Mexican protests could signal fluctuating avocado prices this season

Avocados have become so ubiquitous they are easy to take for granted. But there’s a battle taking place behind the scenes that could cause prices to rise for the hot commodity. Canadians love avocado. In fact, imports to the country have increased 40 per cent since 2013, and the vast majority — 94 per cent — of the …

'You couldn't draw it up any better,' says Drake Batherson after NHL debut

‘You couldn’t draw it up any better,’ says Drake Batherson after NHL debut For Nova Scotia’s Drake Batherson, his first game in the National Hockey League Thursday couldn’t have gone much better. Batherson, a forward, had the winning goal for the Ottawa Senators in a 2-1 victory at home over the Detroit Red Wings. He …

NASA accepts delivery of European powerhouse for moonship

NASA accepts delivery of European powerhouse for moonship CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA has accepted delivery of a key European part needed to power the world’s next-generation moonship. U.S. and European leaders gathered at Kennedy Space Center on Friday to mark the occasion. The newly arrived powerhouse, or service module, will propel NASA’s Orion capsule …

Kawhi Leonard, Raptors find right mix to silence off-season chemistry concerns

Kawhi Leonard, Raptors find right mix to silence off-season chemistry concerns In LeBron James’ first season in Miami, the Heat started 9-8. In James’ first season back in Cleveland, the Cavaliers began 5-7. This year, in James’ first in Los Angeles, the Lakers are 7-6. Even for the best player in the world, new beginnings …

FDA OKs powerful opioid pill as alternative to IV painkiller

FDA OKs powerful opioid pill as alternative to IV painkiller TRENTON, N.J. — U.S. regulators on Friday approved a fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV painkillers used in hospitals. The decision by the Food and Drug Administration came over objections from critics who fear the pill will be abused. In a lengthy …

Tiffany Haddish tests her hot streak with 'Nobody's Fool'

Tiffany Haddish tests her hot streak with ‘Nobody’s Fool’ NEW YORK — What’s the best thing that’s happened to Tiffany Haddish in the past year? Tough question. She takes a deep breath. “Meeting Oprah, getting a Tesla, hosting the MTV Movie and TV Awards, winning awards, going on trips, staying in different countries, getting an …

China tariff effects started showing up in shipping data months ago

China’s latest report on economic growth fell short of expectations, but for those who monitor traffic on the global water highways, the news was not a surprise. In fact, freight and shipping data over the last several months have been pointing to such a slowdown. An investor can get an idea of a country’s economic …

Canada deemed US a safe country for asylum seekers after internal review

Canada deemed U.S. a safe country for asylum seekers after internal review OTTAWA — Canadian immigration officials have determined that the United States remains a safe country for asylum seekers, despite the Trump administration’s crackdown on what it terms illegal aliens. Documents obtained by The Canadian Press under access-to-information law show Canada was concerned about the changes …

Canada Post workers might strike at midnight if deal not reached

Canada Post hit by rotating strikes in Victoria, Edmonton, Halifax, Windsor, Ont. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) says it’s ready to strike just after midnight if a last-minute deal with Canada Post isn’t reached by Sunday evening — and four locations across the country have been selected for rotating strikes. Locations selected for potential rotating …