‘We’re coming back’: Sydney Call Centre to hire ServiCom employees

More than 600 workers in Sydney, N.S., are celebrating an early Christmas after abruptly losing their jobs nearly two weeks ago. Marlowe Companies Inc. (MCI) confirmed Tuesday night it hopes to have people working by Jan. 2 at the former ServiCom centre, which will reopen as The Sydney Call Centre Inc. U.S.-based Marlowe Companies won an auction earlier this week to take over […]

OSC settles with Glencore unit Katanga for $30M for misleading about Congo operation

A panel at the Ontario Securities Commission has approved a $30-million settlement with Katanga Mining over the company’s misleading statements and its failure to properly disclose the risks of operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Katanga, majority owned by Swiss mining giant Glencore Plc, says as part of the settlement it will make […]

Airline passengers could be entitled to hefty compensation for delays, lost bags

Canadian travellers who are bumped from flights due to overbooking, or have to deal with lost or damaged luggage, could soon be eligible for hundreds of dollars in compensation. The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) outlined today a proposed new regulatory regime with specific financial entitlements for travellers. The proposed regulations include: A requirement for airlines to provide […]

Regulator halts fracking operations in northeastern B.C. while investigating earthquakes

The B.C. Oil and Gas Commission has shut down oilfield fracking operations for at least 30 days in northeastern British Columbia while it investigates earthquakes that occurred there on Nov. 29. The regulator says the seismic events, which measured between 3.4 and 4.5 magnitude, took place near hydraulic fracturing operations being conducted about 20 kilometres southeast of Fort St. […]

Cannabis producer Aphria drops 30% after short seller calls acquisitions ‘worthless’

Shares in Canadian cannabis company Aphria Inc. fell to their lowest level in more than a year on Monday after a short seller published a report alleging the company has wasted hundreds of millions on foreign acquisitions that are essentially worthless. At a short-selling conference in New York, Gabriel Grego of Quintessential Capital Management outlined his […]

As Via Rail prepares to announce winning bid for trains, Garneau warns Bombardier can’t be favoured

Free trade agreements with Europe and the United States prevent Via Rail from favouring Bombardier in the awarding of contracts, federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau says. Garneau reacted this morning to a report that Via Rail is preparing to award a $1-billion contract for new trains to the German firm Siemens AG. La Presse reported […]

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 inputted incorrect air temperature readings, which caused the jet to overrun the runway, run over a warning light and left it with just enough speed to get into the air. According to a report from […]

If Albertans want to avoid fiscal disaster, the only choices left are difficult ones

Alberta’s economy is facing a “crisis,” according to Premier Rachel Notley. She’s right. Pipeline constraints and lower oil prices are hurting our energy sector and our provincial budget.  As Notley says, it’s a “real and present danger to the Canadian economy.” When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Calgary later this week — ground zero of Canada’s fiscal and […]

Loblaws cranks up self-checkout with app that scans items while you shop

Loblaws is ramping up self-checkout with new technology called “shop and scan” — a system that lets people scan their items with a phone app while shopping, saving time at checkout. On Thursday, Loblaws will begin testing shop and scan at five grocery stores in the Greater Toronto Area, and will expand to three more locations in the region […]