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Strength in season pass sales a rare silver lining for ski resorts post-pandemic

Strength in season pass sales a rare silver lining for ski resorts post-pandemic

In any normal winter, Cameron Birch and his family of five would pack their bags for an all-inclusive vacation somewhere warm and sunny. But when the pandemic kept them from booking a trip south, the Kelowna, B.C.
Paris Fashion Week channels humor, animated film for spring

Paris Fashion Week channels humor, animated film for spring

PARIS (AP) — As weary fashionistas made it to the final sprint of Paris Fashion Week's 96 physical and digital spring-summer shows, Saturday's runways provided the spark to keep energy going, despite rain and gray skies.
Dubai Expo 2020 offers conflicting figures on worker deaths

Dubai Expo 2020 offers conflicting figures on worker deaths

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai’s Expo 2020 on Saturday offered conflicting figures for how many workers had been killed on site during construction of the massive world's fair, first saying five and then later three.
Wyoming librarians under fire for books about sex, LGBTQ

Wyoming librarians under fire for books about sex, LGBTQ

CHEYENNE, Wyo.
Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,150.87, up 80.62 points.) Bank of Nova Scotia. (TSX:BNS). Financials. Up 69 cents, or 0.89 per cent, to $78.65 on 13.3 million shares.
Biden vows to 'get it done' as talks drag on $3.5T plan

Biden vows to 'get it done' as talks drag on $3.5T plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Making his case on Congress' home ground, President Joe Biden pledged Friday at the Capitol to “get it done” as Democrats strained to rescue a scaled-back version of his $3.
Canadian auto sales down 19.6 per cent in September as shortages weigh

Canadian auto sales down 19.6 per cent in September as shortages weigh

TORONTO — Canadian auto sales fell 19.6 per cent in September from a year earlier as vehicle shortages caused by semiconductor supply issues continue to weigh.
North American stock markets end losing week by bouncing back to start October

North American stock markets end losing week by bouncing back to start October

TORONTO — A positive start to October helped North American stock markets to mitigate deep losses for the week as a potential new COVID-19 drug renewed optimism about the recovery. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 80.62 points to 20,150.
Food, booze service to blame for rise in passenger misbehaviour, union says

Food, booze service to blame for rise in passenger misbehaviour, union says

CALGARY — After more than a year of bare bones inflight service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians travelling by air can once again enjoy snacks, hot meals or a glass of wine on the plane.
Merck says COVID-19 pill cuts risk of death, hospitalization

Merck says COVID-19 pill cuts risk of death, hospitalization

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a potential leap forward in the global fight against the pandemic , drugmaker Merck said Friday that its experimental pill for people sick with COVID-19 reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half.
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