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Rogers Communications' Q2 profit up amid lower restructuring costs from Shaw merger

TORONTO — Rogers Communications Inc. reported its second-quarter profit rose to $394 million from $109 million a year ago, in part due to lower restructuring and acquisition costs related to its purchase of Shaw Communications last year.
Sentencing hearing set to begin in Peter Nygard sexual assault case

Sentencing hearing set to begin in Peter Nygard sexual assault case

TORONTO — A sentencing hearing is expected to begin today in Toronto for former fashion mogul Peter Nygard, who was found guilty of four counts of sexual assault last fall.
Bank of Canada expected to deliver second consecutive rate cut today

Bank of Canada expected to deliver second consecutive rate cut today

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada is set to announce its interest rate decision this morning as economists widely expect a rate cut. Forecasters say slowing inflation and a weak economy justify a second consecutive cut by the central bank.
Pankaj Mishra wins Canadian award for international non-fiction writer

Pankaj Mishra wins Canadian award for international non-fiction writer

TORONTO — Indian writer Pankaj Mishra has won a prestigious Canadian award of $75,000 for an international non-fiction author. The Writers' Trust of Canada says Mishra is the second-ever recipient of the Weston International Award.
Lowe's two-run homer lifts Rays over Blue Jays 4-2 as Berrios walks six

Lowe's two-run homer lifts Rays over Blue Jays 4-2 as Berrios walks six

TORONTO — Jose Berrios' search to find the form he exhibited earlier in the season has lingered longer than he would like.
Wildfires threaten communities in the West as Oregon fire closes interstate, creates its own weather

Wildfires threaten communities in the West as Oregon fire closes interstate, creates its own weather

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters in the West are scrambling as wildfires threaten communities in Oregon, California and Washington, with at least one Oregon fire so large that it is creating its own weather.
Rays SS Taylor Walls says gesture wasn't meant as Trump endorsement and he likely won't do it again

Rays SS Taylor Walls says gesture wasn't meant as Trump endorsement and he likely won't do it again

TORONTO (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Taylor Walls said Tuesday that his Donald Trump-inspired celebration of a hit Sunday was not intended as an endorsement of the Republican presidential candidate and added he was unlikely to do it again.
Feds were warned about setting 'significant precedent' with Ukraine visa program

Feds were warned about setting 'significant precedent' with Ukraine visa program

OTTAWA — Federal immigration officials warned the government it risked undermining the temporary immigration system with the design of the emergency visa program for war-displaced Ukrainians, newly released court documents show.
S&P/TSX composite index dragged lower Tuesday by energy, U.S. markets also down

S&P/TSX composite index dragged lower Tuesday by energy, U.S. markets also down

TORONTO — Losses in the energy sector led Canada's main stock index lower on Tuesday, while U.S. stock markets were also down.
LCBO stores reopen across Ontario after two-week strike by workers

LCBO stores reopen across Ontario after two-week strike by workers

TORONTO — Customers were able to return to hundreds of Ontario's liquor stores as they reopened Tuesday following a two-week strike, but tensions between the union representing workers and the government dragged on.