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'Zero chance' of a cabinet shuffle this summer, senior official says

As cabinet ministers head back to their ridings this summer, a senior government official says they can be secure in the knowledge that they won't be shuffled out of their job before Parliament resumes sitting this fall. Despite rumours of prorogation as ... Read Full Article

On Home Capital, Warren Buffett doubles his money before he even starts

Warren Buffett is no stranger to taking advantage of dark times to turn a much-needed investment to his advantage. The Oracle of Omaha, whose Berkshire Hathaway emerged late Wednesday as a major owner of shares in Home Capital Group Inc., as well as a ... Read Full Article

OPEC Output Jumps in May

OPEC's plan to cut production and support prices is likely to be undone by increased output in the US, the International Energy Agency predicted Wednesday. The market wasn't caught by surprise by the IEA data, as on Tuesday, the American Petroleum ... Read Full Article

Growing missing middle spells serious consequences

They’ve refused to do what economists, policy analysts and wonks have been saying for years, which is downsize their homes and move into condo towers. They’ve created a housing problem that the national Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) says ... Read Full Article

Wall Street Sees Fed Putting Balance Sheet Over Rate Hikes

On Wednesday U.S. stocks closed mixed, with the Dow refreshing its closing record, as Wall Street assessed the Fed's rate hike decision. The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, after a pair of economic reports undershot expectations ... Read Full Article

BlackBerry swings to $671M quarterly profit despite lower sales

BlackBerry is reporting a $671 million US profit for the first quarter but its revenue was lower than expected, missing analyst estimates. The company says its revenue for the quarter was $235 million US — compared with estimates of $264.39 million US ... Read Full Article

Expansion And Diversification: Papua New Guinea’s Energy Sector

Rising demand and a need to boost connectivity to the national grid are driving rapid expansion in Papua New Guinea’s electricity sector, with a range of sources tapped to meet the government’s power access targets. Currently, PNG has less than 600 MW ... Read Full Article

Morgan Sindall Group PLC (MGNS) Insider Sells 13174 Shares of Stock

Therefore 78% are positive. Chemring Group PLC had 62 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 11 by Canaccord Genuity. On Friday, January 27 the stock rating was maintained by HSBC ... Read Full Article

Sears Canada store closures expected to have little impact on RioCan

TORONTO - RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:REI.UN) says the restructuring of Sears Canada is expected to have a far smaller impact on its business than when Target closed up shop in Canada. The Toronto-based real estate trust says seven of the 59 ... Read Full Article

SeaWorld subject of federal probes related to documentary

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - SeaWorld revealed in a public filing Friday that two federal agencies are investigating the company for matters related to CNN's "Blackfish" documentary. The company said it's the subject of separate probes -- one from the Justice ... Read Full Article

Xpress Natural Gas Expects to Expand Customer Base on Olympic Peninsula

The principle “energy attracts energy” seems to be at work at Satsop Business Park. Built as a nuclear power plant that was never finished, fueled or fired, the Satsop Business Park must have a special energy of its own. It keeps attracting various ... Read Full Article

US Government Bonds in Holding Pattern as Investors Await Inflation News

Instead she told a conference on housing and inequality here that the central bank has a limited role to play in solving problems that beset the world's largest economy. The Federal Reserve can be patient in setting monetary policy and the current rate may ... Read Full Article

Fed's Mester unmoved by weak United States inflation

That would be a blow to Trump's pledge to raise USA growth to 3 percent, and would leave the Fed setting policy based on the tepid 2 percent growth that has characterized the recovery. The Federal Reserve raised rates again this month, this time on the ... Read Full Article

Mississauga set to build boxed soccer pitch

The pitch is part of the city's ongoing efforts to bring recreational spaces to its dense urban centre. Councillor John Kovac stands next to a boxed soccer pitch the City of Mississauga piloted. (Courtesy the City of Mississauga) Councillor John ... Read Full Article

Politics News Headlines

Nebraska Democrat fired for saying he was 'glad' Rep. Scalise was shot

WASHINGTON (CNN) - A member of the Nebraska Democratic Party was fired Thursday morning after an audio recording of him surfaced on YouTube saying he was "glad" House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot at a congressional baseball game practice and wished ... Read Full Article

Liberals love Shepard Smith's Trump-bashing tirade over Comey tapes

In a separate interview on Fox News on Friday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer refuted suggestions that the president had been trying to intimidate James Comey when the president tweeted in May that the Federal Bureau of Investigation director ... Read Full Article

Democrats and the losing politics of contempt

After Blowing $31 Million In Georgia, Will The Dems' Anti-Trump Fever Break? First off, he notes that Democrat Archie Parnell, a little-known tax expert, fell just 3 percentage points short in Tuesday night's special congressional election in SC to replace ... Read Full Article

Centrists could partner with Alberta Party in lead up to 2019 election

A newly formed provincial political action committee (PAC) met in Red Deer on Saturday to discuss strategies to unite centrist voters in the lead up to the 2019 Alberta election. Alberta Together, a PAC led by former PC party president Katherine O'Neill ... Read Full Article

Why I now support abolishing the Senate

The Upper House of Canada’s Parliament no longer serves a useful purpose. It’s time to get rid of the 105 members who are appointed till age 75 but some act like they are toddlers. It’s time to get rid of the red chamber that is supposed to create ... Read Full Article

US Marines resume F-35 flights at Yuma Air Station

The $400 billion F-35 program is the Pentagon's most expensive weapons system in history. (CNN) - The Marine Corps said 14 of its F-35B fighters are back up and running just a day after software issues grounded the planes at an Arizona air field. Read Full Article

'Conservatives motivated by compassion': Scheer

New Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is running out of hours in the day to do all the work that needs doing. Scheer answers “time management” when asked about his biggest surprise since returning to Ottawa after his big win at the leadership ... Read Full Article

Consumer issues stemming from the GOP health care initiative

As of today, five Republican senators oppose the senate's bill. GOP leaders say repealing the ACA is necessary because premiums are skyrocketing on the health insurance exchanges and because states should have the flexibility to offer Americans more ... Read Full Article

NDP and Greens Attack Throne Speech: ‘You Have to Change Before an Election’

‘You can’t change after an election. You have to change before an election,’ said NDP leader John Horgan of what the Liberals promised in their throne speech. Photo by Katie Hyslop. Leaders of the NDP and Green Party said their MLAs would vote ... Read Full Article

Feinstein: With Kent State Violence in Mind, Campuses Have Right to Regulate Speakers

WASHINGTON – Should college campuses welcome all forms of speech, regardless of potential controversy and risks of violence? That was the central question during a hearing Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee at which lawmakers, experts and ... Read Full Article

NDP Leadership Candidates Grapple with Strategic Voting

Leadership candidate Niki Ashton says New Democrats can’t allow the Liberals to ‘out left’ them. Photo: Facebook. Unabashedly progressive policies and a shift to proportional representation are keys to keeping the federal New Democrats from being ... Read Full Article

CIA knew Putin sought to boost Trump in elections

WASHINGTON: The CIA had top-level intelligence last August that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered an operation to help Donald Trump win the US presidential race, the Washington Post reported Friday. The intelligence shocked the White ... Read Full Article

Beef up protections in solitary confinement bill: Editorial

For those locked in solitary confinement in federal prisons across the country a glimmer of light has emerged. Under Bill C-56, tabled in the House of Commons this week, Ottawa will put an end to indefinite administrative segregation by imposing a ... Read Full Article

Democratic lawmaker criticizes party brand, Pelosi

He tried and failed last fall to unseat Pelosi as House minority leader. The House minority leader has served as the face of House Democrats since she helped engineer her party regain control of the House of Representatives in 2007 to become the first ... Read Full Article

Entertainment Headlines

U2 gives it all but fans want more

“Set me alight — we’ll punch a hole right through the night!” sang U2 frontman Bono on The Joshua Tree’s evocatively cinematic tune, In God’s Country, at Rogers Centre Friday night. And so the Irish band did. Actually, what really happened was ... Read Full Article

Chinese Canadian soldier honoured in Kamloops and France for Battle of Vimy Ridge

Frederick Lee of Kamloops died a century ago in battle during the First World War but his story is only just being told now. At age 21, Lee was killed during the Battle of Hill 70 at Vimy Ridge. He is one of hundreds of Chinese Canadians who volunteered to ... Read Full Article

Jeremy Corbyn gets rock star welcome at Glastonbury Festival

LONDON — Britain’s famed Glastonbury music festival has embraced an unlikely headline act: Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Corbyn, 68, received a rock star welcome from thousands of festival-goers, who chanted his name and held up signs that read ... Read Full Article

Small but mighty: How Canada’s military produces some of the world’s best snipers

“Canada has the best sniper training program in the world. I’ve been saying this for years.” It may sound like a bold statement, but Rob Furlong is among a tiny handful of people with the credibility to make such a brash assertion. Back in 2002, then ... Read Full Article

Al Capone's song, pocket watch fetch over $100K at auction

BOSTON — Artifacts connected to some of the nation’s most notorious gangsters sold for more than $100,000 at auction Saturday. A diamond pocket watch that belonged to Al Capone and was produced in Chicago in the 1920s, along with a handwritten musical ... Read Full Article

'Bit of a loose cannon': Why Prince Harry's musings on the monarchy may not be so surprising after all

Janet Davison is a CBC senior writer and editor based in Toronto. At first, it all seemed rather shocking — there was Prince Harry, fifth in line for the throne, suggesting no one in the Royal Family wants the top job. The 32-year-old prince's interview ... Read Full Article

U2's Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour

If you didn’t get a chance to see U2 at their remaining Canadian stop in Toronto at the Rogers Centre Friday night, there’s still a chance to get in the car, cross the border and catch them on Sept. 3 and 5 in Detroit (Ford Field) and Buffalo, NY (New ... Read Full Article

The Latest: Utah woman speaks about London attack

SALT LAKE CITY — The Latest on a concert held in honour of a Utah man killed in a high-profile London attack (all times local): 3:10 p.m. A Utah woman injured in a high-profile London attack on Westminster Bridge says she was looking at her camera and ... Read Full Article

The 100: Season 4 Review

Note: this is a mostly spoiler-free review of The 100: Season 4, which is currently available on Netflix in the US (and will hit DVD and Blu-ray on July 18th). I'll discuss basic character and plot details, and provide a proper spoiler warning for some ... Read Full Article

Filming complete for new season of award-winning web series The Drive

Wherever you go, you can always come home. Award-winning, locally filmed web series The Drive – which follows the lives and loves of friends residing on Commercial Drive in east Vancouver – has wrapped principal photography on its second season and ... Read Full Article

VIMIC Feat. Former SLIPKNOT Drummer JOEY JORDISON: Video Footage Of Peoria, Illinois Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of VIMIC, the new band featuring former SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, perfoming on June 20 at the Limelight Eventplex in Peoria, Illinois as the support act for IN THIS MOMENT can be seen below. VIMIC's debut album was originally ... Read Full Article

Lamar Odom Trashes Stephen A. Smith Over "Crack" Comments

Smith was simply aghast at how Jackson was running the Knicks and even brought up how in his first ever move in NY the Zen Master signed his former Los Angeles Lakers disciple Lamar Odom. The letter also says that Odom was actively using crack when Jackson ... Read Full Article

DEE SNIDER Pays Tribute To CHRIS CORNELL With 'Outshined' Performance (Video)

TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider paid tribute to Chris Cornell by performing the SOUNDGARDEN classic "Outshined" on June 16 at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium. Professionally filmed video footage of his rendition can be seen below. Cornell was ... Read Full Article

Lance Armstrong, government spar over evidence ahead of $100M fraud trial

AUSTIN, Texas -- Lance Armstrong's $100 million fraud trial is months away, yet his fight with the government and former teammate-turned-rival Floyd Landis is heating up. Armstrong wants to bar potential testimony and evidence from some of his most dogged ... Read Full Article

Tech/Science Headlines

'Unprecedented event': 6 North Atlantic right whales found dead in June

Jordan Gill is from Red Rock, New Brunswick. He is a CBC reporter based out of Fredericton. Since June 7, six North Atlantic right whales have been found dead, floating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in a loss that amounts to more than one per cent of the ... Read Full Article

UK Parliament Suffers 'Sustained' Cyber-Attack As All MPs Targeted By Hackers, Sources Tell HuffPost UK

The UK Parliament has come under a “sustained and determined” cyber-attack aimed at MPs and their offices, HuffPost UK can reveal. The House of Commons and Lords were targeted by hackers on Friday morning in a bid to identify weak passwords of “all ... Read Full Article

U.K. Parliament investigating cyberattack on user accounts

LONDON -- British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts." A statement from the House of Commons said that as a precaution, remote email ... Read Full Article

Oregon expecting thousands for first U.S continent-wide solar eclipse in 99 years

MADRAS, Ore. — Just before sunrise, there’s typically nothing atop Round Butte but the whistle of the wind and a panoramic view of Oregon’s second-highest peak glowing pink in the faint light. But on Aug. 21, local officials expect this lookout point ... Read Full Article

Hate crimes reported to police jump 30 per cent between 2015 and 2016

Ottawa police responded to 103 incidents of hate crime in 2016, the highest count for such activities in the past five years. The number of incidents police officers were called to last year represented a 30.4-per-cent jump from the 79 they responded to in ... Read Full Article

How NATO is getting serious about Russia

The 2001 Lithuanian general census found the population of Stašėnai, a dot-on-the-map village whose existence is barely perceptible amid flat and verdant farmland northwest of Vilnius, to be 66 souls. By the next census, a decade later, the figure had ... Read Full Article

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Villains and Vanguards

Summer is in full swing now, folks, which means you’re probably reading this on your porch, or patio, or balcony. Crank up that screen brightness and get reading! This week we have a variety of features, including a Vanguard and an Insight, as well as ... Read Full Article

US asks Supreme Court to take up Microsoft fight over email privacy

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - The U.S. Justice Department wants the Supreme Court to take up a years-long court fight with Microsoft. The case tests the reach of government warrants for private emails. At issue is a 2016 court ruling that determined that Microsoft ... Read Full Article

Clemenger Melbourne named Cannes Lion Agency of the Year 2017

The agency has had a stellar year in Cannes, winning 56 Lions in total, with its Meet Graham work for Transport Accident Commission and Hungerithm for Snickers behind the bulk of the success. "Meet Graham" won 29 Lions including two Grand Prix in Health ... Read Full Article

Canada 150: What will B.C. look like 50 years from now?

Waves of immigration that have shaped Metro Vancouver in decades past will continue to do so in the future — but by the year 2067 will come with a twist. By that time, thanks to climate change, it is likely that many of the immigrants flocking to British ... Read Full Article

Pokemon GO ramps up for its second summer

In an effort to keep Pokémon GO‘s sizable 65 million worldwide player base on board—and find new recruits who didn’t get hooked last summer—developer Niantic and The Pokémon Company have unleashed a raft of new updates for their groundbreaking AR ... Read Full Article

Travis steps down as UBER CEO amidst increased investor pressure

On Tuesday, the founder and CEO of successful tech and transportation company Uber officially resigned from his position, a decision which came in response to calls for his resignation from numerous company's investors. Mr. Kalanick, 40, consulted with at ... Read Full Article

SpaceX kicks off rocket launch double feature

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - SpaceX just kicked off this weekend's rocket launch double feature. The private space company -- headed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk -- blasted a communications satellite into orbit from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Read Full Article

Ex-MP Dean Del Mastro released from jail as second appeal on election charges heard

Former Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro was ordered released from jail in Lindsay Thursday as his second appeal on election charges wrapped up in Toronto. A panel of three judges ordered him released and chose to reserve their decision on his appeal after ... Read Full Article

Sports News Headlines

Hamonic's contract is financial value in today's NHL

CHICAGO - What the Maple Leafs learned on Saturday afternoon: James vanRiemsdyk may not be the trade chip they believed him to be. Lou Lamoriello was taking a run at Travis Hamonic, the rather affordable yet certainly expensive right-handed shooting ... Read Full Article

NHL draft partially upstaged by torrent of trades

On Friday morning, each of the 31 general managers and their trusted hockey departments rose early for the big NHL draft weekend in Chicago. There were trades to be made and last-minute politicking from scouts to persuade their respective bosses about ... Read Full Article

Flames acquire defenceman Travis Hamonic from Islanders

CHICAGO — Within the span of two phone calls, the personal and professional lives of Travis Hamonic changed irrevocably. The first came from New York Islanders executive Garth Snow, the only general manager he had ever known as a professional. Shortly ... Read Full Article

Frontenacs GM Gilmour a fan of Leafs’ gigantic fifth-round pick Eerneli Rasanen

CHICAGO - Doug Gilmour has a warning for those opposing forwards who cut into the middle against hulking 6-foot-6 Kingston Frontenacs defenceman Eemeli Rasanen, drafted by the Maple Leafs in the second round Saturday. Do so at your own risk. “He hits ... Read Full Article

Impact can't keep pace as Crew run wild in 2nd

Federico Higuain scored two more goals and the Columbus Crew beat the Montreal Impact 4-1 on Saturday night. Higuain has five goals in his last four MLS games. He leads the Crew (8-9-1) with nine. Higuain scored in the 17th minute on a free kick a few ... Read Full Article

Host Russia exits Confederations Cup after loss to Mexico

KAZAN, Russia — Host nation Russia fought valiantly but could not avoid early elimination at the Confederations Cup after a 2-1 loss to Mexico on Saturday, a result that secured the Mexicans a place in the semifinals of the World Cup warm-up tournament. Read Full Article

Impact lose 4-1 in Columbus as defence falls apart

The Impact’s 4-1 loss to the Crew Saturday night in Columbus is one that could come back to haunt them. After the teams headed into halftime tied 1-1 on goals by Columbus’s Federico Higuain in the 17th minute and Montreal’s Anthony Jackson-Hamel in ... Read Full Article

Refs vs. Redblacks? Nobody was perfect in season opener

A couple of hours after Friday night’s game, football fans wearing Ottawa Redblacks colours at packed bars around TD Place were still rip-roaring mad at what they described as “brutal” officiating. Some Redblacks players certainly felt the same way. Read Full Article

Toronto Blue Jays' bullpen plays giveaway in ugly ninth-inning loss to Kansas City Royals

KANSAS CITY — This one left a mark that isn’t likely to go away for a while. Nor will the stench of a Toronto Blue Jays’ loss so ugly it almost defies description. Start with blowing a three-run lead with two out in the bottom of the ninth and go ... Read Full Article

Connor McDavid caps breakout season by winning Hart Trophy as league MVP during NHL Awards

LAS VEGAS — Connor McDavid said he was worried about his speech. Not necessarily what he was going to say, but just that he was going to have to stand up and say something. “I hate that part,” he said. “I’m not going to be the guy giving the big ... Read Full Article

ZEISBERGER: Canadian teams continue to make waves

CHICAGO — To see Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving stocking up on skill in the so-called arms race with the Edmonton Oilers is an indication of how far the talent level and expectations of the NHL’s Canadian-based teams has become. Read Full Article

Portugal's Santos and Ronaldo criticise St Petersburg pitch

New Zealand sought to tighten things up at the back at the start of the second half, with their surrounding of Ronaldo on one instance indicative of a relative improvement. "We know that in the semi-finals both Chile and Germany are great teams, but we are ... Read Full Article

Jordan Spieth stays in front at Travelers Championship

CROMWELL, CONN.—Jordan Spieth continues to play just a little better than anyone else at the Travelers Championship. The 23-year-old Texan closed with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 4-under 66 on Saturday, giving him a one-stroke lead for the third straight ... Read Full Article

Virat Kohli opens up about Anil Kumble's resignation

According to same report, when the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) chose to stick to Anil Kumble, Virat Kohli used his veto power and made it clear that he will not continue as India's captain if Anil Kumble is given an extension. That is what the whole ... Read Full Article