October 26th, 2021

Business

Canada must stay vigilant against COVID-19, including with border testing: Freeland

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

WASHINGTON – Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is pouring cold water on the idea of letting travellers enter Canada without a COVID-19 test. Freeland says Canada needs to remain vigilant against the virus – and that includes making sure that people who cross the Canada-U.S. border are not infected. When fully vaccinated Canadian visitors are ... Read More »

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FDA panel endorses lower-dose Moderna COVID shot for booster

By Lauran Neergaard And Matthew Perrone, The Associated Press on October 14th, 2021

U.S. health advisers said Thursday that some Americans who received Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine should get a half-dose booster to bolster protection against the virus. The panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously to recommend a booster shot for seniors, adults with other health problems, jobs or living situations that put them ... Read More »

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Liberals keeping watchful eye for bottlenecks at Canadian ports, Freeland says

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

OTTAWA – Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says she is keeping a close eye on the pace of trade at Canadian ports for signs of strain. So far Freeland suggests she hasn’t seen difficulties similar to those south of the border, and she sounds upbeat about Canada’s economic recovery from COVID-19. The recovery has come with ... Read More »

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Northern Ontario town says marketing plan has boosted house prices, drawn families

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

A small town in northern Ontario says a marketing campaign launched four years ago has helped revive its economy, drawing dozens of families and more than doubling property values. Smooth Rock Falls launched the revitalization effort in 2017, years after the community was nearly destroyed when its main employer — a paper mill — closed ... Read More »

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Shredded Banksy artwork sells for $25.4 million at auction

By The Associated Press on October 14th, 2021

LONDON (AP) – A work by British street artist Banksy that sensationally self-shredded just after it sold at auction three years ago fetched 18.5 million pounds ($25.4 million) on Thursday, a record for the artist. “Love is in the Bin” was offered by Sotheby’s in London, with a presale estimate of 4 million pounds to ... Read More »

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Shredded Banksy artwork sells for $25 million at auction

By The Associated Press on October 14th, 2021

LONDON (AP) – A work by British street artist Banksy that sensationally self-shredded just after it sold for $1.4 million has sold again for $25 million at an auction on Thursday. “Love is in the Bin” was offered by Sotheby’s in London, with a presale estimate of 4 million pounds to 6 million pounds ($5.5 ... Read More »

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Montreal-made website uses AI to show impacts of climate change on any address

By Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

TORONTO – Imagine Parliament Hill blanketed in orange skies, floodwaters climbing the sides of BC Place stadium or a thick layer of smog fogging the view of Halifax from Citadel Hill. These are all scenes depicted on a website published Thursday that blends artificial intelligence with geography to show the potential impact of climate change ... Read More »

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Purolator hiring 2,400 workers to deal with record number of packages this holiday

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

TORONTO – Purolator Inc. is hiring thousands of workers and increasing the number of vehicles in its fleet to cope with what is expected to be its busiest holiday season yet. The shipping company that is majority owned by Canada Post says it will increase its workforce and fleet by 15 per cent each, resulting ... Read More »

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S&P/TSX composite up nearly 200 points in broad-based rally, U.S. markets also rise

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index was up almost 200 points in late-morning trading in a broad-based rally, while U.S. stock markets also climbed higher. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 193.90 points at 20,812.37. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 469.49 points at 34,847.30. The S&P 500 index was up ... Read More »

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Freshii acquires majority stake in online health and wellness retailer Natura Market

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

TORONTO – Freshii Inc. says it has signed a deal to buy a majority stake in health and wellness product retailer Natura Market ECommerce Inc., with rights to acquire the rest of the business through the first quarter of 2025. The Toronto-based company says it will pay $5.7 million plus potential performance incentives in return ... Read More »

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Experts share gift giving tips for virtual, rescheduled and pandemic weddings

By Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

TORONTO – When wedding invitations reached mailboxes and inboxes in a pre-pandemic year, they often triggered a tricky situation for invitees, who had to decide how much to give or spend on a gift. But in COVID-19 times, that decision has become even more difficult. Couples are paring back guest lists, postponing events, moving them ... Read More »

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