airlines say they are stepping up security on flights to Washington before next week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Delta, United and Alaska airlines said Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 they will bar passengers flying to Washington from putting guns in checked bags. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Most major US airlines ban guns in luggage for DC flights

Bans start Saturday and run through Inauguration Day until Jan. 23

  • Jan 15, 2021
TSA officers wear protective masks at a security screening area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Monday, May 18, 2020, in SeaTac, Wash. Airlines say they are stepping up security on flights to Washington before next week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Delta, United and Alaska airlines said Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 they will bar passengers flying to Washington from putting guns in checked bags. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
The Air Canada logo is seen on a hangar at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Friday, March 20, 2020. Air Canada has advised airports in Atlantic Canada that it will suspend more routes in the region until further notice. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Air Canada reduces first-quarter capacity by 25 per cent, cuts 1,700 jobs

Air Canada reduces first-quarter capacity by 25 per cent, cuts 1,700 jobs

The Air Canada logo is seen on a hangar at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Friday, March 20, 2020. Air Canada has advised airports in Atlantic Canada that it will suspend more routes in the region until further notice. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux waits to appear before the Commons finance committee on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday March 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Revenues from tax changes on stock options to slowly ramp up over a decade, PBO says

Revenues from tax changes on stock options to slowly ramp up over a decade, PBO says

Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux waits to appear before the Commons finance committee on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday March 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
People wait in line to enter a Costco store in Toronto on Monday, April 13, 2020. Canadians who weren’t happy with some of their holiday gifts or who changed their mind after making purchases might face trouble when trying to get their money back. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Ask about COVID-19 return policies as you shop to avoid disappointment later: experts

Ask about COVID-19 return policies as you shop to avoid disappointment later: experts

People wait in line to enter a Costco store in Toronto on Monday, April 13, 2020. Canadians who weren’t happy with some of their holiday gifts or who changed their mind after making purchases might face trouble when trying to get their money back. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Aphria Inc. logo is shown in an undated handout image. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Aphria *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Aphria excited about Biden, U.S. legalization as it reports Q2 loss

Aphria excited about Biden, U.S. legalization as it reports Q2 loss

The Aphria Inc. logo is shown in an undated handout image. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Aphria *MANDATORY CREDIT*
A street sign along Bay Street in Toronto's financial district is shown in Toronto on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

North American stock markets flat ahead of Biden stimulus speech; loonie at 79 cents

North American stock markets flat ahead of Biden stimulus speech; loonie at 79 cents

A street sign along Bay Street in Toronto's financial district is shown in Toronto on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Kim Green, owner of Altitude Spa in Ponoka. (Ponoka News/file photo)
Kim Green, owner of Altitude Spa in Ponoka. (Ponoka News/file photo)
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2015 file photo, meal worms are sorted before being cooked in San Francisco. The vaunted Mediterranean diet and the French “bon gout” are getting some competition: The European food safety agency says worms are safe to eat. The Parma-based agency published a scientific opinion Wednesday on the safety of dried yellow mealworms and gave them a thumbs up. Researchers said the worms, either eaten whole or in powdered form, are a protein-rich snack or ingredient for other foods. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Cafe, croissant, worms? EU agency says worms safe to eat

U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization championed edible bugs in 2013

  • Jan 14, 2021
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2015 file photo, meal worms are sorted before being cooked in San Francisco. The vaunted Mediterranean diet and the French “bon gout” are getting some competition: The European food safety agency says worms are safe to eat. The Parma-based agency published a scientific opinion Wednesday on the safety of dried yellow mealworms and gave them a thumbs up. Researchers said the worms, either eaten whole or in powdered form, are a protein-rich snack or ingredient for other foods. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Workers manufacture partitions made from cardboard and chipboard material at TEC Business Solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mississauga, Ont., on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. The company has made mask wearing and gloves mandatory along with providing hand sanitizing stations through out the factory. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

As workplace infections rise, employers grapple with ‘ambiguous’ mask rules

More than 10,000 workers contracted COVID-19 due to work-related exposures in Ontario

Workers manufacture partitions made from cardboard and chipboard material at TEC Business Solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mississauga, Ont., on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. The company has made mask wearing and gloves mandatory along with providing hand sanitizing stations through out the factory. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A street sign along Bay Street in Toronto's financial district is shown on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Energy weakness, Couche-Tard news push S&P/TSX composite lower; U.S. markets mixed

Energy weakness, Couche-Tard news push S&P/TSX composite lower; U.S. markets mixed

A street sign along Bay Street in Toronto's financial district is shown on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Air Canada airplanes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on March 20, 2020. Nav Canada's CEO says the air traffic control company saw a "staggering" decline in flights over the past year due to fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in massive layoffs and revenue shortfalls. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

CEO of air traffic controller Nav Canada cites ‘staggering’ drop in flights in 2020

CEO of air traffic controller Nav Canada cites ‘staggering’ drop in flights in 2020

Air Canada airplanes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on March 20, 2020. Nav Canada's CEO says the air traffic control company saw a "staggering" decline in flights over the past year due to fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in massive layoffs and revenue shortfalls. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Pumpjacks draw oil out of the ground near Olds, Alta., Thursday, July 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Oil and gas industry forecasts small spending rise after slashed budgets in 2020

Oil and gas industry forecasts small spending rise after slashed budgets in 2020

Pumpjacks draw oil out of the ground near Olds, Alta., Thursday, July 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Equinor CEO Eldar Saetre speaks as he gives the company quarterly capital market update in London, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Alastair Grant

Norwegian company signals focus shift to East Coast after selling oilsands interests

Norwegian company signals focus shift to East Coast after selling oilsands interests

Equinor CEO Eldar Saetre speaks as he gives the company quarterly capital market update in London, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Alastair Grant
Shaw Communications logos are shown on display at the company's annual meeting in Calgary, Jan. 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Shaw Communications says year off to great start despite pandemic

Shaw Communications says year off to great start despite pandemic

Shaw Communications logos are shown on display at the company's annual meeting in Calgary, Jan. 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh