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ELLIOT LAKE, Ont. — City officials in Elliot Lake, Ont., say the roof of a public building has collapsed, but no one was badly hurt. Chief Administrative Officer Daniel Gagnon says the partial collapse took place Thursday night over the community theatre inside the city-owned Lester B Pearson Civic Centre. The incident comes about six years after a […]

TORONTO — Barrick Gold Corp. confirms it has “reviewed the opportunity” to merge with rival Newmont Mining Corp., but says no decision has been taken. The Toronto-based gold miner says it has considered an all-share transaction with Colorado-based Newmont — a move that would combine two of the world’s largest gold producers. Newmont could not immediately […]

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says retail sales edged down 0.1 per cent to $50.4 billion in December as sales at gasoline stations moved lower due in large part to lower prices at the pump. Economists had expected a contraction of 0.3 per cent for the month, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon. Sales at gasoline stations […]

AURORA, Ont. — Magna International Inc. raised its dividend as it reported its fourth-quarter profit fell from the same period a year earlier. The Ontario-based auto parts maker, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, says it will now pay a quarterly dividend of 36.5 cents per share, up from 33 cents per share. The increased […]

TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada raised its dividend as it reported quarterly net income of $3.17 billion, up from $3.01 billion a year ago. The Toronto-based lender hiked its quarterly payment to common shareholders by four cents to $1.02 per share. The bank’s dividend increase came as the lender reported strong earnings from its personal and […]

TORONTO — Home Capital Group Inc. says its fourth-quarter profit rose compared with a year ago as its mortgage originations climbed 85 per cent. The alternative mortgage lender says it earned $35.8 million or 46 cents per share for the quarter ended Dec. 31 compared with a profit of $30.6 million or 38 cents per […]

TORONTO — Alex Ovechkin scored the 650th goal of his career and Braden Holtby made 40 saves as the Washington Capitals defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday night. Tom Wilson had a goal and an assist, and Brett Connolly also scored for Washington, which won consecutive games for the first time in two […]

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Jack Studnicka scored four goals as the Niagara IceDogs demolished the Kitchener Rangers 10-2 on Thursday night in Ontario Hockey League action. Kirill Maksimov and Kyen Sopa each struck twice while Akil Thomas and Oliver Castleman also chipped in for Niagara (35-15-7). Graham Dickerson and Justin MacPherson replied for the Rangers […]

TORONTO — Alex Ovechkin scored the 650th goal of his career and Braden Holtby made 40 saves as the Washington Capitals defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday night. Tom Wilson, with a goal and an assist, and Brett Connolly also scored for Washington (34-20-7), which won consecutive games for the first time in two weeks. Lars Eller […]

TORONTO — The Ontario government says it has no plans to hold a public inquiry into the Toronto police investigation of serial killer Bruce McArthur. A spokesman for the provincial attorney general says the ministry hopes that an independent investigation already underway into how police handle missing persons cases will address the McArthur probe. Gloria […]


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