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Even in Canada's electric-vehicle utopia, you can't miss what's hampering EV sales

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 01:00

B.C.'s Salt Spring Island might seem like the perfect place to have an electric vehicle, from climate to short driving distances to government rebates. But even there it doesn't take long to see some of the same issues keeping people across Canada from letting go of gasoline-powered transportation.

The carbon tax survived Saskatchewan. That was the easy part.

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 01:00

The fact that the federal government's carbon pricing policy outlived a Saskatchewan court hearing is a major win for both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government's approach to climate change. But the carbon tax still has a long, rocky road ahead of it.

Uber Eats announces insurance for bike couriers in Ontario

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 16:02

Bike couriers for Uber Eats in Ontario will now be covered by two types of accident and health insurance, according to documents obtained by the CBC.

U.S. joblessness at 3.6%, lowest since 1969

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 13:57

U.S. employers added a robust 263,000 jobs in April, suggesting that businesses have shrugged off earlier concerns that the economy might slow this year and now anticipate strong customer demand.

Saskatchewan Premier plans to appeal carbon tax decision to Supreme Court

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 11:03

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of Ottawa in the legal dispute between the provincial and federal governments over the constitutionality of the carbon tax.

Hewers of bits, drawers of bandwidth: Canada's digital economy is bigger than mining, oil and gas

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 09:55

Canada's digital economy is growing much faster than the rest of the economy and is already bigger than staple industries such as mining, forestry and oil and gas.

Tesla to raise $2.7B in capital as Musk moves to buy more shares

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 09:48

Just one day after announcing plans to sell notes and stock to raise much-needed capital, Tesla boosted the size of its offering to as high as $2.7 billion US on Friday.

Fiat Chrysler 1st quarter profit falls 47%

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 08:35

Carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Friday reported a 47 per cent drop in profits for the first quarter of the year due largely to changes in production, but expressed confidence that new models will help the company meet full-year profit targets.

GM recalling pickups after engine block heaters catch fire

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 07:40

General Motors is recalling over 368,000 pickups and other trucks worldwide after 19 reports of fires caused by engine block heater cords.

TransCanada reports $1B first-quarter profit, up from $734M a year ago

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 05:34

TransCanada Corp. topped expectations as it reported a profit of $1.00 billion in its latest quarter, up from $734 million a year ago, as its revenue edged higher.

Oilpatch reps head east seeking allies among business, civic leaders

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 01:00

Representatives of Canada's oil and gas industry are headed east this month as the sector looks to rally support among business and municipal leaders. The effort comes as the sector faces increasing scrutiny due to concerns over its environmental impact.

Soy producers want interest-free loans boosted for other crops, industry rep says

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 01:00

The federal government's plan to boost interest-free loans for canola farmers has left Canada's soybean sector wondering when it might get similar help.

Another oil and gas company fails in Alberta — and more than a dozen others are teetering

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 01:00

There's another victim in Alberta of the persistently low oil and gas prices after Trident Exploration ceased operations this week and several other companies could suffer the same fate.

Build a refinery, ban tankers or phase out fossil fuels? B.C. reacts to Alberta threats

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 15:24

As B.C. and Alberta prepare for a legal battle over oil, the future is uncertain.

Pepsi drops lawsuits alleging Indian farmers grew potatoes meant for Lay's chips

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 14:26

PepsiCo has agreed to withdraw lawsuits against Indian potato farmers it alleged infringed a patent by cultivating a variety grown exclusively for its Lay's potato chips.

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