June 17th, 2019

Business

Poland Spring to use 100% recycled plastic for bottles

By David Sharp, The Associated Press on June 3rd, 2019

PORTLAND, Maine – Poland Spring announced Monday a plan to use 100% recycled plastic for all its noncarbonated water containers, a move that comes amid growing concern about plastic pollution. The Maine-based company said the effort kicks off this month with 1-litre bottles. By 2022, the company plans to use 100% recycled plastic for bottles ... Read More »

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New York governor says legal marijuana not likely this year

By David Klepper, The Associated Press on June 3rd, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo does not believe legislation legalizing recreational marijuana in New York will pass before lawmakers adjourn for the year this month, he said Monday. Cuomo, a Democrat, supports legalization but said he doesn’t think there are enough votes in the state Senate to pass a measure. Lawmakers are scheduled to ... Read More »

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Privacy expert Ann Cavoukian: federal ‘digital charter’ is pre-election posturing

By The Canadian Press on June 3rd, 2019

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – One of Canada’s leading privacy experts says she’s in favour of the federal government’s recently announced “digital charter” but thinks it should have been brought out long ago. Former Ontario privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian told a technology conference that the digital charter has no teeth because it can’t be made into law ... Read More »

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Judge: Internet wagering law only applies to sports gambling

By The Associated Press on June 3rd, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. – A federal judge has ruled that a law prohibiting interstate wagering applies only to sports gambling and not to state lotteries as some had feared. Monday’s ruling sets aside an opinion issued last year by the U.S. Justice Department that interpreted the 1961 Wire Act as applying to any form of gambling ... Read More »

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Conexus Credit Union in Saskatchewan closing several branches in fall

By The Canadian Press on June 3rd, 2019

REGINA – One of Saskatchewan’s largest financial institutions says it will be closing nine of its branches across the province. Conexus Credit Union says two locations will close in Regina, and others will occur in Chamberlain, Cupar, Drake, Middle Lake, Mossbank, Spy Hill and Young. The nine branches are expected to close at the end ... Read More »

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TSX dips to lowest level since February despite rising gold prices

By The Canadian Press on June 3rd, 2019

TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index dipped to its lowest level since February despite gold prices hitting a three-month high on heightened trade concerns. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 21.60 points to 16,015.89. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 4.74 points at 24,819.78. The S&P 500 index was down 7.61 ... Read More »

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Minnesota pipeline setback more bad news for oilfield workers, says group CEO

By The Canadian Press on June 3rd, 2019

CALGARY – The president of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada says a court ruling in Minnesota that could further delay Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project spells more bad news for Canadian oilfield workers. Gary Mar says investor confidence in Western Canada’s oil industry is at low ebb and that has resulted ... Read More »

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Auto sales down 5.9 per cent in May as downward trend continues

By The Canadian Press on June 3rd, 2019

TORONTO – DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. says light vehicle sales fell an estimated 5.9 per cent in May from a year earlier as a downward trend in Canadian auto sales continued. The automotive consultant says light vehicle sales totalled about 202,800 for the month, down from 215,407 a year earlier. The dip in May marked ... Read More »

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Canada OK with EU plan to help WTO deal with Trump disruption: Carr

By The Canadian Press on June 3rd, 2019

OTTAWA – Canada’s trade minister is endorsing a European Union plan to prevent the Trump administration from paralyzing the World Trade Organization’s dispute-settlement body later this year. Jim Carr tells The Canadian Press that the EU’s plan to set up a proxy version of the WTO’s Appellate Body has merit and deserves further examination. The ... Read More »

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De Havilland brand preps for takeoff after Bombardier’s Dash 8 sale to Longview

By The Canadian Press on June 3rd, 2019

MONTREAL – The De Havilland brand will take flight once again, as its parent company announced the re-launch of the Dash 8 aircraft program following its newly minted purchase from Bombardier Inc. Longview Aviation Capital Corp. unveiled the de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd., its new subsidiary that will operate the turboprop family following the ... Read More »

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Trump, in tussle with CNN, suggests boycott of parent AT&T

By The Associated Press on June 3rd, 2019

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to reiterate his complaints about CNN and suggest a boycott of its parent company, AT&T. Soon after his arrival in London for a pomp-filled state visit to Britain, Trump tweeted that CNN is his chief source of such reports but that “after watching it ... Read More »

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