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Consumer watchdog to probe Big Tech payment systems

Consumer watchdog to probe Big Tech payment systems

NEW YORK (AP) — In its first significant action under a new director, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ordering Apple, Amazon, PayPal and other tech giants to reveal how their proprietary payment networks function.

Jerry Pinkney, award-winning illustrator, dies at 81

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Pinkney, a prize-winning children's book illustrator known for his richly textured images of Black life, fables and fairy tales in works ranging from “The Lion and the Mouse” to “The Sunday Outing,” has died.
Precision Drilling Q3 revenue up more than 50% from year ago as drilling ramps up

Precision Drilling Q3 revenue up more than 50% from year ago as drilling ramps up

CALGARY — Precision Drilling Corp. is anticipating a significant increase in activity this winter, thanks to the most positive backdrop the company has experienced for its business in "more than a decade," according to chief executive Kevin Neveu.
Pornhub settles California lawsuit brought by 50 women, including Canadians

Pornhub settles California lawsuit brought by 50 women, including Canadians

MONTREAL — Pornhub and several affiliated companies have settled a lawsuit brought by 50 women who alleged it profited from pornographic videos published without their full consent.
'Her life became art': Martha Henry remembered for devotion to the stage

'Her life became art': Martha Henry remembered for devotion to the stage

STRATFORD, ONT. — Martha Henry, considered one of the greats of the Canadian stage, lived and breathed theatre up until her dying days.
City of Toronto seeks input on vacant home tax intended to increase housing supply

City of Toronto seeks input on vacant home tax intended to increase housing supply

Torontonians are being asked for their input on a new tax aimed at boosting housing supply amid the city's ongoing affordability crisis.
Consistent communication needed for kids COVID-19 vaccine rollout: experts

Consistent communication needed for kids COVID-19 vaccine rollout: experts

Kelly Grindrod remembers the confusion pharmacists felt last spring as Canada's COVID-19 vaccine policy changed rapidly throughout the rollout, sometimes with little warning.

Police charge driver they say was playing flute at the wheel

BURLINGTON, ONTARIO — Police in Burlington, Ont., say they have charged a driver who was allegedly caught playing the flute at the wheel. Halton police say they pulled over the driver Wednesday as part of an enforcement effort for distracted driving.
In 'Becoming Cousteau,' diving into the depths of Jacques

In 'Becoming Cousteau,' diving into the depths of Jacques

NEW YORK (AP) — Who was Jacques-Yves Cousteau, exactly? He was an oceanographer and explorer but held no scientific degree. He was an environmentalist whose voyages were nevertheless sometimes funded by oil companies seeking drilling sites.

Business groups expect strong uptake of Ontario QR code vaccine certificates

TORONTO — Ontario business groups expect strong uptake of the new provincial app used to verify patrons' proof of COVID-19 vaccination but say they'd like financial support from the government to cover extra costs associated with it.