Irma unleashed ‘sheer terror:’ stranded Canadians

Worried Canadians are frantically trying to get in touch with friends and relatives trapped in the wake of Hurricane Irma, after it hit the Leeward Islands in the West Indies. A Category 5, the strongest hurricane there is, Irma has cut a swath through the Caribbean for several days, killing at least 22 people, downing […]

Rafael Nadal one win away from his sweet 16th: DiManno

NEW YORK—Number One in the world, No. 1 seed at the U.S. Open, and No. 1 with a bullet on a cool, clear night in the Big Apple. Rafael Nadal, the glitteriest of the glitterati left standing in the final Grand Slam of the season, is into his 23rd major final, with a dead-eye bead […]

Equifax breach provokes frustration for Canadians

Equifax breach provokes frustration for Canadians

Equifax apologized Friday for its consumer response to a cybersecurity breach that exposed the information of millions of people. Responding to criticism that its online and phone support systems were either broken or insufficient, Equifax issued a statement saying its customer support website was back up and functioning properly and that it had tripled the size of its call centre team […]

Ontario unveils pot plan including online ordering, 150 stand-alone stores

Ontario unveils pot plan including online ordering, 150 stand-alone stores

The Ontario government has announced a framework to manage the sale and use of marijuana, which includes an online ordering service and roughly 150 stand-alone stores. The plan revealed Friday morning includes several key components:? Eighty stand-alone stores that will be open by July 1, 2019, with roughly 150 opened by 2020. Online distribution that […]

Canada’s largest radio telescope unveiled in British Columbia

At first glance, it doesn’t look like anything like a telescope, but this newest instrument could help reveal secrets of the universe faster than any other. The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), which launched on Thursday, is Canada’s largest radio telescope. It’s goal? To detect fast radio bursts, monitor pulsars, measure the expansion of […]

Air Canada’s customer service leaves passengers up in the air: Roseman

I get more complaints about airline travel than other topics these days. Many people are upset with Air Canada, a former monopoly that hasn’t quite mastered the art of customer service. Mohammad Siddiquee, a University of New Brunswick finance professor, flew to a Montreal conference last May. He tried to get his expenses reimbursed, but […]

Trump: Military Action Not ‘First Choice’ for North Korea

Trump: Military Action Not ‘First Choice’ for North Korea

President Donald Trump said military action was not his first choice for dealing with North Korea Wednesday following a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping. [embedded content] “We’ll see what happens. We’ll see what happens,” Trump told reporters when asked about a potential military scenario. “Certainly that’s not a first choice, but we’ll see […]

Biagini, Blue Jays drop soggy series finale at Fenway

BOSTON—Joe Biagini was looking for consistency after his best start of the season — seven shutout innings and 10 strikeouts against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. The fill-in starter who hopes to become a permanent part of the Blue Jays’ rotation is nearing the end of an up-and-down campaign, and hoping to finish on […]