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Auto show back in Detroit next year with focus on outdoors

Auto show back in Detroit next year with focus on outdoors

DETROIT (AP) — The head of Detroit's big international auto show says it will return to the Motor City next year, but with smaller indoor displays, and more emphasis on experiencing vehicles and technology outside.

Pornhub parent company MindGeek faces U.S. lawsuit over exploitation allegations

An international law firm has launched a lawsuit in the U.S. against Canadian company MindGeek over alleged sexual exploitation videos on one of its websites, Pornhub. Brown Rudnick LLP says the suit, filed in the U.S.
Alberta confirms two patient deaths from COVID-19 Delta variant at Calgary hospital

Alberta confirms two patient deaths from COVID-19 Delta variant at Calgary hospital

EDMONTON — A health official says two patients at Calgary’s Foothills hospital have died from the Delta variant of COVID-19 — and one had been fully immunized.
'A slippery slope towards cartel-like conduct:' New report on grocery wage fixing

'A slippery slope towards cartel-like conduct:' New report on grocery wage fixing

Canada's competition laws should be changed to prohibit cartel-like practices and wage-fixing deals in the country's grocery sector, a new report by the House of Commons industry committee says.
Commons committee calls for reshaping of EI to cover gig workers, self-employed

Commons committee calls for reshaping of EI to cover gig workers, self-employed

OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee is recommending a boost to the value and duration of employment insurance benefits, and expanding the system to cover gig workers and the self-employed.
Ottawa investing as much as $29M in company to make PPE mask material in Quebec

Ottawa investing as much as $29M in company to make PPE mask material in Quebec

MONTREAL — The federal government is investing as much as $29 million in a company building a factory in Montreal to make the specialized fabric needed to produce respirators and surgical masks. The money will go toward a $38.
Joshua Whitehead's Indigiqueer novel 'Jonny Appleseed' optioned for the screen

Joshua Whitehead's Indigiqueer novel 'Jonny Appleseed' optioned for the screen

VANCOUVER — Joshua Whitehead's celebrated debut novel "Jonny Appleseed" has been optioned for the screen.
Rapper IDK to launch music business program through Harvard

Rapper IDK to launch music business program through Harvard

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper IDK is launching a music business program through Harvard University for students of color.
Ottawa pledges $115 million in humanitarian aid for Venezuelan refugees

Ottawa pledges $115 million in humanitarian aid for Venezuelan refugees

OTTAWA — The federal government will provide $115 million in aid over two years for millions of Venezuelan asylum seekers living in countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean, said International Development Minister Karina Gould.

Alaska hiker chased off trail by bears flags down help

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska hiker who reported needing help following bear encounters on a trail reached a road and flagged down help Wednesday, authorities said.