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Ontario further speeds up alcohol expansion amid LCBO strike

Ontario further speeds up alcohol expansion amid LCBO strike

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford's government is rushing to get ready-to-drink cocktails on grocery store shelves amid a strike at the province's main liquor retailer that has focused on that very issue.
Business, consumer sentiment subdued as economy slows, Bank of Canada surveys find

Business, consumer sentiment subdued as economy slows, Bank of Canada surveys find

The Bank of Canada says business and consumer sentiment remained subdued during the second quarter of the year even as the country saw its first interest rate cut in years.
Corus Entertainment says ongoing job cuts will amount to 25% of full-time positions

Corus Entertainment says ongoing job cuts will amount to 25% of full-time positions

TORONTO — Corus Entertainment Inc. says it expects to have slashed 25 per cent of its full-time workforce by the end of next month compared with the beginning of its 2023 fiscal year, as the company continues to "aggressively cut costs.
Newfoundland wildfires force temporary shutdown of iron ore mines

Newfoundland wildfires force temporary shutdown of iron ore mines

MONTREAL — Wildfires burning near Labrador City, N.L. have prompted mining companies in the area to temporarily halt operations. Over the weekend, Montreal-based Champion Iron Ltd. and Toronto-based Iron Ore Co.
S&P/TSX composite up Monday morning, U.S. stock markets also climb higher

S&P/TSX composite up Monday morning, U.S. stock markets also climb higher

TORONTO — Gains in energy and technology stocks led Canada's main stock index higher in late-morning trading on Monday, while U.S. stock markets also rose. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 118.26 points at 22,791.78.
Hamilton steel maker Stelco Holdings sold to Cleveland-Cliffs for $3.4 billion

Hamilton steel maker Stelco Holdings sold to Cleveland-Cliffs for $3.4 billion

HAMILTON — Hamilton, Ont.-based steel maker Stelco Holdings Inc. is set to be acquired by Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. for $3.4 billion.
Alberta to relax rule on buying oil, gas wells if municipal taxes unpaid

Alberta to relax rule on buying oil, gas wells if municipal taxes unpaid

EDMONTON — The Alberta government plans to relax a rule that requires energy companies seeking to buy viable wells from bankruptcy proceedings to first pay all the failed producer's outstanding taxes.
'Anti-scab' law could wreak havoc on telecom networks during strikes, industry warns

'Anti-scab' law could wreak havoc on telecom networks during strikes, industry warns

The industry representing Canadian telecommunications carriers and manufacturers is warning that new "anti-scab" legislation could leave Canadians in the dark if a network goes down during a labour stoppage.
Restaurants increasingly welcoming dogs with pawgaritas, barkuterie boards

Restaurants increasingly welcoming dogs with pawgaritas, barkuterie boards

At Okini Restaurant and Bar in Vancouver, co-owners Steph Wan and Kevin Lin craft gorgeous plates of AAA steak served with duck fat potatoes and broccolini, and golden eagle sablefish doused in a fuji apple broth and adorned with zucchini.
Calgary says decision on lifting outdoor water ban coming Monday

Calgary says decision on lifting outdoor water ban coming Monday

CALGARY — A Calgary official says the city is set to announce Monday whether it's ready to lift its mandatory ban on outdoor watering. The ban has been in place since a major water feeder main burst on June 5.
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