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105.9 The Region

SAINT CATHARINES, Ont. — Alberta led the way on Wednesday, picking up four of its 13 total gold medals in the pool at the Canada Games. Nicholas Duncan (men’s 100-metre butterfly), Maxine Clark (women’s 100-metre butterfly), Connor Bissett (men’s 50-metre backstroke Special Olympics), and the women’s 4×100-metre medley relay team all struck gold. Ontario and […]

TORONTO — The winning numbers in Wednesday’s Lotto 649 draw for an estimated $5 million: 08, 09, 36, 38, 44 & 45. Bonus: 29 The winning number for the guaranteed $1 million: 57602020-06 In the event of any discrepancy between this list and the official winning numbers, the latter shall prevail.   The Canadian Press

TORONTO (AP) — Alan Nichols had a history of depression and other medical issues, but none were life-threatening. When the 61-year-old Canadian was hospitalized in June 2019 over fears he might be suicidal, he asked his brother to “bust him out” as soon as possible. Within a month, Nichols submitted a request to be euthanized […]

TORONTO — Serena Williams has played her final match in Canada. The all-time tennis great lost to Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-4 in the second round of the National Bank Open. Williams, who turns 41 this September, announced her intention to retire at the end of this season on Tuesday. She received three loud ovations […]

TORONTO (AP) — Serena Williams has lost her first match since telling the world she is ready to leave professional tennis. No one knows exactly how many more matches Williams will play before walking away, and the 23-time Grand Slam champion exited the National Bank Open on Wednesday night with a 6-2, 6-4 loss to […]

TORONTO — Indigo Books and Music Inc. says it lost $25.4 million in the 13-week period ended July 2 in spite of double-digit sales growth in both its print and general merchandise categories. Canada’s largest book and lifestyle retailer says its net loss in its first quarter of its 2023 fiscal year works out to […]

HAMILTON — Stelco Holdings Inc. says its year-over-year earnings increased 53 per cent in the second quarter of 2022 to $554 million, or $7.67 per diluted share. The Hamilton-based steelmaker attributed the increase partially to the $260 million in proceeds it received in the quarter from the sale and leaseback of its Hamilton land and […]

TORONTO — Manulife Financial Corp. says it saw a $1.6-billion drop in earnings in the second quarter compared with a year earlier as market turmoil hit its bottom line. The insurance giant says it had net income of $1.09 billion, or 53 cents per share, for the quarter ending June 30 compared with earnings of […]

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (19,885.94, up 307.64 points.)  Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Materials. Down six cents, or 0.28 per cent, to $21.10 on 14.5 million shares.  Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Up 17 cents, or 0.43 per cent, to $39.39 on […]

TORONTO — The Ontario Cannabis Store says its distribution centre is resuming service after a cyberattack on one of its logistics partners caused the provincial pot wholesaler to halt deliveries this week. President and CEO David Lobo says in a note on the OCS’s website that its distribution centre is in the process of returning […]