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Fiat Chrysler, auto union reach tentative deal on contract

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 05:28

The United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler reached a tentative agreement Saturday on a new four-year contract, which includes a total of $9 billion in investments but still needs final approval from workers. 

Cornwall, Ont., woman loses life savings to terrifying 'SIN scam'

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 01:00

A Cornwall, Ont., woman has lost all her money after falling victim to a scam the RCMP are calling the top identity fraud in Canada.

Why climate change adaptation is the unloved sibling at COP25: Don Pittis

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 01:00

Advocates for adapting to climate change insist it is not just essential, but also helps to solve the problem itself.

Meng Wanzhou reflects on fear, hope and kindness of Canadians on anniversary of her arrest

Sun, 12/01/2019 - 20:59

The 47-year-old technology company executive says she has time to read books and be thankful as American prosecutors try to extradite her to the U.S. to face fraud charges.

Often cited as a 'gold mine' for alternative work, Alberta's tech sector now faces uncertain future

Sun, 12/01/2019 - 12:36

It wasn't so long ago that Calgary's burgeoning tech sector was being held up as a potential case study in diversification, a lighthouse to chart a course toward in a province rocked from oil-and-gas downturns.

Bank of England's Mark Carney to become UN envoy on climate action and finance

Sun, 12/01/2019 - 07:12

Canadian Mark Carney will become the United Nations special envoy on climate action and climate finance from 2020, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday.

Plastic surgeon may face suit; MPP seeks retirement home investigation: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Sun, 12/01/2019 - 06:00

CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need from the week.

Major pipeline reaches milestone as Line 3's Canadian section goes into service

Sun, 12/01/2019 - 01:00

Enbridge begins commercial operation of 1,000-kilometre pipeline from Alberta to Manitoba, but U.S. portion still in the hands of regulators.

Residuals can make up 75% of a musician's movie score paycheque — but not on streaming

Sun, 12/01/2019 - 01:00

For the past several months, studio musicians and their union have been campaigning for residual income on projects made specifically for streaming services.

Flight shaming, offsets and electric planes: How aviation is tackling climate change

Sun, 12/01/2019 - 01:00

The perceived hypocrisy of people flying from all corners of the globe to tackle the climate crisis at the COP 25 conference in Madrid has led to calls for an air travel ban for participants. But what is the broader airline industry doing to reduce emissions?

When the world's biggest McDonald's was told to close in China

Sat, 11/30/2019 - 05:30

Twenty-five years ago, the U.S. burger giant found itself having to close its largest outlet in the world on short notice.

'It's almost pointless to go there': Conservatives unmoved to support a carbon tax

Sat, 11/30/2019 - 01:00

The federal election result may encourage the federal Conservatives to elevate their climate change policies, but at least for now, the anti-carbon tax position of many supporters will not change, even in the face of the latest research on the issue.

Wexit cost Calgary 1,000-person company, says economic development boss

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 14:59

Ongoing environmental criticism, delays in building oil pipelines and a surge of separatist sentiment following the last federal election are hurting Alberta's reputation, presenters at a business forum in Lake Louise said Friday.

Seafood giant Connors Bros. files for creditor protection

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 10:06

Connors Bros., a major producer of seafood products in New Brunswick, has filed for bankruptcy.

'We can't shop our way out of this': Why all those Black Friday deals are costly for the environment

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 09:02

Is it time to ban Black Friday? Some lawmakers in France are trying to, on the grounds it’s a waste of resources and causes over-consumption. We discuss whether all those cheap deals have a high cost for the environment.

Daimler to cut 'thousands' of jobs worldwide over next 3 years

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 07:44

German automaker Daimler said Friday that it plans to cut thousands of jobs worldwide by the end of 2022. It plans not to fill some vacant posts and to offer severance packages in Germany to reduce administrative jobs.

Amid Black Friday, activists stage global climate protests

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 06:22

Against the backdrop of the Black Friday shopping frenzy, activists around the world are protesting consumerism and its impact on the climate ahead of the United Nations climate summit in Madrid next week.

Canadian economy cooled off in 3rd quarter, Statistics Canada says

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 05:53

Real gross domestic product grew at an annualized rate of 1.3 per cent in the third quarter, down from 3.5 per cent in the previous three-month period, Statistics Canada said Friday.

South African Airways dropped by leading travel insurers, future in doubt

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 05:51

One of South Africa's leading travel insurance firms has stopped covering tickets issued by South African Airways against insolvency, leaving the fate of the country's struggling state-run airline hanging in the balance.

It's Black Friday — and Canadians are leaving Boxing Day behind

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 02:58

Canadian shoppers craving a deal increasingly turn to Black Friday — a sales bonanza imported from the U.S., where retailers have long slashed prices the day after their Thanksgiving holiday — seemingly at the expense of another sales spree, Boxing Day.


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