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National Bank profits rise, ups dividend, boosted by stable home market

National Bank profits rise, ups dividend, boosted by stable home market

TORONTO — Quebec-focused National Bank of Canada bucked the general trend of downward profits among banks this quarter as it benefited from higher stability in its home market.
Hot in Toronto music festival postponed after headliner Lil Wayne drops out

Hot in Toronto music festival postponed after headliner Lil Wayne drops out

TORONTO — A major Toronto hip-hop music festival has been postponed after organizers say one of its headliners cancelled his appearance.
Infant girl killed in all-terrain vehicle crash in western Nova Scotia: RCMP

Infant girl killed in all-terrain vehicle crash in western Nova Scotia: RCMP

NEW ROSS, N.S. — RCMP confirmed today that an infant girl died Monday after an all-terrain vehicle crash in western Nova Scotia.
Five Ontario school boards, two schools join legal fight against social media giants

Five Ontario school boards, two schools join legal fight against social media giants

TORONTO — Five more Ontario school boards and two private schools have joined the multibillion-dollar legal fight against social media giants Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat, accusing their parent companies of leaving educators to manage the
Maggie Burton, NL city councillor, wins Griffin First Canadian Book Prize

Maggie Burton, NL city councillor, wins Griffin First Canadian Book Prize

A city councillor for St. John's, N.L., has won the Canadian First Book Prize, administered by the Griffin Poetry Prize. Maggie Burton received the $10,000 award for her poetry collection "Chores.
Residential mortgage debt hits $2.16 trillion amid slowest growth in 23 years: CMHC

Residential mortgage debt hits $2.16 trillion amid slowest growth in 23 years: CMHC

OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the country’s total residential mortgage debt totalled $2.16 trillion as of February this year, up 3.4 per cent year-over-year and representing the slowest growth in 23 years.
An Iceland volcano starts erupting again, spewing lava into the sky

An Iceland volcano starts erupting again, spewing lava into the sky

GRINDAVIK, Iceland (AP) — A volcano in southwestern Iceland erupted Wednesday for the fifth time since December, spewing red streams of lava in the latest display of nature’s power and triggering the evacuation of the popular Blue Lagoon geothermal s
Gildan CEO lands 84% of votes in board election, other nominees see high support

Gildan CEO lands 84% of votes in board election, other nominees see high support

MONTREAL — Gildan Activewear Inc. says just shy of 84 per cent of shareholder votes cast in its Tuesday election were in favour of the company's newly returned CEO retaking his place on the company's board.
ConocoPhillips buying Marathon Oil for $17.1 billion in all-stock deal as energy prices rise

ConocoPhillips buying Marathon Oil for $17.1 billion in all-stock deal as energy prices rise

ConocoPhillips is buying Marathon Oil in an all-stock deal valued at approximately $17.1 billion as energy prices rise and big oil companies reap massive profits. The deal is valued at $22.5 billion when including $5.4 billion in debt.
Patients who end up in ER for severe dependence on alcohol need medications: doctors

Patients who end up in ER for severe dependence on alcohol need medications: doctors

A group of Canadian and American experts is urging emergency room doctors to prescribe specific medications to help curb cravings and alleviate withdrawal from heavy use of alcohol, which leads to more hospitalizations than any other substance.