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December 12, 2018 5:19 PM Residential condo tower part of new Mount Royal Village development

A $120-million, 34-storey condo will be part of the ongoing multi-million dollar mixed-use redevelopment of Mount Royal Village. Vancouver-based Embassy BOSA will build 223 upscale residences in The Royal tower in partnership with First Capital Realty. The project will include 90,000 square feet of retail and office space anchored by a high-end grocery 8

November 30, 2018 7:26 PM Back-to-back earthquakes shake Alaska, shattering roads and windows

“It’s one of those things where in your head, you think, ‘OK, it’s going to stop,’ and you say that to yourself so many times in your head that finally you think, ‘OK, maybe this isn’t going to stop,’” he said. Soon after the shaking ended, the school bus pulled up and the children boarded, but the driver stopped at a bridge and refused to go across 14

November 28, 2018 5:16 PM HBC faces renewed criticism from activist investor Land and Buildings

TORONTO—Hudson’s Bay Co. activist investor Land and Buildings Investment Management LLC is attacking the Toronto-based retailer’s board again for failing to take decisive action to unlock value for shareholders. In a letter sent to shareholders, Land and Buildings says it believes HBC could double or triple its share price and find benefits by selling 13

November 28, 2018 9:49 AM He was the ‘world’s oldest rebel’: Anti-poverty activist Harry Leslie Smith dies in Belleville at 95

Harry Leslie Smith, a tireless advocate for the downtrodden who in his later years earned a legion of younger followers through his books, podcast and Twitter account, has died. The 95-year-old had been receiving treatment in an intensive care unit in Belleville, Ont., after his family said he suffered a fall. Smith, who split his time between England 21

November 23, 2018 4:16 PM Holiday shopping season could be expanded by Black Friday rival Singles’ Day

“A few years ago Canada wasn’t really into the whole Black Friday thing, but then people started coming into Black Friday,” she said. “We did a couple of years of Black Friday sales, but this year we decided to stop Black Friday and do a Singles’ Day promotion. We noticed there was a big difference.” Singles’ Day promotions, she said, have proven to be a bigger 10

November 22, 2018 8:56 PM Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is extra sweet, rarely bitter

According to O’Brien, the touring version that’s now at the Princess of Wales Theatre with Mirvish Productions is even brighter, happier and more energetic than its predecessor, which closed on Broadway after less than a year. O’Brien’s production is certainly sweet, with a colour palette as intense as a sourball (set and costume design by Nicholas Skilbeck) 19

November 22, 2018 3:24 PM Balloons, blankets at frigid Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

New York City has issued an extreme cold weather alert and is urging anyone going outside to wear hats, scarves, gloves and layered clothing and to keep their fingertips, earlobes, and noses covered to prevent frostbite. Police Commissioner James O’Neill said thousands of officers will be stationed along the parade route. They include counterterrorism 16

November 21, 2018 6:19 PM About 150 Ikea jobs in Canada to be impacted by response to customer changes

Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea says about 150 jobs in Canada could be impacted over two years as it adjusts to changing customer behaviour. The retailer expects to cut 7,500 jobs worldwide as it addresses urbanization, new technology and digitalization that are changing the way customers live and shop. Ikea says the cutbacks will allow it to focus 20

November 21, 2018 4:36 PM Texas doctor fights to keep dinosaur skull seized by feds

FORT WORTH, TEX.—A doctor in Texas with a passion for paleontology is challenging the federal government after authorities seized a 70 million-year-old dinosaur skull from his fossil collection. Dr. James Godwin argues that the government waited too long to file a forfeiture claim after it seized the Tyrannosaurus bataar skull that authorities say was among 16

November 16, 2018 9:12 PM Millennials plan to spend big this holiday season — on their pets

Pet stores are trying to cash in on the trend. Petco is rolling out products targeted at gift-seeking consumers, with Christmas and Hanukkah-themed stockings, toys and treats already on shelves. The company is also gearing its latest dog apparel brand, “Reddy,” toward millennial shoppers, according Chief Merchandising Officer Alex Tomey. Christopher 19