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Google weighs in on Bill C-18 as tech giant gifts $2.7M for tech training

Google weighs in on Bill C-18 as tech giant gifts $2.7M for tech training

TORONTO — Google's president of global affairs says Canada must be careful in how it crafts legislation forcing tech giants to pay for the use of news because it could have unintended consequences.
Auto sales down 4.5 per cent in September compared with a year earlier

Auto sales down 4.5 per cent in September compared with a year earlier

TORONTO — DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC) says vehicle sales were down 4.5 per cent in September compared with last year as supply shortages persist.
S&P/TSX composite up more than 400 points as oil tops US$80 a barrel

S&P/TSX composite up more than 400 points as oil tops US$80 a barrel

TORONTO — Gains in the energy sector as the price of oil rose above US$80 a barrel helped Canada's main stock index surge more than 400 points higher on the first day of the fourth quarter, while U.S. stock markets also climbed higher.
Enbridge's Al Monaco to retire Jan. 1, board chair Greg Ebel named next CEO

Enbridge's Al Monaco to retire Jan. 1, board chair Greg Ebel named next CEO

CALGARY — Al Monaco, who led Enbridge Inc. through a tumultuous decade and helped to transform it into a diversified North American energy infrastructure company, will retire as chief executive of the Calgary-based company on Jan. 1, 2023.

Minimum wage up in six provinces but $15 an hour pay floor 'no longer enough'

Canadian workers earning minimum wage in several provinces are now seeing an increase in their paycheques.
Torstar co-owners agree to move legal dispute to mediation-arbitration

Torstar co-owners agree to move legal dispute to mediation-arbitration

TORONTO — Torstar Corp. business partners Paul Rivett and Jordan Bitove have agreed to move their legal dispute to mediation-arbitration following "productive conversations" between the two parties.
Ukraine claws back more territory Russia is trying to absorb

Ukraine claws back more territory Russia is trying to absorb

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces scored more gains in their counteroffensive across at least two fronts Monday, advancing in the very areas that Russia is trying to absorb and challenging Moscow's effort to engage fresh troops and its threats to
Halifax region records increase in number of people diagnosed with HIV: Public Health

Halifax region records increase in number of people diagnosed with HIV: Public Health

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting a recent increase in the number of people diagnosed with HIV. The Public Health Department says it typically expects to record about 15 to 20 new cases of HIV every year.
Calgary home sales in September down nearly 12 per cent from year ago mark

Calgary home sales in September down nearly 12 per cent from year ago mark

CALGARY — The Calgary Real Estate Board says home sales in the Alberta city for September were down nearly 12 per cent compared with the same month last year.
Super squash: 2,554-pound pumpkin carves out new US record

Super squash: 2,554-pound pumpkin carves out new US record

CLARENCE, N.Y. (AP) — A 2,554-pound pumpkin grown in upstate New York has set a new U.S. record for the heaviest.
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