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UN migration official: 20 migrants drown off Libya's coast

UN migration official: 20 migrants drown off Libya's coast

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard intercepted Wednesday four boats in the Mediterranean Sea carrying migrants trying to reach Europe, a U.N. official said.
Federal judge blocks Arkansas trans youth treatment ban

Federal judge blocks Arkansas trans youth treatment ban

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked enforcement of Arkansas' ban on gender confirming treatments for transgender youth while a lawsuit challenging the prohibition proceeds.
Great-West U.S. subsidiary buying Prudential's retirement business for $4.45 billion

Great-West U.S. subsidiary buying Prudential's retirement business for $4.45 billion

A subsidiary of Great-West Lifeco Inc. has signed a $4.45-billion deal to buy Prudential Financial Inc.'s retirement business, as the company aims to deepen its presence in the U.S. market. The deal made by Winnipeg-based Great-West's U.S.
Court approval will result in Brookfield Property Partners deal closing Monday

Court approval will result in Brookfield Property Partners deal closing Monday

TORONTO — Brookfield Asset Management Inc. says a deal to acquire the remaining stake in Brookfield Property Partners L.P. will close on Monday after an Ontario court approved the transaction.
Porter Airlines adding flight payment options including monthly instalments

Porter Airlines adding flight payment options including monthly instalments

TORONTO — Porter Airlines is adding new ways to pay as it prepares to restart flights in September and add jet services next year.
TTC orders 110 buses from NFI Group subsidiary to update Wheel-Trans fleet

TTC orders 110 buses from NFI Group subsidiary to update Wheel-Trans fleet

TORONTO — The Toronto Transit Commission has placed an order for 110 low-floor transit buses with the subsidiary of NFI Group for an undisclosed price.
National Post newsroom workers ratify 8.25% average wage hike over two years

National Post newsroom workers ratify 8.25% average wage hike over two years

TORONTO — Unifor says newsroom employees at the National Post will receive average increases of 8.25 per cent over two years following a prolonged wage freeze.
Canfor to curtail production at Canadian sawmills due to extreme wildfire conditions

Canfor to curtail production at Canadian sawmills due to extreme wildfire conditions

VANCOUVER — Canfor Corp. says it is curtailing production capacity at its Canadian sawmills beginning Monday as a result of extreme wildfire conditions in Western Canada.

Shark bites new viewers for Discovery in 33rd year

NEW YORK (AP) — Shark Week just finished its 33rd edition on Discovery, a television event so old that one advertising executive joked it could have its own children.
CN reports strong earnings growth as rail traffic recovers from COVID-19 pandemic

CN reports strong earnings growth as rail traffic recovers from COVID-19 pandemic

MONTREAL — Canadian National Railway Co. nearly doubled earnings and revenues in its second quarter as the company began to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Montreal-based railway earned $1.03 billion or $1.