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North American stock markets continue record runs after last week's economic gains

North American stock markets continue record runs after last week's economic gains

TORONTO — The afterglow of last week's economic and employment gains propelled North American stock markets further along their record runs. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 100.72 points to a record close of 21,556.54 after peaking at 21,585.
Fully vaccinated Canadians jam land border as U.S. finally eases travel restrictions

Fully vaccinated Canadians jam land border as U.S. finally eases travel restrictions

WASHINGTON — Anticipation turned to elation Monday as fully vaccinated Canadians visited loved ones, vacation properties and popular American shopping haunts after the United States finally eased southbound travel restrictions along the world's longe
Deputy PM Freeland writes to Air Canada's board about CEO's comments on French

Deputy PM Freeland writes to Air Canada's board about CEO's comments on French

OTTAWA — Canada's deputy prime minister has written to Air Canada's board of directors, urging that its CEO improve his French and that his knowledge of the language be included in his annual performance review.
James Hart wins $100,000 Audain Prize as British Columbia's most distinguished artist

James Hart wins $100,000 Audain Prize as British Columbia's most distinguished artist

VANCOUVER — British Columbia carver James Hart, hereditary chief of the Eagle Clan of the Haida Nation, has won the $100,000 Audain Prize for Visual Art as the province's most distinguished artist.
Mayor says 'unreal' lineups at Alberta border crossing as restrictions lifted

Mayor says 'unreal' lineups at Alberta border crossing as restrictions lifted

COUTTS, Alta. — The mayor of a village in southern Alberta says the sun rose above the longest row of vehicles the border community had ever seen Monday a few hours after the Canada-United States border restrictions were eased.
Latest exit from Fed's board gives Biden three slots to fill

Latest exit from Fed's board gives Biden three slots to fill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Randal Quarles announced Monday that he will resign from the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors at the end of the year after completing a four-year term as its top bank regulator, opening up another vacancy on the Fed's influentia
Now largely vaccinated, Cubans prepare to welcome visitors

Now largely vaccinated, Cubans prepare to welcome visitors

HAVANA (AP) — Crafts vendors are returning to the streets, transport between provinces is gradually returning to normal and crowds once again line the seafront Malecon boulevard as night falls over the Cuban capital.
Cirque du Soleil to return to Toronto in April with touring show

Cirque du Soleil to return to Toronto in April with touring show

TORONTO — Cirque du Soleil is poised to leap back into Toronto next spring with its first show in more than two years.
Vaccine proof required as strict mandate takes effect in LA

Vaccine proof required as strict mandate takes effect in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — People entering a wide variety of businesses in the city of Los Angeles began having to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination on Monday as one of the country's strictest measures intended to slow spread of the coronavirus took effect.
Amazon cloud computing division to open second Canadian hub in Calgary region

Amazon cloud computing division to open second Canadian hub in Calgary region

CALGARY — Tech giant Amazon says it has broken ground on its second Canadian cloud-computing server hub — this one to be located in Calgary, bringing billions of dollars of investment to the region.