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  • Kudos to Neil Young for promoting respect for treaties with First Nations

    January 15, 2014 5:25 PM 1

    The great performer must be appreciated for organizing the “Honour the Treaties” tour, and for striving to respect many of the treaties signed with the First Nations communities. The Toronto-born guitarist is right in campaigning against the breaking treaties by plundering the natural resources of many First Nation communities and thus depriving them of a safe environment

  • Nordstrom will be replacing Sears at the Toronto Eaton Centre

    January 15, 2014 3:43 PM 5

    For the first time since Eaton’s went out of business, followed by a decade of Sears struggling in its space. the Toronto Eaton Centre will have a flagship store that will look like it wants to be there. Nordstrom, the luxury department store chain based in Seattle, announced on Wednesday that it would move into the space at the corner of Yonge and Dundas

  • Key home reno safety tips include pre-assessments, proper gear, sealing spaces

    January 15, 2014 3:43 PM 15

    TORONTO -- You may have selected paint colours, tiles and finishes, but plans to gear up for a home renovation can quickly grind to a halt if you haven't ensured key health and safety measures are in place. A U.S. Centers for Disease Control report released earlier this month focused on a case in Quebec where 14 people fell ill with a pneumonia-like

  • Toronto stock market to open positive; World Bank sees global pickup

    January 15, 2014 2:15 PM 12

    TORONTO -- The Toronto stock market could be in for a slightly higher open Wednesday in the wake of a positive forecast on the global economy and higher oil pirces. The Canadian dollar drifted 0.11 of a cent lower to 91.32 cents US, its lowest level since early September 2009. U.S. futures were higher amid a strong earnings report from Bank of America

  • Water main break on St. Jacques St. in NDG

    January 15, 2014 12:44 PM 5

    A water main break has forced the city of Montreal to turn off water to part of NDG. The pipe split overnight, flooding the area around St. Jacques St. and Madison Ave. with thousands of litres of water. The hole in the ground is so large that it has swallowed the tire of an SUV parked on the street. City workers arrived around 5 a.m. to turn off the water

  • Quebec food firm CLIC International bought by Alliance Grain Traders

    January 15, 2014 12:23 PM 1

    CLIC’s management team will remain with AGT’s new Quebec food division REGINA — Alliance Grain Traders Inc. (TSX:AGT) says it has acquired most of the assets of Quebec-based CLIC International Inc., an ethnic and traditional retail food packager and canner and retail and food service distributor. The cost of the acquisition by Saskatchewan-based Alliance

  • For Super Bowl, It’s Back to Basics for Anheuser-Busch

    January 15, 2014 5:11 AM 28

    The Anheuser-Busch division of Anheuser-Busch InBev, which typically buys the most commercial time during the Super Bowl each year, has a game plan for Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2 that is focused on its two core brands, Bud Light and Budweiser. Those two beers – grappling with competitors like Coors Light as well as craft beers and imported brews – will be the only Anheuser-Busch

  • Senate panels fight for a piece of Target

    January 15, 2014 4:49 AM 6

    Lawmakers have united in their indignation over Target’s historic data breach. It’s just the response they can’t coordinate. At least three Senate committees want a piece of the recent catastrophe that exposed millions of customers’ credit cards, email addresses and other personal information. Lawmakers, who have failed repeatedly to pass data security

  • Most Canadians believe the country is still in recession, Pollara survey finds

    January 14, 2014 11:06 PM 11

    Despite what Statistics Canada says, just over half of Canadians believe the economy is shrinking, according to an annual poll. Despite what Statistics Canada says, just over half of Canadians believe that the country is in recession, according to an annual outlook survey by Pollara. Even though Canada’s economy has been growing for years, a weak labour

  • Encana hiring managers for Clearwater IPO

    January 14, 2014 10:44 PM 7

    CALGARY — Encana Corp. has started looking for a president and chief executive for the new company it is creating to hold its southern Alberta freehold lands, chief financial officer Sherri Brillon told a conference in New York on Tuesday. In a webcast from the BMO-sponsored event, Brillon said the hiving off of Encana’s Clearwater mineral rights portfolio