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Retail and grocery magnate W. Galen Weston dead at 80 after 'long illness'

Retail and grocery magnate W. Galen Weston dead at 80 after 'long illness'

TORONTO — Canadian retail kingpin and philanthropist W. Galen Weston has died at age 80, George Weston Ltd. announced Tuesday. The Toronto-based company said he died peacefully at home Monday after "a long illness faced with courage and dignity.
WestJet extends temporary suspension of international sun flights until June

WestJet extends temporary suspension of international sun flights until June

CALGARY — WestJet says it will extend its temporary suspension of international sun flights to destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean until June 4.
US recommends 'pause' for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive

US recommends 'pause' for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive

WASHINGTON — The U.S.
Alberta's top doctor says new restrictions loom as COVID-19 cases continue to spike

Alberta's top doctor says new restrictions loom as COVID-19 cases continue to spike

EDMONTON — Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says new public-health restrictions might be needed if high daily COVID-19 case counts continue. Dr.

Colorado to auction off cannabis-themed license plates

DENVER — Cannabis-themed license plates in Colorado are being auctioned off to the highest bidder in a fundraiser for the Colorado Disability Funding Committee.
Fed leaders agree: Economics has a racial-disparity problem

Fed leaders agree: Economics has a racial-disparity problem

WASHINGTON — Top Federal Reserve policymakers on Tuesday underscored their concern that Black and Hispanic people are sharply underrepresented in the economics field, which lessens the perspectives that economists can bring to key policy issues.

New Mexico freshens up 'True' campaign to reignite tourism

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Authenticity and the idea of adventure steeped in culture have fueled New Mexico’s award-winning “True” tourism campaign for more than a decade.
Air Canada's government aid deal needs stricter terms, passenger advocate says

Air Canada's government aid deal needs stricter terms, passenger advocate says

TORONTO — One of Canada's best-known advocates for passenger rights said Tuesday that taxpayers don't have enough security in the $5.
S&P/TSX composite ekes out slight rise, 'appetite for risk' lifts Nasdaq, S&P 500

S&P/TSX composite ekes out slight rise, 'appetite for risk' lifts Nasdaq, S&P 500

TORONTO — An "unrelenting appetite for risk" by investors offset higher-than-expected U.S. inflation data and news of a major setback for a maker of COVID-19 vaccines, as some U.S. markets outperformed Canada's main stock index.
Liberals set to dive deeply into child care in April 19 federal budget

Liberals set to dive deeply into child care in April 19 federal budget

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are set to dive into child care in next week's budget, with stakeholders being told to expect strings attached to federal cash for provinces who want the money.