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EDMONTON — CWB Financial Group raised its dividend and reported its fourth-quarter profit fell compared with year ago as its provision for credit losses rose. The bank says it upped its quarterly dividend by a penny to 32 cents per share. The increased payment to shareholders came as CWB reported common shareholders' net income of $67.7 million or 72 cents per share for the quarter ended Oct. 31, down from $90.0 million or $1.01 per diluted share a year earlier. Revenue totalled $279.8 million,
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday placed a well-known Russian paramilitary organization on a list of religious freedom violators alongside a number of notorious terrorist organizations. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced he had designated the Wagner Group as an “entity of particular concern" for its activities in the Central African Republic. Also on the list are Afghanistan’s Taliban, Nigeria’s Boko Haram, Somalia’s al-Shabab and two factions of the Islamic State gro
A former South Korean national security advisor was arrested on Saturday over his suspected manipulation of a 2020 case where a fisheries official was killed at sea by North Korean troops. The murder case has sparked controversy as the family of the official, Lee Dae-jun, refuted claims by the administration of former President Moon Jae-in that he sought to defect to the North due to gambling debts, mental health issues and an unhappy life. The incumbent President Yoon Suk-yeol's government has reversed that interpretation, saying there was no evidence of a defection attempt.
LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A former coal-fired power plant in New Jersey was imploded Friday, and its owners announced plans for a new $1 billion venture on the site, where batteries will be deployed to store power from clean energy sources including wind and solar. The move came as New Jersey moves aggressively to adopt clean energy, including its push to be the East Coast leader in offshore wind energy. Starwood Energy demolished the former Logan Generating Plant, with the head of New Jersey'
Retired corporal Christine Gauthier, who competed for Canada at the 2016 Paralympics, shocked MPs by testifying that she was offered, in writing, the opportunity for a medically assisted death — and that the Department of Veterans Affairs even offered to provide equipment.
Halifax Regional Police are turning to the public for help investigating a stabbing in downtown Halifax on Friday night. Officers responded to a report of an assault with a weapon in the 5000 block of Salter Street, near the waterfront, at 8:53 p.m. They found a person who had been stabbed. That person was taken to hospital with potentially serious injuries, police said in a news release. The release, issued just before 10 p.m. Friday, stated that investigators were at the scene. Members of the
Canada's time at the Qatar World Cup may not have ended in any wins, but has generated excitement for the game at home among young fans and players.
Parts of Canada recorded the coldest temperatures on the planet Friday morning!
There's no doubt that the respiratory virus season is hitting hard and fast this year. It's forcing hospitals across Canada to make some desperate changes. As Marney Blunt reports, all this comes amid cautions from the World Health Organization, as drastic measures are being considered worldwide to slow virus spread.
Team Canada’s World Cup run has come to an end after a 2-1 loss against Morroco. Despite the record of straight losses, the future looks bright for the team as Canada prepares to host the World Cup in 2026.
From a family living for seven years in a condemned home that was meant to be temporary to people with disabilities having to be carried in and out of their bathrooms, Canada's housing advocate says during a tour this fall of several Inuit communities she got a glimpse into the dire living conditions many have faced for years. "The current levels of federal investments are not adequate to remedy the human rights violations caused by the housing shortage," said Marie-Josee Houle. The independent,
A team of researchers from Newfoundland and Labrador are part of a project to search the Antarctic Ocean for the elusive colossal squid.
Migrant deaths in the Mediterranean are "unacceptable and almost always avoidable," Pope Francis said on Friday, renewing a call for policymakers across the region to address the issue in a manner "beneficial to all." The 85-year-old pontiff, son of Italian immigrants to Argentina, often speaks up for the rights of migrants, and has repeatedly denounced how the Mediterranean has turned into a "vast cemetery." "The inability to find common solutions [on migration] continues to lead to an unacceptable and almost always avoidable loss of lives, especially in the Mediterranean," Francis said in a message to Rome Med 2022, a foreign policy conference.
Over 4,000 Nova Scotia Power customers in Colchester and Cumberland counties were without power for seven hours following the theft of copper wire at a substation in Debert. The outage, which lasted from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, affected customers in an area from Lower Wentworth to Lower Onslow. Nova Scotia Power has reported a number of outages caused by thefts in recent years, including outages in Parrsboro and the Halifax area this year. MORE TOP STORIES
Bad weather left thousands of Quebecers out of power Saturday. As of 6:30 p.m, Hydro-Québec said strong winds had caused 281 outages across the province. The utility reported that 60,300 customers were without power by the end of the afternoon. The situation seemed to get worse every half hour, with the hardest-hit regions being Montérégie and the Laurentians. Hydro-Québec recorded 93 outages affecting 24,008 customers in Montérégie and 51 outages affecting 12,076 customers in the Laurentians. T
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SHANGHAI (AP) — The mourners in Shanghai lit candles and placed flowers. Someone scrawled “Urumqi, 11.24, Rest in Peace” in red on cardboard — referring to the deadly apartment fire in China’s western city of Urumqi that sparked anger over perceptions the country's strict COVID-19 measures played a role in the disaster. What started as a small vigil last weekend by fewer than a dozen people grew into a rowdy crowd of hundreds hours later. One woman defiantly shouted for Chinese leader Xi Jinping
NEW YORK — Worries about inflation weighed on Wall Street Friday, leaving major indexes mixed after a report showed wages for U.S. workers are accelerating, which is good news for them but could feed into even higher inflation for the nation. The S&P 500 ended 0.1% lower after having been down as much as 1.2% earlier in the day. The Nasdaq composite also trimmed its deficit, falling 0.2%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out a 0.1% gain. The indexes all notched gains for the week. Sto
A 22-year-old man is in critical condition after being struck by an impaired driver in Montreal's Ville-Marie tunnel early Saturday morning, police say. Sûreté du Québec spokesperson Nicolas Scholtus says the collision occurred around 4:15 a.m., when the man apparently pulled over on the Ville-Marie Expressway and got out of his car to check on a mechanical issue. The man was struck by another car driving east. He was taken to hospital with injuries that are considered to be life-threatening. Sc