RBC to cut about 450 jobs from head office locations in GTA

Royal Bank of Canada, the country’s second-largest lender by assets, is cutting about 450 positions — or less than 1 per cent of its total workforce — mostly from head office locations in the Toronto area. “We are making changes that focus on the capabilities that we need now and in the future to meet…

Unknown powder at Canada Post facility sends two to hospital in B.C.

THE CANADIAN PRESS Jun 21, 2017 , Last Updated: 12:31 AM ET RICHMOND, B.C. – Officials say two border agents have been taken to hospital after they were exposed to a “suspicious substance” at a Canada Post facility in Richmond, B.C. Tim Wilkinson, deputy chief with Richmond Fire, said firefighters were called Tuesday afternoon for…

Uber finally gives in, now lets you tip your driver from the app

Why it matters to you If you use Uber and always wanted to give more than a good rating to a rider, now you can. Uber changed the taxi industry but mostly failed to adopt one of its foundational tenets — tipping. On Tuesday, the ridesharing giant is changing that and announced you can now tip your…

House subcommittee largely rubber stamps Trump’s 2018 special ops budget

HomeAmerica Published time: 21 Jun, 2017 03:20 Get short URL Cyber warfare weapons and drone aircrafts are among the technology the House subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities has signed off on in President Donald Trump’s $ 12.3 billion budget for special operations. The sub panel has endorsed the bill’s request for $ 12.3 billion,…

Star Wars’ Han Solo spinoff loses directors over ‘creative differences’

LOS ANGELES—There’s been a disturbance in the force and the young Han Solo film is suddenly without a director. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said Tuesday that the Star Wars spinoff is parting ways with directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller due to different creative visions on the film. Kennedy said a new director would be…

‘It’s a pretty good team’: Vegas GM has reason to smile

MICHAEL TRAIKOS, Postmedia Network Jun 20, 2017 , Last Updated: 7:58 PM ET LAS VEGAS — George McPhee couldn’t sleep Monday night. The Vegas Golden Knights GM went to bed around midnight but found himself up three hours later, so he headed to the team’s office to once more look at the list of players…