The country's two major railways exceeded their grain cap in 2017-18, despite shipping less of the stuff than last year, according to the Canadian Transportation Agency. Canadian National Railway Co. reaped $1.05 million more than its maximum revenue entitlement of $787.01 million for the crop year, which ended July 31,...
Another day, another extreme cold warning in Toronto. "A multi-day episode of very cold wind chills is expected," warns the news release from Environment Canada. "2017 is about to end with the coldest air of the year. A fresh surge of record-breaking Arctic air is forecast to encompass the entire...
Purpose Investments Inc. (“Purpose”) is thrilled to announce the world’s first Bitcoin ETF, backed by physically settled Bitcoin, is now available to investors. The Canadian dollar denominated ETF non-currency hedged units and U.S. dollar denominated ETF non-currency hedged units of Purpose Bitcoin ETF (the “ETF”) will begin trading today...
UNITED NATIONS/SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Friday for its Nov. 29 intercontinental ballistic missile test, seeking to limit its access to refined petroleum products and crude oil and its earnings from workers abroad. A Security Council resolution adopted...
The vaccine rollout is underway in Canada, and it is picking up pace. This paints a far prettier picture for Canadians and the world in general regarding the pandemic. The onset of COVID-19 and ensuing lockdowns devastated several sectors of the economy. With the possibility of an end to...
The new year brings with it tax changes at the federal level that will affect just about every Canadian, as well as small businesses. One of the first changes workers will see is an increase in Canada Pension Plan premiums coming off their paycheques — the first of five years...
Woman gets $284 billion electric bill, wonders whether it’s her Christmas lights. Mary Horomanski checked her online account this month and found she owed $284 billion to the electric company—a fortune worth more than the national debts of Hungary and South Africa combined, the Erie Times-News reported. The 58-year-old thought putting...
(Reuters) - The engineer of an Amtrak passenger train that derailed off a bridge onto a highway near Seattle remarked that the train was speeding six seconds before the accident, U.S. investigators said on Friday. The engineer then applied the brakes but apparently not the emergency brake, the...
Shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals plunged 28.3% on Monday after the biotechnology company announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) halted the start of the Phase 2/3 trials of its COVID-19 vaccine. The stock dropped another 3.6% in Monday's extended market session. Inovio (INO) said that the US regulatory...
Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay more than $100 million to settle more than 1,000 talc-related lawsuits linked to the company’s baby powder. The world’s largest maker of health care products still faces more than 19,000 suits involving the product, but Monday’s announcement marks the first set of major...