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Target is closing down

TORONTO – Target says it will close its stores in Canada – a market that it entered only two years ago.The U.S.-based retail company has 133 Canadian locations and 17,600 employees across the country.Target Canada has struggled since its opening in March 2013, with consumer complaints of near-empty...

Thursday, January 15, 2015, 9:14 PM

Literacy council translates Munsch book

IQALUIT, Nunavut - The Nunavut Literacy Council has published the book "Just One Goal," by acclaimed Canadian children's author Robert Munsch, in the Inuit language.The council said in a news release the project was accomplished with sponsorship from Nunasi Corp."Just One Goal" tells the story of a...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 4:38 AM

Stransky leads Blades to 3-1 win over Broncos

SASKATOON - Matej Stransky scored a pair of goals as the Saskatoon Blades beat the Swift Current Broncos 3-1 in Western Hockey League action Tuesday.Josh Nicholls scored into an empty net and set up both of Stransky's goals as Saskatoon (31-19-1) moved past Kootenay into fifth place in the Eastern...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 4:34 AM

QMJHL Roundup: A look at Tuesday's games

MONCTON, N.B. - Jessyko Bernard had a goal and an assist and the P.E.I. Rocket scored four straight times in a 4-1 win over the Moncton Wildcats in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action Tuesday.Alex Noel, Wes Herrett and Tomas Pavelka also scored for the Rocket (15-31-4), while Josh Currie and...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 3:57 AM

RCMP work faster on complaints after BC death

OTTAWA - The RCMP say it's working to deal more quickly with complaints about serious police incidents and have made several policy changes since a man died after being arrested and jolted with a Taser in Prince George, B.C. nine years ago.The force was responding to the final report by the...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 1:43 AM

Raider's McNeill wins weekly CHL award

TORONTO - Mark McNeill of the Prince Albert Raiders was named the Canadian Hockey League's player of the week Tuesday.McNeill scored five goals and had three assists in three games with a plus-7 rating.The 18-year-old forward was taken in the first round of the last year's NHL draft by the Chicago...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 1:31 AM

Ritz-Carlton Toronto marks anniversary

TORONTO - The Ritz-Carlton Toronto, the swanky 53-storey hotel/condo building that opened February 2011 across from Roy Thomson Hall, is marking its one-year anniversary with what it calls "luxury travel experiences" — although over-the-top might be a better description.Like a food experience that...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 12:21 AM

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,452.15, up 15.74 points):Turbo Power Systems Inc. (TSX:TPS). Motor innovation. Unchanged at 0.5 cents on 7,291,500 shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B)....

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 11:23 PM

Band votes in favour of $21M settlement

SAKIMAY, Sask. - Members of a Saskatchewan Indian band have voted to accept a $21-million settlement for land that was flooded in the 1940s.Chief Lynn Acoose of the Sakimay First Nation says 307 of 328 ballots cast in Monday's referendum were in favour.A deal was reached earlier this month after...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 11:18 PM

Alouettes receiver Watkins hangs up cleats

MONTREAL - Kerry Watkins, the second-leading receiver in Montreal Alouettes history, announced his retirement Tuesday.The eight-year veteran registered 515 career catches for 7,431 yards and 48 touchdowns. He leaves Montreal second on the club's all-time receiving list behind slotback Ben Cahoon (1...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 10:53 PM

More riot suspects charged in Vancouver

VANCOUVER - A man who was pummelled when he tried to stop a mob from smashing windows during the Stanley Cup riot last June is asking the public to help identify the people who beat him.Robert MacKay told a police news conference Tuesday that he wants everyone to watch the video of the crowd that...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 10:46 PM

Body found after standoff in Newfoundland

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says the body of a male was found in Seal Cove on Tuesday after police responded to a report that a man was barricaded in a house.Police say they received a call that a man had barricaded himself in the house at 10:45 a.m.The police department...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 10:35 PM

Shafia son files notice to appeal: lawyer

TORONTO - Just days after being convicted with his parents in the first-degree murders of four family members, Hamed Shafia has filed notice to appeal, his lawyer said Tuesday.Shafia, 21, has taken the first step by filing an inmate's notice to the Court of Appeal for Ontario, lawyer Patrick McCann...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 10:32 PM

Carbon monoxide blamed in Yukon family deaths

WHITEHORSE - Carbon monoxide appears to have caused the deaths of five people in a home in the Yukon capital of Whitehorse on Sunday.Fire Chief Clive Sparkes said when firefighters entered the home they detected 10 times the amount of carbon monoxide that would have set off a detector."We checked...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 10:13 PM

Liberals critical of NB Power accounting

FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's Opposition Liberals are accusing the province's Tory government of masking NB Power's true financial position.Finance critic Donald Arseneault says the premier and finance minister have been boasting about profits at the Crown-owned utility without mentioning its so-...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 10:08 PM

Mazatlan beating suspect casts doubt on confession

MAZATLAN, Mexico - Mexican authorities are standing by their arrest in the savage beating of a Canadian tourist after the man accused told a local newspaper he was forced to sign a confession he never read.Jose Ramon Acosta Quintero, 28, has admitted he hit Sheila Nabb in a hotel elevator, but...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 10:07 PM

TSXV closed at 1,631.85, up 8.34 points

TORONTO - The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Tuesday at 1,631.85, up 8.34 points. The volume was 265.91 million shares.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 9:59 PM

Financial market highlights on Tuesday

TORONTO - Highlights at the close of Tuesday's world financial market trading.Stocks:S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,452.15, up 15.74 pointsTSX Venture Exchange — 1,631.85, up 8.34 pointsTSX 60 — 709.18, up 0.18 of a pointDow — 12,632.91, down 20.81 pointsS&P 500 — 1,312.40, down 0.61 of a...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 9:53 PM

Canadian dollar closed at 99.72 cents US

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed at 99.72 cents US on Tuesday, unchanged from Monday's close.The U.S. dollar stood at 100.28 cents Cdn, unchanged.Pound sterling closed at C$1.5799, up 0.54 of a cent, and US$1.5755, up 0.54 of a cent.The Euro was worth C$1.3115, down 0.53 of a cent.Quotations...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 9:50 PM

Cars stranded in Newfoundland storm

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A snowstorm in Newfoundland temporarily stranded about 100 vehicles Tuesday on the Trans-Canada Highway west of St. John's.RCMP Const. Stephan Remillard says at one point, an elderly couple had to be evacuated by police from the area to ensure they had access to their medications...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 9:38 PM