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New TV business competition invites Indigenous entrepreneurs into the 'Bears' Lair'

New TV business competition invites Indigenous entrepreneurs into the 'Bears' Lair'

VANCOUVER — A new reality show is inviting Indigenous entrepreneurs to pitch their businesses to a group of sharp-toothed investors.
Review: Mellencamp album reflects on life and wasted time

Review: Mellencamp album reflects on life and wasted time

“Strictly a One-Eyed Jack," John Mellencamp (Republic Records) John Mellencamp‘s latest studio album, “Strictly a One-Eyed Jack,” is a work of deep reflection.
Hexo unveils expected savings from strategic plan, facility reconfiguration

Hexo unveils expected savings from strategic plan, facility reconfiguration

GATINEAU, Que. — Hexo Corp. says it expects its new strategic plan to reduce selling, general and administrative expenses by about 30 per cent by the end of fiscal 2023. The Gatineau, Que.
US begins offering 1B free COVID tests, but many more needed

US begins offering 1B free COVID tests, but many more needed

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, people across the U.S. can log on to a government website and order free, at-home COVID-19 tests.
Annual inflation rate hits 30-year high, upping pressure on Bank of Canada

Annual inflation rate hits 30-year high, upping pressure on Bank of Canada

OTTAWA — Headline inflation in Canada hit a 30-year high at the end 2021 with warnings from economists that the pace of price increases could rise even higher and stirring expectations of a central bank response before the month is over.
Bronx-raised Cardi B offers to pay fire victim burial costs

Bronx-raised Cardi B offers to pay fire victim burial costs

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has offered to pay the burial costs for all 17 people killed in a fire that ripped through a New York City high-rise.
Toronto lab finds security vulnerabilities, censorship framework in Olympic app

Toronto lab finds security vulnerabilities, censorship framework in Olympic app

TORONTO — Researchers at a Toronto-based tech laboratory have uncovered security vulnerabilities and censorship frameworks in an app all 2022 Beijing Olympics attendees must use.
X-Men, Avengers assemble to invest record US$620 million in Toronto's 1Password

X-Men, Avengers assemble to invest record US$620 million in Toronto's 1Password

TORONTO — A slew of celebrities and venture capital firms have thrown their support behind 1Password with a US$620-million investment the company says is a new Canadian record.

"The Voice of Holland" talent show hit by #MeToo scandal

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch talent show “The Voice of Holland” has been taken off the air in the Netherlands amid a sexual misconduct scandal that has cast a shadow over the future of the TV ratings juggernaut in the country where it was first conceiv
Mexican millionaire builds controversial replica of mansion

Mexican millionaire builds controversial replica of mansion

SAN PEDRO GARZA GARCÍA, Mexico (AP) — A Mexican multi-millionaire is building a replica of his northern Mexico mansion to serve as a museum for his art collection, an endeavor criticized because it is funded in large part with public money.