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Eastlink, TekSavvy at odds over whether Canada needs more wireless competition

Eastlink, TekSavvy at odds over whether Canada needs more wireless competition

One of the country's smaller regional telecom companies and an Ontario-based rival with hopes of expansion on Friday took opposite sides of a battle over whether a new category of wireless competitor would be good for Canadians.
Energy and tech sectors weigh on stocks in Toronto, index sheds 100 points

Energy and tech sectors weigh on stocks in Toronto, index sheds 100 points

TORONTO — Major North American indexes fell Friday, with Canada's main stock index plummeting about 100 points, as more than 1,000 new cases of a novel coronavirus were diagnosed around the world.
Blockade trips up Canada's biggest ports as shippers steer clear of rail closure

Blockade trips up Canada's biggest ports as shippers steer clear of rail closure

MONTREAL — A rail blockade in eastern Ontario has led to backlogs at Canada's three biggest ports, prompting some shippers to take their business elsewhere as cargo piles up and dockworkers' paycheques shrink.
Global warming to drastically reduce regrowth of key softwood species in Maritimes

Global warming to drastically reduce regrowth of key softwood species in Maritimes

HALIFAX — Global warming is likely to drastically reduce regrowth of a tree species that is a cornerstone of the Maritimes pulp and lumber industry, a new study by forestry scientists concludes.

Alice Munro among Nobel prizewinners urging Trudeau to deny oilsands project

Canadian author Alice Munro is among dozens of Nobel prizewinners urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to deny approval to a massive oilsands project in Alberta. Munro, Canadian biologist Jack W.
US home sales fell 1.3% in January

US home sales fell 1.3% in January

WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales retreated 1.3% in January from the prior month, but low mortgage rates helped enable an increase in purchases from a year ago.

Teck Resources warns of $1.13B charge if Frontier oilsands mine rejected

VANCOUVER — Teck Resources Ltd. says it will take an impairment charge of about $1.13 billion if the federal government decides not to approve its Frontier oilsands mining project. A decision on the $20.
Lululemon stores in China mostly closed due to novel coronavirus outbreak

Lululemon stores in China mostly closed due to novel coronavirus outbreak

VANCOUVER — Most of Lululemon Athletica Inc.'s nearly 40 stores in China have been closed since early February amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, the company said.
Armani rails against baring trends by fellow designers

Armani rails against baring trends by fellow designers

How much to show and how much not to show, that is the fashion question this season. It may be reductive to say that runway shows are about how women dress. But the conversation has sharpened in the #MeToo era.
Retail sales flat in December, sector's 2019 growth was lowest in a decade: Statcan

Retail sales flat in December, sector's 2019 growth was lowest in a decade: Statcan

OTTAWA — Canadian retail sales were virtually unchanged in December compared with the prior month, ending a year with the smallest increase in retail sales since 2009 when the country was hit by the financial crisis, Statistics Canada said Friday.
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