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Catalyst Capital Group makes rival takeover offer for Hudson's Bay Co

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 06:20

Catalyst Capital Group is offering $11 per share in cash to acquire Hudson's Bay, topping an offer of $10.30 made by a group of investors led by HBC executive chairman Richard Baker.

From perfume to pot to poutine-flavoured dog treats, advent calendars aren't just for kids anymore

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 04:00

Advent calendars have expanded well beyond the traditional kid-friendly countdowns stuffed with chocolate. Alternative calendars have exploded in recent years, containing luxury products tailored for adult customers. Experts say the concept is a boon for marketing.

Farmers eager to get harvest back on track after CN Rail strike

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 01:00

Grain farmers in eastern Ontario and western Quebec say they're relieved the week-long CN Rail strike has come to an end, and are hoping to resume the harvest as soon as they're resupplied with the propane they need to dry their crops.

Ontario MPP calls for retirement homes investigation following Marketplace story

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 20:44

Ontario's Official Opposition has called for a "full investigation" into the use of trespass orders against visitors and family members at retirement homes following an investigation by CBC's Marketplace.

If you're looking for work in Alberta, you're not alone — so here's some help

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 17:39

It’s not a great time to job hunt in the province. You are among about 170,000 people looking for work. Last week alone, about 1,000 jobs were eliminated, some due to the provincial budget.

FAA says it'll be the one to issue new Boeing 737 Max airworthiness certificates

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 15:34

The FAA said it notified Boeing that the agency will be the only issuer of airworthiness certificates for all new 737 Max planes and repeated that it has not completed its review of the 737 Max aircraft design changes and associated pilot training.

Arriving 'too late' rated biggest risk for growth in Canadian LNG industry

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 15:01

The former executive director of the International Energy Agency says the biggest risk to Canada's nascent LNG industry is that it will be "too late" to join in a massive LNG expansion surge sweeping the globe.

Victoria-based data company breached privacy laws in work for pro-Brexit campaign: report

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 10:17

Victoria-based AggregateIQ Data Services breached Canadian and B.C. privacy laws in work it carried out on behalf of the pro-Brexit Vote Leave campaign, according to a newly released report by the B.C. and federal privacy commissioners.

Tech hubs in smaller cities gain traction as companies hunt for labour

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 07:47

A new report from real estate services firm CBRE has found tech companies are turning to smaller cities like Victoria, B.C., and Guelph, Ont., as they look for new talent.

CN Rail and union reach tentative deal, work set to resume

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 06:50

Teamsters Canada said it has reached a tentative deal with CN Rail to end the week-long strike, establishing an agreement-in-principle to renew the collective agreement for more than 3,000 railway workers.

B.C.'s $830M in fossil fuel subsidies undermines efforts to fight climate crisis, report says

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 06:36

A report by the International Institute for Sustainable Development says B.C. gave an estimated $830 million in fossil fuel subsidies in the 2017-18 fiscal year.

Scotiabank reports profit of $2.31B, meets analyst expectations

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 05:24

The Bank of Nova Scotia reported its fourth-quarter profit edged up compared with the same quarter last year.

All-female lobster crew making waves as the season begins in Nova Scotia

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 02:00

The Nellie Row cut through the darkness of the North Atlantic this morning as wharves across southwest Nova Scotia came alight and alive on the opening day of the country’s most lucrative lobster fishery. Aboard what's believed to be Nova Scotia's first all-female lobster crew.

'Misogynistic' marketing of Nine Locks' Dirty Blonde beer sparks debate

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 02:00

A group of 40 people representing 17 Nova Scotia breweries have sent a letter to the Craft Brewers Association of Nova Scotia asking the board to take steps to stop the "egregious" advertising campaign associated with Nine Locks Brewing Co.'s Dirty Blonde beer.

Most Canadians who switch careers are happier for it, survey finds

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 01:00

Nearly nine out of 10 Canadians who have made a career change say they're happier since making the switch, a new survey has found.

B.C. forestry crisis deepens as Canfor announces 2 week provincewide shutdown

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 16:42

B.C.'s struggling forestry sector was dealt another harsh blow with the announcement that Canfor Corporation was shutting down all 10 sawmills currently operating in the province over Christmas and New Year, affecting 2,100 workers.

Farmers want action from Ottawa in weeklong CN Rail strike

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 13:43

Dozens of tractors from Quebec farms deliver bags of corn to the doors of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s constituency office, along with a demand for action from Ottawa in the weeklong CN Rail strike. It's a message echoing across the Prairies.

Rail cars to ship propane from Alberta to Quebec

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 13:24

Alberta-based Pembina Pipeline Corporation is shipping propane to Quebec, which is dealing with a fuel shortage.

CBC/Radio-Canada seeking to broadcast more mandated programming on digital services

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 12:46

CBC/Radio Canada is asking Canada's telecommunications regulator to allow it to decrease the number of hours certain programming must be broadcast on television, and permit more of that content to be shown on digital services.

Early retirement can increase risk of early death, research suggests

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 12:07

It was about 35 years ago that London Life introduced its Freedom 55 marketing campaign. It was hugely successful, right up there with Got Milk? or Nike’s Just Do it.

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