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Stock indexes advance modestly, loonie down

TORONTO — Stock markets are showing modest gains this morning, with BlackBerry's latest financial report providing some of the lift. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 18.45 points to 15,628.
Blue Jays to meet Cardinals in two-game pre-season series at Montreal

Blue Jays to meet Cardinals in two-game pre-season series at Montreal

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays will play a two-game pre-season series in Montreal next year against the St. Louis Cardinals. The games will be played at Olympic Stadium on March 26 and 27, the Blue Jays announced Thursday on their Twitter feed.
Don Cherry calls media coverage of kneeling protests hypocritical

Don Cherry calls media coverage of kneeling protests hypocritical

Hockey commentator Don Cherry says media coverage of athletes kneeling during the playing of national anthems has been hypocritical.
Former Playboy models Pamela Anderson, Shannon Tweed pay tribute to Hugh Hefner

Former Playboy models Pamela Anderson, Shannon Tweed pay tribute to Hugh Hefner

Canadian Playboy models Pamela Anderson and Shannon Tweed are paying tribute to the magazine's founder Hugh Hefner today. The legendary media mogul died Wednesday night at the age of 91.

Price fixing lawsuit in Quebec denied access to federal evidence

OTTAWA — A class action suit against oil companies and gas retailers in Quebec over alleged price fixing may be in jeopardy after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today that lawyers for the claimants cannot interview the chief investigator in the ca

BlackBerry reports Q2 profit, higher sales from software and services

WATERLOO, Ont. — BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB) shares jumped as much as 13 per cent in early morning trading after it said revenue from its software and services business hit a record in the latest quarter. The Waterloo, Ont.

Morneau to testify at committee about Liberals' controversial tax proposals

OTTAWA — A parliamentary committee exploring the federal government's controversial tax proposals will hear today from Finance Minister Bill Morneau.
How rising interest rates could affect your investment portfolio

How rising interest rates could affect your investment portfolio

OTTAWA — The cost of variable-rate mortgages and lines of credit linked to the big bank prime rates have already gone up, but experts say the move by the Bank of Canada to raise interest rates may also affect your investment portfolio.

Swastika spray-painted on sidewalk in busy Halifax shopping district

HALIFAX — Police say vandals spray-painted a swastika on a downtown Halifax sidewalk. Halifax police spokeswoman Dianne Penfound says the offensive graffiti at the entrance to the Halifax Public Gardens was reported around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Don Cherry calls media coverage of kneeling protests hypocritical

Hockey commentator Don Cherry believes media coverage of athletes kneeling during the playing of national anthems has been hypocritical.