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Pipeline rupture sends 40,000 litres of oil into Alberta creek

DRAYTON VALLEY, Alta. — The Alberta Energy Regulator says a pipeline has spilled 40,000 litres of crude oil into a creek. The regulator says on its website that the incident happened Thursday on a Bonterra Energy Corp.
Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos

Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos

LONDON — Secret British government documents have warned of serious disruptions across the country in the event that the U.K. leaves the European Union without a trade deal on Oct. 31, according to a report.
Ending a drought for R-rated comedies, 'Good Boys' is No. 1

Ending a drought for R-rated comedies, 'Good Boys' is No. 1

NEW YORK — The R-rated comedy, left for dead by some Hollywood studios, again reached No.1 at the box office over the weekend thanks to the raunchy coming-of-age tale "Good Boys," about a trio of 12-year-olds on a crude misadventure.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: July inflation Statistics Canada will release its consumer price index for July on Wednesday.
Entrepreneurs turning beer byproduct into bread, cookies and profits

Entrepreneurs turning beer byproduct into bread, cookies and profits

VANCOUVER — When Jeff Dornan opened a brewery six years ago, he knew the brewing process would produce hundreds of kilograms of spent grain, and he had a plan for it.
Yemen rebel drone attack targets remote Saudi oil field

Yemen rebel drone attack targets remote Saudi oil field

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Drones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside Saudi Arabia's sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom described as a "limited fire" in the second such recent atta
Signs of recession worry Trump ahead of 2020

Signs of recession worry Trump ahead of 2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, arguing that even voters who personally dislike him should base their ballots on the nation's strong growth and low unemployment rate.
Colorado OKs electric car requirement to fight air pollution

Colorado OKs electric car requirement to fight air pollution

DENVER — Colorado tightened its air quality regulations on Friday, requiring that at least 5% of the vehicles sold in the state by 2023 emit zero pollution.
Transportation watchdog launches inquiry after WestJet bumps passengers

Transportation watchdog launches inquiry after WestJet bumps passengers

OTTAWA — Canada's transportation watchdog is launching an inquiry into how WestJet Airlines Ltd. handles its passengers during schedule changes after an incident last month saw travellers bumped without compensation.
North American stock markets end wild week with a partial rebound

North American stock markets end wild week with a partial rebound

TORONTO — North American stock markets rebounded Friday to end a roller-coaster week that took investors for a wild ride on concerns about a possible recession and trade uncertainty. Canada's main stock index closed up 137.26 points at 16,149.