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Nova Scotia legislature opens for spring sitting with speech from the throne

Nova Scotia legislature opens for spring sitting with speech from the throne

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia legislature began its first full sitting since the onset of the pandemic with a throne speech Tuesday that pledged a COVID-19 recovery review to ensure government programs meet public needs.

Electric vehicles expected to boost Canadian mining growth, industry panel agrees

CALGARY — Mining industry insiders say opportunities for Canada are rising with world demand, technical advances and political support for electric vehicles.
Halifax building named after the construction crane that fell on it during storm

Halifax building named after the construction crane that fell on it during storm

HALIFAX — An apartment building in downtown Halifax that was under construction when a crane fell on it during post-tropical storm Dorian has been renamed after the disaster that made it famous.
BuzzFeed closing HuffPost Canada's operations, 23 workers affected

BuzzFeed closing HuffPost Canada's operations, 23 workers affected

BuzzFeed is closing HuffPost Canada's operations and laying off 23 workers as part of a broad restructuring plan for the company, the U.S. digital media company said Tuesday.
Prince Edward Island auditor general tables annual report, warns of rising debt

Prince Edward Island auditor general tables annual report, warns of rising debt

CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island's auditor general warned about the province's debt as he tabled his annual report today in the legislature. Darren Noonan says the province's net debt increased by $81.5 million, for a total of $2.
Russia to make Sputnik V vaccine in Italy, a first in EU

Russia to make Sputnik V vaccine in Italy, a first in EU

MILAN — Russia has signed a deal to produce its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Italy, the first contract in the European Union, the Italian Russian Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday.
Inter Pipeline board unanimously rejects Brookfield Infrastructure hostile offer

Inter Pipeline board unanimously rejects Brookfield Infrastructure hostile offer

CALGARY — A hostile takeover offer by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP that values Inter Pipeline Ltd. at $7.1 billion has been officially rejected by the target company.
RBC CEO sees inflationary pressure building as economy bounces back

RBC CEO sees inflationary pressure building as economy bounces back

TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada chief executive David McKay said Tuesday he foresees inflationary pressure building in the economy as it rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Energy regulator invites comment on Trans Mountain pipeline's insurer secrecy request

Energy regulator invites comment on Trans Mountain pipeline's insurer secrecy request

CALGARY — The Canada Energy Regulator is inviting public comment on a request by the operator of the Trans Mountain pipeline to protect the identity of its insurers, with the comment period extending beyond the requested deadline.
NBA star Russell Westbrook scoring big with own philanthropy

NBA star Russell Westbrook scoring big with own philanthropy

Russell Westbrook is known for his magic on the basketball court, his finely honed fashion sense and his media interviews that have spawned memes and GIFs across social media.