Hes trying to make a buck off our backs Kanesatake grand chief suspends talks

Lindsay RichardsonAPTN News Kanesatake Grand Chief Serge Simon came to the bargaining table with his council on Friday expecting an apology that, in the end, never came.As a result, Simon said he’s decided to cut off all talks with Oka Mayor Pascal Quevillon after the mayor refused to apologize

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FCC votes along party lines to end net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds.In a straight party-line vote of

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BCE sells AlarmForces western home monitoring customers to Telus

TORONTO – BCE and Bell Canada formally closed their $182-million purchase of AlarmForce Industries on Friday, and immediately announced that the home monitoring company’s western operations and client base will be sold to Telus Corp.Vancouver-based Telus (TSX:T) will pay about $66.5 million

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US government shuts down Dems GOP blame each other

WASHINGTON – The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction.Last-minute negotiations crumbled as

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North American markets fall into the red loonie down half a cent

TORONTO – The loonie lost more than half a cent on Tuesday as Canada’s main stock index fell and U.S. stocks ended a six-day winning streak following a long holiday weekend.The Canadian dollar closed at an average trading value of 79.23 cents US, down 0.51 of a cent US from Friday.“The

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US fast food brand ChickfilA announces plans for Canadian expansion

TORONTO – A controversial fast food company that is known as much for its role in U.S. politics as it is for its chicken announced Wednesday that it will expand its Canadian presence over the next five years.Chick-fil-A Inc., which currently has a single Canadian location at Calgary

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BC premier says wildfires prompted unprecedented second state of emergency

VANCOUVER – Premier John Horgan says successive B.C. governments have budgeted “laughable” amounts of money to fight wildfires that are becoming all too common through the ravages of climate change.Horgan said Tuesday during a visit to Prince George that the sky in the northern city turned

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,355.54, down 88.85 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down 71 cents, or 7.68 per cent, to $8.54 on 28.4 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Healthcare. Down 42 cents, or 2.81

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Still a long way to go in Canada Post contract dispute union

OTTAWA – The union representing 50,000 employees at Canada Post panned the latest contract offers from the corporation Thursday, calling them “disappointing” and keeping alive the threat of a work stoppage as the busy holiday online shopping season approaches.Two separate offers for rural

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Renault keeps Ghosn as CEO despite arrest in Japan

TOKYO — France’s Renault says it has decided to keep its CEO Carlos Ghosn on despite his arrest in Japan on allegations that he misused assets of partner Nissan Motor Co. and misreported his income.Renault’s board of directors announced late Tuesday that the No. 2 at the company, Thierry

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DeVos reinstates forprofit college watchdog cut under Obama

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is restoring federal recognition of an accrediting group that oversees dozens of for-profit colleges but was shut down by the Obama administration.Her decision released Wednesday says the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools passed muster in 19

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General Motors product development chief named president

DETROIT — General Motors has promoted product development chief Mark Reuss (Royce) to company president.The longtime GM engineer replaces Dan Ammann, who is now CEO of GM’s autonomous vehicle unit called Cruise Automation.Reuss will continue to lead product development and the Cadillac luxury

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Treasury chief No sanctions relief for Russian oligarch

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plans to tell lawmakers in a classified briefing Thursday that the Trump administration will keep strict U.S. sanctions on the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and any companies he owns.In one of Democrats’ first oversight moves as the new majority

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Fort St John Hospital Foundation to celebrate 25th Anniversary

Tours will start at 4:00 p.m. and run until 5:00 p.m., with the ceremony taking place from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.The Hospital Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Celebration is taking place on February 21 at the Fort St. John Hospital Lobby.For more information, you can call the Foundation

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Thundershower predicted in parts of Bengal today

Kolkata: The Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore has predicted thundershower in some South Bengal districts as well as parts of North Bengal, on Monday.According to a senior official of the MeT office, there may be intermittent rainfall in the evening hours in several parts of South Bengal,

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India retain ICC Test Cship Mace for third year in a row

Dubai: India retained the ICC Test Championship Mace and won the purse of USD one million for a third year running after a memorable season that saw them winning their maiden series in Australia. India finished at the top of the ICC Test team rankings on the cut-off date of April 1 while New

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Delhi govt seeks months time to grant sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Wednesday sought before a court here a month’s time to decide whether to grant sanction to prosecute former JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the 2016 JNU sedition case. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat directed

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Centenarian voters to be treated like VVIPs on polling day Delhi CEO

NEW DELHI: Special arrangements would be made for Delhi voters who are aged 100 and above on the polling day, including pick-up and drop facility, and they will be greeted at booths with bouquets and selfies to make them “feel like VVIPs”. Delhi goes to polls on May 12 and Chief

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Priyanka helps child with tumor in Allahabad

Allahabad: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi has extended a helping hand for a minor girl suffering from tumor here in Uttar Pradesh. The girl’s parents on Friday contacted Gandhi and expressed their inability to bear the cost of their daughter’s treatment. Gandhi

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Israel to Acquire a Large Quantity of Sheep Horns from Morocco

Casablanca- Who knew our Moroccan sheep’s horns had an international value! Well, it hasn’t been the case until recently! According to the Moroccan daily Al Massae, the Israeli army intends to acquire a large amount of sheep and gazelle horns from Morocco to be used during both Roch Hachana

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