Railway Executive Hunter Harrison Dead at 73

Railway Executive Hunter Harrison Dead at 73

By The Canadian Press

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Canadian Pacific Rail CEO Hunter Harrison addresses the company’s annual meeting in Calgary on May 1, 2014. Railway executive Hunter Harrison has died, CSX Corporation confirms in a statement. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Hunter Harrison, the plain-spoken, gruff American who rewrote the Canadian railroading book during his years heading both of this country’s largest railways, has died. He was 73.

CSX Corp., the American railroad Harrison began leading earlier this year, issued a statement on Saturday announcing his death.

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Employees Purchase a Local Saskatchewan Paper to Keep It from Closing

Employees Purchase a Local Saskatchewan Paper to Keep It from Closing

By The Canadian Press

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PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – A group of employees at a Saskatchewan daily newspaper say they’ve reached a deal to purchase the outlet and run it as an independent publication.

Star News Publishing says it’s sold the Prince Albert Daily Herald to a group of employees led by publisher Donna Pfeil.

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Two Arrested in Overnight Winnipeg Carjacking

Two Arrested in Overnight Winnipeg Carjacking

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — Two people waiting inside a parked vehicle early Saturday were carjacked when approached by suspects brandishing weapons.

Police say the victims were in the 100 block of St. Mary’s Road at around midnight while waiting for the owner of the vehicle inside a nearby restaurant.

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The Forks Lights Up New Wintry Attraction

The Forks Lights Up New Wintry Attraction

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The newest brightly-lit addition to Arctic Glacier Winter Park at The Forks. (HANDOUT)

A twinkly-lit archway with 12,500 lights is the newest addition to Arctic Glacier Winter Park at The Forks.

The switch was flicked Friday night to officially open the park for the season and the one kilometre of on-land skating and walking trails.

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Court Denies WestJet’s Bid to Toss Harassment Lawsuit Filed by Former Worker

Court Denies WestJet’s Bid to Toss Harassment Lawsuit Filed by Former Worker

By Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press

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VANCOUVER – WestJet has lost a bid to throw out of court a proposed class-action lawsuit that accuses the company of failing to provide a harassment-free workplace for women.

Former flight attendant Mandalena Lewis sued WestJet in the Supreme Court of British Columbia over allegations of gender-based discrimination, accusing her former employer of fostering a corporate culture that tolerates harassment against female employees.

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Stepping Up to the Plate: Jackman-Atkinson

Stepping Up to the Plate: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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NEEPAWA, Man. — Today, farmers are at the front lines of a battle, in a war they didn’t start. As Canadians become more removed from where their food comes from, food production methods are increasingly being used as a tool by companies looking for any edge they can find in a crowded and competitive market. Recently, Canadian cattle producers have found themselves in the crosshairs of such marketing campaigns.

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Tentative Deal Reached in Case of Canadian Firm That Sold Cancer Drug Online

Tentative Deal Reached in Case of Canadian Firm That Sold Cancer Drug Online

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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A tentative plea agreement has been reached that would see a Winnipeg-based online pharmacy and two affiliated businesses fined millions of dollars for selling misbranded and counterfeit drugs in the United States. CanadaDrugs.com Director of Pharmacy Robert Fraser, left, takes then-Governor of Minnesota Tim Pawlenty, second from left, on a tour of the internet pharmacy, in Winnipeg on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ruth Bonneville)

WINNIPEG – A tentative plea agreement has been reached that would see a Winnipeg-based online pharmacy and two affiliated businesses fined millions of dollars for selling misbranded and counterfeit drugs in the United States.

The agreement, which still has to be approved by a U.S. district court in Montana, would see Canada Drugs and two subsidiaries plead guilty, pay a US$5 million fine and forfeit US$29 million.

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