Cop Cars Burned, 40 Arrested At Canada Fracking Protest

H&R Real Estate Investment Trust and Canadian Apartment Properties REIT added at least 2.5 percent to pace gains among financial stocks. Athabasca Oil Corp. tumbled 9.9 percent after an Alberta court decided to allow an aboriginal group to appeal an approval of the companys Dover oil-sands project. The Standard & Poors/TSX Composite Index (SPTSX) rose 99.64 points, or 0.8 percent, to 13,136 at 4 p.m. in Toronto. The benchmark Canadian equity gauge rose each of the four sessions in a holiday-shortened week, gaining 1.9 percent in the period for the best weekly gain since July. The index finished the week at the highest level since July 2011. Theres a lot of positive news pushing the markets up, said Stephen Gauthier, chief investment officer with Fin-XO Securities Inc. in Montreal . His firm manages about C$550 million ($534.8 million). Commodities have been holding up. The China numbers are a big plus. Its a good continuation of the rally we had since the U.S.

Protesters reported that police fired plastic bullets and used pepper spray. No injuries were reported. “The RCMP has worked diligently with all parties involved in hopes for a peaceful resolution. Those efforts have not been successful. Tensions were rising, and serious criminal acts are being committed,” Constable Jullie Rogers-Marsh of the New Brunswick RCMP said in a news release . But native leaders said police provoked the confrontation by arriving with guns drawn. “It is really very volatile. It’s a head-to-head between the people and the RCMP right now and the warriors are in the middle surrounded by the RCMP and then the RCMP are surrounded by the people,” said Susan Levi-Peters, a former Elsipogtog First Nation chief, who has been an intermediary during the dispute. Melina Augustine, who was arrested for obstruction, described to CTV News Atlantic what happened. “It just got wild and they all tackled us down,” she said, adding that her 67-year-old mother was among those subdued. “They were shooting.

New Sears Canada CEO hits the ground running

Font Page 1 of 1 SEATTLE (AP) A high-risk sex offender who recently fled Canada has registered with local authorities in the Seattle area, officials said Friday. Authorities had located Michael Sean Stanley in the Seattle area on Thursday and said he would be arrested if he failed to register within three days. King County Sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West said Friday that Stanley followed through with that process, reporting to the sheriff’s office that he was homeless. Because of his housing status, Stanley will have to check in weekly at the local courthouse, West said. Stanley has a long history of sexual offenses against women and children and had been missing since Oct. 1, when he left Edmonton and cut off his electronic-monitoring bracelet in Canada. Officials issued a public alert describing Stanley as an untreated, violent offender who posed a significant risk. His case stirred fear in Canada, as schools in several west-central Saskatchewan communities locked their doors and kept children inside after police got multiple, unconfirmed sightings of the Edmonton man. Eventually, Stanley managed to reach the U.S. border, and officials allowed him to enter the United States after determining he was an American citizen and not the subject of an extraditable arrest warrant. Authorities say he isn’t being arrested because Canada has decided not to seek his extradition and Stanley is not wanted for any crimes in the United States. Law enforcement officials in the Seattle area were working with Canadian counterparts Friday to verify whether Stanley is required to register and determine how he should be classified. “We know where he is, and we’re going to closely monitor him,” said Detective Renee Witt , a spokeswoman with the Seattle Police Department . Stanley was released from jail in Canada in April 2011 after completing a 32-month sentence for assault and forcible confinement.

Sex offender who fled Canada registers in Wash.

His Sears customers want the best winter coat money can buy for the fewest possible dollars, like the Sears version of the elite and expensive Canada Goose parka. The Sears down parka for women sells for $179 and comes in fashionable teal. I think that our core customer is pragmatic. They want good value for the money that theyre spending. They care about the quality of the product, more so than the label, says Campbell, a former naval aviator who took over from Calvin McDonald in September. Being pragmatic does not mean that you dont care about fashion, it means that youre not going to overpay for something. RELATED: Some facts about Doug Campbell Campbell is the third CEO to lead the ailing retailer since June 2011, when Dene Rogers was replaced by McDonald, who came to the national department store chain from Loblaw Companies Ltd. Campbell was a principal for Boston Consulting Group, a global management consultancy firm, when he was brought in by Sears in January 2011 to turn around the major appliance business. At the time, major appliances were registering double digit losses in sales and margin rates. Sears hired Campbell from BCG three months later. Major appliances are back on track, Campbell says. There is a lot of customer loyalty that is embedded in Canada with this brand.