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Involuntary manslaughter allegation against Alec Baldwin advances toward trial with new court ruling

Involuntary manslaughter allegation against Alec Baldwin advances toward trial with new court ruling

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge has rejected a request by Alec Baldwin to dismiss the sole criminal charge against him in a fatal shooting on the set of the movie “Rust,” keeping the case on track for a trial this summer.
Ford thanks Ottawa as minister cites 'deep concerns' over Toronto's decriminalization

Ford thanks Ottawa as minister cites 'deep concerns' over Toronto's decriminalization

OTTAWA — Ontario Premier Doug Ford is thanking the federal government for rejecting Toronto's long-stalled pitch to decriminalize the possession of illegal drugs.
House of Commons committee recommends feds tackle 'excessive' profits in food sector

House of Commons committee recommends feds tackle 'excessive' profits in food sector

The federal government should consider policies to tackle “excessive net profits” in the food industry, the House of Commons committee studying food prices said in its latest report.
Families of Uvalde victims sue Meta, video game maker and gun-maker on 2nd anniversary of shooting

Families of Uvalde victims sue Meta, video game maker and gun-maker on 2nd anniversary of shooting

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The families of a group of victims from the Uvalde school shooting announced new lawsuits Friday against Instagram parent company Meta Platforms, the maker of the video game “Call of Duty” and the gun company that made the assaul
Glenn Chamandy officially back at the Gildan helm after boardroom battle

Glenn Chamandy officially back at the Gildan helm after boardroom battle

MONTREAL — Glenn Chamandy is officially back as the chief executive of Gildan after a months-long public battle over leadership of the Montreal-based clothing company he co-founded.
Allan Hawco, Snotty Nose Rez Kids among familiar names behind upcoming CBC lineup

Allan Hawco, Snotty Nose Rez Kids among familiar names behind upcoming CBC lineup

TORONTO — CBCs upcoming scripted lineup showcases diversity and familiar faces, with Indigenous hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids, writer-actor Allan Hawco and comedy collaborators Jennifer Whalen and Meredith MacNeill debuting new series.

KPMG names Benjie Thomas as new CEO for Canadian division

TORONTO — KPMG says it has named Benjie Thomas as the new CEO of its Canadian division. The accounting giant says he will step into the role Oct. 1, replacing Elio Luongo who is wrapping two consecutive terms.
University of Calgary to relaunch oil engineering program after hiatus

University of Calgary to relaunch oil engineering program after hiatus

CALGARY — After a three-year hiatus, the University of Calgary is bringing back its suspended oil and gas engineering program to help address the hiring challenges being faced by Canadian energy companies.
NACI says mpox and COVID-19 vaccines can be safely given at the same time

NACI says mpox and COVID-19 vaccines can be safely given at the same time

OTTAWA — The National Advisory Committee on Immunization says the mpox vaccine can be given at the same time as an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, reversing its previous recommendation to wait at least four weeks due to safety concerns.
S&P/TSX composite up to regain most of Thursday's losses, U.S. markets also rise

S&P/TSX composite up to regain most of Thursday's losses, U.S. markets also rise

TORONTO — A broad-based rally helped Canada's main stock index close up more than 100 points Friday to largely recover from losses a day earlier, while U.S. stock markets also climbed. The S&P/TSX composite index ended up 120.08 points at 22,320.