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US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

WASHINGTON — The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunctio
The Latest: Senate vote to stop shutdown 10 votes short

The Latest: Senate vote to stop shutdown 10 votes short

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 12:15 a.m. The final Senate vote on a Republican bill aimed at preventing a federal shutdown is in, and it's 10 votes short.
TFC president Manning adds Argos president to job title, Copeland reassigned

TFC president Manning adds Argos president to job title, Copeland reassigned

Bill Manning now has two championship teams to oversee.

Tahoe Resources denies water contamination near its Peru gold mine

Vancouver-based Tahoe Resources Inc. says reports that heavy rains caused a leach pond at its Shahuindo gold mine in Peru to overflow and cause rainwater contamination are untrue.

B.C. premier tells truck loggers he wants to reconnect communities with forestry

VICTORIA — Premier John Horgan says the relationship between British Columbia and the forest industry has fractured over outdated government policy that hurts communities and threatens many small business contractors.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,353.46, up 68.99 points) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 51 cents, or 3.93 per cent, to $13.48 on 15.5 million shares.

TSX, Wall Street up amid oil price slump and U.S. government shutdown concerns

TORONTO — Falling oil prices and a possible U.S. government shutdown didn't seem to phase North American markets Friday, as the Toronto stock index and Wall Street capped off the week on a positive note. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 68.

In historical vote, LA Times newsroom will form union

Los Angeles Times journalists have voted to unionize for the first time in the paper's 136-year history. The National Labor Relations Board on Friday announced results of a Jan. 4 newsroom vote.
Vancouver hoping to drive tourism dollars with free public Wi-Fi expansion

Vancouver hoping to drive tourism dollars with free public Wi-Fi expansion

VANCOUVER — The City of Vancouver expects its visitor experience and economic success to get a boost after expanding its number of free public Wi-Fi locations from 80 to 550 through a partnership with Shaw Communications Inc.
Winter is here: "Game of Thrones" ice hotel opens in Finland

Winter is here: "Game of Thrones" ice hotel opens in Finland

HELSINKI — A "Game of Thrones"-themed ice hotel complete with a bar and a chapel for weddings has opened in northern Finland in a joint effort by a local hotel chain and the U.S. producers of the hit TV series.