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'Squid Game' star Lee Jung-jae debuts as director in Cannes

'Squid Game' star Lee Jung-jae debuts as director in Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Lee Jung-jae, the award-winning star of Netflix's “Squid Game,” spent years developing the 1980s-set Korean spy thriller “Hunt” before electing to direct himself.
Unifor members ratify new contract at Resolute Forest Products' pulp and paper mills

Unifor members ratify new contract at Resolute Forest Products' pulp and paper mills

MONTREAL — Unifor says workers it represents at Resolute Forest Products' pulp and paper mills in Canada have voted to approve a new contract reached last week. The union says 89.
Gas prices down slightly from record highs earlier this week

Gas prices down slightly from record highs earlier this week

CALGARY — Gasoline prices in Canada have declined slightly just before the May long weekend, but it's still expected to be a pricey summer at the pumps. As of midday Friday, the average retail price at the pump across Canada was $1.
Ottawa to conduct public interest assessment of WestJet-Sunwing deal

Ottawa to conduct public interest assessment of WestJet-Sunwing deal

OTTAWA — The federal government will conduct a public interest assessment of WestJet Airlines Ltd.'s deal to buy Sunwing Airlines and Sunwing Vacations.

Canada facing shortage of allergy-friendly baby formula, feds say

OTTAWA — Federal authorities are acknowledging that Canada is facing a shortage of formulas for babies with food allergies and some health conditions.
George Carlin's comedic journey takes the stage in HBO doc

George Carlin's comedic journey takes the stage in HBO doc

NEW YORK (AP) — For comedians of a certain age, there was one album that was worn out on the turntable, dutifully memorized and acted out. That was George Carlin's signature “Class Clown.
Alimentation Couche-Tard deploys its first North American EV fast charger

Alimentation Couche-Tard deploys its first North American EV fast charger

LAVAL, Que. — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. says it has deployed the first of hundreds of electric vehicle fast chargers that will be available at 200 locations across North America over the next two years.
Protester crashes Cannes carpet at George Miller premiere

Protester crashes Cannes carpet at George Miller premiere

CANNES, France (AP) — A woman who stripped off her clothes to reveal a message against rape written on her body crashed the Cannes Film Festival red carpet premiere of George Miller's “Three Thousand Years of Longing” on Friday.
Prince Charles and Camilla wrap Canadian tour, but calls for reconciliation continue

Prince Charles and Camilla wrap Canadian tour, but calls for reconciliation continue

YELLOWKNIFE — The Dene drum dance features the rhythmic pounding of caribou hide drums, singing, and dancers moving in a clockwise circle following the sun.
Russian vodka, caviar and diamonds on new Canadian sanctions list

Russian vodka, caviar and diamonds on new Canadian sanctions list

OTTAWA — Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly announced a fresh wave of sanctions against Vladimir Putin's regime on Friday including a ban on importing Russian vodka, caviar and diamonds.