Why the B.C. First Nation with the most on the line is going to bat for Trans Mountain

Why the B.C. First Nation with the most on the line is going to bat for Trans Mountain

Chief Nathan Matthew of the Simpcw First Nation in British Columbia has had enough that no one in government, the green lobby, or among First Nations opposed to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has ever talked to him about why his community stands behind the project. The 700-member Simpcw First Nation is one of 33…

One moment from the Cohen hearing shows how tense things are between Trump and Cohen

One moment from the Cohen hearing shows how tense things are between Trump and Cohen

Michael Cohen. Yana Paskova/Getty Images NEW YORK — Joanna Hendon, the attorney representing President Donald Trump in an ongoing three-way legal dispute involving his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen and the FBI, was about to speak into the microphone in federal court Thursday when she was interrupted. “I think it’s my turn,” said Stephen Ryan, the…

Fire, injuries at Wisconsin refinery add to Husky Energy’s operational woes

Fire, injuries at Wisconsin refinery add to Husky Energy’s operational woes

CALGARY — Multiple workers were injured and some transported to hospital on Thursday morning after a fire broke out at Husky Energy Inc.’s refinery in Superior, Wisc. putting the Calgary-based oil producer on the defensive, as it argued there were no known commonalities between the accident and other recent operational mistakes. “There was a fire…

Citigroup just handed a 37-year old rising star a seat on the firm’s most powerful management committee

Citigroup just handed a 37-year old rising star a seat on the firm’s most powerful management committee

Michael Corbat. Thomson Reuters Citigroup has tapped Sara Wechter to be the head of human resources for its 209,000 employees — a title that hands an up-and-coming executive a seat on the firm’s most powerful management committee. CEO Mike Corbat said Wechter, his chief of staff, would replace Mike Murray, according to an internal memo.…

U.S. aluminum producers urge permanent tariff exemptions for Canada

U.S. aluminum producers urge permanent tariff exemptions for Canada

American aluminum producers have issued a plea to U.S. President Donald Trump to grant permanent tariff exemptions to trading partners including Canada, arguing the levies would hurt downstream manufacturers who rely on the imported metal. The appeal from the industry’s main trade association in the United States comes as Canada’s temporary reprieve from tariffs of…

‘We should have done this a long time ago’: Transat banks on new hotel division for growth

‘We should have done this a long time ago’: Transat banks on new hotel division for growth

Transat A.T. is eyeing locations in Mexico and the Caribbean for its newly formed hotel division, a move analysts say will bring greater stability to the company as it looks for new ways to achieve growth. The Montreal-based airline and tour operator has said it intends to add 5,000 five and four-and-a-half star rooms over…

Michael Cohen once reportedly bragged that he was part of the Russian mob

Michael Cohen once reportedly bragged that he was part of the Russian mob

Michael Cohen. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s embattled personal lawyer, once bragged that he was part of the Russian mob, The Wall Street Journal reported. Cohen is currently in the midst of a legal firestorm as the FBI investigates him for possible wire fraud, bank fraud, and campaign finance violations in connection to…

Amazon is increasing the price of Prime for most members

Amazon is increasing the price of Prime for most members

Amazon is increasing the price of Prime membership when paid yearly. Reuters/Lucas Jackson Amazon says it will increase the price of its annual Amazon Prime membership program to $119 a year — an increase of $20. The company’s CFO, Brian Olsavsky, revealed the price increase on an earnings call discussing the company’s latest results. The…

B.C. court case seeks new provincial powers over Trans Mountain

B.C. court case seeks new provincial powers over Trans Mountain

Any hope of a reasonable resolution to the Trans Mountain pipeline impasse dimmed Thursday, when a defiant British Columbia Premier John Horgan followed through with a lawsuit to confirm his province has jurisdiction to restrict an increase in bitumen shipments. In other words, Horgan, sounding like a lot like a South American strongman dealing with…