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Portugal eases virus limits, takes aim at ‘total freedom’

Portugal eases virus limits, takes aim at ‘total freedom’

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal is beginning its journey to what the country’s prime minister calls “total freedom,” with a government decision Thursday to start winding down COVID-19 pandemic restrictions ahead of a forecast 70% of people being ful
International students face vaccine hurdles as they prep for campus life in Canada

International students face vaccine hurdles as they prep for campus life in Canada

TORONTO — Like many students eyeing in-class learning this fall, Nyle Maker is on the hunt for his second dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine before starting university in Hamilton.

American Samoan teacher cites bias for airline treatment

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Kirkland Lake posts record earnings, production in second quarter

Kirkland Lake posts record earnings, production in second quarter

TORONTO — Mining company Kirkland Lake reported record production and earnings in their second quarter, despite a rise in operating costs for selling gold compared to the previous year. The Toronto-based company reported net earnings of US$244.
Biden to allow eviction moratorium to expire Saturday

Biden to allow eviction moratorium to expire Saturday

BOSTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Thursday it will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday, arguing that its hands are tied after the Supreme Court signaled it would only be extended until the end of the month.
Director James Gunn assembles his perfect ‘Suicide Squad’

Director James Gunn assembles his perfect ‘Suicide Squad’

Could a scoundrel DC Comics character like Peacemaker ever be on the same level as Superman? How about Polka-Dot Man? Or Ratcatcher? The man who made Rocket Racoon, Groot and Star-Lord household names thinks so.
Review: Emily Blunt transcends overstuffed ‘Jungle Cruise’

Review: Emily Blunt transcends overstuffed ‘Jungle Cruise’

Remember lighthearted throwback adventure movies? “The Mummy”? “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”? “Pirates of the Caribbean”? The first one, at least? How about the classic romantic banter of a handsome but wholly mismatched pair in “Romancing the
Domtar shareholders overwhelmingly approve takeover by B.C.'s Paper Excellence

Domtar shareholders overwhelmingly approve takeover by B.C.'s Paper Excellence

FORT MILL, S.C. — Domtar Corp. shareholders have overwhelmingly approved a takeover of the paper producer by B.C.-based Paper Excellence. More than 81 per cent of outstanding shares were voted in favour of the merger at a special meeting.
N.L. oil refinery with uncertain future has new buyer interested in renewable fuels

N.L. oil refinery with uncertain future has new buyer interested in renewable fuels

COME BY CHANCE, N.L. — An idled oil refinery in the Newfoundland and Labrador town of Come By Chance has found a buyer.
Review: In 'Stillwater,' a red state hero roams chic France

Review: In 'Stillwater,' a red state hero roams chic France

Early on in “Stillwater,” a gruff oil rig worker from Oklahoma is asked what he's doing in the French port city of Marseille. “Visiting my daughter,” he replies. That's only sort of right, it turns out. He left some stuff out.