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Football games send viewers to TV on cold weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL wild card games and the NCAA football championship gathered millions of people in front of their television sets on a cold winter weekend. An average of 30.
St. John's airport skirts 'forced closure' for another 24 hours, says labour minister

St. John's airport skirts 'forced closure' for another 24 hours, says labour minister

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Federal Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan says the parties involved in a labour dispute at the St John's International Airport have agreed to keep the facility running for another 24 hours.
Celeb-heavy Los Angeles suburb gets tough on water wasters

Celeb-heavy Los Angeles suburb gets tough on water wasters

In a wealthy enclave nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains that is a haven for celebrities, residents now face more aggressive consequences for wasting water — including the threat of having their water flows slowed to a trickle if they repeatedly fl
Biden says Putin will pay 'dear price' if he invades Ukraine

Biden says Putin will pay 'dear price' if he invades Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said he believes Vladimir Putin doesn’t want full blown war in Ukraine and would pay a “dear price” if he moves forward with a military incursion.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (21,205.16, down 69.41 points.) Bombardier Inc. (TSX.BBD.B). Industrials. Down 12 cents, or 6.67 per cent, to $1.
California may limit conservatorships, promote alternatives

California may limit conservatorships, promote alternatives

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Disability rights activists and advocates for Britney Spears backed a California proposal Wednesday to provide more protections for those under court-ordered conservatorships, while promoting less-restrictive alternatives.
S&P/TSX composite closes lower, U.S. stock markets also fall

S&P/TSX composite closes lower, U.S. stock markets also fall

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index closed down Wednesday along with U.S. stock markets as investors continue to digest the potential for higher interest rates. The S&P/TSX composite index started up, but ended down 69.41 points at 21,205.
Cargo ticks up along St. Lawrence Seaway, despite grain decreases

Cargo ticks up along St. Lawrence Seaway, despite grain decreases

MONTREAL — The non-profit authority overseeing the St. Lawrence Seaway says cargo numbers nudged up last year despite a weak grain crop as manufacturing and construction demand came roaring back. Grain transport fell 20 per cent year over year to 10.
Food manufacturers cut capacity amid labour shortages and supply chain disruptions

Food manufacturers cut capacity amid labour shortages and supply chain disruptions

Canada's food manufacturers are cutting capacity and focusing on key products as they confront labour shortages and supply chain bottlenecks that show no signs of easing.
Airlines say Canadian flights unaffected by turmoil over 5G wireless launch U.S.

Airlines say Canadian flights unaffected by turmoil over 5G wireless launch U.S.

MONTREAL — Canadian airlines say flights to the U.S. remain unaffected by the rollout of new 5G wireless technology that has sparked blowback from many large carriers.