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Alton Gas cavern project in Nova Scotia scrapped by Calgary-based AltaGas

Alton Gas cavern project in Nova Scotia scrapped by Calgary-based AltaGas

HALIFAX — Alberta-based AltaGas has abandoned its plan to create huge salt caverns north of Halifax to store natural gas, saying the Alton Gas storage project is no longer part of its business focus.
Giuliani associate convicted of campaign finance crimes

Giuliani associate convicted of campaign finance crimes

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York jury convicted a former associate of Rudy Giuliani on Friday of charges that he made illegal campaign contributions to influence U.S. politicians and advance his business interests.
Industry welcomes Canada's lifting of global advisory against non-essential travel

Industry welcomes Canada's lifting of global advisory against non-essential travel

CALGARY — The travel industry is welcoming what it calls the federal government's "long overdue" move to lift a global advisory asking Canadians to avoid non-essential travel outside the country.
US budget deficit hits $2.77 trillion in 2021, 2nd highest

US budget deficit hits $2.77 trillion in 2021, 2nd highest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. budget deficit totaled $2.77 trillion for 2021, the second highest on record but an improvement from the all-time high of $3.13 trillion reached in 2020.
Nova Scotia eyeing taxes for homebuyers coming from outside the province

Nova Scotia eyeing taxes for homebuyers coming from outside the province

Buying a home in Nova Scotia may soon be more expensive for people from outside the province.
Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 2.1 per cent in August

Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 2.1 per cent in August

OTTAWA — Canadian retail sales rose 2.1 per cent to $57.2 billion in August, boosted by gains at food and beverage stores, gasoline stations and clothing and clothing accessories stores.
Corus Entertainment reports $19.9M Q4 profit, revenue up 13% from year ago

Corus Entertainment reports $19.9M Q4 profit, revenue up 13% from year ago

TORONTO — Corus Entertainment Inc. reported a fourth-quarter profit of $19.9 million, down from $30.3 million in the same quarter last year, as its revenue grew more than 10 per cent.
Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in kids

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in kids

Pfizer says kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine are safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing infections in elementary school children. Details of the study were posted online Friday as U.S.
COVID vaccine: CDC expands booster rollout, OKs mixing shots

COVID vaccine: CDC expands booster rollout, OKs mixing shots

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different company’s vaccine for that next shot, federal health officials said Thursday.
California proposes new oil drilling ban near neighborhoods

California proposes new oil drilling ban near neighborhoods

SACRAMENTO, Calif.