More than 100 First Nations could purchase the Trans Mountain expansion pipeline

Dozens of First Nations leaders are meeting this week to discuss a plan that could make them the next owners of the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline. Indigenous leaders will debate Wednesday which financial model is ideal if they are able to purchase the pipeline project, which would boost the amount of oilsands bitumen shipped from […]

Aurora Cannabis buying Whistler Medical Marijuana in deal worth up to $175M

Aurora Cannabis Inc. has signed a deal to buy Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. in an all-stock deal worth up to $175 million, including certain milestone payments. Edmonton-based Aurora says the acquisition of the privately held company is expected to provide it with a suite of premium and organic certified products. Whistler operates two indoor licensed […]

New Tim Hortons coffee lids leak too much, some customers say

New Tim Hortons coffee lids were supposed to reduce that pesky leakage problem, but some customers claim they’ve actually made it worse. Meanwhile, the company insists many customers have given the lids a solid thumbs-up. The restaurant chain started testing a revised design — a raised lid with a maple leaf insignia — in six locations in August following complaints that […]

Quora says hackers stole information on 100 million users

Question-and-answer website says hackers have gained access to encrypted passwords and user IDs for as many as 100 million of its users. In a note to affected users late Monday, the chief executive of the question-answering website, Adam D’Angelo, said a “malicious third party” had broken into one of its systems. Users were told they […]

Alberta premier to announce measures to deal with oil price differential

Alberta’s NDP Premier Rachel Notley will announce tonight what many expect will be a mandatory industry-wide cut in oil production to address a price drop she says is costing the provincial treasury $80 million a day in lost revenue.  Notley’s announcement is aimed at addressing the difference in the price of Western Canadian Select, the type […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘We’re outraged’: Union rips Liberal back-to-work bill for Canada Post carriers

The union representing Canada Post carriers is accusing the federal government of violating its members’ constitutional rights by pushing emergency legislation to force them back to work. Labour Minister Patty Hajdu tabled the bill in the House of Commons Thursday morning, triggering a swift rebuke from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). Canada Post is in […]

Postal workers’ union makes counter-offer

There is no end in sight for rotating strikes hitting Canada Post deliveries, after the postal workers’ union rejected the corporation’s contract offer and countered with its own proposal. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers released a list of demands on Saturday in response to the company’s offer presented Nov. 14 and set to expire […]

Elon Musk replaced as Tesla chair

Tesla announced that Elon Musk’s replacement as its chair will be Robyn Denholm, currently chief financial officer at Australian telecommunications operator Telstra. Tesla weathered a rocky few months in the wake of Musk’s tweets that he had “funding secured” for a deal, later scuttled, to take Tesla private. Musk and Tesla settled with the Securities and Exchange […]