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Loblaw to test autonomous delivery vehicles in Greater Toronto Area in January

Loblaw to test autonomous delivery vehicles in Greater Toronto Area in January

TORONTO — Loblaw Companies Ltd. has signed a partnership deal with technology company Gatik to test autonomous delivery vehicles in Toronto starting in January.
Asia Today: South Korea capital announces new virus controls

Asia Today: South Korea capital announces new virus controls

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Authorities in the South Korean capital on Monday announced a tightening of social distancing regulations, including shutting nightclubs, limiting service hours at restaurants and reducing public transportation.
LA County restricts in-person dining due to COVID-19 cases

LA County restricts in-person dining due to COVID-19 cases

Los Angeles County announced new coronavirus-related restrictions Sunday that will prohibit in-person dining for at least three weeks as cases rise at the start of the holiday season and officials statewide begged Californians to avoid travelling or
Costs of decommissioning N.L. offshore kept 'secret' but public could be on the hook

Costs of decommissioning N.L. offshore kept 'secret' but public could be on the hook

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — At the beginning of 2020, decommissioning Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore oil installations seemed a distant concern.
UK leader to end England's coronavirus lockdown on Dec. 2

UK leader to end England's coronavirus lockdown on Dec. 2

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced plans for strict regional measures to combat COVID-19 after England’s lockdown ends Dec. 2, sparking a rebellion by members of his own party who say the move may do more harm than good.

Ontario reports new one-day high of 1,588 new 19 cases of COVID-19

TORONTO — Retailers and restaurants in Toronto and Peel Region braced for a fresh set of lockdown restrictions on Saturday as the daily tally of new COVID-19 cases in Ontario hit a record high.
UK signs trade deal with Canada to prepare for Brexit

UK signs trade deal with Canada to prepare for Brexit

LONDON — The U.K. signed an interim trade deal with Canada on Saturday, giving it more time to negotiate future trading rules as the British government prepares the country for business life outside the European Union.
Singapore-Hong Kong air travel bubble postponed

Singapore-Hong Kong air travel bubble postponed

HONG KONG — Singapore and Hong Kong on Saturday postponed a planned air travel bubble meant to boost tourism for both cities, amid a spike in coronavirus infections in Hong Kong.
Mnuchin denies trying to limit Biden's economic options

Mnuchin denies trying to limit Biden's economic options

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin denied on Friday that he is attempting to limit President-elect Joe Biden's options for reviving the pandemic-damaged economy by ending several emergency loan programs being run by the Federal Reserve.
Ontario moving Toronto, Peel Region into lockdown starting Monday

Ontario moving Toronto, Peel Region into lockdown starting Monday

Toronto and neighbouring Peel Region will move into lockdown next week as the Ontario government tries to bring soaring COVID-19 infections in the two hot spots under control.