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Ford defends Ontario's reopening plan as stay-home order lifts for 27 regions

Ford defends Ontario's reopening plan as stay-home order lifts for 27 regions

Premier Doug Ford defended the lifting of a stay-at-home order for most of Ontario on Tuesday amid warnings it could lead to a third wave of COVID-19.
Air Canada, Transat acquisition deal up in the air as deadline expires

Air Canada, Transat acquisition deal up in the air as deadline expires

MONTREAL — Air Canada's acquisition of Transat AT Inc. is up in the air after Canada's largest airline said it will not allow more time for the deal to go through. The acquisition was set to be completed by Feb.

Second City staff in Toronto to hold electronic union certification vote next week

CALGARY — Media union CWA Canada says comedy educators at The Second City in Canada and the United States have filed for union certification.
Black franchise owner sues McDonald's, cites persistent bias

Black franchise owner sues McDonald's, cites persistent bias

CLEVELAND — The Black owner of 14 McDonald's franchises says the company has shown more favourable treatment to white owners and denied him the opportunity to buy restaurants in more affluent communities, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed Tue
New this week: 'Nomadland,' 'Kenan' and Andra Day music

New this week: 'Nomadland,' 'Kenan' and Andra Day music

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
7-Eleven Canada working on in-store 'consumption areas' for beer and wine

7-Eleven Canada working on in-store 'consumption areas' for beer and wine

TORONTO — Convenience store chain 7-Eleven Canada says it is preparing many of its Ontario shops to serve beer and wine in the store. The company says it is planning in-store service of a small selection of Ontario-made beer and wine products.
Barrick Gold strikes deal to sell idled Lagunas Norte gold mine in Peru

Barrick Gold strikes deal to sell idled Lagunas Norte gold mine in Peru

TORONTO — Barrick Gold Corp. says it has struck a deal to sell its idled Lagunas Norte mine in Peru as part of an ongoing drive to off-load non-core assets.
'It's a long time coming': Tim Hortons' roll up the rim contest goes digital

'It's a long time coming': Tim Hortons' roll up the rim contest goes digital

One of Canada’s most recognized marketing campaigns is going fully digital as Tim Hortons swaps out printed messages under rolled up coffee rims for scanning a loyalty card or app.
Hexo to acquire Zenabis in $235-million deal, gain European pot market foothold

Hexo to acquire Zenabis in $235-million deal, gain European pot market foothold

Hexo Corp. will acquire competitor Zenabis Global Inc. in $235-million deal that will give the cannabis company a European foothold and strengthen its domestic business.
Cost of a single Bitcoin exceeds $50,000 for first time

Cost of a single Bitcoin exceeds $50,000 for first time

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The seemingly unstoppable rise of Bitcoin continued Tuesday with the cost of a single unit of the digital currency rising above $50,000 for the first time. The same Bitcoin just one year ago would have cost you $10,000.
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