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Province approves construction of line to export Hydro-Quebec power to New England

Province approves construction of line to export Hydro-Quebec power to New England

MONTREAL — The Quebec government has approved construction of the Appalaches–Maine Interconnection Line project to export Hydro-Quebec power to New England. The project will increase the exchange capacity between Quebec and Maine by 1,200 megawatts.
TVA Group CEO stepping away from job for up to six months for family reasons

TVA Group CEO stepping away from job for up to six months for family reasons

MONTREAL — TVA Group Inc. says France Lauziere, the company's president and CEO and chief content officer of Quebecor Content, is stepping away from her duties for up to six months.
EU to negotiate major vaccine contract extension with Pfizer

EU to negotiate major vaccine contract extension with Pfizer

BRUSSELS — EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen announced plans Wednesday for a major contract extension for COVID-19 vaccines with Pfizer stretching to 2023.
Retail and grocery magnate W. Galen Weston dead at 80 after 'long illness'

Retail and grocery magnate W. Galen Weston dead at 80 after 'long illness'

TORONTO — Canadian retail kingpin and philanthropist W. Galen Weston has died at age 80, George Weston Ltd. announced Tuesday. The Toronto-based company said he died peacefully at home Monday after "a long illness faced with courage and dignity.
WestJet extends temporary suspension of international sun flights until June

WestJet extends temporary suspension of international sun flights until June

CALGARY — WestJet says it will extend its temporary suspension of international sun flights to destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean until June 4.
US recommends 'pause' for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive

US recommends 'pause' for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive

WASHINGTON — The U.S.
Alberta's top doctor says new restrictions loom as COVID-19 cases continue to spike

Alberta's top doctor says new restrictions loom as COVID-19 cases continue to spike

EDMONTON — Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says new public-health restrictions might be needed if high daily COVID-19 case counts continue. Dr.

Colorado to auction off cannabis-themed license plates

DENVER — Cannabis-themed license plates in Colorado are being auctioned off to the highest bidder in a fundraiser for the Colorado Disability Funding Committee.
Fed leaders agree: Economics has a racial-disparity problem

Fed leaders agree: Economics has a racial-disparity problem

WASHINGTON — Top Federal Reserve policymakers on Tuesday underscored their concern that Black and Hispanic people are sharply underrepresented in the economics field, which lessens the perspectives that economists can bring to key policy issues.
Air Canada's government aid deal needs stricter terms, passenger advocate says

Air Canada's government aid deal needs stricter terms, passenger advocate says

TORONTO — One of Canada's best-known advocates for passenger rights said Tuesday that taxpayers don't have enough security in the $5.
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