January 24th, 2022

Business

Energy infrastructure firm Enerflex signs all-stock deal to buy U.S. company Exterran

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2022

CALGARY – Enerflex Ltd. has signed an all-stock deal to buy U.S. company Exterran Corp. in an agreement that values the company at about US$735 million. Under the transaction, Enerflex will issue 1.021 of its shares for each Exterran share. Enerflex shares were down C$1.53 at C$6.37 in trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange after ... Read More »

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Avenatti cast as thief and generous lawyer at criminal trial

By Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

NEW YORK (AP) – California lawyer Michael Avenatti stole nearly $300,000 in book proceeds from porn star Stormy Daniels, a prosecutor told jurors as the once high-flying attorney’s third criminal trial in two years began Monday. Avenatti has insisted he is innocent of wire fraud and aggravated identify theft charges and his lawyers say he ... Read More »

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Indigenous non-profit looks to acquire ownership of Trans Mountain Pipeline

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2022

CALGARY – A new Indigenous non-profit organization is seeking an ownership stake in the Trans Mountain Pipeline. Nesika Services calls itself a grassroots, community-led not-for-profit. It says its aim is to bring 129 Indigenous communities together to explore equity and revenue sharing opportunities in the pipeline. Nesika Services says it is not backed by industry ... Read More »

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Freshii partners with 7-Eleven Canada to sell food in 600 convenience stores

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2022

TORONTO – Freshii Inc. has announced a deal with 7-Eleven Canada to sell food in the chain’s convenience stores across the country. Toronto-based Freshii says its Energii Bites snacks will be available in roughly 600 locations until March. Adam Corrin, chief operating officer of Freshii, says the strategic partnership makes snacking on the go healthy, ... Read More »

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CBS retools streaming service to better resemble TV network

By David Bauder, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

NEW YORK (AP) – CBS News says it is retooling its streaming service to better incorporate programs and personalities from the television network. The CBS service is debuting a new evening newscast and prime-time lineup on Monday, from a newly-constructed Manhattan-based studio, part of what promises to be an aggressive year of building for news-based ... Read More »

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Assange wins first stage in effort to appeal US extradition

By Danica Kirka, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

LONDON (AP) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday won the first stage of his effort to appeal a U.K. ruling that opened the door for his extradition to U.S. to stand trial on espionage charges. The High Court in London gave Assange permission to appeal the case to the U.K. Supreme Court. But the ... Read More »

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Assange granted appeal in UK to fight extradition to US

By The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

LONDON (AP) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s battle to avoid extradition to the U.S. will go to Britain’s Supreme Court after he was granted the right Monday to appeal a lower court ruling. The High Court in London allowed Assange to appeal its decision that he could be sent to the U.S to stand trial ... Read More »

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NB Power seeks unprecedented 25-year licence for Point Lepreau nuclear power station

By Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2022

FREDERICTON – The licence for Atlantic Canada’s only nuclear power generating station expires in June, and the New Brunswick Crown corporation that operates the aging CANDU-6 reactor is seeking to renew it for an unprecedented 25-year term. The last two licences to operate the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station, located about 40 km southwest of ... Read More »

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Monthlong pandemic lockdown lifted on China’s Xi’an

By The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2022

BEIJING (AP) – Authorities have lifted a monthlong pandemic lockdown on the northern Chinese city of Xi’an and its 13 million residents. The announcement Monday followed the restart of commercial flights from the city the day before. Xi’an has been a cornerstone of the ruling Communist Party’s “zero tolerance” strategy toward COVID-19 that mandates lockdowns, ... Read More »

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Kenzo returns to Japanese roots in history-making moment

By Thomas Adamson, The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2022

PARIS (AP) – It was a fashion history-making moment in Paris for Kenzo on Sunday as it unveiled the debut for its first Japanese designer since house founder Kenzo Takada. Nigo, 51, thus becomes only the second Asian designer at the head of a European high fashion label, alongside Bally’s Filipino-American Rhuigi Villaseñor. His appointment ... Read More »

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Workers at Teck’s Highland Valley Copper mine ratify new contract

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2022

VANCOUVER – Unionized workers at Teck Resources Ltd.’s Highland Valley Copper operations in British Columbia have ratified a new five-year collective agreement. United Steelworkers Local 7619 says the contract was ratified with 81.2 per cent of ballots in favour. It says that 869 of the 1,048 USW workers at the mine voted on whether to ... Read More »

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