Daily Archives: January 4, 2018

North, South Korea agree to hold talks Tuesday, Seoul says

The rival Koreas will sit down for their first formal talks in more than two years next week to find ways to co-operate on the Winter Olympics in the South and to improve their abysmal ties, Seoul officials said Friday. While a positive sign after last year’s threats of nuclear war, the Koreas have a long history of failing to ...

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'There's this entrepreneurial spirit': Calgary charts new course for its economic future — again

With arched windows and Edwardian pilasters, the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Calgary harkens back to a time when city fathers dreamed of a prairie metropolis as great as Chicago. Today, the 105-year-old structure is alive again with the ambitions of another generation of Calgarians, one with an eye on Silicon Valley, not the Windy City. It’s the home of Nucleus, a not-for-profit ...

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Canada's Drake Batherson seizing the spotlight in Buffalo

Drake Batherson wore a wide grin as he sat on Canada’s bench and glanced at the white-taped blade of his magical stick. The 19-year-old forward had just returned to the bench midway through the second period after he scored his second of three goals in Canada’s 7-2 semifinal victory against the Czech Republic at the world junior tournament in Buffalo on Thursday. ...

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Canada to play for world junior gold after crushing Czechs

Drake Batherson had a hat trick to lead Canada past the Czech Republic 7-2 on Thursday in the semifinal of the world junior hockey championship in Buffalo. Canada will play Sweden in the gold-medal game Friday night. Sam Steel, Maxime Comtois, Jordan Kyrou, Boris Katchouk also scored for Canada. Carter Hart made 18 saves in net for the win. Filip ...

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Employees at some Tim Hortons reportedly see benefits cut over minimum wage hike

FILE 2017: The Toronto Star reported Wednesday that employees at some of the Canadian-based coffee chain’s stores received a letter about benefit changes over the country’s new minimum wage increase.  (Reuters) Employees who work at Tim Hortons locations in Canada owned by the co-founders’ children will reportedly see their benefits reduced along with paid breaks over the country’s $2.40 increase ...

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Death toll rises to 51 in Peru bus crash

Rescuers finished pulling 51 bodies from the wreckage of a bus that tumbled over a cliff in Peru in one of the deadliest vehicle accidents in the nation’s history, authorities said Wednesday. Nearly everyone on board was killed Tuesday after the passenger bus collided with a tractor-trailer on a narrow stretch of highway known as the “Devil’s Curve.” Firefighters and ...

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