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Lawyers Argue About Which Competing Bid for Winnipeg Sears Store Should Proceed

Lawyers Argue About Which Competing Bid for Winnipeg Sears Store Should Proceed

By Mary Gazze, The Canadian Press

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A Sears Canada outlet is seen Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Saint-Eustache, Quebec. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

TORONTO — Lawyers representing Sears employees and pensioners argued Tuesday that a Toronto judge should allow a last-minute bid from one of Canada’s largest retail space owners to purchase a Sears store in Winnipeg, even though the insolvent retailer already has a deal in place with another buyer.

The court will decide by Friday whether to allow RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust to bid for the Sears Outlet store location in the Garden City Shopping Centre.

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Jerry Lewis Telethons Played ‘Pivotal Role,’ Says Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Jerry Lewis Telethons Played ‘Pivotal Role,’ Says Muscular Dystrophy Canada

By Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press

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Jerry Lewis makes his opening remarks at the 25th Anniversary of the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon fundraiser in Los Angeles on Sept. 2, 1990. The passionate advocacy work of Jerry Lewis has left an indelible mark in Canada, says the head of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, HO, Julie Markes)

TORONTO – The passionate advocacy work of Jerry Lewis has left an indelible mark in Canada, says the head of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

CEO Barbara Stead-Coyle credits much of today’s research breakthroughs to the tireless fundraising efforts of the comic and telethon giant, who died Sunday.

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Group of Sears Canada Creditors Wants to Sue Executives and Board

Group of Sears Canada Creditors Wants to Sue Executives and Board

By The Canadian Press

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Bargain hunters are seen at the Sears store Friday, July 21, 2017 in St. Eustache, Quebec. Dozens of Sears stores across the country destined for closure will begin liquidation sales today. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

TORONTO – A group of Sears Canada creditors wants to sue the company’s executive officers and directors, alleging negligent misrepresentation and oppression.

The retailer’s court-appointed monitor says the group wants an Ontario judge’s permission to launch their case against the company, which is currently protected under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.

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Demand Eclipses Supply for Protective Glasses for Safe Solar Eclipse Viewing

Demand Eclipses Supply for Protective Glasses for Safe Solar Eclipse Viewing

By Mary Gazze, The Canadian Press

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A man models a pair of eclipse viewing glasses for a photograph, in Toronto on Thursday, August 17, 2017. Demand seems to be eclipsing supply for the specialized glasses eclipse viewers will use to observe Monday’s solar eclipse event. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini)

TORONTO – Ali Van Orman is still looking for specialized glasses to protect her family’s eyes during Monday’s solar eclipse because she never counted on demand totally eclipsing supply.

She tried to buy a coveted pair of solar eclipse glasses for herself and two children from Amazon back in July, but the hot commodities wouldn’t have arrived in time.

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Canadian Schools Reluctant to Embrace Later Bell Times Despite Mounting Research

Canadian Schools Reluctant to Embrace Later Bell Times Despite Mounting Research

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

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Matt Reid is the Chair of the Thames Valley District School Board, is considering adopting later start times for the benefit of its high school students, in London, Ont. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley)

TORONTO – A wave of international research suggesting delaying high school start times would have health and academic benefits for students has not yet crested in Canada.

Several individual boards and schools have embraced the growing number of global studies suggesting that early start times are at odds with adolescents’ natural sleep patterns and can hamper both their academic progress and mental health.

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Beyond the Storage Locker: Self-Storage Facilities Expand, Bring in New Perks

Beyond the Storage Locker: Self-Storage Facilities Expand, Bring in New Perks

By Jennifer Cheng, The Canadian Press

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Stephen Creighton, Senior Vice President of Dymon Group of Companies, stands at the company’s Carling Avenue self storage facility in Ottawa on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. Boardrooms, a wine-storage centre, an on-site sommelier, a lounge, those are just some of the perks an Ottawa-based company is promising as it builds a massive self-storage facility in Toronto. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

TORONTO – Boardrooms, a wine-storage centre, an on-site sommelier, a lounge — those are just some of the perks an Ottawa-based company is promising as it builds a massive self-storage facility in Toronto.

The sprawling site being constructed by Dymon Group of Companies won’t be ready until next year but it highlights a shift in the self-storage industry, where some companies are moving from only offering lockers for people to stash their goods to providing multi-functional spaces that come with a host of add-ons.

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Netflix Canada Hikes Prices as Streaming Competition Ramps Up, Expenses Rise

Netflix Canada Hikes Prices as Streaming Competition Ramps Up, Expenses Rise

By David Friend, The Canadian Press

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A person uses Netflix in Palo Alto, Calif in this July 20, 2010 file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Paul Sakuma)

TORONTO — Watching your favourite shows on Netflix Canada just got a little more expensive.

The popular video streaming service is hiking prices for new members effective immediately. It will do the same for existing users after notifying them by email in the coming weeks.

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Winnipeg Man Challenges CFIA Ruling That West Bank Wines Are ‘Products of Israel’

Winnipeg Man Challenges CFIA Ruling That West Bank Wines Are ‘Products of Israel’

By Brennan Doherty, The Canadian Press

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TORONTO – A Winnipeg man is challenging a decision made by the federal food inspection agency last month that allows two wines produced in the West Bank region to be sold in Canada with the label “Product of Israel.”

David Kattenburg, a university instructor, said his lawyer has filed a formal complaint with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s complaints and appeals office, claiming the agency did not follow Canadian and international law in making its decision.

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Arsenault, Barton, Chang and Hanomansing New Hosts of ‘The National’

Arsenault, Barton, Chang and Hanomansing New Hosts of ‘The National’

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press

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Adrienne Arsenault, Rosemary Barton, Andrew Chang and Ian Hanomansing (left to right) are named the new hosts of “The National,” at a news conference in Toronto, Tuesday, Aug.1, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – A revamped edition of “The National” will be more nimble, multiplatform and “truly national” when four new but recognizable hosts who vary in age and background take the helm of CBC’s flagship newscast this fall, the public broadcaster vowed Tuesday.

Adrienne Arsenault, Rosemary Barton, Andrew Chang and Ian Hanomansing have been tasked with shepherding in the refreshed version of the “The National” as the network attempts to break free of the traditional solo news anchor following the retirement of Peter Mansbridge.

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