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TORONTO — The CBC’s president says a round of layoffs and programming cuts the broadcaster announced this week could mean changes in what viewers see on television. Catherine Tait says slashing millions from the Crown corporation’s overall budget may mean fewer unscripted, factual or game shows. She says those kinds of content don’t fall under […]

Hundreds of residents of two municipalities in Quebec’s Laurentians region are awaiting further news after being ordered to leave their homes due to structural problems in a nearby dike. Government inspectors found structural weaknesses in the Morier dike during a recent visit that could lead it to burst. The evacuation order was issued Sunday night […]

TORONTO — The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and Radio-Canada will eliminate about 600 jobs and an additional 200 vacancies will go unfilled as it contends with a $125-million budget shortfall. The public broadcaster said Monday that CBC and Radio-Canada will each cut about 250 jobs, with the balance of the layoffs coming from corporate divisions such […]

TORONTO — A prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist says she’s decided to live permanently in Canada, after jumping bail from the Chinese territory. Agnes Chow says on social media she plans to stay in Toronto, where she has been studying for the past three months at a university she doesn’t name, and may never return […]

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,410.21, down 42.66 points): Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Energy. Down $1.31, or 1.43 per cent, to $90.32 on 30.8 million shares. Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Down 41 cents, or 0.92 per cent, to $44.12 on […]

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index moved lower on Monday, dragged down by losses in energy and base metals, while U.S. markets also ended the day in the red, led by weakness on the Nasdaq.   The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 42.66 points at 20,410.21. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was […]

TORONTO — The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and Radio-Canada will eliminate about 600 jobs and not fill an additional 200 vacancies. Along with programming cuts, the company says the move comes as it faces $125 million of “budget pressures” in the fiscal year beginning April 1. More coming. The Canadian Press

TORONTO — A rare weekend off gave Pascal Siakam time to rest, recharge, and reflect on the first quarter of the NBA season. His conclusion? The Toronto Raptors must become more consistent. Siakam and his teammates returned to practice at OVO Athletic Centre on Monday after having two full days off thank to a quirk […]

Ontario will investigate a kangaroo’s escape from its handlers east of Toronto during a journey to Quebec, the province’s solicitor general said Monday as advocates called for stricter regulations to protect captive wildlife. Michael Kerzner said it’s very important to look into how the kangaroo – named Nathan – got away on Thursday during a […]

TORONTO — Ontario has introduced legislation aimed at stamping out puppy mills, the first in a suite of animal protection measures it hopes to implement in the coming months. The bill introduced Monday would prohibit puppy mills and lead to the creation of record keeping for dogs to ensure a canine’s history can be traced.  […]

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