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Observers see rays of hope for 2021 in Canada's gloomy oil and gas sector

Observers see rays of hope for 2021 in Canada's gloomy oil and gas sector

CALGARY — The sombre mood that has gripped the Calgary-based oilpatch for several years is starting to show flickers of hope, with more financially secure companies making moves to grow in 2021.
Asia Today: Outbreak grows in Sydney’s beach suburbs

Asia Today: Outbreak grows in Sydney’s beach suburbs

SYDNEY, Australia — The outbreak in Sydney’s northern beach suburbs has grown to 70 cases with an additional 30 in the last 24 hours, and authorities say they may never be able to trace the source.
Asia Today: Sydney beach suburbs in lockdown as cases rise

Asia Today: Sydney beach suburbs in lockdown as cases rise

SYDNEY, Australia — Sydney’s northern beaches will enter a lockdown similar to the one imposed during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March as a cluster of cases in the area increased to 41.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,534.63, down 118.31 points.) Sabina Gold and Silver Corp. (TSX:SBB). Materials. Down 16 cents, or 5.25 per cent, to $2.89 on 22.
Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations want consultation on COVID casino closures

Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations want consultation on COVID casino closures

REGINA — The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is calling on the Saskatchewan government to consult with First Nations before shutting down casinos, which it says wasn't done before this weekend.
North American markets fall despite record start as U.S. stimulus talks hit snag

North American markets fall despite record start as U.S. stimulus talks hit snag

TORONTO — North American stock markets faded following a strong start Friday after U.S. stimulus negotiations hit a snag. The three U.S. markets hit record highs in morning trading before falling on political infighting that prevented U.S.
Quebec provincial pension fund invests $1 billion in clean energy company Invenergy

Quebec provincial pension fund invests $1 billion in clean energy company Invenergy

MONTREAL — Quebec's provincial pension fund manager announced Friday that it will invest $1 billion in Invenergy Renewables, which develops, owns and operates wind and solar power projects.

Cargill idles meat plant in Guelph, Ont., following COVID-19 outbreak

GUELPH, Ont. — A meat-processing plant in Guelph, Ont., is temporarily closing following a COVID-19 outbreak. The Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph public health unit said on Thursday that at least 82 people at the Cargill plant have tested positive.
Kobe Bryant's widow slams lawsuit from mom seeking support

Kobe Bryant's widow slams lawsuit from mom seeking support

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant’s widow has denounced a lawsuit from her mother claiming she is owed years of pay for working as an unpaid assistant and support promised by the basketball legend, who was killed in a helicopter crash in January.
Ontario judge dismisses appliance chain's bid to be considered a 'hardware store'

Ontario judge dismisses appliance chain's bid to be considered a 'hardware store'

An Ontario judge has dismissed a bid by Canadian Appliance Source to be considered a hardware store in order to be deemed an essential service and remain open to in-person shopping under the province's lockdown rules.