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Intense snow system coming to B.C.'s major highways this weekend, weather office says

Intense snow system coming to B.C.'s major highways this weekend, weather office says

VANCOUVER — It will be a dicey weekend to be on several of British Columbia's mountain highways with a forecast of significant snowfall. Environment Canada says B.C.
Man fined $250,000 for illegal prawn fishing in B.C. glass sponge refuge

Man fined $250,000 for illegal prawn fishing in B.C. glass sponge refuge

SECHELT, B.C. — The captain of a commercial fishing vessel has been fined $250,000 by a provincial court judge and ordered to forfeit $80,000 worth of equipment after being caught setting prawn traps in a glass sponge marine refuge near Sechelt, B.C.
Indigenous firms, First Nation to create investment dealer with Scotiabank

Indigenous firms, First Nation to create investment dealer with Scotiabank

TORONTO — Canada's first Indigenous-owned investment dealer could soon be a reality as Scotiabank is partnering with two Indigenous development corporations and a First Nation to launch one. Cedar Leaf Capital Inc.
Ford defends political appointments to judge selection committee

Ford defends political appointments to judge selection committee

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is defending his government's appointments of two former staffers to a committee that helps select provincial judges, saying he's not going to put Liberals or New Democrats in those roles.
Jets chairman Chipman says current state of Jets attendance is not sustainable

Jets chairman Chipman says current state of Jets attendance is not sustainable

Winnipeg Jets chairman Mark Chipman says the NHL team's future could be in jeopardy if attendance doesn't improve.
Federal government posts $23.6B deficit for April-to-December period

Federal government posts $23.6B deficit for April-to-December period

OTTAWA — The federal government posted a budgetary deficit of $23.6 billion for the first nine months of its 2023-24 fiscal year. The result compared with a deficit of $5.5 billion for the same stretch of its 2022-23 fiscal year.
Chorus Aviation reports Q4 net income down 20% from year earlier, revenue also lower

Chorus Aviation reports Q4 net income down 20% from year earlier, revenue also lower

HALIFAX — Chorus Aviation Inc. reported its fourth-quarter profit fell 20 per cent compared with a year ago as its revenue also edged lower. The company says it earned net income of $36.6 million for the quarter ended Dec. 31, down from $45.
Ontario repeals Bill 124, wage restraint law twice found unconstitutional

Ontario repeals Bill 124, wage restraint law twice found unconstitutional

TORONTO — An Ontario public sector wage-restraint law that advocates and opposition critics blamed for heightening a health-care staffing crisis is now officially off the books after it was twice declared unconstitutional.

A look at Canada's cricket men's team

A look at the Canadian men's cricket team: -- Canada qualified for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup by defeating host Bermuda by 39 runs in October to win the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Americas Region Final.
TransAlta reports $84M Q4 loss compared with $163M loss a year earlier

TransAlta reports $84M Q4 loss compared with $163M loss a year earlier

CALGARY — TransAlta Corp. reported a loss attributable to common shareholders of $84 million compared with a loss of $163 million a year earlier. The power utility says the loss amounted to 27 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Dec.