‘What are you at?’ Donald Trump presses Trudeau over Canada’s NATO defence spending

LONDON — U.S. President Donald Trump put Justin Trudeau on the spot Tuesday over Canada’s NATO defence spending. “What are you at? What is your number?” Trump pointedly asked, referring to how much Canada spends on NATO defence as a percentage of its GDP. The two men met on the sidelines of a major NATO […]

Lethbridge Christmas campaigns looking for increased donations amid ‘difficult and challenging economic times’ – Lethbridge

‘Tis the season for giving, and in Lethbridge, several holiday campaigns have already kicked off and according to organizers, demand has grown significantly. This year, Jade Warf with My City Care said the need is bigger than ever before — meaning even more donations are needed this holiday season. “It seems like every year the […]

Pentagon reveals reasons why U.S. forces still remain in Syria – Defence Blog

U.S. military revealed principal reasons for why thousand of U.S. service members still remain in Eastern Syria. Army Lt. Gen. Robert White, the commander of Combined Joint Operation Inherent Resolve, said last week in Baghdad explained that U.S. forces are reset and repostured in Eastern Syria and have restarted operations with the Syrian Democratic Forces […]

Major pension plans join investor group pumping $229M into Portag3’s second fintech fund

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP) are among a group of at least 14 investors pumping $229 million into an international fintech fund run by Portag3 Ventures, an early-stage investor established by companies under the umbrella of the Desmarais family’s Power Corp. The disclosed institutional and strategic investors committing the […]

Toronto aims to create space for pets in residential buildings with new guidelines

When it’s time for Firas Arafat and Jennifer Reynolds to go to bed in their two-bedroom, 1,100-square-foot condo, it’s also time for their 11-week old Bernedoodle, Ernie, to prepare for a good night’s sleep. That means take care of Ernie’s “business.” But, instead of going to a nearby park, Arafat or Reynolds take Ernie up […]