U by Kotex Sleek tampons recalled in Canada and U.S.

Kimberly-Clark is recalling regular absorbency U by Kotex Sleek tampons in Canada and the United States after reports of the tampons coming apart while being removed from the body. The American company says that in some cases, tampon users sought medical attention “to remove tampon pieces left in the body.” In a news release posted online Tuesday, […]

National security ‘comes first’ on Huawei 5G review: infrastructure minister

Infrastructure Minister Franç​ois-Philippe Champagne says national security must come first in deciding whether to allow Huawei Technologies to take part in developing Canada’s 5G telecommunications network. In an interview, Champagne said Canada needs to be prudent and rely on the input of its intelligence services before ruling on whether the Chinese firm should be involved […]

TransCanada can resume some pre-construction work on Keystone XL, judge rules

A judge in Montana ruled last week that TransCanada can resume some pre-construction work on the Keystone XL pipeline. The Calgary-based company successfully argued to U.S. District Judge Brian Morris on Wednesday that it should be allowed to resume project development (like engineering and awarding contracts) and meetings with regional stakeholders, despite the fact construction on the pipeline has […]

Parents are giving tons of their kids’ personal data away — and the long-term effects aren’t yet known

On average, parents will post more than 1,000 images of their children online before they’re old enough to have their own social media accounts, according to a new report on the digital lives of kids. And by 18, those kids will have created upward of 70,000 posts themselves. But the unknown consequences of such an unprecedented “digital footprint” — which may […]

Diversified Metal Engineering in P.E.I. in receivership, says province

After 27 years of business in Charlottetown, Diversified Metal Engineering has been suddenly thrown into receivership. Workforce and Advanced Learning Minister Sonny Gallant and Economic Development and Tourism Minister Chris Palmer issued a written statement Monday night, saying they were aware DME’s P.E.I. operations are under receivership. “This is disappointing news, particularly for the affected employees and their […]

Amazon picks New York, northern Virgina for new headquarters: reports

Amazon plans to announce on Tuesday that it has selected New York and northern Virginia as the locations for its new headquarters, according to multiple reports. The retail giant plans to announce on Tuesday its selection of the Queens neighbourhood of Long Island City and an area of Arlington, Va., known as Crystal City, the Wall Street […]

Google employees walk out to protest sexism, inequality

Hundreds of Google engineers and other company workers worldwide — including in Canada  —​ walked off the job Thursday to protest the company’s handling of executives accused of sexual misconduct, as well as workplace harassment and inequality. Walkouts were planned for 11:10 a.m. across different time zones, beginning in Asian countries. Protesters and supporters were posting photos and […]

Netflix taps bond markets for $2B US to pay for content

Netflix Inc announced its third tap of debt markets in a year on Monday, aiming to raise about $2 billion US as the streaming video pioneer invests heavily in original shows and acquiring content to fend off intensifying competition. Netflix bond prices were little moved immediately after the announcement, but can be expected to fall, […]

Brian Mulroney joins board of directors of New York-based pot company

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney is joining the board of directors of an American cannabis company. Acreage Holdings, one of the largest vertically integrated cannabis companies in the U.S., says Mulroney will officially become a board member in November, when the company will list in the Canadian Securities Exchange. Mulroney, who served as prime minister […]