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Economic loss would have exceeded gains if Edmonton had held World Cup games: expert

Economic loss would have exceeded gains if Edmonton had held World Cup games: expert

EDMONTON — An economics professor says Edmonton should be happy it was not selected to host games for the 2026 FIFA World Cup because the cost would have exceeded the economic benefits.
Ottawa launches first phase of Canada Greener Home Loan program

Ottawa launches first phase of Canada Greener Home Loan program

Ottawa has launched the first phase of its plan to offer interest-free loans to Canadians planning upgrades that will have a significant impact in reducing their home’s environmental footprint.
Growing number of companies end mandatory vaccination as COVID-19 restrictions ease

Growing number of companies end mandatory vaccination as COVID-19 restrictions ease

MONTREAL — A growing swath of Canadian companies are no longer requiring employees to be vaccinated to come to work, as corporate policies ease in step with public health guidelines.
Bausch Health suspends plans for initial public offering of Solta Medical

Bausch Health suspends plans for initial public offering of Solta Medical

LAVAL, Que. — Bausch Health Companies Inc. is suspending plans for an initial public offering of its Solta Medical business due to what it says are challenging market conditions and other factors.
Vince McMahon will step down during WWE misconduct probe

Vince McMahon will step down during WWE misconduct probe

Vince McMahon is stepping down as CEO and chairman of WWE during an an investigation into alleged misconduct involving the longtime leader and public face of the organization.
FDA authorizes 1st COVID-19 shots for infants, preschoolers

FDA authorizes 1st COVID-19 shots for infants, preschoolers

U.S. regulators on Friday authorized the first COVID-19 shots for infants and preschoolers, paving the way for vaccinations to begin next week.
European Union executive: Make Ukraine a member candidate

European Union executive: Make Ukraine a member candidate

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive arm on Friday recommended making Ukraine a candidate for EU membership, a morale booster and a first step on what is expected to be a long road for the war-torn country to join the 27-nation bloc.
Cannabis company Hexo's Zenabis subsidiary files for CCAA protection

Cannabis company Hexo's Zenabis subsidiary files for CCAA protection

GATINEAU, Que. — Cannabis company Hexo Corp. says Zenabis Global Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, has filed for protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.
Experts torn over when 'demand destruction' could trigger gasoline price relief

Experts torn over when 'demand destruction' could trigger gasoline price relief

CALGARY — There's a famous saying that 'the cure for high prices is high prices,' but when it comes to gasoline, that may not necessarily be the case.
Asian stocks follow Wall St lower on economy fears

Asian stocks follow Wall St lower on economy fears

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday after Wall Street fell on fears interest rate hikes will depress global economic activity. Tokyo, Seoul and Sydney fell. Shanghai and Hong Kong advanced.