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In mandate letter, PM tells Freeland to spend on temporary measures until crisis ends

In mandate letter, PM tells Freeland to spend on temporary measures until crisis ends

OTTAWA — Emergency spending to deal with the COVID-19 crisis must not outlast the pain it's meant to salve, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has instructed Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland in a newly released mandate letter.
BlackBerry, Facebook resolve patent fight in private deal

BlackBerry, Facebook resolve patent fight in private deal

WATERLOO, Ont. — BlackBerry says it has resolved its disputes with Facebook, after both companies had taken aim at each other's patents.
EU regulator: Hackers 'manipulated' stolen vaccine documents

EU regulator: Hackers 'manipulated' stolen vaccine documents

LONDON — The European Union's drug regulator said Friday that COVID-19 vaccine documents stolen from its servers by hackers have been not only leaked to the web, but “manipulated.
Picturesque lighthouse at Nova Scotia's Peggys Cove to get viewing platform

Picturesque lighthouse at Nova Scotia's Peggys Cove to get viewing platform

HALIFAX — Easily one of Canada's most recognizable landmarks, the rugged point of land surrounding the postcard-perfect lighthouse at Peggys Cove, N.S., will be getting a much-needed facelift this summer.
New Brunswick premier to appoint two commissioners to review Official Languages Act

New Brunswick premier to appoint two commissioners to review Official Languages Act

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs says he will appoint two commissioners to undertake a review of the province's Official Languages Act.
Review: 'Locked Down' mirrors our quarantine experiences

Review: 'Locked Down' mirrors our quarantine experiences

Doug Liman's “Locked Down,” one of the first and most ambitious films to be conceived and shot during the pandemic, is, like our own quarantine experiences, erratic, a little absurd and sporadically delightful.
Retail group: holiday sales up 8.3% amid big spending shift

Retail group: holiday sales up 8.3% amid big spending shift

NEW YORK — The nation’s largest retail trade group said Friday that holiday sales soared 8.3%, far exceeding its forecast even as the coronavirus kept shoppers away from physical stores.
Mr. WorldWide to NASCAR: Pitbull joins Trackhouse ownership

Mr. WorldWide to NASCAR: Pitbull joins Trackhouse ownership

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — New NASCAR team Trackhouse Racing has brought entertainer Pitbull on as an ownership partner for an organization making its debut next month at the Daytona 500.
Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, will read at Biden inaugural

Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, will read at Biden inaugural

NEW YORK — At age 22, poet Amanda Gorman, chosen to read at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, already has a history of writing for official occasions. "I have kind of stumbled upon this genre.
Quebec prosecutors won't appeal acquittals in Rozon, Salvail cases after review

Quebec prosecutors won't appeal acquittals in Rozon, Salvail cases after review

MONTREAL — The Crown says it won't appeal the acquittals in the cases of Quebec media stars Gilbert Rozon and Eric Salvail.