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CP Rail CEO opposed to crude-by-rail plan

The head of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has voiced his displeasure at the idea of Alberta’s $3.7-billion deal with Canada’s two biggest rail companies to ship more crude via rail amid a pipeline crunch squeezing oilsands producers.

So the government steps in, we didn’t like it at all,” said Keith Creel, speaking at a conference in Miami on Wednesday.

Air passenger safeguards slammed

Proposed rules around air passenger rights are “inhumane” and will deprive travellers of proper compensation, a new report states.

Advocacy group Air Passenger Rights says would-be regulations that allow airlines to keep travellers on the tarmac for up to three hours and 45 minutes are “unacceptable” and grant more than twice the time permitted under European Union legislation.

Report slams proposed air passenger safeguards

Proposed rules around air passenger rights are “inhumane” and will deprive travellers of proper compensation, a new report states.

Advocacy group Air Passenger Rights says would-be regulations that allow airlines to keep travellers on the tarmac for up to three hours and 45 minutes are “unacceptable” and grant more than twice the time permitted under European Union legislation.

Cold weather cuts electric car range

DETROIT—Cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more than 40 percent when interior heaters are used, a new study found.

The study of five electric vehicles by AAA also found that high temperatures can cut into battery range, though not nearly as much as the cold.

The range returns to normal in more comfortable temperatures.

Heavy duty: Detroit 3 all roll out biggest pickups this year

DETROIT — Nicole Foster-Beck asks a lot of the heavy-duty pickup truck she uses on her 43-acre horse farm east of Dallas.

Aside from the daily hauling, her 2015 GMC Sierra has to be powerful enough to pull a heavy eight-horse trailer to competitions, yet cushy enough to keep people comfortable on trips as far away as Kentucky.

Bud Light, Amazon among ad winners

NEW YORK—This year, some of the Super Bowl ads that grabbed the greatest buzz were surprises—like Bud Light's “Game of Thrones” teaser.

Other crowd-pleasers focused on humour, such as Amazon's take on celebrity product testers.

While the New England Patriots bested the L.A. Rams yesterday in Atlanta during Super Bowl 53, brands also were winning and losing off the field.