Samsung apologizes for illnesses at chip, liquid display factories

Samsung Electronics apologized Friday for illnesses and deaths of some of its workers, saying it failed to create a safe working environment at its computer chip and display factories. The announcement by the South Korean technology giant came weeks after the company and a group representing ailing Samsung workers agreed to accept compensation terms suggested […]

Watchdog to probe how banks handle complaints

Canada’s financial consumer watchdog has got the green light to probe how banking customer complaints are handled internally and by external complaint bodies. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada said the new review is still in the planning stages but the government’s direction in the fall economic statement Wednesday officially kicks off the process. “We’re […]

Aurora Cannabis reports revenue surge in Q1, ‘strong’ legal pot sales

Cannabis producer Aurora Cannabis Inc. reported a surge in revenues between July and September, and “strong” recreational pot sales since Canada legalized marijuana for adult use last month. The Edmonton-based company posted revenue in what was the first quarter of the company’s 2019 financial year of $29.7 million, more than triple the $8.2 million during […]

Order to stop Keystone XL construction shows urgent need to get Canadian oil to new markets, energy group says

The latest legal setback for Calgary-based TransCanada’s $10-billion Keystone XL pipeline through the United States is yet another reminder that Canada needs to export its oil and natural gas to new global markets, says an industry association. A U.S. District Court judge in Montana put the project on hold in a ruling issued late Thursday, […]

More workers are tired on the job and it’s bad for business

Do you ever go to work tired? New research suggests you’re not alone. The results from an online survey from Robert Half, an HR consulting firm, suggests that 76 per cent of people are regularly tired while working. Nearly one-third or 31 per cent of respondents said they were “very often” tired on the job, 45 […]

Annual pace of housing starts picked up in October, topped expectations

An increase in multi-unit projects such as condominiums, apartments and townhouses helped push the annual pace of housing starts in October higher, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said Thursday. The housing agency said the seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts last month came in at 205,925 units, up from 189,730 in September. Economists had […]

World economy strong enough to withdraw stimulus, Poloz says

The governor of the Bank of Canada says after a decade of low-interest rates around the world the global economy has reached stronger footing where stimulus can be “steadily withdrawn.” Stephen Poloz’s remarks Monday came as the Bank of Canada signals it will gradually raise its benchmark interest rate from its current level of 1.75 […]

American Apparel returning to Canada with online store

American Apparel will return to the Canadian market with an online store on Nov. 1., a year after its bankruptcy and closure. This time the brand will be Canadian-owned and, for now, won’t have any physical stores in the country, said American Apparel’s brand marketing director Sabina Weber, who indicated the company was taking a […]

Greener coffee pods? Bacteria help turn food waste into compostable plastic

Reduce, Reuse and Rethink is a CBC News series about recycling. We’re exploring why our communities are at a turning point and exploring ways to recycle better. You can be part of the conversation by joining our Facebook group. What if plastic were made from waste like banana peels, coffee grounds and cardboard takeout containers instead of […]

Location is top factor for job hunters faced with steep housing costs

Cyndi Whaley and her family left Toronto two and a half months ago for Victoria. Toronto has more job prospects in her field of environmental science. But the Victoria position that drew the family west came with something else — a ticket out of a red-hot housing market. Although Victoria real estate is not cheap, the family’s prospects for buying a house […]