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Ontario court says 'wisdom and efficacy' of lockdown rules 'open to question'

Ontario court says 'wisdom and efficacy' of lockdown rules 'open to question'

An Ontario court says the "wisdom and efficacy" of the province's lockdown measures allowing big box stores that happen to sell groceries to remain fully open — potentially generating more customer traffic — is "open to question.

Robots with rhythm: Boston Dynamics' dancing androids a hit

WALTHAM, Mass. — These robots have rhythm. Boston Dynamics released a video on Tuesday showing four of its robots dancing to the 1962 hit “Do You Love Me?” by The Contours, and it caught fire online.
US home contract signings at record levels in November

US home contract signings at record levels in November

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes declined last month, but was still a record high for November when a seasonal slowdown traditionally seeps into the real estate market.

Probe: Lax oversight let alleged cheats get Cyprus passport

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Authorities in Cyprus should consider stripping citizenship from a dozen individuals over their alleged involvement in acts of theft and fraud, according to the findings of a probe into 42 foreign nationals who obtained a Cypriot pa
Iranian women's group empowers amid pandemic by making masks

Iranian women's group empowers amid pandemic by making masks

TEHRAN, Iran — As the coronavirus pandemic ravages Iran, home to the Mideast’s worst outbreak, a women’s group hopes to empower its members by helping them make and sell face masks.
Two workers killed in collision at Suncor oilsands mine near Fort McMurray

Two workers killed in collision at Suncor oilsands mine near Fort McMurray

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Suncor Energy Inc. says it is standing down mine operations at an oilsands site in northern Alberta following the deaths of two workers.
S&P/TSX composite drifts down; U.S. markets close lower after Monday's records

S&P/TSX composite drifts down; U.S. markets close lower after Monday's records

TORONTO — Amid light volumes, Canada's main stock index closed lower on Tuesday, its first day of trading after the holiday weekend, while U.S. indexes fell back from record highs set on Monday.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,543.43, down 80.45 points.) Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Down 30 cents, or 1.37 per cent, to $21.59 on 9.5 million shares.

Pipeline spills about 400,000 litres, some enters North Saskatchewan River

CALGARY — Contaminated water that leaked from an oilfield pipeline on Christmas Day has entered the North Saskatchewan River but has had no detectable impact on it, says a spokesman for Calgary-based oil and gas producer ARC Resources Ltd.
Toronto real estate board data conflicts continue despite 2016 ruling

Toronto real estate board data conflicts continue despite 2016 ruling

Toronto-area homebuyers could be forgiven in 2016 for assuming the doors had been thrown open to the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board's sales data in the wake of a landmark ruling by the Competition Tribunal.