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Hard-hit businesses get rules, Feb. 1 start date for Liberals' $1-million loan fund

Hard-hit businesses get rules, Feb. 1 start date for Liberals' $1-million loan fund

OTTAWA — Companies that want in on a new federal loan program will have to show sharp revenue declines during the pandemic and that they have already applied for other business aid.
The list of fireable offences has grown thanks to COVID-19

The list of fireable offences has grown thanks to COVID-19

One year ago, hosting a pizza party with co-workers or showing up to work with stomach bug symptoms were unthinkable in terms of fireable offences.
Calgary's Enerplus announces US$465M takeover as court rules against N.D. pipeline

Calgary's Enerplus announces US$465M takeover as court rules against N.D. pipeline

CALGARY — Enerplus Corp. is increasing its bets on the Bakken light oil region in North Dakota with the purchase of a private rival for US$465 million, despite a legal fight that could shut down a major oil pipeline there.
Snotty Nose Rez Kids lead first-ever International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards nominees

Snotty Nose Rez Kids lead first-ever International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards nominees

Haisla Nation duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids are leading nominees at the first-ever International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Show. The two-day celebration will take place in Winnipeg on May 22 and 23, with the winners chosen by the public.
AP sources: Biden to pause oil and gas sales on public lands

AP sources: Biden to pause oil and gas sales on public lands

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S.
Gretzky memorabilia among items from museum in Niagara Falls, Ont., up for auction

Gretzky memorabilia among items from museum in Niagara Falls, Ont., up for auction

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — A jersey, puck and stick signed by hockey legend Wayne Gretzky are among Ontario museum items up for auction. The 42-year-old a Guinness World Records Museum in Niagara Falls permanently closed in September.
CREB: COVID-19, decreased demand for oil to hamper housing market in 2021

CREB: COVID-19, decreased demand for oil to hamper housing market in 2021

Calgary home sales, prices and new listings might be headed for a slight increase in 2021, but they’re likely still bound to be hampered by COVID-19 and reduced demand for oil, the city’s most prominent housing organization predicted Tuesday.
CMHC: Retail, construction and services workers have high share of mortgage deferrals

CMHC: Retail, construction and services workers have high share of mortgage deferrals

OTTAWA — Canada's housing authority says retail, construction and services workers were the most common deferrers of mortgage payments in the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic. New data from Canada's Mortgage and Housing Corp.
Turkmen ruler establishes holiday to honour local dog breed

Turkmen ruler establishes holiday to honour local dog breed

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan — Turkmenistan's autocratic leader has established a national holiday to honour the local dog breed, media reports said Tuesday.

Widespread internet outages hit northeast U.S.

Internet users across the northeast U.S. reported widespread outages Tuesday. Verizon reported a cut fiber in Brooklyn via Twitter, although it’s not clear if that issue is responsible for the entire outage.