10 years after expropriation, Abitibi waste still in the ground

A decade after the provincial government became the owner of a shuttered mill, whatever toxic mess lies beneath has yet to be cleaned up. In 2008, when Abitibi Consolidated announced it was closing its Grand Falls-Windsor paper mill, the Danny Williams government reacted by expropriating the company’s assets. Among them, the provincial government would later […]

Premier wants new oil refinery built in province

The Alberta government is issuing a request for expressions of interest from the private sector to build a refinery in the province that would use oil extracted here. Premier Rachel Notley said Tuesday that a new refinery is one way to reduce the oil price differential that is battering the Alberta treasury. “Let’s stop the talk and start […]

Quora says hackers stole information on 100 million users

Question-and-answer website Quora.com says hackers have gained access to encrypted passwords and user IDs for as many as 100 million of its users. In a note to affected users late Monday, the chief executive of the question-answering website, Adam D’Angelo, said a “malicious third party” had broken into one of its systems. Users were told they […]

Investor pressure drives Royal Dutch Shell to take action on climate change

Welcome to The National Today newsletter, which takes a closer look at what’s happening around some of the day’s most notable stories. Sign up here and it will be delivered directly to your inbox Monday to Friday. TODAY: Royal Dutch Shell becomes first energy giant to set short-term greenhouse gas reduction targets, linking them to executive pay. The western Hudson […]

Second Cup converting 2 Alberta cafés to cannabis dispensaries, will review rest of chain

The Second Cup Ltd. says it has started a strategic review of the coffee chain company despite reporting improved financial results and is continuing on its plan to sell recreational cannabis. The company says its board recognizes the need for the chain to continue to evolve and it now has the capacity to support a […]

As lending gets tighter, Canadians face threat of credit card trap: Don Pittis

This column is part of a series we’re calling Debt Nation looking at the state of consumer debt in Canada. Even after a decade of rock-bottom borrowing costs as low as two per cent, agencies that help Canadians overwhelmed by debt say their clients are still loading up on some of the most expensive debt in the market by […]

Testing truck safety and Canada’s top plastic polluters: CBC’s Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Miss something this week? Don’t panic. CBC’s Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need. Want this in your inbox? Get the Marketplace newsletter every Friday. Got (Canadian) milk? The latest trade deal allowing more U.S. milk to pour into Canada has sparked a rallying cry to buy Canadian dairy. The Canadian government has said farmers will be […]

NAFTA talks forced Canada to pick a side in U.S.-China trade war

When the Trudeau government agreed to a revised North American free trade deal, the Americans said Canada also agreed to something else: joining Donald Trump’s trade war on China. “The continent as a whole now stands united against what I’m going to call unfair trading practices,” Trump’s National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow said the day after the new […]

This is how much legal pot you can take on domestic flights

Travellers flying within Canada will be allowed to pack 30 grams of cannabis once legalization begins Oct. 17, transportation minister Marc Garneau announced Tuesday. According to Jett Hansell, the regional manager at Weeds, a chain of cannabis dispensaries, that’s not a small stash. “I expected it to be a lot more strict, so 30 grams is […]

Class is in session at Canada’s first ‘pot school’

The school year may be two weeks old, but there’s still a buzz at one college in southern Ontario over a program not available anywhere else in the country. “I never thought five years ago, maybe even two years ago, that we’d be here in this classroom starting a course on commercial cannabis production,” said professor Bill MacDonald. MacDonald is […]