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Sep 18, 2013

Canada focused on wireless auction, not foreign limits

OTTAWA, Sept 18 (Reuters) – The Canadian government is
focused on an upcoming auction of prized wireless spectrum, and
not on the possibility of lifting foreign ownership restrictions
on Canada’s big telecoms companies, Industry Minister James
Moore said on Wednesday.

The Conservative government eliminated foreign ownership
limits on telecoms companies with 10 percent or less of the
market but has maintained limits on the large players, including
BCE Inc, Rogers Communications Inc and Telus
Corp.

Aug 22, 2013
Aug 22, 2013

Insight: At Apple, Tim Cook leads a quiet cultural revolution

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Shortly after signing on as chief operating officer at Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg was looking to connect with people in a similar role – No. 2 to a brilliant and passionate young founder. She called Tim Cook.

“He basically explained nicely that my job was to do the things that Mark (Zuckerberg) did not want to focus on as much,” Sandberg said of the 2007 meeting that lasted several hours with the chief operating officer of Apple Inc.

Aug 22, 2013

At Apple, Tim Cook leads a quiet cultural revolution

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Shortly after signing on
as chief operating officer at Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg was
looking to connect with people in a similar role – No. 2 to a
brilliant and passionate young founder. She called Tim Cook.

“He basically explained nicely that my job was to do the
things that Mark (Zuckerberg) did not want to focus on as much,”
Sandberg said of the 2007 meeting that lasted several hours with
the chief operating officer of Apple Inc.

Aug 8, 2013

Canada arrests two in well-publicized teen cyber-bullying case

By Peter N. Henderson

(Reuters) – Canadian police arrested two men on Thursday in the case of a teenage girl who died after a suicide attempt that followed months of cyber bullying, including lewd photos of an alleged sexual assault that were posted online.

The April, 2013, death of Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old from Halifax, Nova Scotia, focused international attention on the issue of bullying in the Internet era, where cellphone pictures can easily circulate on Facebook and other social media sites.

Jul 31, 2013

Potash price drop to hit Saskatchewan budget

TORONTO, July 31 (Reuters) – Saskatchewan, home to an
estimated 40 percent of world’s potash, will reduce its potash
royalty estimates when it updates its budget forecasts in
August, but maintain a balanced budget, the premier of the
western Canadian province said on Wednesday.

Speaking one day after Russian miner Uralkali OAO
said it was dismantling one of the world’s two big potash
exporting cartels, Brad Wall said the downward revision of
potash revenues would be mostly offset by gains in other areas
including stronger than expected oil revenue.

Jul 24, 2013

CP Rail profit hit by floods, derailment

TORONTO, July 24 (Reuters) – Canadian Pacific Railway
said its long-haul crude-by-rail business should pick-up
later this year as price spreads for crude widen.

That crude business was a key driver in its latest record
quarterly profit. However, those results, released on Wednesday,
slightly missed trade forecasts as floods and a number of
high-profile derailments increased costs, sending its shares
lower.

Jul 23, 2013

Toronto film festival to debut films on Mandela, Assange

TORONTO, July 23 (Reuters) – The world premiere of “The
Fifth Estate,” a ripped-from-the-headlines drama about Julian
Assange and the creation of WikiLeaks, will open the 38th
Toronto International Film Festival, which typically yields a
number of Oscar contenders.

Widely considered the kick-off to Oscar season, the 2013
festival will feature films starring Meryl Streep, Idris Elba,
Colin Firth, Chiwetel Ejiofor, George Clooney and others,
organizers said on Tuesday. The 11-day event opens Sept. 5.

Jul 17, 2013

Alex Colville, ‘painter laureate’ of Canada, dies

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian artist Alex Colville, who won international fame with precise, detailed paintings of everyday scenes, has died at the age of 92, according to a message on his official website.

Colville, who died on Tuesday, developed an iconic style that captured tranquil moments with realistic figures in commonplace settings, such as a cow in a moonlit field, or two swimmers relaxing on a beach.

Jul 16, 2013

Canadian crash train engineer is witness, not suspect: lawyer

By Peter N Henderson

(Reuters) – The engineer of the runaway train that exploded in a small Quebec town, killing 50 people, is a witness rather than a suspect in the investigation of the disaster, and is devastated by what happened, his lawyer told Reuters on Tuesday.

Lawyer Thomas Walsh said the engineer, Tom Harding, has spent 10 hours talking to police, and three or four talking to investigators at the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, who are probing the causes of the July 6 calamity in the town of Lac-Megantic, North America’s deadliest rail accident in more than 20 years.

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