August 19th, 2019

Business

Entrepreneurs turning beer byproduct into bread, cookies and profits

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press on August 18th, 2019

VANCOUVER – When Jeff Dornan opened a brewery six years ago, he knew the brewing process would produce hundreds of kilograms of spent grain, and he had a plan for it. Rather than pay to dump it in a landfill, he partnered with a farmer to haul it away and feed it to his animals. ... Read More »

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Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos

By The Associated Press on August 18th, 2019

LONDON – Leaked British government documents have warned of disruptions across the country in the event that the U.K. leaves the European Union without a trade deal on Oct. 31. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he is prepared to charge out of the EU regardless of whether he is able to renegotiate the ... Read More »

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Clarification to Aug. 16 story slugged Military-Vehicles

By The Canadian Press on August 17th, 2019

OTTAWA – In a story Friday, Aug. 16, about the federal government’s plans to award a sole-source contract for hundreds of light armoured vehicles to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, The Canadian Press included perspective from a defence analyst at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, which describes itself as a non-profit organization specializing in non-partisan, unbiased ... Read More »

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Yemen rebel drone attack targets remote Saudi oil field

By Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on August 17th, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Drones launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside of Saudi Arabia’s sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom described as a “limited fire” in the second-such recent attack on its crucial energy industry. The attack on the Shaybah oil field, which produces ... Read More »

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Signs of recession worry Trump ahead of 2020

By Josh Boak And Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press on August 16th, 2019

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, arguing that even voters who personally dislike him should base their ballots on the nation’s strong growth and low unemployment rate. But privately, Trump is growing increasingly worried the economy won’t look so good come Election Day. The financial markets ... Read More »

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Colorado OKs electric car requirement to fight air pollution

By Dan Elliott, The Associated Press on August 16th, 2019

DENVER – Colorado tightened its air quality regulations on Friday, requiring that at least 5% of the vehicles sold in the state by 2023 emit zero pollution. The state Air Quality Control Commission, which passed the rule on an 8-1 vote, said the requirement applies to auto manufacturers, not buyers. It’s intended to boost the ... Read More »

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Recession signs worry Trump ahead of 2020

By Josh Boak And Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press on August 16th, 2019

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, arguing that even voters who personally dislike him should base their ballots on the nation’s strong growth and low unemployment rate. But privately, Trump is growing increasingly worried the economy won’t look so good come Election Day. The financial markets ... Read More »

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Transportation watchdog launches inquiry after WestJet bumps passengers

By The Canadian Press on August 16th, 2019

OTTAWA – Canada’s transportation watchdog is launching an inquiry into how WestJet Airlines Ltd. handles its passengers during schedule changes after an incident last month saw travellers bumped without compensation. The Canadian Transportation Agency says the probe into WestJet’s tariff – its contract with customers – follows a complaint after a Canadian couple en route ... Read More »

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North American stock markets end wild week with a partial rebound

By The Canadian Press on August 16th, 2019

TORONTO – North American stock markets rebounded to end a roller-coaster week that took investors for a wild ride on concerns about slowing economic growth and trade uncertainty. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 137.26 points at 16,149.79. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 306.62 points at 25,886.01. The S&P 500 ... Read More »

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Liberals unveil $3B sole-source deal for armoured vehicles ahead of election

By The Canadian Press on August 16th, 2019

OTTAWA – The federal Liberal government says it plans to award a multibillion-dollar contract for hundreds of light armoured vehicles to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada without holding a competition, while also giving the company in London, Ont., a $650-million loan. The surprise loan and sole-sourced deal for 360 LAVs was announced today by Defence Minister ... Read More »

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Canadian airlines taking different tacks with grounded 737 Max aircraft

By The Canadian Press on August 16th, 2019

MONTREAL – Canada’s two biggest airlines are taking different tacks to stow their Boeing 737 Max 8s as the aircraft’s drawn-out grounding continues to cause turbulence in the flight industry. Air Canada says it is mulling banishing its two-dozen Max 8s to the desert, where the hot, dry conditions keep corrosion by rain, snow, sleet ... Read More »

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