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Report: Company tells radio hosts stop stolen election talk

NEW YORK — The ownership group for several talk radio hosts across the country, including syndicated figures like Mark Levin and Dan Bongino, says its personalities need to tone things down or face firing.
Airports in N.B., N.S. without commercial service after Air Canada cuts

Airports in N.B., N.S. without commercial service after Air Canada cuts

HALIFAX — Air Canada's service cuts in Nova Scotia and in New Brunswick risk slowing the entire region's economic recovery, the CEO of a regional airport authority said Monday. The airline's decision to cut service to Saint John, N.B.
Bank and insurer dividend hikes, share buybacks won't return during lockdown: OSFI

Bank and insurer dividend hikes, share buybacks won't return during lockdown: OSFI

TORONTO — The head of Canada’s federal banking regulator won’t consider lifting restrictions that have kept banks and insurers from hiking dividends, offering share buybacks or increasing executive compensation until COVID-19 lockdowns have subsided.
Construction crews push to make parking lot field hospitals patient-ready

Construction crews push to make parking lot field hospitals patient-ready

TORONTO — Long, white peaked structures have cropped up around Ontario hospitals — and while they use the same blueprint as military barracks and greenhouses, construction workers are working to transform them into state-of-the art hospital wings.
Pandemic job concerns could pose problem in long-term, Bank of Canada says

Pandemic job concerns could pose problem in long-term, Bank of Canada says

OTTAWA — Consumers' concerns about finding work during the pandemic could signal longer-term problems for the country's labour market, the Bank of Canada says.
Bank CEOs say economic rebound is coming, but short term looking 'not as good'

Bank CEOs say economic rebound is coming, but short term looking 'not as good'

TORONTO — The leaders of Canada’s top banks believe an economic rebound is on the horizon, but say the short-term looks difficult and spending won’t truly pick up until the back half of 2021 or even 2022.
Saving some favourite NYC places through online campaigns

Saving some favourite NYC places through online campaigns

NEW YORK — The boarded up windows and For Rent signs are all over the place in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen neighbourhood , where restaurants are closed and businesses shuttered. Nearby, the Broadway theatres are all dark.
Armenian, Azerbaijani leaders in Russia for talks

Armenian, Azerbaijani leaders in Russia for talks

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday hosted his counterparts from Armenia and Azerbaijan to discuss reopening transport routes in the region that have been paralyzed for nearly three decades amid a conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
Chunky bootmaker Dr. Martens to sell shares to public

Chunky bootmaker Dr. Martens to sell shares to public

LONDON — The maker of Dr.
Porter Airlines delays service restart, eyes March 29 as tentative date

Porter Airlines delays service restart, eyes March 29 as tentative date

TORONTO — Porter Airlines has once more delayed its plans to restart flights, setting March 29 as a new tentative date, just over a year since it first suspended operations.