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Competition Bureau court docs shed light on allegations of Torstar-Postmedia conspiracy


OTTAWA — Torstar Corp. and Postmedia Network Canada Corp. agreed to lists of employees who would be terminated as part of their deal last year to swap dozens of mostly community newspapers, Canada’s competition watchdog alleges in court documents. The Competition Bureau also claimed in documents used to obtain search warrants earlier this month that the companies conspired to divide up sales, territories, customers and/or markets for advertising or flyer distribution in certain regions. “Postmedia and Torstar were competitors or potential competitors prior to the transaction,” Pierre-Yves Guay, the actingRead More

Edmonton lifts moratorium on combative sports imposed after death of MMA fighter

Tim Hague

EDMONTON — City council in Edmonton has voted to lift a moratorium on combative sports events that was imposed following the death of a mixed martial arts fighter. Tim Hague, who was a teacher, died in hospital last June — two days after losing a match to Adam Braidwood, a former Canadian Football League player. Hague, who is 34, died following brain surgery after being knocked down five times in the ring. City council imposed the ban in December in response to a report that recommended the city improve fighterRead More

Hazmat crews respond to southeast business in Foothills Industrial following ammonia leak

Hazmat - Sysco Food Services

No injuries have been reports following an ammonia leak in a southeast industrial park on Monday night. Emergency crews were called to Sysco Canada in the 4600 block of 72 Avenue S.E at approximately 9:00 p.m. following reports of an ammonia leak. EMS officials confirm that no one who was inside the building at the time of the leak required transport to hospital. The cause of the leak has not been confirmed. More details to follow Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today NewsRead More

Goldcorp preps for largest open pit in company’s history

Goldcorp preps for largest open pit in company’s history

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Kyle Gennings: As Timmins mining company wraps up an operation that’s over a century old, a new project is on the horizon. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Federal funding will go long way for Sask. Indigenous police force

Federal funding will go long way for Sask. Indigenous police force

CTV Regina Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:07PM CST Last Updated Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:42PM CST Federal investment in First Nations police forces will go a long for the only Indigenous police force in the province. The Government of Canada announced a $300 million investment on Wednesday to help make Indigenous communities safer. The money will be used to hire 110 new positions over the next five years across the country. “We expect the policing service to be invigorated by the extra resources that we’re putting in,” said RalphRead More

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce appears to be over, agency says

Romaine lettuce

Peter Cameron, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 10:30PM AST The Public Health Agency of Canada says a deadly E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce appears to be over. The agency says as of Wednesday there have been 42 cases of E. coli illness reported in five provinces — eight in Ontario, 15 in Quebec, five in New Brunswick, one in Nova Scotia and 13 in Newfoundland and Labrador. Seventeen people were hospitalized and one person died. It says there have been no reports on the onsetRead More

Salvadorans in Manitoba concerned after recent U.S. immigration decision

Ahmed Hussen

The group Canadian-Salvadorians in Winnipeg is concerned about the safety of Salvadorans living in the United States. It comes following a decision by the Trump administration this week to end special protections for around 200,000 Salvadorans. Oscar Calix, the group’s past president, said Salvadorans living in Manitoba are watching the situation closely. “We are concerned for different reasons and one of them is the safety of our people,” said Calix. “We are concerned about the safety, the impact this will have in El Salvador.” “We hope Canadians will understand theRead More

Second man identified related to serious assault

CTV Windsor Published Friday, December 1, 2017 4:59PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 5:45PM EST Windsor police have identified a second man related to an assault at a home on Dougall Avenue. Patrol officers were called to a residence in the 2100 block of Dougall Avenue on Nov. 11 at about 9:15 p.m. for a report of an assault that had just occurred. A 23-year-old man has been charged and a second suspect is sought by police. The second suspect has been identified as Michael Patrick Jackson, a 35-year-oldRead More

Thousands flee Bali volcano but some stay put or run to it

Stephen Wright, The Associated Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:20AM EST KARANGASEM, Indonesia — When an enormous volcano belches ash and the people who live around it flee, you get out too, right? Probably. But apparently not always. The compelling impulse to see an aggressive and majestic show of nature, and to record an uncontrollable force, is motivating some visitors to the tropical island of Bali to stick around for a while rather than just head for the nearest airport. Take Mark Levitin. He’s not going anywhere. The activityRead More

N.B. distributing 2,500 naloxone kits to deal with opioid use

THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 1:56PM AST Last Updated Wednesday, November 29, 2017 2:45PM AST FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government has introduced a naloxone kit program in an effort to respond to the growing epidemic of opioid use in Canada. Health Minister Benoit Bourque says the government will spend $150,000 to buy about 2,500 kits. Naloxone temporarily reverses overdoses caused by opioid drugs such as fentanyl or heroin. The kits will be distributed free of charge through needle exchange programs with AIDS New Brunswick, AIDS MonctonRead More