Archive for the ‘News/Business’ Category

Ottawa granted 1,700 special quarantine exemptions to sports leagues and business travellers

Sunday, December 13th, 2020

A total of 1,790 people entering Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic have received special permission from Ottawa to skip quarantine because their trip was deemed in the national interest.

Coronavirus shuts down custom hockey stick factory that serves NHL players

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
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The quarantine applied to a section of central China in response to the coronavirus is having a major impact on something seemingly a world away: hockey sticks in the NHL.

Supreme Court overturns decision that allowed U.S. Super Bowl ads in Canadian broadcast

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

The Supreme Court has overturned a decision that allowed viewers to see keenly anticipated American commercials during the Super Bowl broadcast.

Chinese organizers cancel NBA fan event amid free speech row

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Chinese organizers on Wednesday cancelled a fan event on the eve of an National Basketball Association exhibition game in Shanghai, the latest fallout in a row over comments by a team official supporting protests in Hong Kong.

Toronto Raptors helped spike Canada’s economy in May, StatsCan says

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
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Canada's gross domestic product expanded by 0.2 per cent in May, led by predictable sectors such as construction and manufacturing. But the economy also got a bigger-than-usual boost from the Toronto Raptors' run to the NBA championship.

Nike backs down after Kaepernick objects to shoe with slavery-era U.S. flag on it

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
 Nike Air Max 1 USA

Nike is pulling a flag-themed tennis shoe after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick complained to the shoemaker, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Nike shares sell off after basketball star’s shoe breaks live on TV

Thursday, February 21st, 2019
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Nike's shares sold off today after a pair of the sneaker company's shoes malfunctioned during a live televised NCAA game, injuring the NBA's No. 1 basketball prospect.

The hits, misses, and surprises of this year’s Super Bowl Commercials

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Here's a look at the best and worst commercials from the 2019 Super Bowl, with views from advertising industry leaders in the U.S. and Canada.

Year of change for Canadian sports fans in 2018 as media rivals stepped up to compete

Friday, December 21st, 2018
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The Rogers deal in 2013 changed the landscape of sports media. 2019 will bring more changes for sports fans as old rivals and new ones compete for fan interest.

Free trade deal gives Canadian broadcasters power to block U.S. Super Bowl ads again

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
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The new trade pact between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico may make trade freer between the three countries, but that freedom will not apparently extend to Canadians who want to watch American Super Bowl ads.