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Most unused COVID-19 vaccines will expire at the end of the year: auditor general

Most unused COVID-19 vaccines will expire at the end of the year: auditor general

OTTAWA — Tens of millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines are likely about to expire and go to waste because of a failure to manage an oversupply, Canada's auditor general reported Tuesday — a failure with an estimated price tag of about $1 billion.

Book distributor Thomas Allen & Son to close in 2023, pass contracts to Firefly Books

TORONTO — Thomas Allen & Son, one of Canada's oldest book distributors, will close its doors in a matter of months, becoming what the company's CEO describes as another casualty of consolidation in the publishing industry.
Cenovus Energy to boost oil production in 2023

Cenovus Energy to boost oil production in 2023

CALGARY — Cenovus Energy Inc. will boost production in 2023 to meet what it believes will be continued strong global demand for oil in the year ahead.

Oil spill smears coast in Venezuelan tourist hotspot

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — An oil spill has polluted more than 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) of coastline at the city of Lechería, one of Venezuela's top tourist destinations, the city's mayor said Tuesday.
WSP Global buying Swiss engineering consulting firm BG Bonnard & Gardel Holding SA

WSP Global buying Swiss engineering consulting firm BG Bonnard & Gardel Holding SA

MONTREAL — WSP Global Inc. says it has signed a deal to buy BG Bonnard & Gardel Holding SA, a Swiss engineering consulting firm. Financial terms of the agreement were not immediately available.
Housing market decline continues as Toronto home sales drop 49 per cent from year ago

Housing market decline continues as Toronto home sales drop 49 per cent from year ago

TORONTO — Canada's housing market is continuing to slow as home sales in some of the country's biggest cities retreated in November.
Canadians look to side hustles to make up for inflation pressure, but at what cost?

Canadians look to side hustles to make up for inflation pressure, but at what cost?

MONTREAL — Canadians' budgets are being stretched thin as the cost of living climbs — and to compensate, some are taking on a side hustle.
Canada posts $1.2B merchandise trade surplus for October: Statistics Canada

Canada posts $1.2B merchandise trade surplus for October: Statistics Canada

OTTAWA — Canada's merchandise trade surplus grew to $1.2 billion in October as a depreciation in the Canadian dollar helped lift the value of both exports and imports, Statistics Canada said Tuesday.
Canfor temporarily reducing Canadian production due to weak market conditions

Canfor temporarily reducing Canadian production due to weak market conditions

VANCOUVER — Canfor Corp. is temporarily reducing its Canadian production due to what it says are very weak market conditions. The Vancouver-based company says there will be curtailments at all of its solid wood facilities in B.C. and Alberta.
Apple Music offers a chance to sing with your favorites

Apple Music offers a chance to sing with your favorites

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Music wants to help you and your friends sing along to your favorite songs with a new feature it's rolling out just as people gather for end-of-year parties.
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