‘Horrendous’ bomb-defusing game for kids sold at Walmart offends some shoppers

A kids’ bomb-defusing game sold in Canada at Walmart has offended some shoppers who find it inappropriate, particularly in an era of terrorism threats. “It’s horrendous, especially in a day and age like this,” said Sharon Butler, a parent who discovered the item recently at a Walmart store in London, Ont. Called “Cut The Wire,” the […]

Algoma Steel Inc. getting help from governments as tariff squeeze continues

Federal and provincial ministers will arrive in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Thursday afternoon to announce financing for new investments at Algoma Steel Inc. as it emerges from three years of bankruptcy protection. The restructuring of the company — Canada’s second-largest steel producer — took place under challenging and uncertain circumstances. There’s no sign of U.S. steel tariffs ending […]

Use cash to buy legal cannabis if you’re worried about privacy, watchdog says

Canada’s privacy watchdog is warning marijuana users to pay with cash rather than plastic if they’re worried about the collection of their personal information, among other guidelines published on Tuesday. In a statement posted on his website, Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien says pot sellers and buyers need to better understand their privacy rights and obligations […]

Cyber crooks increasingly targeting home devices: report

Cyber criminals are shifting their attention from traditional computers to internet-connected devices in Canadian homes, says the government’s cyber security agency. In its threat assessment for 2018, the newly created Canadian Centre for Cyber Security says devices connected to the internet — such as a growing number of “televisions, home appliances, thermostats and cars” — […]

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 […]

The future of cash in Canada

There have never been more ways to pay for something as there are now and the oldest way — cash — is on the decline, especially in Canada. But some experts are raising concerns about the risks of a cashless society. Timothy Lane, deputy governor of the Bank of Canada, outlined a few reasons to […]

Global credit ratings agency warns of downgrades in Canadian oilpatch if crude price woes persist

Global credit rating agency DBRS is warning that if Canada’s crude oil price woes drag on without improvement, it could negatively affect the credit ratings of energy companies that rely on Western Canadian oil. The Toronto-based firm said in a commentary Wednesday that while global and U.S. oil prices have dropped, Western Canadian producers have been under even “greater […]

CRTC pitches internet code of conduct for telecom providers

Canada’s telecommunications regulator is inviting public comments on the creation of an internet code of conduct for service providers to address increasing complaints about service. The Canadian Radio-television and telecommunications Commission says the effort is distinct from the ongoing inquiry on misleading or aggressive sales practices, that will culminate in a report to government. It […]

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 […]