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New federal rule bars transgender school bathroom bans, but it likely isn't the final word

New federal rule bars transgender school bathroom bans, but it likely isn't the final word

A new rule from President Joe Biden's administration blocking blanket policies to keep transgender students from using school bathrooms that align with their gender identity could conflict with laws in Republican-controlled states.
Rail spikes hammered, bullet train being built from Sin City to the City of Angels

Rail spikes hammered, bullet train being built from Sin City to the City of Angels

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A $12 billion passenger bullet train linking Las Vegas and the Los Angeles area was dubbed the first true high-speed rail line in the nation on Monday, with the private company building it predicting millions of ticket-buyers will be
Jury: BNSF Railway contributed to 2 deaths in Montana town where asbestos sickened thousands

Jury: BNSF Railway contributed to 2 deaths in Montana town where asbestos sickened thousands

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal jury on Monday said BNSF Railway contributed to the deaths of two people who were exposed to asbestos decades ago when tainted mining material was shipped through a Montana town where thousands have been sickened.
Alberta introduces legislation to reduce high power bill fees for Calgarians

Alberta introduces legislation to reduce high power bill fees for Calgarians

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is stepping in to stop Calgary residents from being forced to pay hefty surcharges on their power bills.
Labour minister announces inquiry into costly 2023 port strike in B.C.

Labour minister announces inquiry into costly 2023 port strike in B.C.

GATINEAU, Que. — Federal Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan says he has appointed an Industrial Inquiry Commission to dig deeper into the underlying causes of B.C.'s port strike last summer.
Canada to force plastic makers to report how much they make, reuse and recycle

Canada to force plastic makers to report how much they make, reuse and recycle

OTTAWA — Canada is creating a national registry to track plastic production and pollution, Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault said Monday, with Ottawa set to host another round of negotiations toward a global treaty to end plastic waste.
Gildan replacing five directors ahead of AGM, will back two Browning West nominees

Gildan replacing five directors ahead of AGM, will back two Browning West nominees

MONTREAL — Gildan Activewear Inc. is making changes to its board of directors in an attempt to head off a move by an activist shareholder looking to replace a majority of the board at its annual meeting next month. U.S.
Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (21,871.96, up 64.59 points): Enbridge Inc (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up 46 cents, or one per cent, to $48.43 on 18.6 million shares.
S&P/TSX composite recovers from early losses to close higher Monday

S&P/TSX composite recovers from early losses to close higher Monday

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index recovered from early losses to end higher Monday along with U.S. stock markets.
Union files application to represent workers at Amazon facility in Laval, Que.

Union files application to represent workers at Amazon facility in Laval, Que.

LAVAL, Que. — A Quebec-based union says it has filed an application to represent hundreds of Amazon.com Inc. workers at a warehouse in the province.
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