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January 8, 2018 8:59 PM There will be poutine: First look at Canada Olympic House for Pyeongchang 2018

12,000 square-foot space will be "home-away-from-home" for Canadian athletes and fans Homesick Canadian Olympians can cheer up by eating poutine in the freezing cold at Team Canada's headquarters for the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the games one month away, the Canadian Olympic Committee unveiled its Canada Olympic House on Monday 28

December 28, 2017 2:34 PM As online shopping grows, UPS sees record holiday package returns

United Parcel Service Inc. is on track to return a record number of packages this holiday shipping season, a sign that e-commerce purchases surged to new heights over the past month. The world's largest package delivery company and rival FedEx Corp. get paid by retailers like Amazon.com Inc and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for handling e-commerce deliveries 27

November 22, 2017 2:40 PM Survey suggests more Canadians plan to do holiday shopping online this year

A new survey suggests more Canadians are planning to do some or all of their holiday shopping online this year. A survey commissioned by FedEx Canada and released today found that 65 per cent of Canadians polled planned to shop online this year, while 55 per cent said they did so last year. Six per cent of those polled said they planned to shop online 37

November 17, 2017 11:32 PM BlackBerry COO Marty Beard resigning to deal with family health situation

A person with knowledge of the situation says that BlackBerry Ltd.’s chief operating officer has resigned in order to deal with a family health issue. The source who spoke on condition of anonymity says that Marty Beard will leave the company effective Dec. 1. BlackBerry hired Beard in 2014. He was previously chairman and CEO of LiveOps, a provider of cloud 18

November 13, 2017 10:29 PM Shoppers Drug Mart issues job posting for medical marijuana brand manager

TORONTO -- Shoppers Drug Mart is looking to hire a medical marijuana brand manager as it tries to position itself in the burgeoning cannabis market, even though it is not currently legal to distribute the drug through pharmacies. "The development and integration of the medical brand plan will involve the consideration of the current cannabis market 25

October 30, 2017 12:25 PM Cannabis-based drinks planned as Constellation Brands to acquire stake in Canopy Growth

SMITH FALLS, Ont. -- Constellation Brands has signed a deal to acquire a nearly 10 per cent stake in Canadian marijuana company Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED) for $245 million. The companies said Monday the agreement will see Constellation provide marketing and brand development support to Canopy. They will also collaborate in the development of cannabis-based 23

October 23, 2017 8:58 PM A $25 Apple Watch? This insurer says yes

Last year, insurance company John Hancock introduced a program for certain customers to get an Apple Watch for $25 in exchange for recording their daily activity. The activity goes toward points that reduce (or eliminate) the monthly payments for the wearable. That program has proven very successful for the company, which has announced that it is now an option 25

October 20, 2017 9:01 PM Globe editorial: After two years, the real Justin Trudeau emerges

Remember when the federal government was run by a Machiavellian prime minister and his closest acolytes, who together pulled the levers of power from inside his office at the expense of Parliament? Who mercilessly enforced discipline on his cabinet, and used strict image and message control to present the leader as a man working hard for all the right 21

October 19, 2017 6:20 PM Cenovus to sell Palliser oilsands assets for $1.3 billion

The firm has 'tangible momentum' in lower its debt load as it continues to sell off assets. Cenovus Energy Inc. agreed to sell its Palliser crude field to Schlumberger Ltd. and Torxen Energy for $1.3 billion, advancing efforts to pay down debt from its oilsands megadeal earlier this year. With the Palliser sale, Cenovus has announced about $2.8 billion 23

October 19, 2017 11:39 AM Cenovus selling Palliser assets in Alberta to Torxen for $1.3 billion

CALGARY -- Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE) says it has agreed to sell its Palliser crude oil and natural gas assets in southeastern Alberta to Torxen Energy and Schlumberger for $1.3 billion. The cash sale is expected to close in the fourth quarter, subject to customary conditions. This is the latest in a string of assets the Calgary-based oilsands company 23