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 […]

Jean Machine going out of business, will close all stores by February

Canadian apparel retailer Jean Machine Clothing Inc. will close down all of its stores by the end of winter because of losses. Jean Machine’s president Lisa Hryciuk announced in a letter posted on the company’s social media channels that 20 of its locations will be shuttered by Jan. 31 and another four will be gone […]

B.C. man kicked off WestJet flight after falling asleep before takeoff

A B.C. man who recently suffered a stroke said he was left humiliated and out more than $1,000 after WestJet kicked him off a flight to Cuba and stranded his family at the Toronto airport. The airline removed Stephen Bennett from the Oct. 13 flight after he took a sleeping pill and fell into a deep […]

Your personal financial data is safe, says head of Statistics Canada

The head of Statistics Canada is assuring Canadians that their personal financial data is safe after days of Conservative criticism over the agency’s move to collect the financial transaction data from 500,000 people. “I understand the concerns that Canadians have and want to assure them that their personal information is carefully protected, and never shared publicly,” […]

NHL unveils multi-year partnership with MGM to share sports betting data

The NHL is getting involved in the sports gambling industry, with commissioner Gary Bettman announcing a multi-year partnership Monday with MGM Resorts International, an American global hospitality and entertainment company. The NHL, which won’t receive a cut of gambling profits, is following the NBA’s lead by providing the company with data for use in sports betting. “The […]

U.S. cannabis stock Curaleaf debuts in Toronto

U.S. cannabis retailer Curaleaf Holdings Inc opened lower in its trading debut in Toronto on Monday after amassing $400 million in the biggest equity raising in Canada’s marijuana industry. Curaleaf opened at $8.70 Cdn on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE), lower than the offer price of $11.45 Cdn. It recovered a mid-morning but remained below […]

EI fraud hits five-year high, Liberals chalk it up to better monitoring

Employment Insurance fraud has hit a five-year high — a sign for federal officials that efforts to root out wrongful payments are working. Public accounts documents released this month list more than 104,000 incidents of fraudulent EI claims totalling almost $177 million in the 2017-18 fiscal year. It marks the fourth year that fraud figures […]

Shares of most pot companies sell off on 1st day of legalization

Shares in most Canadian marijuana companies were lower on Wednesday, a sign that the volatility that has characterized the space as an investment isn’t going to go away now that the drug has been made legal for recreational use. Cash registers are ringing up sales, in person and online, but the reaction from investors in Canadian […]

Investors rush to patent genetically modified cannabis molecules

At the Hyasynth Biologicals laboratory in Montreal, scientists are working on the latest frontier in the cannabis business: genetically engineering the active ingredients in marijuana and then patenting them. Hyasynth is part of a new wave of genetic engineering firms across Canada and the U.S., splicing and dicing molecules found in cannabis plants, hoping to […]