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January 11, 2018 6:38 PM Metro takeover, generic-drug changes weigh down Jean Coutu’s profits

The pharmacy chain says it earned $42.1 million for the quarter ended Dec. 2, compare to a profit of $51.2 million a year earlier. MONTREAL—The Jean Coutu Group Inc. reported a drop in its third-quarter profit compared with a year ago, weighed down by costs related to the sale of the company to Metro Inc. and changes affecting its generic drug business 14

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 26

December 13, 2017 9:10 PM Marlins send Marcell Ozuna to St. Louis as fire sale continues

Third all-star in a month to be shipped out of town by cost-cutting club. LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA.—A person familiar with the negotiations says Miami has agreed to trade left fielder Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals, the third All-Star jettisoned by the Marlins this month in an unrelenting payroll purge under new CEO Derek Jeter. The person spoke 12

December 10, 2017 5:00 AM How to save money on shoes

We asked an expert on footwear how to save money on footwear. Whether it’s sneakers or sandals, high heels or loafers, work shoes or rain boots, shoes can also be a pricey part of your wardrobe. The Star reached out to Torontonian Kimberly Lyn, fashion and lifestyle writer on her website “The Souls of My Shoes”. As a self-proclaimed shoe lover, Lyn shared 19

December 8, 2017 4:41 PM Aecon Group wins two regulator approvals for $1.5B sale to Chinese buyer

The deal with CCCC International Holding Ltd., however, still faces a review under the Investment Canada Act. Aecon (TSX: ARE) says it has received a "no action" letter granting approval under the Canadian Competition Act and it has been advised by the buyer that it has approval from the National Development and Reform Commission, a Chinese economic 16

December 5, 2017 12:32 PM Museum seeking to sell Rockwell art wants swift legal action

PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- A museum that was blocked from selling 40 works of art, including two by Norman Rockwell, is urging an appeals court to let the case quickly proceed to trial. The Berkshire Museum told the Massachusetts Appeals Court on Monday that it is struggling financially and needs the fight over the art sale to be resolved as quickly as possible 16

November 22, 2017 2:27 PM Lawren Harris, Jean-Paul Riopelle artworks up for auction

Fine Canadian art auction and Post-war and contemporary sale set for Toronto's Design Exchange ​Eight works by Group of Seven founding member Lawren Harris are going on the auction block in Toronto tonight. The 1925 oil canvas Mountains East of Maligne Lake has a pre-sale estimate of $2.5 million to $3.5 million, according to the Heffel Fine Art Auction 33

November 9, 2017 1:05 PM TransCanada reports $612-million Q3 profit, up from loss a year ago

CALGARY - TransCanada Corp. earned $612 million in its latest quarter compared with a loss a year ago. The pipeline company (TSX:TRP) says the profit amounted to 70 cents per share for the quarter ended Sept. 30. That compared with a loss of $135 million or 17 cents per share a year ago. Revenue fell to $3.24 billion compared with $3.63 billion in the same quarter 25

November 8, 2017 6:24 PM Gord Downie's 'Introduce Yerself' leads Canadian albums chart in first week

TORONTO -- Gord Downie's deeply personal final album "Introduce Yerself" climbed to the top of the Canadian charts in its first week. Driven largely by listeners buying copies as opposed to streaming it, the project sold 10,000 equivalent album units on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart for the week that ended Nov. 2. Downie's 23-track album arrived 18

November 7, 2017 6:34 PM Experts see some relief for Vancouver's tight housing market by late 2018

VANCOUVER -- A real estate association watching Metro Vancouver's tight and costly housing market predicts conditions should begin to ease by the third quarter of 2018. The British Columbia Real Estate Association says home builders are responding to a lack of available homes across the region by dramatically increasing multi-family housing starts 23