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Canola dispute looms over Canadian PM's visit to China

Canola dispute looms over Canadian PM's visit to China

A long-standing dispute involving Canadian canola exports to China threatens to overshadow Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's trip to the economic superpower that begins next week. Canada says it wants the canola…

Preservation board shelves Scarborough historian's plan to protect Vimy oaks

Preservation board shelves Scarborough historian's plan to protect Vimy oaks

​Toronto's preservation board voted unanimously Thursday not to pursue an official designation of Sc…

Realtor suspended over association with Chinese website

Realtor suspended over association with Chinese website

A Richmond real estate agent has been suspended for a year for paying more than $200,000 for referra…

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  • Canola dispute looms over Canadian PM's visit to China
    Canola dispute looms over Canadian PM's visit to China

    A long-standing dispute involving Canadian canola exports to China threatens to overshadow Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's trip to the economic superpower that begins next week. Canada says it wants the …

    Canola dispute looms over Canadian PM's visit to China

    A long-standing dispute involving Canadian canola exports to China threatens to overshadow Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's trip to the economic superpower that begins next week. Canada says it wants the canola issue settled before relations between the two countries can move forward, while China has accused Ottawa of inflexibility …

  • Janet Yellen offers few clues to rate hike timetable in Jackson Hole speech

    The U.S. central bank  may be getting closer to raising its benchmark interest rate, but the woman who heads it up stopped well short of giving a firm timeline for doing so in a speech in Jackson Hole, …

    The U.S. central bank  may be getting closer to raising its benchmark interest rate, but the woman who heads it up stopped well short of giving a firm timeline for doing so in a speech in Jackson Hole, Wyo., on Friday. "In light of the continued solid performance of the labour market and our outlook for economic activity …

  • 45,000 legal claims pending against federal government

    The Canadian government has as many as 45,000 legal claims — big and small — pending against it, representing a potential liability that stretches into the "hundreds of billions of dollars," CBC News has …

    The Canadian government has as many as 45,000 legal claims — big and small — pending against it, representing a potential liability that stretches into the "hundreds of billions of dollars," CBC News has learned. The breadth and potential depth of the litigation quagmire was the driving force behind the Trudeau government's …

  • Preservation board shelves Scarborough historian's plan to protect Vimy oaks
    Preservation board shelves Scarborough historian's plan to protect Vimy oaks

    ​Toronto's preservation board voted unanimously Thursday not to pursue an official designation of Scarborough's Vimy oaks as a historic site. "These trees are large trees and if anybody wants to cut them …

    Preservation board shelves Scarborough historian's plan to protect Vimy oaks

    ​Toronto's preservation board voted unanimously Thursday not to pursue an official designation of Scarborough's Vimy oaks as a historic site. "These trees are large trees and if anybody wants to cut them down it has to come to [Scarborough] community council. The oaks grew from acorns brought back to his Scarborough farm …

  • Realtor suspended over association with Chinese website
    Realtor suspended over association with Chinese website

    A Richmond real estate agent has been suspended for a year for paying more than $200,000 for referrals on 17 house sales which came to him from a Chinese website dedicated to pushing B.C. real estate. …

    Realtor suspended over association with Chinese website

    A Richmond real estate agent has been suspended for a year for paying more than $200,000 for referrals on 17 house sales which came to him from a Chinese website dedicated to pushing B.C. real estate. According to a consent order posted by the Real Estate Council of B.C., Xiao Ming (Alban) Wang did not tell purchasers who …

  • Prince Albert, Sask., firefighters get 17% increase over 6 years

    The City of Prince Albert, Sask., and its firefighters have agreed to a new six-year contract that includes a salary increase of 3.4 per cent a year for six years. The firefighters' union has also agreed …

    The City of Prince Albert, Sask., and its firefighters have agreed to a new six-year contract that includes a salary increase of 3.4 per cent a year for six years. The firefighters' union has also agreed to new provisions which will save the city money.

  • ICBC wants to hike basic rates because of rising number of claims, legal costs

    ​ICBC wants to increase insurance rates by an average of $3.50 per month for basic coverage in order to offset costs caused by an increased number of claims and the rising cost of settling those claims. …

    ICBC wants to hike basic rates because of rising number of claims, legal costs

    ​ICBC wants to increase insurance rates by an average of $3.50 per month for basic coverage in order to offset costs caused by an increased number of claims and the rising cost of settling those claims. "We certainly don't like to have to ask our customers to pay more but these external pressures are very real and they …

  • Court rejects bank's claim for more than amount owing on mortgage

    A Nova Scotia Supreme Court justice has ruled that it was unjust and unreasonable for the Toronto-Dominion Bank to claim almost $17,000 from a Cape Breton couple who owed under just over $10,000 on a mortgage …

    Court rejects bank's claim for more than amount owing on mortgage

    A Nova Scotia Supreme Court justice has ruled that it was unjust and unreasonable for the Toronto-Dominion Bank to claim almost $17,000 from a Cape Breton couple who owed under just over $10,000 on a mortgage loan. Shawn MacLean tendered a bank draft for the amount owing on the mortgage, but the bank rejected it, claiming …

  • Alberta Health Services to extend Dynalife contract five more years

    Alberta Health Services has reached an agreement in principle with Dynalife that would see the company continue to provide lab testing services in Edmonton and northern Alberta. AHS president and CEO …

    Alberta Health Services to extend Dynalife contract five more years

    Alberta Health Services has reached an agreement in principle with Dynalife that would see the company continue to provide lab testing services in Edmonton and northern Alberta. AHS president and CEO Dr. Verna Yiu confirmed in an email statement that negotiations are continuing with Dynalife to extend its current contract …

  • TD, CIBC results beat expectations with higher profits

    The parade of Canadian banks reporting solid earnings continued Thursday as TD Bank and CIBC both posted third-quarter earnings that topped the average expectations of analysts. According to Thomson Reuters …

    The parade of Canadian banks reporting solid earnings continued Thursday as TD Bank and CIBC both posted third-quarter earnings that topped the average expectations of analysts. According to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S, analysts on average had expected earnings of $1.21 per share for TD in the most recent quarter. Meanwhile, CIBC …

  • Canada Post, CUPW agree to mediation after union files strike notice

    Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk said a special mediator will begin working with Canada Post and the union representing the majority of its employees Friday morning in hopes of avoiding a strike. While …

    Signs of progress in Canada Post labour dispute, experts say

    Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk said a special mediator will begin working with Canada Post and the union representing the majority of its employees Friday morning in hopes of avoiding a strike. While Mihychuk said it was a positive step that both Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers were co-operating …

  • 'Terrified and ashamed': What led Ina Koe to commit fraud

    Court documents show that from the outside, Koe appeared to be "heavily" involved in her community. Last week Koe was sentenced to two years in jail for stealing $399,287.02 in hamlet funds between 2010 …

    'Terrified and ashamed': What led Ina Koe to commit fraud

    Court documents show that from the outside, Koe appeared to be "heavily" involved in her community. Last week Koe was sentenced to two years in jail for stealing $399,287.02 in hamlet funds between 2010 and 2013. Who is Ina Koe?

  • Nova Scotia wild blueberry industry anticipating rock bottom prices

    Wild blueberry producers in Nova Scotia are facing a challenging year with a glut of berries on the market, higher production costs and the lowest prices expected in years. Barron Blois, president of …

    Nova Scotia wild blueberry industry anticipating rock bottom prices

    Wild blueberry producers in Nova Scotia are facing a challenging year with a glut of berries on the market, higher production costs and the lowest prices expected in years. Barron Blois, president of the Wild Blueberry Producers Association of Nova Scotia, said prices are expected to bottom out to the lowest he can remember — just …

  • Quebec to Ottawa: Consider criminalizing cellphone use while driving

    Quebec is asking the federal government to examine the possibility of criminalizing the use of cellphones while driving. Laurent Lessard, the province's new transport minister, wants his federal counterpart …

    Quebec to Ottawa: Consider criminalizing cellphone use while driving

    Quebec is asking the federal government to examine the possibility of criminalizing the use of cellphones while driving. Laurent Lessard, the province's new transport minister, wants his federal counterpart Marc Garneau to look into the matter. Coroner Michel Ferland said the federal government should make driving while …

  • Canada's anti-fraud line receiving more calls than it can handle

    Smelling a fraud, Leduc called the CAFC's hotline. Officials at the CAFC say Leduc's experience is not uncommon. "Essentially we are receiving more calls they we can handle." said Jeff Thompson, an intelligence …

    Canada's anti-fraud line receiving more calls than it can handle

    Smelling a fraud, Leduc called the CAFC's hotline. Officials at the CAFC say Leduc's experience is not uncommon. "Essentially we are receiving more calls they we can handle." said Jeff Thompson, an intelligence analyst at CAFC.

  • Canadian broadband and mobile internet speeds getting much faster, report finds

    The average Canadian is getting much faster internet speeds than they were a year ago, new numbers suggested Wednesday. According to Ookla, a web service that internet users ping eight million times a …

    Canadian broadband and mobile internet speeds getting much faster, Ookla says

    The average Canadian is getting much faster internet speeds than they were a year ago, new numbers suggested Wednesday. According to Ookla, a web service that internet users ping eight million times a day to check their download speeds, the average Canadian was getting 44 megabits per second (Mbps) in June 2016. Upload …

  • Wireless services, including cellular, restored in Carcross, Yukon

    Wireless services, including cellular service, is now restored in the Carcoss, Yukon area according to Northwestel.

    Wireless services, including cellular service, is now restored in the Carcoss, Yukon area according to Northwestel.

  • Goldcorp increases Yukon-based staff for Klondike gold claims

    Goldcorp, the company that bought the Kaminak Gold Corporation and its mineral claims south of Dawson City, says it is gradually ramping-up the number of staff in the Yukon. Brent Bergeron, Goldcorp's …

    Goldcorp, the company that bought the Kaminak Gold Corporation and its mineral claims south of Dawson City, says it is gradually ramping-up the number of staff in the Yukon. Brent Bergeron, Goldcorp's vice president of corporate affairs, says the company is moving ahead with plans to develop its claims in the Yukon and …

  • Roofing company facing OHS charges after fatal 2014 workplace incident

    In October, 2014, employees of Dunrite Roofing were repairing the roof of the Bay Roberts town hall, also known as the cable building. Now, Dunrite Roofing, which is located in Spaniard's Bay, has been …

    Roofing company facing OHS charges after fatal 2014 workplace incident

    In October, 2014, employees of Dunrite Roofing were repairing the roof of the Bay Roberts town hall, also known as the cable building. Now, Dunrite Roofing, which is located in Spaniard's Bay, has been charged with violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

  • Racism and gender discrimination complaint against Halifax police dismissed

    The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has dismissed a racism complaint filed by a Halifax Regional Police sergeant against the municipality. In 2008, Sgt. Robyn Atwell alleged she was discriminated …

    Racism and gender discrimination complaint against Halifax police dismissed

    The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has dismissed a racism complaint filed by a Halifax Regional Police sergeant against the municipality. In 2008, Sgt. Robyn Atwell alleged she was discriminated against on the basis of her race and gender during her career with the force. A hearing on Atwell's complaint was scheduled …