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Cargill, union reach tentative deal that could avert strike at High River meat plant

Cargill, union reach tentative deal that could avert strike at High River meat plant

CALGARY — The union representing workers at the meat-packing plant that was the site of one of Canada's largest COVID-19 outbreaks says it's reached a tentative deal with Cargill Inc., just days before a looming strike deadline.
Several TV stations pull 'Oz' show as host runs for Senate

Several TV stations pull 'Oz' show as host runs for Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — TV stations in Philadelphia, New York City and Cleveland said Wednesday that they are taking down the "Dr. Oz Show," now that the show's host, Mehmet Oz, has formally become a candidate for U.S. Senate.
Review: A Neapolitan rhapsody in 'The Hand of God'

Review: A Neapolitan rhapsody in 'The Hand of God'

Paolo Sorrentino's films can be overwrought, grotesque and uneven but they are rarely not alive. His latest, “The Hand of God,” is a catalog of wonders — of miracles both banal and eternal. The glittering night vista of the Naples harbor.
Boosters help, but experts say benefits depend on when they are given, and to whom

Boosters help, but experts say benefits depend on when they are given, and to whom

As some provinces prepare to expand eligibility for third-dose COVID-19 vaccines, experts say it's still unclear when the general population will need a top-up jab to boost waning protection, and how an additional dose will hold up against new varian
Alberta rolls out new rules forcing industry to pay for abandoned well cleanup

Alberta rolls out new rules forcing industry to pay for abandoned well cleanup

CALGARY — Alberta's oil and gas regulator has rolled out new rules aimed at addressing the growing problem of inactive and abandoned wells in the province, but critics say the industry should be forced to do even more to clean up after itself.

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 (20,464.60, down 195.39 points.) Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Down 58 cents, or 1.86 per cent, to $30.54 on 25.
US reports 1st case of omicron variant in returning traveler

US reports 1st case of omicron variant in returning traveler

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S.
North American stock markets lose momentum on variant concerns and Fed action

North American stock markets lose momentum on variant concerns and Fed action

TORONTO — North American stock markets fell back after a strong morning to start December on persistent worries about the latest COVID-19 variant and the likelihood for the Fed to speed up its stimulus tapering.
National Bank shares dip as it reports $776M Q4 profit, raises quarterly dividend 23%

National Bank shares dip as it reports $776M Q4 profit, raises quarterly dividend 23%

MONTREAL — Shares in National Bank of Canada closed down Wednesday as it reported a rise in earnings and a boost to its dividend that came in below analyst expectations. The Montreal-based bank ended down $3.43, or 3.46 per cent, at $95.
Trans Mountain pipeline restart 'only a few days away,' says company

Trans Mountain pipeline restart 'only a few days away,' says company

CALGARY — The restart of the Trans Mountain pipeline is "only a few days away," according to the company working to get the critical piece of infrastructure back up and running ever since a precautionary shutdown on Nov.