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Retail sales rise 0.4 per cent to $54.6 billion in October

Retail sales rise 0.4 per cent to $54.6 billion in October

Retailers made $54.6 billion in sales in October, marking the sixth monthly increase since April's record decline at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Statistics Canada said on Friday. Car and truck part dealers led the 0.
Canada's deficit hit $216.6B between April and October from COVID-19 relief

Canada's deficit hit $216.6B between April and October from COVID-19 relief

OTTAWA — COVID-19 relief measures pushed Canada's deficit up to $216.6 billion in the first seven months of the pandemic. The deficit figure is based on spending between April and October and compared with a deficit of $9.

Surge in website applications slows process for B.C. COVID-19 benefit

VICTORIA — A high volume of online applications for the British Columbia COVID-19 recovery benefit has slowed the process. Some users have reported getting an error on the site when making their application for the benefit of up to $1,000.
Aurora CEO sees promise in cannabis industry, despite year of cuts and layoffs

Aurora CEO sees promise in cannabis industry, despite year of cuts and layoffs

TORONTO — The cannabis industry might be closing out a year full of massive cuts, but Aurora Cannabis Inc.'s chief executive says there is still plenty of money to be made in the pot business.
Canadian Pacific to pilot hydrogen-powered train to decarbonize freight transport

Canadian Pacific to pilot hydrogen-powered train to decarbonize freight transport

CALGARY — Canadian Pacific says it will pilot a new project to build a hydrogen-powered train.
Restaurants try to make the best of their toughest holiday season yet

Restaurants try to make the best of their toughest holiday season yet

TORONTO — While Karen Ward and her family cook takeout meals at the Grover pub, she often hears a knock at the windows or door of the east-end Toronto bar.
Survey finds Canadians plan on dieting less and donating more to food banks in 2021

Survey finds Canadians plan on dieting less and donating more to food banks in 2021

HALIFAX — Fewer Canadians plan to improve their diet as a New Year's resolution in 2021, and are thinking of donating to local food banks instead, a new survey reveals.
BlackBerry banks on new partnerships amid falling sales

BlackBerry banks on new partnerships amid falling sales

TORONTO — Sales fell at BlackBerry Ltd. in the three months that ended Nov. 30, but the technology company is banking on partnerships with Amazon and Zoom to bring in steady revenue going forward. The Waterloo, Ont.
Loblaw, George Weston to buy shares from Weston family

Loblaw, George Weston to buy shares from Weston family

TORONTO — The Weston family says it is selling some of its shares to George Weston Ltd. and Loblaw Companies Ltd. in an internal reorganization. The sale by W.
Hack against US is 'grave' threat, cybersecurity agency says

Hack against US is 'grave' threat, cybersecurity agency says

WASHINGTON — Federal authorities expressed increased alarm Thursday about a long-undetected intrusion into U.S. and other computer systems around the globe that officials suspect was carried out by Russian hackers.