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Evening Update newsletter: North Korea, stem-cell therapy, Carillion Canada

Also: Ice dancers Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir to carry Canada’s flag at Winter Olympics

June Rowlands, 93, Toronto’s first female mayor, broke through many glass ceilings

While Ms. Rowlands wasn’t generally seen as a politically progressive figure, she nonetheless asserted a feminist position on a range of issues.

Girl dies at north Toronto school after being pinned between two vehicles

An SUV with no one inside rolled forward and pinned the girl against her father’s vehicle, police say

As Dow soars, it’s same old, same old for TSX

American share prices have gathered steam in 2018, but Canadian stocks can’t seem to catch that same fire

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U.S. corporate tax cuts blunt Canada’s competitive edge amid trade worries

The two countries now have similar levels of total business taxation, but Ottawa cannot regain an advantage by just cutting again


More clarity needed on deals involving Russian news network, Tory MP says

Foreign affairs critic O’Toole says Canadian TV providers need to be more transparent about Kremlin-linked network


The close: TSX falls as commodity prices weigh on resource shares

U.S. stocks retreat from early gains as oil, copper lag


Humanitarian groups suffering under North Korea sanctions

Thomas Fisler, who spent four years living and working in North Korea, says sanctions aren’t hurting business, but are threatening humanitarian work


Chrystia Freeland meets with Japanese counterpart Taro Kano

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland met with Japanese counterpart Taro Kano on Monday in Vancouver, ahead of an international gathering to discuss security and stability on the Korean Peninsula.


How once-tiny pet-food maker took a bite of the global market

Edmonton-based Champion Petfoods found success by making biologically ‘appropriate’ pet food and seeking influencers abroad


Politics Briefing: North Korea summit begins in Vancouver — without Russia or China

Also: Deadline looms for federal infrastructure cash; Trump’s comments continue to fuel backlash

Magna sees long road ahead for internal combustion engine

The best opportunity for Magna to win business is from plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, chief executive officer Don Walker said


Stifling a sneeze can cause injuries in rare cases, experts say

In one case, a man ruptured his throat after containing a forceful sneeze, researchers say


A stroll through Matera, Italy makes the case for pedestrian-first cities

Because so much of Matera is cut off from the automobile, it offers a unique opportunity to gain insight into personal mobility


Bitcoin, rival cryptocurrencies plunge on crackdown fears

Four-week trough close to $11,000, after reports that a ban on trading of cryptocurrencies in South Korea was still an option

Bull market to run at least three more years, Goldman Sachs says

For S&P 500 and TSX, it ain't over till it's over, stock analysts say

Why Trump continues to dodge impeachment

Pending the outcome of the Robert Mueller inquiry, there are no ‘high crimes’ to be ascribed to him, merely a wealth of misdemeanours


Canada’s Milos Raonic stunned in first round of Australian Open as Eugenie Bouchard advances

The loss is Raonic’s earliest grand slam exit since the 2011 French Open

Parents aim to force Pickering, Ont., school to accommodate skin condition

Pickering couple to ask Human Rights Tribunal to require Durham district to expand air conditioning

Tuesday, Jan 16

St. Francis Xavier’s arm in midst of cross-country tour

The 465-year-old forearm has already been seen by 20,000 people in five cities and towns

O’Leary’s Tory leadership campaign owes more than $500,000, records show

The businessman and TV personality says he plans on hosting a high-profile fundraiser with NBA owner -- and fellow Shark Tank star -- Mark Cuban in Toronto to pay back his expenses.

Drivers in B.C. Lower Mainland could face new congestion tolls

That’s one of the recommendations of a commission formed to examine ways to fund new transit projects and reduce traffic jams

Ottawa, provinces, municipalities confident of hitting infrastructure deadline but no deals yet

At stake is $33-billion in spending over the next decade, the core element of the Liberal promise in the 2015 election campaign.

Monday, Jan 15

How a missed tackle turned Marcus Williams into football’s Bill Buckner

All the Saints rookie had to do was tackle a receiver. Until New Orleans wins a Super Bowl, he’ll hear about it everywhere he goes, forever

Toronto police say hijab-cutting attack reported by girl didn’t happen

Police had been investigating alleged assault as a hate crime

Canadian home prices rise in 2017 as B.C. boom offsets weaker Ontario sales

Canadian Real Estate Association year-end numbers show a benchmark home sales price of $600,300 for Canada in December, up 9.1 per cent from a year earlier

Ratehub taps $12-million in venture funding from Boston-based Elephant Partners LP

Canadian startup has come a long way since its 2016 appearance on CBC’s Dragons’ Den

Sunday, Jan 14

Canada’s navy has ‘capability’ to help enforce North Korea sanctions: Vance

General Jonathan Vance said the military has the resources to do so should the request come at Tuesday’s foreign ministers summit in Vancouver

Francess Halpenny, 98, was an undisputed star of the editing world

A top editor with the University of Toronto Press, she spent two decades working on the monumental Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Caribou airlifted to new island home in wake of wolf predation

The Ontario government has started relocating an endangered caribou herd from a Lake Superior island where the population had dwindled due to hunting by wolves. The first animals were taken by helicopter Saturday to the Slate Islands.

Protests in Iran lead to a surge in downloads of Canadian VPN tools

The software allows citizens worried about government censorship and retaliation to continue to get access to chat rooms and social media without revealing their true identities to authorities

Saturday, Jan 13

Missile alert mistakenly sent out in Hawaii

An emergency message alerting Hawaiians of an incoming ballistic missile was sent out in error. Conway G. Gittens reports.

‘He tried, desperately’: Calgary business titan George Gosbee’s secret struggle with mental illness and alcoholism

The family of AltaCorp founder George Gosbee, who died by suicide in November, reflect on his near-constant fight with mental illness and alcoholism

Friday, Jan 12

Evening Update newsletter: Africa furious at Trump, NAFTA, Weed Kings

Also: Some Tim Hortons stores are raising prices on certain breakfast items

Trump strikes softer tone in latest NAFTA comments

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Trump hinted he was willing to extend NAFTA negotiations beyond the July 1 Mexican election, a move welcomed by Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland

How Sweden became a dominant force in global pop music

Stockholm has infiltrated pop music for decades, and is now responsible for the shape of the genre. But what’s behind the small Scandinavian country’s dominance?

A major bank just hiked mortgage rates - and this time, it's a big deal

The qualification level could jump to 5.14% next week, making stress tests even harder