Rogers Media cuts off-air jobs at Sportsnet in a ‘repositioning’ for the future

Rogers Media cuts off-air jobs at Sportsnet in a ‘repositioning’ for the future
TORONTO — Rogers Media is cutting an unspecified number of off-air jobs across its Sportsnet organization after letting go of star broadcaster Bob McCown last week after 30 years as host of the afternoon program “Prime Time Sports.” A Sportsnet representative says the company isn’t saying publicly how many off-air people are affected by the broader changes or what types of work they... Read More

B.C.’s Blackwater gold and silver mine gets environmental approval

B.C.’s Blackwater gold and silver mine gets environmental approval
VICTORIA — An environmental assessment certificate has been granted for the Blackwater gold mine southwest of Vanderhoof, B.C. A joint news release from the Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Mines says the decision came after considering the report from the Environmental Assessment Office and submissions from Indigenous Nations. The proposed New Gold Inc. open-pit gold and silver mine would have... Read More

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX
Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,523.47, down 1.96 points). RNC Minerals (TSX:RNX). Materials. Down three cents, or 4.23 per cent, to 68 cents, on 8.4 million shares. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Materials. Up 85 cents, or 4.13 per cent, to $21.41 on 7.2 million shares. Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Down 21... Read More

Sidewalk releases grand vision for controversial Toronto development

Sidewalk releases grand vision for controversial Toronto development
TORONTO — Sidewalk Labs has released its vision for a substantial new development on Toronto’s eastern waterfront that is facing criticism for its ambition and overreach. The plan sets out what Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google parent-company Alphabet Inc., hopes will be a blueprint for urban development that will incorporate the latest concepts in building design, mobility, sustainability and inclusivity. The more than... Read More

NSLC to sell cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals before end of the year

NSLC to sell cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals before end of the year
HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation will sell cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals when the products become legal later this year. Finance Minister Karen Casey says the government had great success with NSLC when they were asked to take on the retail for cannabis last year. “They’ve proven they could take on the cannabis and so we asked them what it might look... Read More

Slurpees incoming! 7-Eleven begins delivery in public spaces

Slurpees incoming! 7-Eleven begins delivery in public spaces
NEW YORK — Craving a Slurpee from but lacking the motivation to get off a park bench? No worries. 7-Eleven launched a delivery service Monday that will send a Slurpee or almost anything else carried by the chain to public places ranging from parks to beaches. The company told The Associated Press that more than 2,000 7-Eleven “hot spots” including... Read More

Canadian Utilities sells interst in Alberta PowerLine to consortium

Canadian Utilities sells interst in Alberta PowerLine to consortium
CALGARY — Canadian Utilities Ltd. and its partner Quanta Services Inc. have signed a deal to sell Alberta PowerLine for approximately $300 million and the assumption of $1.4 billion of debt. The buyer is a consortium including TD Greystone Asset Management. Canadian Utilities holds an 80 per cent stake in Alberta PowerLine, while Quanta Services holds 20 per cent. As... Read More

Warner Bros. names BBC’s Ann Sarnoff as its new CEO

Warner Bros. names BBC’s Ann Sarnoff as its new CEO
NEW YORK — BBC executive Ann Sarnoff was named chief of Warner Bros. on Monday, making her the first woman to head the movie studio in its 96-year history. Her appointment follows the departure in March of Kevin Tsujihara, who stepped down after misconduct allegations. WarnerMedia chief executive John Stankey announced Sarnoff’s hiring, concluding a three-month search for one of... Read More

Italy’s Milan-Cortina wins vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Italy’s Milan-Cortina wins vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, taking the Winter Games to the Alpine country for the second time in 20 years. International Olympic Committee members voted for the long-favoured Milan-Cortina bid over Stockholm-Are from Sweden that also included a bobsled track in Latvia. Milan-Cortina’s jubilant delegation broke into chants of “Italia! Italia!”... Read More

Hydro One chairman Tom Woods stepping down from board at the end of July

Hydro One chairman Tom Woods stepping down from board at the end of July
TORONTO — Hydro One Ltd. says chairman Tom Woods is stepping down from its board of directors at the end of July. Woods was among the 10 new directors named last year as replacements after for the company’s previous board resigned amid pressure from Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government. The former CIBC executive helped lead Hydro One through several key milestones... Read More