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Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (18,014.91, up 57.54 points.) Athabasca Oil Corp. (TSX:ATH). Energy. Unchanged at 18.5 cents on 18.4 million shares.

Peter Nygard to remain behind bars after Winnipeg judge criticizes release plan

WINNIPEG — A Canadian fashion mogul facing charges for sex trafficking and racketeering in the United States will remain behind bars after a judge expressed concerns over the plans for his release on bail.
Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: 'Even as we grieved, we grew.'

Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: 'Even as we grieved, we grew.'

NEW YORK — The country has a new president and a new literary star. In one of the inauguration's most talked about moments, poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday as she called out to the world “even as we grieved, we grew.
Comforting rituals show in media's depiction of inauguration

Comforting rituals show in media's depiction of inauguration

NEW YORK — After Air Force One took Donald Trump out of Washington, an unusual Inauguration Day quickly felt more traditional — even comforting — for people watching at home.
Italian police find stolen copy of Leonardo 'Salvator Mundi'

Italian police find stolen copy of Leonardo 'Salvator Mundi'

ROME — Italian police have recovered a 500-year-old copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s 16th century “Salvator Mundi” painting of Jesus Christ that was stolen from a Naples church during the pandemic without the priests even realizing it was gone.
Some COVID-19 mutations may dampen vaccine effectiveness

Some COVID-19 mutations may dampen vaccine effectiveness

Scientists are reporting troubling signs that some recent mutations of the virus that causes COVID-19 may modestly curb the effectiveness of two current vaccines, although they stress that the shots still protect against the disease.
Lawyer says ex-royal staff will shed light on Meghan letter

Lawyer says ex-royal staff will shed light on Meghan letter

LONDON — A lawyer for the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper said Wednesday that the Duchess of Sussex had no reasonable expectation of privacy for a letter she sent to her estranged father after her marriage to Prince Harry.
No-go for Joe Exotic: Trump pardon list omits 'Tiger King'

No-go for Joe Exotic: Trump pardon list omits 'Tiger King'

OKLAHOMA CITY — One name missing in President Donald Trump's flurry of pardons is “Tiger King” Joe Exotic.
North American stock markets increase while loonie hits nearly three-year high

North American stock markets increase while loonie hits nearly three-year high

TORONTO — North American stock markets rose midweek with U.S. indexes setting record highs, while the loonie reached its highest value in nearly three years .
New studies clarify which genes may raise breast cancer risk

New studies clarify which genes may raise breast cancer risk

Two large studies give a much sharper picture of which inherited mutations raise the risk of breast cancer for women without a family history of the disease, and how common these flawed genes are in the general population.