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Ottawa spending $80M for research on preventing, studying oil spills

HALIFAX—The federal government is spending $80 million on oil spill research, looking at how to prevent spills as well as their effect on the marine environment. “Our government is committed to protecting our marine and coastal areas so that they are safeguarded for future generations,” said Treasury Board President Scott Brison. He announced the funding Monday at the Bedford Institute …

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Your airline ticket doesn’t always promise what it once did

It’s not enough to look for the cheapest airfare anymore. Not when airlines are increasingly dividing and subdividing their cabins and charging separately for what used to be part of the fare. More legroom? That will be an extra charge. Overhead bin space? Only if you buy a more expensive ticket. In the new world of airfares, similar-sounding fare classes such as …

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Whirlwind week for new Impact wingback Raheem Edwards

TORONTO — It’s been five days and three teams since Raheem Edwards celebrated winning the MLS Cup final with Toronto FC. The 22-year-old wingback from Mississauga found himself — briefly — a member of Los Angeles FC when he was taken with the fifth and last pick of Tuesday’s expansion draft. LAFC promptly flipped Edwards and Finnish defender Jukka Raitala, …

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