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US sets sights on dairy

Sep 24, 2017 / 10:47 am

The first punches in what promises to be a bitter fight over Canada's protected dairy industry are expected to be thrown during this week's third round...

Golf club gets new manager

Sep 24, 2017 / 8:35 am

The Monaghan Golf Group is taking over operations of the Salmon Arm Golf Club. The company operates seven other golf courses in B.C., including Fraserview Golf...

Tries again on Oregon LNG

Sep 22, 2017 / 1:45 pm

The Canadian company whose proposal to build an LNG export terminal in Oregon was derailed by U.S. regulators last year has resubmitted its application for a...

Backing off on tax plan?

Sep 22, 2017 / 12:17 pm

B.C.'s finance minister says there are rumours the federal government will back off on parts of its proposed tax reforms for small business that have...

Inflation picks up pace

Sep 22, 2017 / 6:17 am

The country's annual inflation rate continued to accelerate last month with a boost from higher costs for gasoline, hotels and airline tickets. Statistics...

Beware flood-damaged cars

Sep 21, 2017 / 2:24 pm

Consumer protection agencies are warning those shopping for used cars to stay alert as some vehicles damaged in the recent floods south of the border may appear...

WestJet goes big

Sep 21, 2017 / 2:17 pm

WestJet Airlines Ltd. is gearing up for delivery of its first Boeing Dreamliner 787 by breaking ground on a new $50-million hangar at Calgary International...

3.1% growth forecast

Sep 21, 2017 / 10:46 am

The Conference Board of Canada says it expects the economy to grow by 3.1 per cent this year, but cautioned growth will slow over the second half and into next...

He invented the emoji

Sep 21, 2017 / 9:47 am

The tiny smiley faces, hearts, knife-and-fork or clenched fist have become a global language for mobile phone messages. They are displayed in the Museum of...

CETA comes into force

Sep 21, 2017 / 9:35 am

Canadian companies have much greater access to one of the world's largest markets starting Thursday, as a major trade deal between Canada and the European...

Year-end deal 'impossible'

Sep 21, 2017 / 9:31 am

NAFTA negotiators appear to have adopted the lament of Alice in Wonderland's White Rabbit: "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get." Battalions of...

S&P cuts China credit rating

Sep 21, 2017 / 6:43 am

The Standard & Poor's rating agency cut China's credit rating Thursday due to its rising debts, highlighting challenges faced by Communist leaders...

SEC reveals 2016 hack

Sep 21, 2017 / 6:37 am

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that a cyber breach of a filing system may have provided the basis for illegal trading in 2016. In a...

Payday loan insurer bashed

Sep 20, 2017 / 2:33 pm

An insurance company has been ordered to stop selling policies through two payday lenders and provide refunds after an investigation by B.C. regulators. The...

Fox makes bid for Sky TV

Sep 20, 2017 / 10:28 am

The British government has referred Twenty-First Century Fox's bid for satellite broadcaster Sky to competition authorities on public interest grounds, a...

PM touts progressive trade

Sep 20, 2017 / 10:17 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took his so-called progressive trade agenda to the United States on Tuesday, arguing that worker-friendly policies are key to...

Labatt to pour in $460M

Sep 20, 2017 / 10:09 am

Labatt Breweries of Canada says it is investing $460 million between 2017 and 2020 to enhance its operations and help boost growth. The maker of popular brands...

OECD raises outlook

Sep 20, 2017 / 6:27 am

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has raised its expectations for economic growth in Canada this year compared with a June forecast....

WestJet faces union push

Sep 19, 2017 / 3:07 pm

WestJet is facing more pressure from organized labour as two unions have turned their sights to the airline's regional Encore operation. The Canadian Union...

Breach could hit 100,000

Sep 19, 2017 / 2:49 pm

Equifax Canada said Tuesday approximately 100,000 Canadian consumers may have had their personal information and credit card details compromised in a massive...

Toys R Us files in Canada

Sep 19, 2017 / 2:47 pm

Toys "R" Us Canada has initiated bankruptcy proceedings in an Ontario court a day after it filed for creditor protection in the U.S. The company said...

Kosher weed, high holidays

Sep 19, 2017 / 2:24 pm

A Quebec medical marijuana producer says its processed products have been certified as kosher, just in time for one of the high holidays on the Jewish calendar....

Facebook on the hot seat

Sep 19, 2017 / 10:49 am

The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its...

Montreal luxury hot spot

Sep 19, 2017 / 9:58 am

Montreal is emerging as a luxury real estate "hot spot," while Vancouver and Toronto sales should pick up this fall after somewhat sluggish times,...

Toys-R-Us in financial mess

Sep 18, 2017 / 9:45 pm

Toys-R-Us has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and says it intends to follow suit in Canada. The company filed Chapter 11 documents late...

Landmark Cinemas sold

Sep 18, 2017 / 2:25 pm

Canada's second-largest chain of movie theatres is being sold to a Belgian firm for about $123 million. Calgary-based Landmark Cinemas says a deal to be...

Rising debt poses risk

Sep 18, 2017 / 10:19 am

A new international banking report groups Canada with China and the special administrative region of Hong Kong as jurisdictions whose domestic banking systems...

Foreign investment soars

Sep 18, 2017 / 9:56 am

Statistics Canada says foreign investment in Canadian securities totalled $24.0 billion in July, led by a record acquisition of Canadian bonds. The total for...

Roku IPO seeks $252M

Sep 18, 2017 / 9:54 am

Video streaming pioneer Roku hopes to raise just over $252 million in an initial public offering as it tries to expand into more households. The Los Gatos,...

Rolling Stone to be sold

Sep 18, 2017 / 6:37 am

Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner plans to sell his company's controlling stake in the legendary magazine that chronicled the music and politics of the...

GM workers on strike

Sep 18, 2017 / 6:33 am

A General Motors plant in Ingersoll, Ont., has been hit by a strike. The 2,500 members of Unifor local 88 walked out Sunday at 10:59 p.m. when negotiators for...

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