February 17th, 2018

Business

Lululemon sues for copyright infringement by group of counterfeiters

By The Canadian Press on February 7th, 2018

VANCOUVER – Lululemon Athletic Canada Inc. has filed a lawsuit in the United States alleging a connected group of unidentified defendants created hundreds of online stores selling counterfeit Lululemon goods. The retailer filed the trademark infringement suit in a U.S. federal court claiming a group of difficult-to-identify counterfeiters believed to reside in China or other ... Read More »

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Federal government open to helping newsprint producers: federal minister

By The Canadian Press on February 7th, 2018

MONTREAL – Federal Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said Wednesday his government is ready to help the country’s newsprint industry after the U.S. Department of Commerce slapped a tariff on 25 Canadian paper plants. Carr told a conference on forest industry products that Canada will continue fighting at the World Trade Organization and during NAFTA ... Read More »

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New Brunswick premier cautiously optimistic after meeting on trade and tariffs

By The Canadian Press on February 7th, 2018

WASHINGTON – New Brunswick’s premier says he remains cautiously optimistic the United States will provide his province with relief from hefty tariffs on softwood lumber exports. Brian Gallant and Maine Governor Paul LePage met with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Jr. in Washington Wednesday. It’s the third meeting Gallant has had with Ross in ... Read More »

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Trans Mountain CEO condemns B.C.’s move to restrict bitumen shipments

By The Canadian Press on February 7th, 2018

CALGARY – The head of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. is applauding Alberta’s efforts to put pressure on British Columbia in the pipeline dispute and calling on the federal government to do more. Ian Anderson says it’s unfortunate that the pipeline debate has escalated into a wider trade dispute with Alberta banning imports of B.C. wine ... Read More »

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Annoyed with Canada, US trade czar floats idea of separate NAFTA deals: lawmaker

By The Canadian Press on February 7th, 2018

WASHINGTON – The United States trade czar is expressing frustration with Canada in the NAFTA negotiations. That’s according to a U.S. lawmaker who attended a meeting with him today. Congressman Ron Kind says U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is even talking about finishing NAFTA negotiations with Mexico first, then doing a separate negotiation with Canada ... Read More »

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Alberta pension fund buys stake in wind power projects with 20-year contracts

By The Canadian Press on February 7th, 2018

CALGARY – The firm that administers more than $100 billion in Alberta government pensions and other funds says it is buying substantial stakes in two wind power projects that just received 20-year power price guarantees from the province. The Alberta Investment Management Corporation or AIMCo says it has struck a deal with a subsidiary of ... Read More »

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Worker killed as drilling rig moved at northern Alberta oilsands site

By The Canadian Press on February 7th, 2018

CONKLIN, Alta. – A worker has been killed in an energy sector accident in northern Alberta. Cenovus Energy Inc., says the accident happened late Tuesday night at its Christina Lake oilsands site, about 350 kilometres northeast of Edmonton. The company says in a release that the death involved a hauling truck and occurred as a ... Read More »

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B.C.-based coalition launches campaign to bring ride-hailing to the province

By The Canadian Press on February 7th, 2018

VANCOUVER – Eight organizations in British Columbia are joining forces to advocate for ride-hailing services in the province as soon as possible. The Ridesharing Now BC coalition has been formed by groups including the Vancouver Board of Trade, BC Business Council, Canadian National Institute for the Blind and San Francisco-based on-demand transportation company Lyft. A ... Read More »

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Pot stocks help boost Toronto market after volatile day, U.S. charges higher

By The Canadian Press on February 7th, 2018

TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index was up in late morning trading, while U.S. markets charged ahead with the Dow Jones industrials posting a triple-digit advance. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 34.30 points, or 0.23 per cent, to 15,398.23, after 90 minutes of trading, boosted by the health care sector which includes the volatile ... Read More »

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Merkel clinches German coalition govt but hurdle remains

By Geir Moulson, The Associated Press on February 7th, 2018

BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel finally reached a deal Wednesday to form a new German coalition government, handing the powerful finance ministry to the country’s main centre-left party in an agreement aimed at ending months of political gridlock. The centre-left Social Democrats’ leaders now have one last major hurdle to overcome – winning their skeptical ... Read More »

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Couple inundated with mystery packages wants it to stop

By The Associated Press on February 7th, 2018

ACTON, Mass. – A Massachusetts couple says it was fun at first when they started receiving free mystery packages from Amazon that they hadn’t ordered. Now they think it’s annoying and want it to stop. Mike and Kelly Gallivan, of Acton, tell The Boston Globe the first package arrived in October. They have continued to ... Read More »

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