Canada

Fewer women running in New Brunswick provincial election than in 2018

For the first time in four elections, the percentage of female candidates on the ballot has fallen. Women will make up 32.5 per cent of the candidates running in the 2020 provincial election, down from 38.6 per cent in 2018, which was a record high. Beth Lyons, the executive director of the New Brunswick Women’s […]

Canada

Post-secondary students in Lethbridge move into residence

It’s a big step for first year student Ashley Mccreadie — she is moving into residence at the University of Lethbridge and says she’s ready for the change. “Live by myself for the first time! Not at home with mom,” Mccreadie said. Read more: Coronavirus: Lethbridge university and college prepare for students in residences Typically, […]

Business Canada

Obsidian hostile takeover bid for Bonterra shows ‘frustration’: energy analyst

A hostile takeover offer by Obsidian Energy Ltd. launched by making public a letter to the CEO of Bonterra Energy Corp. demonstrates growing frustration at the slow pace of consolidation in the sector, energy industry analysts say. On Monday, Obsidian interim CEO Stephen Loukas released the letter addressed to Bonterra chairman and CEO George Fink […]

Global

US election: Biden accuses ‘weak’ Trump of stoking violence

Media playback is unsupported on your device US presidential candidate Joe Biden has accused Donald Trump of being a “weak” and “toxic” leader who has “fomented” violence in the country. Speaking in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, Mr Biden said the US was facing multiple crises, which “under Donald Trump, keep multiplying”. The Democrat’s comments […]