Cannabis legalization voted Canadian Press’s business story of the year

Canada’s trailblazing move to legalize cannabis for recreational use, which sparked an entirely new industry and had wide-ranging implications for nearly every facet of society, has been voted The Canadian Press business news story of the year. The term “disruption” in business has become so overused that it has become an empty cliché, but it […]

Online ads spoil Christmas surprises, raising privacy concerns

Lisa Clyburn knew she had found the perfect gift for her nine-year-old son: a feline-themed logic game that would appeal to his passion for cards and cats. But when the Edmonton child psychologist pulled out her phone to show her son a funny cat video on Facebook, she fears she may have inadvertently tipped him […]

Three ways the new NAFTA deal kept changing after it was announced

Turns out the negotiations to revise the North American trade agreement didn’t end when the agreement was announced Oct.1. The 60-day period leading up to its formal signature in Buenos Aires on Friday included an additional two months of haggling over specific parts of the deal. Several significant changes were made over the last two months during a […]

Canadian banks hire ‘ethical hackers’ to improve and test cybersecurity

Hackers are targeting Toronto-Dominion Bank’s internal systems at all hours using cutting-edge techniques, but the bank’s head of cybersecurity isn’t losing sleep over them — they work for him, after all. The bank established late last year an in-house “red team” of ethical hackers — cybersecurity professionals who attempt to hack a computer network to test […]

Newfoundland minister demands answers from Husky after huge offshore oil spill

Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore regulator and a provincial cabinet minister are demanding answers from Husky Energy after what’s believed to be the largest oil spill in the province’s history. An underwater vehicle took to the sea on Monday to assess the damage, as the Canada-Newfoundland Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) kicked off its investigation into […]

Poor weather prompts temporary shutdown of all N.L. offshore rigs

All Newfoundland and Labrador offshore facilities have been temporarily shut down as a safety precaution due to stormy seas and will not resume operations until the offshore industry regulator says it’s safe to do so. The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board confirmed the province-wide shutdown Saturday, in the wake an offshore spill that was one of […]

‘I was beginning to lose hope’: Woman battles bank for 2 years for information on her own account

An Edmonton woman who spent two years battling her bank for information about her own account is defying a confidentiality agreement to go public about what happened, in a bid to shed light on a highly secretive system she says is stacked against the customer. “Numerous phone calls, numerous emails. I documented everything,” Rhonda McMillan told Go Public […]

Farmers ready to get political in 2019

After another tough fall harvest, this time the result of early snowfall blanketing crops, many farmers across the prairies are now enjoying a bit of break. While some catch their breath from a busy autumn, others are gearing up for a much different challenge — politics. With a federal election in the fall of next […]

Chinese electric cars are coming to Canada, but you can’t have one yet: Don Pittis

The Chinese are coming. After years of predictions that made-in-China electric-car technology was poised to dominate the global market, the country’s battery-powered cars will be driving on Canadian streets in a few months’ time. To anyone already shopping for an electric vehicle, it’s not a surprise that consumers can’t easily opt for one as their next family car. […]