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Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

History: Nov 9 1965: The great northeast blackout

About 35 million people left in the dark By the 1960’s, North America was becoming heavily reliant on electricity.  A relatively prosperous economy meant people were buying a lot more of the increasing variety of electric and electronic gadgets that» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canada faces billion dollars in lawsuits under Free Trade rules

An American wind-power company is suing Canada for $475 million dollars. Another wind-power company based in Ontario is also suing for $500 million. The claims are under segments of the North American Free Trade Agreement and stem from a decision» 

Economy, Politics

Sell-off of public utility challenged

Opposition to sale mounting. The government of Canada’s most populous province recently announced a plan to sell off a majority share of the province’s public electrical supplier, Hydro One. The provincial Liberal government under Premier Kathleen Wynn announced in April»