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105.9 The Region

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TORONTO — Mastermind GP Inc. says it has reached a deal to sell the bulk of its business to Unity Acquisitions Inc. Financial terms of the asset purchase agreement signed by the Toronto toy retailer and Unity owners Joe Mimran, Frank Rocchetti and David Lui were not disclosed. The deal includes the majority of Mastermind […]

TORONTO — DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. says new car sales in November soared 20.7 per cent compared with last year, as vehicle supply improves. Andrew King, managing partner at DesRosiers, says November saw the largest percentage gain in sales so far this year. The data shows car sales continued to defy affordability woes and high […]

OSHAWA, Ont. — A kangaroo that escaped its handlers east of Toronto during a journey to Quebec last week has been found. Durham Regional Police say the animal that went missing Thursday evening was spotted at 3 a.m. Monday and apprehended by handlers about three hours later. Officers say the kangaroo will be receiving a […]

TORONTO — A Desjardins report suggests short-term rentals likely contributed to the housing affordability crisis in Canada and around the world. The report says the proliferation of short-term rentals on platforms such as Airbnb and Vrbo has had a significant effect on the affordability and availability of homes by reducing the number of units available […]

TORONTO — Brookfield Asset Management Ltd. says its deal for Australia’s Origin Energy Ltd. has failed to achieve the required shareholder support. The Canadian company says the offer it made with a consortium of investors and EIG garnered 69 per cent of the votes cast by Origin shareholders, falling short of the 75 per cent […]

Toronto-born filmmaker Charles Officer, whose portraits of Black Canadian life earned him numerous accolades over the last two decades, has died, according to multiple media reports. The Globe and Mail first reported his death on Sunday. The Toronto International Film Festival remembered Officer as a significant Canadian talent, while the National Film Board said it […]

TORONTO — `Russel Metals Inc. has signed a deal to buy seven service centre locations from Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd. for about $225 million. The agreement covers five locations in Western Canada and two in the United States. Russel Metals chief executive John Reid says the acquisition is complementary from both geographic and product […]

GUELPH, Ont. — Braeden Bowman’s goal at 5:44 of the third period proved to be the winner as the Guelph Storm edged the visiting Oshawa Generals 3-2 in Ontario Hockey League action on Sunday at the Sleeman Centre. Jett Luchanko scored twice for the Storm (16-9-0-1), while Vilmer Alriksson and Gavin Grundner each added two […]

TORONTO — Ten-year-old Ofri Brodutch had barely been released from weeks of captivity by Hamas in the Gaza Strip before she began talking about her next trip to Canada.  But her uncle, Israeli-born, Toronto-based scientist Aharon Brodutch, says her excitement at the prospect of another summer spent visiting her Canadian cousins contrasts sharply with the […]

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Home sales Home sales numbers for Canada’s biggest, and most expensive, cities are expected to come this week. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver is expect to release its November sales figures on Monday, while Toronto Regional Real […]

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