October 16th, 2021

Business

Canadians cheer, Freeland urges caution as U.S. unveils land border travel plan

By James McCarten, The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2021

WASHINGTON – A motley coalition of elected officials, bilateral business leaders and travellers-turned-lobbyists briefly cheered the coming reprieve from restrictions at the Canada-U.S. border Wednesday before confronting their next challenge: the question of mixed-dose vaccinations. The plan for early November, spelled out by senior Biden administration officials as well as Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, ... Read More »

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Shortage of rig workers could slow Canadian oilpatch recovery, industry warns

By The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2021

CALGARY – Canadian energy contractors are facing a shortage of rig workers that could slow oilpatch recovery. Oil and gas companies are ramping up production to meet global energy demand as COVID-19 restrictions ease. Oil prices are at seven-year highs, with West Texas Intermediate trading this week at more than US$80 per barrel. The Canadian ... Read More »

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Canadian Instacart workers to walk off job in bid to secure better working conditions

By The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO – Instacart workers in Canada and the U.S. plan to walk off the job on Saturday in a bid to secure better pay and more benefits. Non-profit labour group Gig Workers Collective says droves of the grocery app’s workers in Canada and the U.S. will participate in the walkout. The workers are asking ... Read More »

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U.S. businesses dependent on Canadian travellers welcome border news

By The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2021

TORONTO – Businesses on the U.S. side of the border are welcoming news that Canadians could soon be travelling south after the Biden administration said it would reopen land crossings in November. Betsy Smith, who runs a package receiving service in Ogdensburg, N.Y., says it’ll mean everything for the border to reopen after nearly 20 ... Read More »

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Trump stars in Madame Tussauds branch in Dubai 1st Mideast

By The Associated Press on October 13th, 2021

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – In the United Arab Emirates, home to the only Trump-branded golf course in the region and rulers who for years cultivated warm ties with the former U.S. president, Donald Trump is back in the spotlight. Not the real Trump, who has kept a relatively low profile since losing re-election ... Read More »

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Genetically modified salmon developed in Canada ‘available for sale’: food agency

By The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2021

HALIFAX – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says genetically modified salmon produced by a firm with a facility in Prince Edward Island is now “available for sale” in Canada, but when and where it’s being made available remains unclear. The agency’s Marie Terrien confirmed in an email the fish can be sold unlabelled in Canada ... Read More »

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Cameco exploring nuclear partnership opportunities with Terrestrial Energy

By The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2021

SASKATOON – Uranium company Cameco says it is exploring ways to partner with Terrestrial Energy on possible future deployments of nuclear power plants in North America and around the world. The two companies have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding that could see Saskatoon-based Cameco supply uranium, fuel and supplies for Oakville, Ont.-based Terrestrial’s Integrated ... Read More »

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Tech sector helps lift S&P/TSX composite higher, U.S. stock markets mixed

By The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2021

TORONTO – Gains in the technology sector helped lead Canada’s main stock index higher in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 80.93 points at 20,518.05. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 163.78 points at 34,214.56. The S&P 500 index was down 5.53 points ... Read More »

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William Shatner, TV’s Capt. Kirk, blasts into space

By Marcia Dunn And Rick Taber, The Associated Press on October 13th, 2021

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) – Hollywood’s Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, blasted into space Wednesday in a convergence of science fiction and science reality, reaching the final frontier aboard a ship built by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin company. The “Star Trek” hero became the oldest person to ride a rocket, eclipsing the previous record – ... Read More »

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William Shatner, TV’s Capt. Kirk, blasts off for space

By Marcia Dunn And Rick Taber, The Associated Press on October 13th, 2021

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) – Hollywood’s Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, has blasted off toward space in a convergence of science fiction and science reality. He set out Wednesday morning for the final frontier aboard a ship built by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin company. The “Star Trek” hero becomes the oldest person to ride a ... Read More »

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Survey finds most small businesses have positive outlook thanks to tech opportunities

By Salmaan Farooqui, The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2021

TORONTO – It didn’t take long after the pandemic hit for Ali Khan Lalani to start thinking of his pizza restaurant as more of a tech company. Shortly after the first lockdown in 2020, General Assembly Pizza in downtown Toronto started selling pizzas to customers at home using an e-commerce platform, simple advertising analytics and ... Read More »

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