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Cogeco to buy fellow Quebec cable, internet provider DERYtelecom for $405 million

Cogeco to buy fellow Quebec cable, internet provider DERYtelecom for $405 million

MONTREAL — Cogeco Communications said Wednesday it plans to buy DERYTelecom for $405 million, adding about 100,000 internet and cable customers in its home province of Quebec.
Meet Amit Mehta, the judge for Google's antitrust case

Meet Amit Mehta, the judge for Google's antitrust case

The Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Google has a judge: Obama appointee Amit Mehta, who was assigned the case Wednesday morning in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He went to elite U.S.
Manitoba government raises fines for COVID-19 violations amid higher numbers

Manitoba government raises fines for COVID-19 violations amid higher numbers

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government has increased fines for people and businesses who ignore public health orders — its latest move to try to reverse rising COVID-19 case numbers.
Experts say counterfeit hand sanitizer recall at Dollarama is a lesson for retailers

Experts say counterfeit hand sanitizer recall at Dollarama is a lesson for retailers

TORONTO — Dollarama Inc. is removing a counterfeit and recalled hand sanitizer from its shelves, which experts say should serve as a reminder of how important it is for retailers and consumers to do their due diligence when shopping.

Western Canadian oil output still down after restoring some COVID cutbacks, CER says

CALGARY — The Canada Energy Regulator says most, but not all, western Canadian oil production has been restored after being cut because of low prices amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges

WASHINGTON — Drugmaker Purdue Pharma, the company behind OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billi
Restaurants in COVID hot spots doubt cold-weather patios will save the industry

Restaurants in COVID hot spots doubt cold-weather patios will save the industry

TORONTO — Erin Gamelin started scouring the internet for a cost-effective version of the outdoor dining pods she’d seen photos of online when stricter public health measures shut down indoor dining in Ontario's COVID-19 hot spots this month.
Canada Post urging early Christmas shopping as it gears up for online shopping rush

Canada Post urging early Christmas shopping as it gears up for online shopping rush

OTTAWA — Canada Post is urging Canadians to shop early this holiday season to avoid the late arrival of gifts caused by a pandemic-induced shift to online shopping.
From Detroit to Oakland, pandemic threatens urban renewal

From Detroit to Oakland, pandemic threatens urban renewal

DETROIT — Downtown Detroit was returning to its roots as a vibrant city centre , motoring away from its past as the model of urban ruin.
Make sure your home insurance covers renovation risks, experts advise

Make sure your home insurance covers renovation risks, experts advise

CALGARY — Homeowners across the country are spending big bucks to upgrade or enlarge their homes as the reality sinks in that many workers won't be heading back to the office any time soon due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.