Calgary brewer calls out AGLC distribution model for being ‘insane’

The craft scene is touted as a local gem, but one Calgary brewer is speaking out about the lengths his beer travels before they pour your pint. Nestled in Inglewood Revival Brewcade is a small start-up brewery. Currently, they don’t brew beer on site and instead, contract through Red Bison to bring you their creations. […]

U.S., China leave next steps for trade talks unclear

The United States says talks in Beijing on ending a bruising trade war focused on Chinese promises to buy more American goods. But it gave no indication of progress on resolving disputes over Beijing’s technology ambitions and other thorny issues. China’s Ministry of Commerce said Thursday the two sides would “maintain close contact.” But neither […]

Western oil price rally unlikely to last after curtailments begin: expert panel

It’s unlikely a dramatic improvement in western Canadian oil prices since Alberta announced forced production curtailments two weeks ago will continue after the cuts begin on Jan. 1, 2019, a panel of experts agreed Thursday. The difference between Western Canadian Select bitumen-blend heavy oil and New York-traded West Texas Intermediate oil prices had widened to […]

The NHL is making so much money

The Buzzer is the new email newsletter from CBC Sports. Subscribe here to get it delivered directly to your inbox every weekday. OK, here’s what you need to know right now from the world of sports: The NHL is making more money than ever A lot more, according to Forbes. The business-focused media company did its annual […]

Privacy watchdog warns of ‘critical tipping point’ as Canada stakes ground in digital economy

The federal privacy watchdog is warning the Liberal government that it must not trade privacy rights for commercial gain as it strives to position Canada as a global leader in the digital, data-driven economy. In a letter to Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien said the digital revolution is sparking debate on some of “the most fundamental questions of […]

Canada ‘not surprised’ Trump taking risky move in order to ratify new NAFTA

Any relief Canadian officials felt over Friday’s signing of NAFTA may fade away, as U.S. President Donald Trump announced he’s taking a risky all-or-nothing approach to getting the new trade pact ratified by Congress. As he left the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Trump told reporters on board Air Force One that he plans to […]

Royal Bank profit rises to record $12.4B for the year

Royal Bank of Canada reported a 15 per cent increase in fourth-quarter net income to $3.25 billion, surpassing analyst expectations to mark a new record annual profit of $12.4 billion. The Toronto-based bank’s results for the three-month period ended Oct. 31 were driven by strong performances in its personal and commercial banking, capital markets, wealth […]

GM’s decision to close Oshawa plant raises fears for future of making cars in Canada

The sudden announcement that General Motors will stop making cars in Oshawa, Ont. after next year sent shockwaves through the industry on Monday. The impact of GM’s move could extend far beyond the borders of the community east of Toronto that has been synonymous with auto manufacturing for the past 65 years. Joe McCabe, CEO of Pennsylvania-based consultancy Auto […]

Want it tomorrow? Some online shopping habits are terrible for the environment

Have you ever picked two-day shipping because it’s free with an Amazon Prime membership? Or returned an item of clothing using the free return shipping label because you weren’t sure which size to buy, so you bought more than one? What you may not have realized is those convenient perks can drastically expand the carbon […]