June 28th, 2016

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TUESDAY, June 28, 2016

Maurice Edward Brayley 1923 -2016 Mr. Maurice Edward Brayley of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the age of 92 years. Maurice will be sadly missed by Jean, his loving wife of 67 years and their 6 children. He was the proud father of Virginia (Gary), Stefan ... Read More »

Conrad Black withdraws request for tax hearing regarding his house sale

TORONTO – The Federal Court says former media baron Conrad Black has withdrawn his request for an emergency hearing related to tax liens that have been placed on his Toronto home. The Federal Court said Black made the withdrawal late Monday. No reasons were given. Black originally asked for the hearing, scheduled for Tuesday morning, ... Read More »

US consumer confidence rises to highest level since October

WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer confidence rose this month to the highest level since October, a private survey says. The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index rose to 98 this month from 92.4 in May, snapping a two-month losing streak. Americans’ assessment of current conditions rose to the highest level since September. Their expectations for the future ... Read More »

The Latest: Greece’s Tsipras: EU policies led to UK setback

BRUSSELS – The Latest on Britain’s vote to leave the European Union (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says the crisis caused by the British decision to leave the European Union was predictable because the EU has disregarded core principles of democracy for too long. Tsipras has been at loggerheads with ... Read More »

Ikea Canada issues safety recall for wide range of chests of drawers

BURLINGTON, Ont. – Ikea has issued a Canadian recall notice for chests of drawers that can tip over and cause a safety hazard. The Swedish furniture multinational says it will repair or pay a refund for chests of drawers that don’t meet North American safety standards. It also urges customers to stop using the affected ... Read More »

House GOP report faults military on Benghazi attacks

WASHINGTON – The House Benghazi Committee, in a politically charged report, on faulted the military on Tuesday for responding too slowly to send help to Benghazi, Libya, during the deadly 2012 attacks despite clear orders from President Barack Obama and Defence Secretary Leon Panetta. Republicans on the panel released the 800-page report on the attacks ... Read More »

The Latest: Merkel: Britain should still be seen as a friend

BRUSSELS – The Latest on Britain’s vote to leave the European Union (all times local): 4:05 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it is “important that we still view Britain as a friend and partner,” despite its decision to leave the bloc. She insisted though that “there will be no informal or formal talks before ... Read More »

Man fighting law has parents removed as guardians, province says act invalid

HALIFAX – A Nova Scotia man who is challenging the province’s Incompetent Persons Act has won a major victory, as the province declared the law invalid. Landon Webb had been fighting to overcome limits on his rights as a person with intellectual disabilities and to have his “mentally incompetent” status overturned. At a hearing in ... Read More »

Broadway version of ‘Anastasia’ reveals its cast

NEW YORK – The musical stage adaptation of the 1997 animated musical film “Anastasia” will land on Broadway starring Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton and Caroline O’Connor. The show has its world premiere at Hartford Stage in Connecticut this year and will play the Broadhurst Theatre starting in April. The new work reunites much ... Read More »

Dow Chemical to cut about 2,500 jobs globally

NEW YORK – Dow Chemical says it will eliminate about 2,500 jobs worldwide, or about 4 per cent of its workforce, as it looks to close some plants ahead of its merger with DuPont. The two agriculture and chemical companies announced their plan to merge in December. After the merger, the companies plan to split ... Read More »

The Latest: Hollande says “no time to lose” on Brexit talks

BRUSSELS – The Latest on Britain’s vote to leave the European Union (all times local): 3:50 p.m. French President Francois Hollande is urging Britain to start talks on leaving the EU “as fast as possible” and says the rest of the union has “no time to lose” to plan its future without the British. Hollande ... Read More »