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Federal government posts $23.6B deficit for April-to-December period

Federal government posts $23.6B deficit for April-to-December period

OTTAWA — The federal government posted a budgetary deficit of $23.6 billion for the first nine months of its 2023-24 fiscal year. The result compared with a deficit of $5.5 billion for the same stretch of its 2022-23 fiscal year.
At 79, Rod Stewart shows no signs of slowing down, with a new swing album with Jools Holland

At 79, Rod Stewart shows no signs of slowing down, with a new swing album with Jools Holland

NEW YORK (AP) — Sir Rod Stewart will not be slowed. At 79, he continues full-throttle with a busy year. Highlights in 2024 include his 200th show at his Las Vegas residency, an ongoing world tour and a new swing album.
Chorus Aviation reports Q4 net income down 20% from year earlier, revenue also lower

Chorus Aviation reports Q4 net income down 20% from year earlier, revenue also lower

HALIFAX — Chorus Aviation Inc. reported its fourth-quarter profit fell 20 per cent compared with a year ago as its revenue also edged lower. The company says it earned net income of $36.6 million for the quarter ended Dec. 31, down from $45.
Germany's parliament votes to legalize limited marijuana possession and allow 'cannabis clubs'

Germany's parliament votes to legalize limited marijuana possession and allow 'cannabis clubs'

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers on Friday approved a government plan to liberalize rules on cannabis, paving the way for the country to decriminalize limited amounts of marijuana and allow members of “cannabis clubs” to buy it for recreational purpose
Ukraine's most famous sculptor turns war debris into art, expressing the inexpressible

Ukraine's most famous sculptor turns war debris into art, expressing the inexpressible

PARIS (AP) — From within the debris of Russia’s war , Ukraine’s most famous sculptor was compelled to make a dark artistic pivot the day his own country house was ravaged by a Russian strike.
What to stream this weekend: 'Avatar: The Last Airbender,' 'Priscilla' and Dolly Parton's puppies

What to stream this weekend: 'Avatar: The Last Airbender,' 'Priscilla' and Dolly Parton's puppies

Dolly Parton hosting a two-hour puppy-filled variety special on CBS and the seventh and final season of the hospital drama, “The Good Doctor” are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you.
Inside the enduring movie homes of Jack Fisk, production design legend

Inside the enduring movie homes of Jack Fisk, production design legend

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Fisk, the legendary production designer, has been down a lot of roads in his life. He goes looking down back roads for movie locations and hillsides on which to plop down mock houses.
Inside the enduring movie homes of Jack Fisk, production design legend

Inside the enduring movie homes of Jack Fisk, production design legend

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Fisk, the legendary production designer, has been down a lot of roads in his life. He goes looking down back roads for movie locations and hillsides on which to plop down mock houses.
TransAlta reports $84M Q4 loss compared with $163M loss a year earlier

TransAlta reports $84M Q4 loss compared with $163M loss a year earlier

CALGARY — TransAlta Corp. reported a loss attributable to common shareholders of $84 million compared with a loss of $163 million a year earlier. The power utility says the loss amounted to 27 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Dec.
Music Review: Ex-Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley is back with another great solo album

Music Review: Ex-Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley is back with another great solo album

No shock here: Ace Frehley has still got the power. The former Kiss guitarist whose vocal debut came on 1977's “Shock Me” is back with “10,000 Volts,” a new solo album that's crackling with energy and personality.