Facing despair as a strong economy fails to defeat climate change: Don Pittis

It is not unreasonable that the majority of Canadians and the 97 per cent of scientists who understand that climate…

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Layoffs begin in beleaguered oilpatch as companies brace for spending cuts

Canada’s oilfield services sector — a bellwether for the state of the oilpatch — is beginning to see job losses as the impact of…

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GM cuts will be painful but better now than during a recession: Don Pittis

“It could have been worse,” will be of no comfort to those affected by the shutdown and job losses at General Motors.…

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Sunwing flight in 2017 avoided ‘catastrophic’ disaster as jet took off too slowly

Britain’s air safety regulator revealed details Wednesday of a Sunwing flight last year that narrowly avoided disaster after the flight crew…

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New Brunswick joins provinces affected by E. coli linked to romaine lettuce

A case of E. coli thought to be linked to romaine lettuce has been confirmed in New Brunswick, making it the…

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Canadian oilsands player calls for government to mandate production cuts

One of the country’s largest oilsands players, Cenovus Energy, is urging the Alberta government to implement “temporary” production cuts across the oil sector as Canadian crude prices…

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Walmart ramps up self-checkout, scales down ‘scan and go’ shopping

In the race to woo customers with a seamless shopping experience, Walmart Canada is adding more self-checkout kiosks and revamping its “scan…

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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…

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IMF cuts world economic growth forecasts for 2018 and 2019

The International Monetary Fund has cut its global economic growth forecasts for 2018 and 2019, saying that trade policy tensions and…

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