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B.C. premier tells truck loggers he wants reconnect communities with forestry

VICTORIA — Premier John Horgan says the relationship between British Columbia and the forest industry has fractured over outdated government policy that hurts communities and threatens many small business contractors.
House seems set vote to avert shutdown, Senate chances dim

House seems set vote to avert shutdown, Senate chances dim

WASHINGTON — The House was on track to approve a bill Thursday preventing a weekend government shutdown after an eleventh-hour deal with Republican leaders brought conservatives aboard.
Canadian Pacific Railway says tearing up NAFTA poses limited risk to company

Canadian Pacific Railway says tearing up NAFTA poses limited risk to company

CALGARY — The potential dismantling of NAFTA is a concern because of its impact on the overall North American economy, but its direct effect on Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) would be limited, CEO Keith Creel said Thursday.
UK and French leaders reach border deal, disagree on Brexit

UK and French leaders reach border deal, disagree on Brexit

CAMBERLEY, England — The leaders of Britain and France met Thursday against a military backdrop to pledge closer co-operation on defence , security and borders after Britain leaves the European Union.
NEB sets out dispute resolution process for Trans Mountain permits

NEB sets out dispute resolution process for Trans Mountain permits

CALGARY — The National Energy Board is setting up a process to resolve future permitting issues between Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. and provincial and municipal authorities on the Trans Mountain expansion project.
Alberta's Notley offers pointed advice to next Saskatchewan premier

Alberta's Notley offers pointed advice to next Saskatchewan premier

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has some advice for the next leader of Saskatchewan: handle the economy differently than the government has under current premier Brad Wall.
Notley slams Opposition tax idea, says Kenney thinks Robin Hood 'scary movie'

Notley slams Opposition tax idea, says Kenney thinks Robin Hood 'scary movie'

CALGARY — Premier Rachel Notley says Opposition Leader Jason Kenney is pitching policies so advantageous to the rich and so punishing to the poor that he must think Robin Hood is a terrifying cautionary tale. "It's quite ironic.
Energy and metals weigh on TSX as Wall St. pulls back, loonie slides lower

Energy and metals weigh on TSX as Wall St. pulls back, loonie slides lower

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index fell moderately Thursday, as Wall Street pulled back from the record highs it set the day before. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 42.23 points to 16,284.

HuffPost Canada keeps on blogging after U.S. peer drops self-publishing

TORONTO — HuffPost Canada's editor-in-chief says the online news and opinion website has no plans to follow its U.S. counterpart's lead and drop its unpaid blog platform.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,284.47, down 42.23 points) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 65 cents, or 5.28 per cent, to $12.97 on 25.9 million shares.