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Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, who skewered fast food industry, dies at 53

Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, who skewered fast food industry, dies at 53

NEW YORK (AP) — Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, an Oscar nominee whose most famous works skewered America's food industry and who notably ate only at McDonald’s for a month to illustrate the dangers of a fast-food diet, has died. He was 53.
CBC launching 14 new free streaming channels for local news across Canada

CBC launching 14 new free streaming channels for local news across Canada

TORONTO — CBC is launching 14 free ad-supported streaming channels dedicated to local news across Canada in an effort to attract younger audiences who don't have the "traditional habits" of linear news consumers.
Workers at Kamloops Hudson's Bay ratify deal after 165-day strike

Workers at Kamloops Hudson's Bay ratify deal after 165-day strike

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The United Steelworkers union says workers at a Hudson's Bay store in Kamloops, B.C., have ratified a new deal with their employer after a 165-day strike. Workers with Local 1-417 walked off the job on Dec.
Restaurants Canada says price increases coming to B.C. chicken 'unsustainable'

Restaurants Canada says price increases coming to B.C. chicken 'unsustainable'

Restaurants Canada says an increase in the farm-level price of chicken in B.C. could raise costs for consumers by around 10 per cent. The B.C.
Statistics Canada says retail sales down 0.2% in March at $66.4 billion

Statistics Canada says retail sales down 0.2% in March at $66.4 billion

OTTAWA — Canadian retail sales slowed in March as shoppers spent less at furniture, home furnishings, electronics and appliances retailers, Statistics Canada said Friday. The agency said retail sales dropped 0.2 per cent to $66.
Gordon Lightfoot celebrated in tribute concert with Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson surprise

Gordon Lightfoot celebrated in tribute concert with Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson surprise

TORONTO — Gordon Lightfoot's legacy was ringing through the rafters at Massey Hall as old friends, close family and a generation of young talent united to pay tribute to the Canadian troubadour.
Competition Bureau probes alleged anticompetitive conduct by Loblaws, Sobeys owners

Competition Bureau probes alleged anticompetitive conduct by Loblaws, Sobeys owners

VANCOUVER AND TORONTO — Canada's Competition Bureau has launched investigations into the parent companies of grocery chains Loblaws and Sobeys for alleged anticompetitive conduct, court documents reveal, with Sobeys' owner calling the inquiry "unlawf
Right whale sighting leads to closure of lobster fishing area off northeastern N.B.

Right whale sighting leads to closure of lobster fishing area off northeastern N.B.

MISCOU, N.B. — Federal Fisheries Minister Diane Lebouthillier met with the lobster industry on Thursday after the government closed a fishing area off northeastern New Brunswick at the height of the season.
Gildan CEO, board resign ahead of shareholder vote, paving way for ex-CEO's return

Gildan CEO, board resign ahead of shareholder vote, paving way for ex-CEO's return

The CEO and board of directors at Gildan Activewear Inc. have resigned ahead of the company's annual meeting on Tuesday, paving the way for the company's co-founder to return as chief executive.
Hackers release corporate data stolen from London Drugs, company says

Hackers release corporate data stolen from London Drugs, company says

RICHMOND, B.C. — Retailer London Drugs says cybercriminals who stole files from its corporate head office last month have released some of the data after it refused to pay a ransom. The Richmond, B.C.