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Kelly Babstock quizzed her Buffalo Beauts teammates on the bus rides to away games, pulling the questions from a study guide used to prepare immigrants for a civics test required to become U.S. citizens, one of the final hurdles on a path that stretches for years. The test has written and oral components, and there are 100 potential questions. Candidates for citizenship…

Business

A Canadian distributor of laboratory and life sciences products will invest $1 million and create 15 new jobs over five years as it sets up its first U.S. site in Wheatfield. FroggaBio will lease 5,000 square feet of space  at the Woodlands Corporate Center at 3790 Commerce Court, after working with Invest Buffalo Niagara to finalize its plans. The facility is managed b…

Buffalo

A Canadian manufacturer of LED light fixtures is considering an expansion into Buffalo now that its owner has purchased a long warehouse property along the city's Red Jacket Riverfront Park in the Old First Ward. Joe DeLonghi, owner and president of Delviro Energy in Toronto, said his company would likely launch some kind of operation in Buffalo in the future to support…

Business

Kevin J. Clarke has a well-rounded perspective on the trade battle between the United States and Canada. The East Amherst resident has led business operations on both sides of the border. He built a career at a Depew printing plant — owned by a Canadian company — known as Quebecor and then Worldcolor. He went on to become a top official with Worldcolor. More recently, C…

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Nearly four years after buying it, the investor group led by Carl and William Paladino are offering to sell the Fort Erie Race Track and nearly all of the land around it after seeing no progress in their plans. But they insist they're not abandoning their efforts across the border. The Paladinos, owners of Ellicott Development Co. in Buffalo, have put 303 acres of la…

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A Mountie and a Buffalo Walk into a Bar. No joke. It's the name of a small-batch craft beer brewed at Brimstone Brewing Company in Ridgeway, Ont., with help from the brewers at Rusty Nickel Brewing in West Seneca. The Belgian-style IPA is among a collection of more than 30 ambitious brewing collaborations that have taken place in recent weeks in Southern Ontario a…

Buffalo

Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park is "a strong finalist" as a potential new site for a Canadian high-tech manufacturer that is looking for a new location with as many as 10 acres of land, officials with Invest Buffalo Niagara and Buffalo Urban Development Corp. said Tuesday. Invest Buffalo Niagara CEO Thomas Kucharski would not identify the potential company, dubbed Projec…

Sports

Canada didn’t get its revenge against the Americans, but that doesn’t make the team’s World Junior Championship victory any less sweet. Tyler Steenbergen scored the go-ahead goal with one minute and 40 seconds remaining in the third as the Canadians bested Sweden, 3-1, to win the World Juniors title a year after dramatically falling to the U.S. in the shootout of the 20…

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After last year's heartbreaking shootout loss in the final of the World Junior Hockey Championship, Canada's goal throughout this year's tournament has been to return to the biggest game of the event and give itself a chance at redemption. From that perspective, the Canadians have reached mission accomplished status, but they know there still is much work to be done – e…

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The 2018 World Junior Championship is down to the final eight teams. With the preliminary round in the rearview mirror, it's win and move on. One team from each preliminary round group was eliminated -- Denmark in Group A and Belarus in Group B. The remaining teams will all play Tuesday in a four-game slate featuring three battles at KeyBank Center and one at HarborCent…