Nuclear fusion, a disruptive power source for crowded cities: Don Pittis

The battle to replace fossil fuels with low-carbon power is bumping up against a new practical reality. As people crowd into cities, the world’s need for concentrated power sources is growing just as low-carbon green power is heading in the opposite direction. While the world needs high-density energy — the amount of power used or produced in a […]

House speaker asks Trump to delay State of the Union speech amid government shutdown

The U.S. economy is taking a larger-than-expected hit from the partial government shutdown, White House estimates show, as contractors and even the coast guard go without pay, and talks to end the impasse seem stalled. The longest such shutdown in U.S. history has dragged into its 26th day with neither President Donald Trump nor Democratic congressional […]

‘Some assembly required’: Cannabis grow pods turn into new business opportunity for Winnipeg company

About six months ago, Delta 9 Cannabis CEO John Arbuthnot was busy getting ready for the looming legalization of cannabis. There was the behind-the-scenes planning for his company’s first retail pot store, the creation of supply agreements with other cannabis sellers, and then the expansion of Delta 9’s secure growing facility in east Winnipeg. Then Arbuthnot […]

Nissan’s ex-chairman charged after accusation of underreporting pay

Tokyo prosecutors have charged Nissan, former chairman Carlos Ghosn and another executive for allegedly underreporting income. The charges imposed Monday involve allegations Ghosn’s pay was underreported by about $44 million US over five years. The prosecutors said earlier that the allegations were behind Ghosn’s Nov. 19 arrest. The arrest of an industry icon admired both in […]

Auto sales dip 9.4% in November, marking 9 months of declines

Auto sales in Canada were down for the ninth straight month in November, dipping 9.4 per cent to 143,668 vehicles. This year will mark the first since 2009 that auto sales have not expanded, but 2018 will still be second only 2017 in sales volume, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. Annual sales are 44,000 […]

Watchdog to probe how banks handle complaints

Canada’s financial consumer watchdog has got the green light to probe how banking customer complaints are handled internally and by external complaint bodies. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada said the new review is still in the planning stages but the government’s direction in the fall economic statement Wednesday officially kicks off the process. “We’re […]

Failed bidder files trade challenge against Ottawa’s frigate design pick

The federal government’s decision to select a group of companies led by Lockheed Martin Canada to design and support the construction of the navy’s new frigates is now facing a trade challenge, on top of a Federal Court challenge filed last week. Alion Science and Technology Corp. and its subsidiary, Alion Canada, have asked the Canadian […]

Liberals cut taxes, mend fences with Canadian businesses

It probably shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that Canadian businesses are happy with the federal government’s fall economic update. Relations between Ottawa and the business community had been downright frosty. But billions in tax breaks should go a long way to warming things up a bit. Businesses and the government initially found themselves at […]

Trudeau told Trump in Paris he wants to ‘resolve’ tariffs issue before G20 in Argentina

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used some face time with U.S. President Donald Trump in Paris on the weekend to raise the issue of the U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs that still have not been lifted despite the successful conclusion of the NAFTA talks. French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a private dinner on Saturday night for […]

B.C. man kicked off WestJet flight after falling asleep before takeoff

A B.C. man who recently suffered a stroke said he was left humiliated and out more than $1,000 after WestJet kicked him off a flight to Cuba and stranded his family at the Toronto airport. The airline removed Stephen Bennett from the Oct. 13 flight after he took a sleeping pill and fell into a deep […]