GM working to retrain employees affected by Oshawa plant closure

General Motors of Canada is working with other employers to identify jobs and targeted training programs for GM employees affected by plans to close the Oshawa Assembly plant next year, the truck and auto maker said Friday. It says several employers have identified about 2,000 jobs that will become open in Durham region in 2019 […]

China cancels meetings with B.C. trade mission in wake of Huawei executive’s arrest

The detention of an executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei in Canada is already having repercussions in Canadian-Chinese trade relations. Bruce Ralston, British Columbia’s minister of jobs, trade and technology, on Sunday issued a statement saying the province has rescheduled the upcoming China meetings of B.C.’s current Forestry Asia Trade Mission. He said the China leg of the mission, set […]

Government staffer named in Mark Norman document leak case suspended from job

A junior procurement official named in the criminal case against the military’s former second-in-command has been suspended from his federal government position, a House of Commons committee has been told. Matthew Matchett was identified in court documents filed by the lawyers defending Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, who has been charged with a single count of breach of […]

Notley says Alberta will buy rail cars to move oil, wants Ottawa to chip in

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said today her government is only weeks away from finalizing a purchase of rail cars to move oil and help close massive price gaps that have short-changed government coffers and Canadian oil producers. She also said she wants the federal Liberal government to contribute financially to the plan. “We’re not wasting any […]

Parcel backlog mounting as CUPW rejects latest offer from Canada Post

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has rejected Canada Post’s latest offer in their labour dispute as a delivery backlog weighs on consumers placing orders for packages during the busiest shopping period of the year. The two parties have been negotiating for nearly a year, and the Crown corporation set midnight tonight as the deadline to accept its […]

The truth about teatoxes: Why health experts say this celeb-endorsed craze is unnecessary

It’s one of the latest celebrity-endorsed crazes sweeping social media: Teatoxing, the idea you can detoxify your body, reduce bloat, boost energy, burn stored fat and ultimately flatten your tummy — in part by drinking tea. But according to Health Canada, the sale of some of these popular brands — with catchy names like FlatTummy […]

Jean Machine going out of business, will close all stores by February

Canadian apparel retailer Jean Machine Clothing Inc. will close down all of its stores by the end of winter because of losses. Jean Machine’s president Lisa Hryciuk announced in a letter posted on the company’s social media channels that 20 of its locations will be shuttered by Jan. 31 and another four will be gone […]

Swoop adds $149 flights to Mexico out of Hamilton and $159 flights from B.C.

Ultra low cost airline Swoop is adding routes to Mexico out of Hamilton’s John C. Munro International Airport, flying twice weekly to Puerto Vallarta International Airport, and three times weekly service to Cancun International Airport. Flights begin on Jan. 8, 2019, and Jan. 14, 2019, respectively. Swoop will also be flying from Abbotsford, B.C. to Puerto Vallarta starting […]

Tesla, CEO Elon Musk settle SEC fraud case for $40M

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Saturday that car-maker Tesla and CEO Elon Musk had agreed to pay $20 million US each under a settlement that will also see the billionaire step down as chairman after a tumultuous two months for the company. But Musk, who is synonymous with the Tesla brand, will remain […]

Biggest marijuana ETF on TSX adds 9 new cannabis companies, including Tilray

The leading exchange traded fund for cannabis companies has added nine new marijuana producers to its holdings. When it launched last year, the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF had only a handful of stocks in it, including major producers such as Canopy Growth and Aurora Cannabis, along with fertilizer maker Scott’s Miracle Grow. But four times […]