Skip to content

The Mix

Tirico to host NBC coverage of Tokyo Games from outdoor set

Mike Tirico won't be anchoring NBC's primetime coverage of the Tokyo Olympics from the usual confines of a studio inside the International Broadcast Center. Instead, he will have a more picturesque location.
Business support for COVID restrictions down from last fall: survey

Business support for COVID restrictions down from last fall: survey

TORONTO — Support for pandemic-related restrictions has fallen among business executives since last fall, according to a Modus Research report issued today.
Jay Baruchel to host Amazon Prime Video's 'LOL: Last One Laughing Canada'

Jay Baruchel to host Amazon Prime Video's 'LOL: Last One Laughing Canada'

TORONTO — Comedy star Jay Baruchel has signed on to host the new Canadian Amazon Prime Video series "LOL: Last One Laughing Canada.

How to talk to vaccine hesitant friends: experts offer tips on addressing concerns

Anger and frustration can take over when people hear rumblings of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy coming from their friends and relatives. But experts say to keep those tempers in check when engaging in what may turn into exasperating conversations.
Canada-U.S. trade faces 'critical moment' that demands urgent action, businesses warn

Canada-U.S. trade faces 'critical moment' that demands urgent action, businesses warn

WASHINGTON — North American trade is facing a "critical moment" in the ongoing aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, say Canadian business leaders as they embark on a concerted campaign to fortify ties with the United States. The new Canada-U.S.
Air Canada agrees to $5.9-billion aid package, giving Ottawa equity stake in airline

Air Canada agrees to $5.9-billion aid package, giving Ottawa equity stake in airline

OTTAWA — After months of negotiations, Ottawa has reached a multibillion-dollar rescue deal with Air Canada that will give the government an equity stake in the pandemic-battered airline. Under the agreement, Air Canada can access up to $5.
California's ArcLight and Pacific Theaters to close for good

California's ArcLight and Pacific Theaters to close for good

Hollywood’s theatrical business may be slowly rebounding but for some exhibitors the last year has been catastrophic.
New Mexico governor signs bill to legalize recreational pot

New Mexico governor signs bill to legalize recreational pot

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation Monday legalizing recreational marijuana use within months and kicking off sales next year, making it the seventh state since November to put an end to pot prohibition.
Biden wants infrastructure deal, but GOP doubts persist

Biden wants infrastructure deal, but GOP doubts persist

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden wants Congress to know he's sincere about cutting a deal on infrastructure, but Republican lawmakers have deep-seated doubts about the scope of his proposed package, its tax hikes and Biden's premise that this is an i

Pulling the plug: Edmonton Folk Music Festival cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

EDMONTON — Despite Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's hope that the COVID-19 vaccine will allow summer events like the Calgary Stampede to go ahead, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival has been cancelled The festival says in a statement that without full va