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MONTREAL — Live theatre and music could soon return to Montreal for the first time since the fall but promoters say they are worried that the nighttime curfew in the city will dampen their plans.  Still, representatives of Quebec’s cultural industries say they’re optimistic after meeting earlier this week with the province’s culture minister, Nathalie […]

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Empire results Empire Company Ltd. will release its third-quarter fiscal 2021 results on Wednesday. Rival George Weston reported last week that its fourth-quarter profit fell compared with a year ago as it was hit by one-time charges. Linamar update […]

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (18,380.96, up 255.24 points.) Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up five cents, or 7.69 per cent, to 70 cents on 27.7 million shares. Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Up 93 cents, or 3.46 per cent, to $27.82 on […]

TORONTO — As expected, Toronto FC will join the Raptors and Blue Jays in Florida for the start of the Major League Soccer season. Toronto will stay in the Orlando area, training at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate some 35 kilometres southwest of Orlando Airport. The team said it can play home matches in both […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index reversed early losses to close higher Friday on signs of a quicker economic recovery that sent crude oil prices to a near two-year high.  The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 255.24 points to 18,380.96 after hitting an intraday low of 17,998.32. The market faltered early, a day after Federal […]

TORONTO — The recent approval of new vaccines will accelerate Ontario’s immunization plan, the province said Friday as the man in charge of the rollout expressed optimism all adults could receive the first dose by June 20. The government said under the current plan, seniors aged 75 and older will start getting the shot in […]

TORONTO — Friends and fans remembered Chris Schultz as a gentle giant, who became a respected TV and radio analyst after a successful playing career with the Dallas Cowboys and Toronto Argonauts. Schultz, a native of Burlington, Ont., died Thursday after suffering a heart attack. He was 61. At six foot eight and 277 pounds […]

Toronto’s former police chief has been appointed special adviser to the province for its redevelopment of Ontario Place.  The government says Mark Saunders will offer input on plans for the former waterfront theme park in Toronto.  The province closed the park to the public in 2012 due to falling revenues and tight finances. The current […]

TORONTO — Frustrations stemming from COVID-19 travel restrictions boiled over during a conference call Thursday when top executives at auto parts manufacturer Martinrea derided the health measures, saying it’s “time to move on” and recognize the “good things happening,” despite employee deaths from the novel coronavirus. “Everything is getting better, except for the government policy […]

TORONTO — Ontario is aiming to offer first COVID-19 vaccine doses to all eligible residents by June 20, the province said Friday. Officials, who made the announcement after Health Canada approved a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, said the rollout could move faster based on supply. “We’ve had a seismic shift in our vaccination opportunities […]