Forecasters expect energy market volatility to continue in 2019

Some energy experts are predicting even more volatility in 2019 with respect to the financial markets. More than 1,000 people gathered at the 42nd annual Forecaster Dinner at the Telus Convention Centre in Calgary on Thursday, “I’m not going to sugar coat it — we are going to have less investment in Western Canada than we’ve […]

Oilpatch CEOs support Indigenous bid for Trans Mountain

Some oilpatch CEOs are supporting a bid by Indigenous groups in Western Canada to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline and the proposed expansion project. Indigenous leaders are in Calgary this week to find consensus on what type of ownership and management system would be ideal. The Indian Resources Council (IRC) is behind the potential bid […]

Lockout at one of Canada’s largest smelters drags into 2nd year, with no end in sight

A Discount mini-bus, escorted by several security guards, edges toward the makeshift checkpoint that guards the lone road in and out of the sprawling ABI aluminum smelter in Bécancour, Que. The bus’s path is blocked by a dozen picketers, who cup their hands to the tinted windows and try to identify the obscured figures inside. “There were scabs in there, […]

Texting service used by schools complains about fees charged by Bell, Rogers

Two of Canada’s largest mobile phone services are being targeted by a social media campaign launched by, a San Francisco-based company that provides a free two-way texting service for teachers, students and parents. Remind is calling on its Canadian users — nearly one million individuals, according to the company — to pressure Rogers and […]

Aphria CEO Vic Neufeld to step down, as company posts quarterly earnings

The CEO of a Canadian cannabis producer recently targeted by short sellers will step down from an executive role at the company he helped found, but stay on the board. Vic Neufeld, along with co-founder Cole Cacciavillan, will “transition out of their executive roles over the coming months,” Leamington, Ont.-based Aphria Inc. said in a press release Friday. One […]

Biggest trend in new car technology? Super-sized screens

Take a glance at the vehicle displays shown at CES — the global technology conference going on in Las Vegas — and you could be forgiven for thinking you are at the movies. “This is not science fiction!” announced the head of Byton, an electric vehicle startup, onstage earlier this week. CEO and chairman Carsten Breitfeld was referring […]

Banning Huawei from building new 5G wireless network won’t really hurt Canada’s big telecom firms

If the federal government moves to ban Huawei from working to build Canada’s new 5G network, it is unlikely to have a major financial impact on two of the country’s top communications companies who have partnered with the China-based firm, analysts say. Huawei’s equipment is already used in telecommunications infrastructure run by Canada’s major cellphone carriers, namely BCE and Telus. Those two companies are currently in […]

Growing security fears hobble global ambitions of Chinese tech giant Huawei

While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant’s ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad. Australia and New Zealand have barred Huawei Technologies Ltd. as a supplier for fifth-generation networks. They joined the United States and Taiwan, which limit use […]