So, who in Canada actually applied to be Amazon’s next HQ2?

Amazon’s announcement earlier this year that it wants a second headquarters set off a flurry of interest from cities across the continent, all eager to be a new home to the biggest online merchandise seller in the world. Many Canadian cities were interested. With the deadline to apply passed Thursday, what cities followed through and put their hats into the ...

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Nature’s Mix removes cancer claim from granola label after Marketplace investigation into ‘superfoods’

Nature’s Mix, a company that makes granola with quinoa that it markets as a “superfood” and that included a nutrition label that claimed quinoa “prevents cancer” has removed the claim after a Marketplace investigation. The old nutrition label on Nature’s Mix Superfood Granola with quinoa listed a series of purported health benefits associated with the grain: energy booster, sleep aid, controls blood sugar, curbs food ...

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Loosening offshore drilling rules is a risky proposal

The Trump administration is proposing a bill to roll back restrictions on oil drilling in offshore waters along its coast, including the Arctic.This wipes out regulations that were put in place after the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The bill threatens coastal ecosystems, including those in Canada. In a further attempt to make America self sufficient in ...

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Anthem singer takes a knee at Brooklyn Nets opener

The national anthem singer at the Brooklyn Nets’ home opener took a knee at the end of her performance. Justine Skye was nearing the completion of the song Friday night when she went to one knee for the finish. There were some cheers, but appeared to be more boos from the crowd at Barclays Center to see the Nets play ...

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Sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll: The life and times of Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner

Friday October 20, 2017 more stories from this episode By Brent Bambury In 1994, former Beatle John Lennon was to be posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Jann Wenner wanted Paul McCartney to make the induction speech. Wenner, owner and co-founder of Rolling Stone magazine, was also one of the moguls who created and curates the Hall ...

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When stars collide: How 4,000 scientists converged for an epic kilonova cram session

Friday October 20, 2017 more stories from this episode Millions of years ago, two dead stars collided, setting in motion a chain of events that would interrupt Vicky Kalogera’s vacation and consume two months of her life. This illustration depicts the merger of two neutron stars and the rippling of spacetime as gravitational waves ripple outward from the explosion. (A. Simonnet/National ...

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‘The old guard in revolt’: Why ex-presidents are violating code of silence to fight ‘Trumpism’

In an extraordinary violation of a golden rule about ex-presidents criticizing a successor, former U.S. presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama both implicitly rebuked Donald Trump on Thursday. But Bush’s critique is particularly remarkable, experts say, since it’s seen as an attack on a fellow Republican in a civil war over the soul of the Grand Old Party. That the back-to-back takedowns came from two ...

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Hudson’s Bay CEO Jerry Storch leaving company

Jerry Storch is stepping down as chief executive of Hudson’s Bay Co., the retailer announced after the close of stock markets on Friday. Storch will depart effective Nov. 1 and return to his firm, Storch Advisors, HBC said in a release. Richard Baker, HBC’s governor and executive chairman, who had previously served as CEO, will reassume the role while the company conducts a ...

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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh officially resigns as Ontario MPP

Jagmeet Singh has officially resigned as an Ontario member of the Provincial Parliament, weeks after winning the federal NDP leadership. Singh, 38, had served as an MPP since 2011, representing the riding of Bramalea-Gore-Malton. “It has been an honour serving the people of Bramalea-Gore-Malton and I’m looking forward to continuing this work on the federal level, building a more fair ...

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Ines Rau, Playboy’s 1st trans Playmate, hopes to ‘pave way for all women’

Men’s magazine Playboy has featured its first ever — transgender ‘playmate’ centerfold in its November issue, a move which the model hopes will pave the way for “all women – trans or otherwise — in fashion and other sectors.” Ines Rau, a French fashion model who was featured nude in a 2014 issue of Playboy and has previously worked with Balmain and Vogue Italia, is the first ...

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