July 28th, 2016

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Bail review adjourned indefinitely for Dalhousie student accused of murder

HALIFAX – A bail review for a Dalhousie medical student accused of murdering a fellow student has been adjourned indefinitely. William Sandeson was denied bail last October, but his lawyer had asked for a review of the decision. A hearing was set for Thursday in Nova Scotia Supreme Court, but Sandeson’s lawyer adjourned it indefinitely. ... Read More »

Maple Leaf Foods posts latest in a string of quarterly profits

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Maple Leaf Foods had $31.4-million in net income for the second quarter – the latest in a string of profitable earnings reports since the company completed a major multi-year overhaul of its operations. The Toronto-area company, based in Mississauga, says it earned 23 cents per share of net income in the second ... Read More »

Double-double in the Philippines? Tim Hortons plans Southeast Asia expansion

TORONTO – People craving a jolt of caffeine in the Philippines may soon be able to order a double-double at their local Tim Hortons. Restaurant Brands International, the multinational owner and operator of Tim Hortons and Burger King, said Thursday it has partnered with a group of investors to establish a master franchise joint venture ... Read More »

Bradley Cooper’s DNC appearance irks conservatives

PHILADELPHIA – Bradley Cooper’s appearance at the Democratic National Convention has irked some conservative fans of the actor’s portrayal of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in 2014’s “American Sniper.” Cooper was spotted by TV cameras Wednesday night seated at the meeting in Philadelphia alongside his Russian model girlfriend, Irina Shayk. Some Twitter users say they plan ... Read More »

It’s so hot in New York that manure is bursting into flames

THROOP, N.Y. – How hot is it in upstate New York? So hot that horse manure is bursting into flames. The state Department of Environmental Conservation says it received multiple complaints July 5 about the smell and smoke emanating from a burning pile of horse manure at a property in the town of Throop, in ... Read More »

PMO not commenting on latest Hunter Tootoo allegations

OTTAWA – The Prime Minister’s Office is staying silent about allegations levelled against ex-fisheries minister Hunter Tootoo. The Globe and Mail published a report this morning citing sources saying Tootoo was involved in an inappropriate relationship with a staff member. The PMO refused to say if it was aware of the allegations when Tootoo resigned ... Read More »

Media groups argue for access in Prince estate case

MINNEAPOLIS – Media organizations are asking a Minnesota judge to guarantee public access to all proceedings surrounding Prince’s estate. They will argue their case Thursday before the Carver County judge who sealed some filings from people claiming family ties to the rock icon – and perhaps a share of his multi-million-dollar estate. The judge also ... Read More »

Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman in Venice Film fest lineup

ROME – This year’s Venice Film Festival will include a stylish thriller from Tom Ford, a sci-fi drama with Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams and a star turn from Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Organizers announced a 20-strong competition lineup Thursday that includes fashion designer Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals,” with Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams, ... Read More »

French ID 2nd church attacker; police had warning about him

PARIS – French officials on Thursday identified the second man who attacked a Normandy church during morning Mass, saying he’s a 19-year-old from eastern France who was spotted last month in Turkey as he supposedly headed to Syria – but who returned to France instead. The prosecutor’s office identified him as Abdel-Malik Nabil Petitjean following ... Read More »

Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 266,000

WASHINGTON – More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, but the number of applications was still at a low level that suggested hiring is healthy. The Labor Department says applications for unemployment benefits rose 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 266,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, slipped 1,000 to 256,500. Weekly applications are a ... Read More »

TransCanada Q2 profit falls 14% to $365 million as it absorbs Columbia Pipeline

CALGARY – TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) says this year’s second-quarter earnings were down nearly 14 per cent from last year, largely because of the cost associated with its US$13-billion acquisition of an American pipeline company. The Calgary-based company says it had $365 million of net income, or 52 cents per share for the quarter. That’s down ... Read More »