February 18th, 2019

Business

Hundreds stranded as British airline Flybmi collapses

By The Associated Press on February 17th, 2019

LONDON – Hundreds of passengers have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi. The airline said it’s filing for administration – a British version of bankruptcy – because of higher fuel costs and uncertainty caused by Britain’s upcoming departure from the European Union. The airline operated 17 jets on routes ... Read More »

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Aurora attacker took gun to work he shouldn’t have owned

By Don Babwin And Caryn Rousseau, The Associated Press on February 16th, 2019

AURORA, Ill. – The man who opened fire and killed five co-workers including the plant manager, human resources manager and an intern working his first day at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse, took a gun he wasn’t supposed to have to a job he was about to lose. Right after learning Friday that he was ... Read More »

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Jason Kenney pledges education revamp if UCP wins power in Alberta

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2019

EDMONTON – Alberta Opposition leader Jason Kenney says if his United Conservative party wins power, it will retool the education system to make it practical and adaptable for the modern, digital age. And he says anything deemed NDP ideology or worldview that is stitched into the government’s current curriculum review will be on the scrap ... Read More »

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Conservative leaders to attend against Bill C-69 in Saskatchewan

By Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2019

MOOSOMIN, Sask. – Conservative leaders from across Canada rallied Saturday against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Bill C-69. The premiers of Saskatchewan and New Brunswick joined Conservative leader Andrew Scheer on a panel of speakers at the event held to draw attention to legislation that would overhaul how major energy projects are reviewed. Saskatchewan Premier ... Read More »

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Correction: Lithium Ion Batteries-Recycling story

By The Associated Press on February 16th, 2019

CHICAGO – In a story Feb. 15 about a Department of Energy lithium-ion battery research and development project, The Associated Press reported erroneously the amount that would be spent over three years and the name of Hans Eric Melin’s company. The correct amount is $15 million, not $15 billion. Melin’s company is called Circular Energy ... Read More »

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Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resists

By David Rising And Geir Moulson, The Associated Press on February 16th, 2019

MUNICH – German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European nations’ decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in a spirited backing Saturday of her multilateral approach to global affairs, but U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence promptly accused Europe of once again undermining the United States. Merkel’s comments at the Munich Security Conference, an annual gathering ... Read More »

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Syrian chocolatier to hire, mentor refugees: ‘They come here to contribute’

By The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2019

ANTIGONISH, N.S. – A one-time Syrian refugee who founded a thriving Nova Scotia chocolate company has announced plans to hire and mentor other refugees. Peace by Chocolate of Antigonish, N.S., has committed to hiring 50 refugees by 2022, and to mentor 10 refugee-run start-ups over the next few years. The now-famous company was founded by ... Read More »

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The Latest: EU says current agreement is “best possible”

By The Associated Press on February 16th, 2019

MUNICH – The European Union presidency says the deal with Britain on leaving the bloc is the “best possible agreement” and preferable to a “no-deal” Brexit. Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, whose country holds the rotating EU presidency, said Saturday that “the clock is ticking” until the March 29 exit and “we would all favour an ... Read More »

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Conservative leaders to attend pro-pipeline rally in Saskatchewan

By Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2019

MOOSOMIN, Sask. – Federal Tory leader Andrew Scheer and the conservative premiers of Saskatchewan and New Brunswick are to speak today at a pro-pipeline rally near the Saskatchewan-Manitoba boundary. The event at a pumpjack facility is to draw attention to concerns about Bill C-69 – federal legislation that proposes major changes to how energy projects ... Read More »

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Employee being fired fatally shoots 5 co-workers in Illinois

By Carrie Antlfinger And Amanda Seitz, The Associated Press on February 15th, 2019

AURORA, Ill. – A 15-year employee being fired from a suburban Chicago manufacturing company started shooting Friday, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was killed by police, authorities said. Aurora, Illinois, Police Chief Kristen Ziman said 45-year-old Gary Martin “was being terminated” before he started shooting at the Henry Pratt Co. ... Read More »

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Gunman kills 5 people, wounds 5 police at Illinois business

By Carrie Antlfinger And Amanda Seitz, The Associated Press on February 15th, 2019

AURORA, Ill. – A gunman opened fire at a manufacturing plant in suburban Chicago on Friday, killing five people and wounding five police officers before he was fatally shot, police said. Aurora, Illinois, Police Chief Kristen Ziman told a news conference that the gunman was 45-year-old Gary Martin and said he was believed to be ... Read More »

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