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Canadian companies seeing venture capital funding boom, interest in fintechs high

Canadian companies seeing venture capital funding boom, interest in fintechs high

TORONTO — Canadian companies trying to drum up venture capital during the COVID-19 pandemic raised billions more in the first half of this year than they did in previous years.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Insurers' earnings: Great-West Lifeco will kick off the major insurers’ Q2 earnings on Tuesday, followed by Manulife and Sun Life on Wednesday.
Europe's vaccine passes reveal some pockets of resistance

Europe's vaccine passes reveal some pockets of resistance

VERONA, Italy (AP) — Shouts of “Liberty!” have echoed through the streets and squares of Italy and France as thousands show their opposition to plans to require vaccination cards for normal social activities, such as dining indoors at restaurants, vi

Germans detained in Croatia over kids, dog locked in hot car

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A German couple have been detained in Croatia for leaving their two children and a dog in a locked car with closed windows in sweltering heat, police said Sunday.
A 'sense of achievement' for young Pakistani who summited K2

A 'sense of achievement' for young Pakistani who summited K2

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A young mountaineer who last week scaled the second-highest mountain on earth, said Sunday he felt a “sense of achievement” as he stood atop the K2 summit and hoisted the Pakistani flag.
NHL to investigate claim Sharks’ Kane bet on own games

NHL to investigate claim Sharks’ Kane bet on own games

The NHL said it will investigate an allegation made by Evander Kane’s wife that the San Jose Sharks forward bet on his own games and has intentionally tried to lose for gambling profit.
'Vote them out': Willie Nelson headlines Texas protest rally

'Vote them out': Willie Nelson headlines Texas protest rally

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Country music legend Willie Nelson led more than a thousand spectators in singing “vote them out” Saturday from the steps of the Texas Capitol during a rally wrapping up a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators
Chinese-Canadian pop star detained on suspicion of rape

Chinese-Canadian pop star detained on suspicion of rape

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu has been detained by Beijing police on suspicion of rape, police announced Saturday, following an accusation the former member of the Korean boy band EXO lured young women into sexual relationsh
Florida breaks record with more than 21,000 new COVID cases

Florida breaks record with more than 21,000 new COVID cases

ORLANDO, Fla.

Union ratifies deal with Bombardier at Downsview; talks with De Havilland continue

TORONTO — Unifor says members of two of its locals have ratified an agreement with Bombardier Aviation at its Downsview plant in north Toronto.