Telecommuting on the rise to meet challenges of real estate market, labour shortage

Five months ago, Alistair Vigier launched his all-virtual law firm, with a staff of eight who telecommute from a variety of locations across the country. While Vigier is based in Victoria, ClearWay Law’s lawyers are distributed around the Greater Toronto Area, and its admin and other staff are spread around Victoria, Vancouver and Regina. All work from home, meeting […]

Amazon in ‘advanced talks’ to build new HQ near Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post is reporting that Seattle-based Amazon is in “advanced talks” to open its second headquarters, this one in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Amazon is apparently seriously considering an area known as Crystal City. It’s a large residential and office complex in Arlington, Virginia, just south of Washington, the Post reported Saturday, citing […]

Meet Canada’s unknown digital workers

Opportunities for work in Canada’s online gig economy are growing faster than in many other countries, according to the organization behind a new tool that sheds light on a part of the world’s workforce that largely goes unmeasured. The Online Labour Index uses an automated data collector to scan some of the top digital labour websites including Fiverr, […]

The truth about teatoxes: Why health experts say this celeb-endorsed craze is unnecessary

It’s one of the latest celebrity-endorsed crazes sweeping social media: Teatoxing, the idea you can detoxify your body, reduce bloat, boost energy, burn stored fat and ultimately flatten your tummy — in part by drinking tea. But according to Health Canada, the sale of some of these popular brands — with catchy names like FlatTummy […]

Jean Machine going out of business, will close all stores by February

Canadian apparel retailer Jean Machine Clothing Inc. will close down all of its stores by the end of winter because of losses. Jean Machine’s president Lisa Hryciuk announced in a letter posted on the company’s social media channels that 20 of its locations will be shuttered by Jan. 31 and another four will be gone […]

Cameco reports $28M third-quarter profit compared with loss a year ago

Cameco Corp. says it earned $28 million in its latest quarter compared with a loss in the same quarter last year. The uranium miner says the profit amounted to seven cents per share for the quarter ended Sept. 30 compared with a loss of $124 million or 31 cents per share a year ago. Revenue […]

Oilsands companies pull back on production as ‘crisis’ hits sector

With no immediate relief in sight from a collapse in Canadian oil prices, Alberta oilsands companies are beginning to turn down the taps and produce less oil. Low prices for Canadian crude are causing a chill throughout the industry — from the oil majors, to the small service companies. Cenovus announced on Wednesday it would limit its oil […]

Medical cannabis patients anxious and fearful over supply shortages

Can’t find any weed to buy for a party this weekend? Don’t complain. Canadians who use cannabis for medical reasons are being hit by shortages in a far worse way.   “It’s actually more than a supply issue, really it’s something of a health crisis now,” says James O’Hara of the patient advocacy group Canadians […]

B.C. man kicked off WestJet flight after falling asleep before takeoff

A B.C. man who recently suffered a stroke said he was left humiliated and out more than $1,000 after WestJet kicked him off a flight to Cuba and stranded his family at the Toronto airport. The airline removed Stephen Bennett from the Oct. 13 flight after he took a sleeping pill and fell into a deep […]