Video: Tim McGraw discusses new album, ‘Sundown Heaven Town’
Three-time Grammy Award-winner Tim McGraw performed at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on Sunday night. Music reporter Rudy Blair spoke with the country superstar before the show about his upcoming new album, Sundown Heaven Town.
Business report: McIlroy’s father wins 10-year bet & calls for shorter work week
Golfer Rory McIlroy took home 1.6 million (U.S.) for winning the British Open on Sunday, but his dad also cleaned up, 680News business editor Richard Southern explains. McIlroy’s father won 100,000 pounds ($183,000 Cdn.) after betting 200 pounds ($367 Cdn.) in 2004 that his son would win the Open before his 26th birthday. Also, Mexico
Business Report: Markets down on Malaysia Airlines news, big gains for tatoo removal industry
680News business editor Richard Southern with the day’s top business headlines, including market reaction to the Malaysia Airlines disaster, and good news for the tatoo removal industry (if not the tatooed).
Business Report: Worms in short supply, Tim Hortons develops coffee beer
680News business editor Richard Southern with the day’s top business headlines, including a new Tim Hortons concept store featuring coffee-flavoured beer and a shortage of nightcrawlers is driving up fishing costs.
The price of oil is on pace for its longest losing streak since 2009, while the TSX had a losing day on Monday. 680News senior business editor Mike Eppel reports on this and the day’s other top business headlines.
Royal Canadian Mint celebrates Prince George’s 1st birthday with collector coins
OTTAWA – The Royal Canadian Mint is adding to the international hoopla surrounding the birthday of a baby prince with the release of commemorative coins. Prince George of Cambridge, son of Prince William and his wife Kate, turned one on Tuesday. The Mint is releasing coins that feature the Queen with her three heirs —Prince
Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange
TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,315.13, up 65.14 points): DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX). Entertainment. Up seven cents, or 0.98 per cent, to $7.20 on 7.4 million shares. B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down five cents, or 1.72 per
Police: At least 21 killed in car bombing at Baghdad checkpoint
BAGHDAD – A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint at the entrance to Baghdad’s Khazimiyah district killing 21 people, including seven policemen manning the post. Police officials say there was a long line of cars at the checkpoint at the time of the attack. At least 35 people were wounded, according
Agropur to double U.S. dairy processing with deal for Davisco Foods assets
MONTREAL – Agropur, Canada’s largest dairy co-operative, will double its U.S. processing operations with a deal to buy the dairy processing assets of Davisco Foods International, its third acquisition this month. “With over US$1 billion in annual sales, this acquisition is by far the largest transaction in Agropur’s 76-year history,” president Serge Riendeau said Tuesday
Analysts say Rogers job cuts could be good if they lead to revitalization
TORONTO – With Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B) confirming that it has eliminated “several hundred middle management positions” as part of its Rogers 3.0 corporate revitalization plan, analysts say the Toronto-based company’s new CEO Guy Laurence is taking necessary steps to shake up the company after a period of stagnation. “Quite frankly, what do you do
AER says more spill safeguards needed before Primrose returns to normal
CALGARY – The Alberta Energy Regulator says Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.’s (TSX:CNQ) Primrose oilsands project in northeastern Alberta won’t be returning to normal full operations any time soon. Jim Ellis, who heads up the provincial energy watchdog, says it won’t allow a return to business as usual until all of the risks have been addressed
TD says Bank of Canada may sound dovish, but won’t cut interest rates
OTTAWA – Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz is often accused of sounding dovish — to keep the loonie in check — but that won’t lead to lower interest rates, says the TD Bank in a new analysis. At a news conference last week, Poloz made headlines by referring to the “serial disappointment” of the
A list of the top 20 prime-time television programs in the Nielsen ratings for July 14-20
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 14-20. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. Major League Baseball All-Star Game: National vs. American, Fox, 11.34 million. 2. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 8.53 million. 3. “Extant,” CBS, 7.96 million. 4. “NCIS,” CBS, 7.93 million. 5. “60 Minutes,’ CBS, 7.9 million. 6. “Under the
Oops! A tweet about Kim Kardashian gives EPA Twitter account its own 15 minutes of fame
WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency’s fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian. The verified Twitter account for the EPA’s Office of Water mistakenly published a message Monday night about an online game, “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood,” in which