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  • Rights group says Montreal deserves special status

    November 21, 2013 11:25 PM 40

    The rights group CRITIQ wants the city of Montreal to get special treatment in an attempt to restore the city to its former glory. The group says Montreal has been hamstrung by divisive language fights, the Charter of Values debate, and countless petty arguments that detract from the city's vibrancy. More than 100 people attended a rally in downtown

  • NEB forecasts rising tide of surplus oil and gas

    November 21, 2013 10:16 PM 42

    Production expected to greatly exceed needs, adding export pressure CALGARY — Energy exports from Canada will have to rise as the country produces 75 per cent more oil and 25 per cent more natural gas by 2035, far outstripping its needs, says the National Energy Board. In projections that largely echo its 2011 energy future report and other recent forecasts

  • Lightstream Resources shares plunge after dividend halved

    November 21, 2013 8:48 PM 49

    Intermediate vows to cut debt by spending less and selling assets CALGARY — Shares in Lightstream Resources Ltd. tumbled to an all-time low Thursday after it halved its dividend and announced a lower 2014 capital budget that provides for no production growth. The company also said it will aim to sell $600 million in non-core assets over the next two years

  • Metro Vancouver eyes 6 sites for waste incinerator

    November 21, 2013 8:06 PM 32

    The landfill at Cache Creek, B.C., has taken Metro Vancouver's garbage for years. A proposed new waste-to-energy facility would divert about 370,000 tonnes of garbage per year, turning it into electricity and steam. Metro Vancouver staff have identified six potential sites for a new waste-to-energy incinerator for the Lower Mainland. The regional authority

  • Canadian workers on the move: Migration highest in almost 25 years, study shows

    November 21, 2013 6:47 PM 32

    OTTAWA -- The number of Canadian workers migrating between provinces in search of jobs has hit its highest level in almost 25 years, according to a Bank of Montreal analysis. Most are heading to Alberta and Saskatchewan, and leaving from British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada, the study shows. The movement belies industry and federal government

  • More job-seekers heading out-of-province: BMO

    November 21, 2013 6:11 PM 34

    OTTAWA -- Canadians are on the move and heading West in massive numbers in the quest for high-paying jobs and low taxes, a Bank of Montreal report suggests. The bank says in a new analysis that inter-provincial migration hit the highest level in almost a quarter of century in the past year, with the population flow to oil-rich Alberta surging to more than 50,000 people

  • Regina tops list for labour market attractiveness

    November 21, 2013 6:02 PM 35

    Calgary and Edmonton just behind Saskatchewan capital CALGARY - The number of Canadians migrating between provinces has hit its highest level in almost a quarter century with employment prospects the biggest driver, according to a new report released Thursday by BMO Economics. The study ranks the attractiveness of Canada’s regional labour markets as a destination

  • Canadian shoppers still flock to U.S. to cash in on Black Friday deals

    November 21, 2013 5:54 PM 33

    TORONTO -- Last year on Black Friday, Silvana Castronovo was standing in a Best Buy in Buffalo, N.Y., at 4 a.m., watching two people duke it out over an electric toothbrush. "It was kind of funny. The security guards were around them. Everyone was just watching, wondering what they were fighting over," said the 29-year-old tech worker. "It was an electric

  • Migration highest in almost 25 years: BMO

    November 21, 2013 5:46 PM 43

    Most are heading to Alberta and Saskatchewan, and leaving from British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada, the study shows. The movement belies industry and federal government complaints about the lack of flexibility in the labour market. The Harper government and industry has for years complained about labour shortages in specific regions

  • World’s Biggest Bookstore’s closing to spell the end of a dishevelled era

    November 21, 2013 5:19 PM 39

    The confirmed sale of the site of the World’s Biggest Bookstore in Toronto did not come as much of a surprise on Thursday — after all, it was reported in June 2012 that the lease would not be renewed at the end of 2013 after about 33 years. A permanent closure has been scheduled for February 2014 as the building becomes the property of Lifetime Developments