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  • TTC board to debate proposed fare increase today

    November 20, 2013 8:50 PM 60

    The cost of riding the “rocket” is poised to increase as TTC board members debate a proposed fare hike at a special meeting Wednesday. In addition to the token increase, board members are being asked to approve one of two options to offset “inflationary increases” in costs: an increase in cash fares, which have been frozen since 2010, or a one-trip increase

  • Fed officials felt taper may happen at next few meetings: minutes

    November 20, 2013 7:31 PM 70

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve officials felt they could decide to start scaling back the U.S. central bank's massive asset purchase program at one of its next few meetings, provided this was warranted by economic growth. Minutes of the Fed's October 29-30 policy meeting, released on Wednesday, also showed most participants thought reducing interest

  • U of C gets $5M donation from home builder Jay Westman

    November 20, 2013 6:35 PM 69

    Jay Westman announced a $5-million gift to the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business on Wednesday to set up the Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies. (Kyle Bakx/CBC) Calgary builder and developer Jay Westman is giving $5 million to the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business. The donation will be used to establish the Westman

  • Most Canadians not expecting bonuses

    November 20, 2013 5:17 PM 66

    If you're getting a holiday bonus, you are one of only 17% of Canadians looking forward to the extra cash, a new poll finds. As well, less than half of workers - 44% - say their company will throw them a holiday party this year. For those who get a gift as a bonus, the poll finds most do not realize it could be considered taxable income. The H&R Block

  • Raitt

    November 20, 2013 3:55 PM 74

    OTTAWA - Months after the deadly train disaster in Lac-Megantic, Que., the federal government is forcing rail companies to tell municipalities when they transport dangerous goods through their communities. But the information won't flow until well after the dangerous substances in question have already rolled through town — months or even a full year later

  • Business productivity on upward swing in Alberta

    November 20, 2013 3:50 PM 67

    Surpasses national average in 2012 CALGARY - Productivity increased and surpassed the national average in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and Manitoba in 2012, says Statistics Canada. In a report released Wednesday, the federal agency said all other provinces and territories experienced a decline in business productivity. At the national level, business productivity

  • Ivanhoe Cambridge buys Chicago skyscrapers

    November 20, 2013 3:05 PM 63

    Riverside Plaza buildings in West Loop worth more than $360 million NEW YORK — Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc. bought twin skyscrapers in Chicago’s West Loop for more than $360 million, giving the Canadian real estate investor more than 2.3 million square feet of office properties in the market. Ivanhoe, the Montreal-based property unit of public pension-fund

  • Only 1 Boathouse bidder left after the other drops out

    November 20, 2013 11:31 AM 51

    Singer/songwriter Danny Michel and Glenn Smith, the owner and operator of Ethel’s Lounge in Waterloo, announced they have decided to drop their bid for the now-vacant city-owned venue. “Somewhere in the middle, we didn’t quite meet,” said Smith. “I’ve just had far too many unanswered questions. They wanted me to jump through all of their hoops and they weren’t

  • Vancouver outlaws the doorknob in new building code

    November 19, 2013 10:43 PM 73

    For some, the humble round doorknob is unremarkable and utilitarian, a simple tool, a means to an end. For others, it is a piece of art, an object of beauty, an architecturally significant adornment on the welcoming portal to a building. For others, it is so synonymous with ordinariness that a “knob” is a pejorative word for being dull or stupid. In Vancouver