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  • Residential snow clearing set to start after week-long parking ban

    November 25, 2013 6:27 PM 54

    The next phase of snow clearing in Edmonton is set to begin, officials said Monday, more than a day after a week-long seasonal parking ban was officially lifted. Officials said the seasonal parking ban ended with 1272 tickets issued, the ban was lifted at noon Sunday. Now, the city said crews will turn their focus to neighbourhoods, blading accumulated

  • Environment Canada approves commercial production of genetically modified salmon

    November 25, 2013 4:40 PM 56

    Environment Canada has given a company that makes genetically modified salmon approval to make eggs on a commercial scale. SOURIS, P.E.I.—A company that produces genetically modified salmon in Prince Edward Island says it has received federal approval to make eggs on a commercial scale. AquaBounty Technologies says Environment Canada has concluded that the eggs are not harmful

  • Property tax increase on the table

    November 25, 2013 2:19 PM 49

    Members of the City of Calgary Council will debate another property tax on Monday as deliberations into the budget begin. Administration has proposed a 6.1 percent increase, but many members believe that hike is unacceptable. Mayor Naheed Nenshi wants to see a tax increase in the area of 4.5 percent. That means that the average property taxpayer would

  • Toronto named world’s most youthful city, in a good way

    November 25, 2013 1:36 PM 59

    And that youthful tag doesn't mean you are prone to tomfoolery (except, perhaps, at city hall) or need to be chaperoned at the grocery store, it means Toronto is the best place in the world to live, work and play. The YouthfulCities Index named Toronto the "Youthful City of the Year 2014" for its diversity, its high levels of youth employment and digital

  • American retailers prepare for price wars in Canada

    November 25, 2013 11:51 AM 91

    TORONTO -- Now that American retailers have landed in Canada, prepare for the fireworks as stores launch massive promotions and deep discounts in an attempt to draw shoppers. The arrival of Target and Marshalls -- and the expansion of Walmart -- hasn't exactly revolutionized shopping, but it has laid the foundation for what industry watchers say will be a bigger

  • Traders look to positive shopping season

    November 25, 2013 8:33 AM 59

    StatsCan to release Q3 results North American stock markets could be in for a slower than usual week amid concerns about when the U.S. Federal Reserve might start to cut back on stimulus measures while winding down for the Thanksgiving holiday. But things will pick up at the end of the week when markets start to find out how enthusiastic shoppers were at the unofficial

  • New Washington state magazine to target shoppers from southern B.C.

    November 24, 2013 10:03 PM 49

    VANCOUVER - The fierce competition for the Canadian shopping dollar just across the border in Washington state has spawned an idea to steer the sometimes-myopic Canuck shoppers away from malls and big-box stores, to the mom-and-pop shops. About 30,000 copies of "The Crossing Guide" magazine, which is currently under design, will be distributed throughout

  • Waterloo native creates website that tracks use of f-bomb on Twitter

    November 24, 2013 8:12 PM 302

    It gets dropped without warning and can strike anywhere in the world, laying waste to rational arguments and leaving a trail of offended sensibilities in its wake. But the linguistic threats posed by the f-bomb on Twitter pale in comparison to its entertainment value, according to a Canadian computer science student who has made it his mission to track

  • WTO panel to report on EU seal products ban

    November 24, 2013 6:12 PM 54

    ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Advocates both for and against Canada’s commercial seal hunt will be watching Monday as the World Trade Organization rules on the European Union’s ban on imported seal products. It’s a case that affects hunters in Atlantic outports and Inuit communities who say the embargo unfairly discriminates against seal products from Canada

  • Advocates on both sides of Canada's seal hunt await WTO decision on EU ban

    November 24, 2013 2:12 PM 57

    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- Advocates both for and against Canada's commercial seal hunt will be watching Monday as the World Trade Organization rules on the European Union's ban on imported seal products. It's a case that affects hunters in Atlantic outports and Inuit communities who say the embargo unfairly discriminates against seal products from Canada