‘Lives are hanging in the balance’: Why some newly licensed truckers aren’t ready for the road

Tractor-trailers can measure up to 23 metres long, carry 30-tonne loads and barrel down the highway at 120 km/h, but…

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Canadian skin care company Deciem closes stores — for now

Deciem, the upstart Canadian company behind the hugely popular The Ordinary Skin Care line, has closed its stores because of…

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William Nordhaus and Paul Romer win Nobel economics prize

Americans William Nordhaus and Paul Romer have won this year’s Nobel Memorial Prize in economic sciences for their work in integrating…

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Heavy snow delays harvest after tough season for Alberta farmers

Farmers in Alberta are racing against the clock to harvest their crops after heavy rain and snow in September left fields too wet to…

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Swoop adds $149 flights to Mexico out of Hamilton and $159 flights from B.C.

Ultra low cost airline Swoop is adding routes to Mexico out of Hamilton’s John C. Munro International Airport, flying twice weekly…

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Bitcoin mining uses so much electricity that one city will pull the plug during heat waves

On the day of the grand opening of the largest bitcoin mining project in the country, the weather was partly…

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Papa gone? Pizza chain ad campaign stops using founder Papa John Schnatter

Papa John’s, which wants to distance itself from founder John Schnatter, is releasing new ads Tuesday that replace him with…

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Home sales increase for 4th straight month, but prices still flat nationally

Activity in Canada’s housing market has picked up after a trough earlier in the year, but on a national level…

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Sobeys price hike and telcos defend sales practices: CBC’s Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Miss something this week? Don’t panic. CBC’s Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need. Want this in your inbox? Get…

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Home Capital shareholder urges company to buy back its shares

A shareholder of Home Capital Group Inc. is urging the alternative mortgage lender to spend $60 million to buy back…

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