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B.C. tourism operators, hotels, lodges can apply for COVID-19 grants

B.C. tourism operators, hotels, lodges can apply for COVID-19 grants

VICTORIA — Tourism operators in British Columbia can apply for financial help from a $15-million relief fund to cover some of their losses due to COVID-19. The provincial government says B.C.
Netflix upping U.S., Canada prices with competition growing

Netflix upping U.S., Canada prices with competition growing

NEW YORK — Netflix is raising prices for its video streaming customers in the U.S. and Canada, less than a year and a half since its last price increase , as competition from other streaming services increases.
CDC encourages more Americans to consider N95 masks

CDC encourages more Americans to consider N95 masks

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday encouraged more Americans to wear the kind of N95 or KN95 masks used by health-care workers to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Those kinds of masks are considered better at filtering the air.

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 (21,357.56, up 64.60 points.) Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Up 59 cents, or 1.7 per cent, to $35.45 on 12.1 million shares.
S&P/TSX composite rebounds from weak morning start to snap two-week skid

S&P/TSX composite rebounds from weak morning start to snap two-week skid

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index snapped a two-week skid by bouncing back from a weak morning prompted by tepid U.S. retail sales and an underwhelming start to fourth-quarter U.S. bank earnings. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 64.

Oil Sands Alliance to focus on industry sustainability, advancing net-zero ambitions

CALGARY — Canada's largest oilsands companies have formed a new advocacy group they say will help to advance the sustainable development and operation of their industry. The Oil Sands Alliance was established Jan.

DSquared2 designers welcome fashion crowd back to Milan

MILAN (AP) — Dean and Dan Caten gave a heart-felt welcome to the guests, including Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, assembled Friday for the Canadian designing twins' first live show in two years as Milan Fashion Week opened with a glimmer of opti
#BettyWhiteChallenge raising money and awareness for animals

#BettyWhiteChallenge raising money and awareness for animals

The late Betty White was a tireless lifetime advocate for animals, from caring for those without homes to launching her own weekly TV show, “The Pet Set,” dedicated to her celebrity friends and their pets.
Colette Watson named new president of Rogers Sports and Media

Colette Watson named new president of Rogers Sports and Media

TORONTO — Colette Watson is becoming the new president of Rogers Sports and Media. She will officially replace Jordan Banks in the role on Monday. Banks is leaving Rogers after more than two years as president.
UK leader's office apologizes for party before royal funeral

UK leader's office apologizes for party before royal funeral

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson's office apologized to the royal family on Friday for holding staff parties in Downing Street on the eve of Prince Philip's funeral last year — the latest in a catalogue of allegedly lockdown-breaching gatherings that are