‘Some assembly required’: Cannabis grow pods turn into new business opportunity for Winnipeg company

About six months ago, Delta 9 Cannabis CEO John Arbuthnot was busy getting ready for the looming legalization of cannabis. There was the behind-the-scenes planning for his company’s first retail pot store, the creation of supply agreements with other cannabis sellers, and then the expansion of Delta 9’s secure growing facility in east Winnipeg. Then Arbuthnot […]

Freedom Mobile powers Shaw’s Q1 growth, cable video subscriber base declines

Shaw Communications Inc. beat analyst estimates for profit and revenue in its fall quarter, powered by its Freedom Mobile wireless business. Since acquiring Wind Mobile, Calgary-based Shaw has spent heavily to improve the capabilities of its wireless network, which operates in the more heavily populated portions of Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. Shaw’s ability to […]

Stock market sell-off continues as U.S. government shutdown looms

Stock prices plunged again on Thursday as a series of big drops in December kept stocks on track for their worst month in a decade. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 464 points, or just under two per cent, bringing its losses since Friday to more than 1,600 points. The benchmark S&P 500 index has slumped 10 per […]

Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales down 0.1% in October

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 0.1 per cent in October to $58.2 billion, a weaker report than economists expected. The decline came as sales in the wood product and primary metal industries fell, offset in part by higher sales in the food and machinery industries. Economists had expected an increase of 0.4 per cent, […]

Ford government to recall legislature next week to introduce back-to-work bill for power workers

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government will recall the legislature next week in order to enact back-to-work legislation to keep power workers on the job and prevent widespread outages, a government official has told CBC Toronto. Earlier Thursday, an official had said that the government was prepared to recall the legislature. By the afternoon, it was confirmed that […]

Cyber crooks increasingly targeting home devices: report

Cyber criminals are shifting their attention from traditional computers to internet-connected devices in Canadian homes, says the government’s cyber security agency. In its threat assessment for 2018, the newly created Canadian Centre for Cyber Security says devices connected to the internet — such as a growing number of “televisions, home appliances, thermostats and cars” — […]

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 change is real are feeling a certain amount of despair. Optimism following the 2015 Paris summit that the world could and would halt the growth of greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere and slow the devastating […]

Bombardier CEO defends layoffs, insists they are necessary

The head of Bombardier Inc. is defending his move to lay off 5,000 workers — 3,000 of them in Canada — citing efficiency while leaving the door open to more job cuts down the line. “Yes, it is tough. And yes, many people do not like this. But the fact is we want to go […]