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Aphria excited about Biden, U.S. legalization as it reports Q2 loss

Aphria excited about Biden, U.S. legalization as it reports Q2 loss

TORONTO — Aphria Inc. chief executive Irwin Simon is seeing green as Democrat Joe Biden prepares to be sworn in as president of the United States next week. Simon said Thursday that he has his sights set on the burgeoning U.S.
Ontario says crews can finish ongoing home renovations, but new projects are on hold

Ontario says crews can finish ongoing home renovations, but new projects are on hold

TORONTO — Ontario homeowners who haven't started work on their renovation projects as of Jan. 12 will have to put their plans on hold under the province's new construction rules.
Worker missing after dozer breaks through frozen tailings pond in northern Alberta

Worker missing after dozer breaks through frozen tailings pond in northern Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY — A worker is missing after a dozer broke through ice on an inactive Suncor tailings pond in northern Alberta. Suncor Energy Inc.
US unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as virus takes toll

US unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as virus takes toll

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment aid soared last week to 965,000, the most since late August and a sign that the resurgent virus has likely escalated layoffs.
TD Bank signs deal to buy Wells Fargo's Canadian equipment finance business

TD Bank signs deal to buy Wells Fargo's Canadian equipment finance business

Toronto-Dominion Bank has signed a deal to buy Wells Fargo's Canadian direct equipment finance business. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available.
Ask about COVID-19 return policies as you shop to avoid disappointment later: experts

Ask about COVID-19 return policies as you shop to avoid disappointment later: experts

TORONTO — Canadians who weren’t happy with some of their holiday gifts or who changed their mind after making purchases might face trouble when trying to get their money back.
France opposes foreign takeover offer for supermarket chain

France opposes foreign takeover offer for supermarket chain

PARIS — France's government says it opposes the proposed 16.2 billion-euro ($19.6 billion) takeover of French supermarket chain Carrefour by Canadian convenience store group Couche-Tard.
Asia Today: China virus cases spike as WHO researchers visit

Asia Today: China virus cases spike as WHO researchers visit

BEIJING — China is seeing a new surge in coronavirus cases in its frozen northeast as a World Health Organization team arrived to investigate the origins of the pandemic.
Cafe, croissant, worms? EU agency says worms safe to eat

Cafe, croissant, worms? EU agency says worms safe to eat

ROME — The vaunted Mediterranean diet and French gastronomy are getting some competition: The European Union's food safety agency says worms are safe to eat.
S. Korean court upholds prison term for ex-president Park

S. Korean court upholds prison term for ex-president Park

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 20-year prison term for former President Park Geun-hye over bribery and other crimes as it ended a historic corruption case that marked a striking fall from grace for the co