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Why is it better to wear an N95 than a cloth mask right now?

Why is it better to wear an N95 than a cloth mask right now?

NEW YORK (AP) — Why is it better to wear an N95 than a cloth mask right now? Health experts suggest stepping up protection against the highly contagious omicron variant with stronger masks such as N95s or KN95s.

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.
Resolutions for a generous and green new year in the garden

Resolutions for a generous and green new year in the garden

Something miraculous happens to gardeners at this time of year. I don’t know what triggers it. Perhaps it was the sight of Christmas trees and lights, or the presence of all those poinsettias.
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.
French actor Gaspard Ulliel, 37, dies after ski accident

French actor Gaspard Ulliel, 37, dies after ski accident

LYON, France (AP) — French actor Gaspard Ulliel, known for appearing in Chanel perfume ads as well as film and television roles, died Wednesday after a skiing accident in the Alps, local authorities said. He was 37.
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.
Pioneering fashion journalist André Leon Talley dies at 73

Pioneering fashion journalist André Leon Talley dies at 73

NEW YORK (AP) — André Leon Talley, a towering and highly visible figure of the fashion world who made history as a rare Black editor in an overwhelmingly white industry, has died. He was 73.
The Sundance Film Festival is back and online once more

The Sundance Film Festival is back and online once more

The lights may be dim at the Eccles Theater and Park City's Main Street will have fewer cinephiles packing the snowy sidewalks when the Sundance Film Festival begins its 44th edition Thursday night.