Federal fall update expected to offer more support for struggling news industry

The federal government is expected to lay out fresh plans next week to support Canada’s struggling news industry. The measures, expected in Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s fall economic statement Wednesday, will be designed to help journalism remain viable after years of shrinking advertising revenues. The decline has already shuttered newsrooms, led to job cuts in […]

B.C. billionaire Chip Wilson uses his backside to sell ‘unauthorized story’ of Lululemon

While there may be many chapters in the two-decade story of apparel company Lululemon Athletica Inc., founder Chip Wilson has looked to one iconic product to put a headline on it. Chip Wilson, seen in a file photo from earlier this year, sold half of his remaining stake in Lululemon in 2014. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press) Little Black Stretchy […]

No chance Congress will vote on USMCA this year, Mitch McConnell says

The free trade deal between Canada, the United States and Mexico that leaders from all three countries agreed to in principle recently is a ways away from becoming law, as the man in charge of the U.S. Senate says there’s no chance lawmakers will vote on the pact before next year. Senate majority leader Mitch […]

Sale of 3 coastal pulp and paper mills hailed as win for 1,500 workers in B.C.

Business leaders and the provincial government are hailing the sale of three coastal pulp and paper mills as a win for the 1,500 workers employed there. British Columbia-based Catalyst Paper Corp. has reached an agreement to sell three coastal mills to Paper Excellence Canada of Richmond, B.C.  They are located at Crofton and Port Alberni on  Vancouver Island and Powell River on the […]

Uber for buses? How some Canadian cities are using technology to tackle transit troubles

A small city in eastern Ontario is running an experiment that could one day have a big impact on public transit operators across North America. Belleville Transit has launched a new service allowing customers to summon a bus to their nearest bus stop — and the ride won’t take the scenic route to their destination. “This […]

Air Canada pilot union says airlines must address pilot fatigue

The union representing Air Canada pilots says a near-collision at San Francisco’s airport involving one of the airline’s jets should be a wake-up call for the federal government to properly address pilot fatigue for overnight flights. Capt. Matt Hogan, chairman of the Air Canada Pilots Association master elected council, says Ottawa should change the flight […]

CBS to open film and television production hub in Mississauga, Ont.

U.S. entertainment company CBS Television Studios will open a television and film production hub just outside Toronto next year. The company says the hub will include six sound stages, production offices and other support facilities. CBS says the 260,000 square-foot facility will be located in Mississauga and is due to open in mid-2019. The company […]

Grocery retailers try new bag of tricks to slow sales decline

Supermarket sales in Canada decreased by 2.9 per cent year over year between May 2017 and 2018, according to Statistics Canada, and traditional supermarkets are trying new tactics to attract business. Toronto resident C.J. Hall shops at the Loblaws near him for convenience and the social aspect. But he also shops at specialty shops in […]

Bigger, more expensive iPhone expected at Apple launch event Wednesday

Apple is expected to showcase three new iPhones on Wednesday, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product’s appeal amid slowing sales growth. Most of the buzz is swirling around a rumoured iPhone with a screen that is bigger and has no backlight, so black is truly […]

Canada’s trade deficit shrinks in July, surplus with U.S. highest since 2008

Statistics Canada says the country’s merchandise trade deficit with the world shrank to $114 million in July, the smallest since a surplus in December 2016, as the country’s trade surplus with the United States grew to the biggest in a decade. The total value of Canada’s exports rose 0.8 per cent, mainly because of higher […]