Postmedia names Rob Roberts editor-in-chief of National Post

Postmedia names Rob Roberts editor-in-chief of National Post
TORONTO — Rob Roberts, who has held senior editorial positions at The Canadian Press since late 2015, is leaving the news service to become editor-in-chief at the National Post. Roberts will succeed Anne Marie Owens, who was the Post’s editor-in-chief for nearly five years until departing in April to take a new position at McMaster University in Hamilton. A Postmedia announcement noted that Roberts... Read More

Swoop hit by ongoing wave of flight cancellations as passengers vent frustration

Swoop hit by ongoing wave of flight cancellations as passengers vent frustration
CALGARY — Hundreds of Swoop passengers are scrambling after the ultra-low-cost airline cancelled or delayed 23 flights over the past four days. Swoop says the wave of cancellations, which affected flights between July 5 and July 10, was caused by “unscheduled maintenance.” Frustrated travellers took to Twitter, complaining that the airline rebooked them on Swoop flights up to five days... Read More

Cause of wireless outage unclear; Telus, Bell say it originated with other carriers

Cause of wireless outage unclear; Telus, Bell say it originated with other carriers
TORONTO — The cause of a Rogers Wireless service outage that began Sunday remains unclear but the company says “a very limited number” of customers are still experiencing intermittent interruptions to voice calls. The problems with Rogers mobile phone calls seem to have also affected other carriers. Telus says its customers began reporting an inability to receive or place voice calls with... Read More

North American stock markets slide lower, loonie gains against U.S. dollar

North American stock markets slide lower, loonie gains against U.S. dollar
TORONTO — The heavyweight financial, industrial and materials sectors weighed on stocks in Toronto as Canada’s main stock index fell in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets also lost ground. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 69.74 points at 16,472.25. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 115.61 points at 26,806.51. The S&P 500 index was down... Read More

Encana Corp. selling assets Oklahoma’s Arkoma Basin for $165 million

Encana Corp. selling assets Oklahoma’s Arkoma Basin for $165 million
CALGARY — Encana Corp. says its wholly owned subsidiary, Newfield Exploration Mid-Continent Inc., has signed a deal to sell its natural gas assets in Oklahoma’s Arkoma Basin for $165 million. The buyer was not disclosed. The assets produce the equivalent of approximately 77 million cubic feet of gas per day. Encana chief executive Doug Suttles says the deal shows the company’s commitment... Read More

CannTrust faces Health Canada problems, warns of product shortages

CannTrust faces Health Canada problems, warns of product shortages
VAUGHAN, Ont. — Cannabis producer CannTrust Holdings Inc. warns there will be temporary shortages of some products while it works to get Health Canada approval for cannabis produced in unlicensed rooms at its greenhouse facility in Pelham, Ont. Health Canada has ruled the greenhouse was non-compliant regarding the growing of cannabis in five unlicensed rooms and inaccurate information provided to... Read More

Outage problems at Rogers Wireless causing voice service issues

Outage problems at Rogers Wireless causing voice service issues
TORONTO — Rogers Wireless says customers may experience intermittent issues making or receiving wireless voice calls. In a message on its website, the company said it was experiencing an outage that was affecting many wireless customers. It said “some customers may be intermittently experiencing dropped calls or are unable to place or receive calls on their mobile phone or wireless home... Read More