‘They are completely intertwined’: Tentative signs of recovery in China help some Canadian companies weather COVID-19 storm

One night in late January, Canadian Jacob Cooke found himself in Jiangsu province in China, desperately trying to find seats on a plane leaving the country and promising his brother, Joseph, he’d make it to Vancouver. For more than a decade, they had run a business called WPIC Marketing + Technologies with an ocean between […]

Coronavirus updates, March 23: Quebec orders all non-essential businesses to close as cases surge to 628

Updates from our live coronavirus coverage of Monday, March 23. Questions/comments? [email protected] Key updates: REM halts construction work Second case at Côte-St-Luc seniors residence Kahnawake bans tobacco sales Here’s Quebec list of essential services that can remain open SAQ liquor stores will remain open Quebec tightens restrictions on seniors’ residences Chart: Quebec cases by region […]

Russian Mi-35 helicopter opens fire by mistake, damaged apartment building – Defence Blog

A Mil Mi-35M (NATO reporting name: Hind-E) helicopter of the Russian Armed Forces accidentally fired a volley at a residential building in Chita, the Lenta.ru reported on Sunday. The incident occurred on Russian Cheryomushki Air Base that located 5 km northwest of Chita. on March 15, according to multiple media reports. During the maintenance procedure […]

Sheriff Clarke calls on bars and restaurants to stay OPEN and blames George Soros for coronavirus ‘panic’ – The Sun

CONTROVERSIAL former sheriff David Clarke wants bars and restaurants to stay open in spite of the coronavirus. In a series of Sunday night tweets, the former Wisconsin sheriff said people should be allowed to socialize in large groups despite the alarming risk of contagion – and blamed liberal benefactor George Soros for the “flu panic.” […]

Coronavirus: Watford manager Nigel Pearson slams Boris Johnson over virus response

Watford manager Nigel Pearson says he was “totally underwhelmed” by prime minister Boris Johnson’s response to the coronavirus crisis as football prepares to take a back seat amid the growing pandemic. The Hornets boss cancelled training earlier this week after members of his squad reported feeling unwell, while Saturday’s proposed opponents Leicester have also reported […]

The Toronto Stock Exchange just had its worst day since 1940. Yes, that’s 80 years

Canadian stocks suffered one of their worst days in decades on Thursday, plunging by more than 12 per cent amid a steady stream of negative headlines connected to the new coronavirus. The S&P/TSX Composite Index fell by 12.34 per cent, or more than 1,760 points, as the chief benchmark for Canadian stocks finished at an […]

Super Tuesday: Surging Biden has strong showing but Sanders captures biggest prize of California

WASHINGTON — A resurgent Joe Biden rode a wave of momentum to win at least eight large states on Super Tuesday, but Bernie Sanders won the biggest prize of California to set up a long one-on-one battle for the Democratic presidential nomination. Biden rolled to wins across the South, Midwest and New England on the […]

Turkey releases video of missile strike on Pantsir-S1 in Syria – Defence Blog

Turkish media released unique footage shows Turkey’s armed unmanned aircraft system destroyed a Pantsir-S1 self-propelled combined gun-missile system during its strike on Syrian Arab Army targets on Friday near Idlib. In the video, an apparently active Pantsir system mounted on its 8×8 truck can be seen sitting placidly as the Turkish munition plunges towards it. […]

Canadians deeply divided on how to deal with Coastal GasLink blockades

Anti-pipeline protesters block the Granville St. Bridge on Monday, in Vancouver, BC., February 12, 2020. NICK PROCAYLO / PNG An Angus Reid poll indicates Canadians are deeply divided over how to deal with mass protests against the Coastal GasLink LNG pipeline project in Northern B.C. While 46 per cent of respondents said patience and dialogue […]

GFL bets the third time is a charm for one of Canada’s biggest IPOs

After two failed attempts to go public, waste hauler GFL Environmental Inc. has filed to sell its shares in Toronto and New York, putting it on track to be one of Canada’s largest ever initial public offerings. The sale aims to raise about US$1.54 billion at the top end of the range by offering 73.2 […]