Major websites down in U.S. East Coast after suspected cyberattack

Some major internet companies suffered service disruptions on Friday due to what internet infrastructure provider Dyn said was an ongoing interruption of its network mainly impacting the U.S. East Coast.
But as of about 9:36 a.m.
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How to watch the Orionid meteor shower Friday night

Stargazers will be able to catch the annual Orionid meteor shower on Friday night during its second night of a two-day peak but unfavourable conditions could make it difficult to see.
According to NASA, the best time to catch a glimpse of the meteor shower is a few hours before dawn when the sky is the darkest.
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Betsy Bloomingdale private collection going to auction

NEW YORK -- Personal belongings of the late fashion icon, socialite and philanthropist Betsy Bloomingdale will be auctioned in New York later this year and next year.
Bloomingdale, who was married to the late Alfred S.
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Lululemon warns Ottawa it could move headquarters out of Canada

Vancouver-based retailer Lululemon has threatened it could move its headquarters out of Canada if federal regulators don’t grant them an exemption to the Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) program.
The popular apparel company wrote a letter submitted to the House of Commons Finance Committee in late July seeking an exemption to the program in order to expand its business and remain in Canada.
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Precision Drilling had $47 million net loss for third quarter

CALGARY - Precision Drilling Corp. had a $47 million net loss for the third quarter as revenue declined 45 per cent from last year.
The loss amounted to 16 cents per share, which was an improvement from the Calgary-based drilling company's 2015 third quarter loss of $87 million or 30 cents per share.
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Dangerous roads: 18 pedestrians struck, 1 killed in Toronto Thursday

It was a tragic day on the roads Thursday in Toronto after 18 pedestrians were struck by vehicles, including one senior who later died.
By noon on Thursday, 10 pedestrians had been hit by vehicles on Toronto roads, with more collisions occurring in the evening hours.
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Tom Hanks sees U.S. election warning in thriller 'Inferno'

LONDON -- Embedded within the manic action of "Inferno," the latest big-screen adaptation of a Dan Brown thriller, is a warning about the dangers of seeking simple solutions to complex problems. Star Tom Hanks says it's a theme with echoes in the current U.S.
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Ontario to import Quebec electricity under 7-year deal

TORONTO -- Ontario and Quebec will sign a new seven-year electricity agreement today when the two governments hold a joint cabinet meeting in Toronto.
The Canadian Press has learned Premiers Kathleen Wynne and Philippe Couillard will sign the deal, which will see Ontario import up to two terawatt hours of electricity from Quebec each year, enough to power a city the size of Kitchener, Ont.
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Inflation inches up to 1.3% despite cheaper food

The cost of living in Canada went up by 1.3 per cent in the year ended in September, up from 1.1 per cent the previous month.
Statistics Canada reported Friday that food prices were the biggest cause of the deceleration, as the food index posted its smallest year-over-year gain since February 2000.
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Spend more on affordable housing, wipe out homelessness: Report

OTTAWA — A new report on homelessness proposes nearly doubling federal spending on affordable housing over the next 10 years to effectively eliminate the problem.
Two groups — the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness say — that would effectively make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring.
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Second wave of cuts as Bombardier slashes 7,500 jobs

MONTREAL — A second large wave of job cuts is hitting Bombardier workers in less than a year as another 7,500 positions are to be eliminated around the world through the end of 2018.
About 2,000 positions will be cut across Canada, including 1,500 in Quebec.
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Polish minister claims Egypt sold warships to Russia for symbolic price of $1

WARSAW, Poland - Poland's defence minister says he believes Egypt has sold two French-made Mistral warships to Russia for the symbolic price of $1.
Antoni Macierewicz made the claim during a parliamentary debate on Thursday and later told reporters he had the information "from good sources" but did not reveal any other details.
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