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Industry urges governments to commit to ongoing EV rebates

Industry urges governments to commit to ongoing EV rebates

Quebec government's planned phase-out of its EV rebates have industry players fearing B.C. could follow suit.
Cannabis use twice as high among younger Canadians, survey shows

Cannabis use twice as high among younger Canadians, survey shows

Dried leaf, or flower, is the most popular cannabis product category, followed by edibles.
As alcohol consumption declines, a St. Patrick's Day with fewer raised glasses

As alcohol consumption declines, a St. Patrick's Day with fewer raised glasses

TORONTO — The usual sight of green-clad revellers celebrating St. Patrick's Day is expected across Canada on Sunday — but compared with a decade ago, fewer of them will be indulging in alcohol.
Manufacturing sales up 0.2 per cent in January: Statistics Canada

Manufacturing sales up 0.2 per cent in January: Statistics Canada

OTTAWA — Canada's manufacturing industry saw a slight lift in January as sales edged upward, the country's data agency said Thursday. Statistics Canada's latest data shows manufacturing sales rose 0.2 per cent to $71.
Chip Wilson criticizes Lululemon for becoming like The Gap

Chip Wilson criticizes Lululemon for becoming like The Gap

Company's founder alleges that current CEO caters to the 'lowest common denominator'
New vehicle inventories in Canada at record high: AutoTrader

New vehicle inventories in Canada at record high: AutoTrader

‘Now is the closest to a buyer’s market we’ve seen in years’ - AutoTrader
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters' forum talks inclusivity to attract more women

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters' forum talks inclusivity to attract more women

TORONTO — Manufacturing companies that emphasize training, flexibility and benefits are better positioned to attract and retain female workers, something that's key as the industry faces a labour shortage.
KITS Eyecare CEO channels Amazon, focuses on growth before profit

KITS Eyecare CEO channels Amazon, focuses on growth before profit

Revenue at the e-commerce eyewear seller jumped 21 per cent in the quarter, 32 per cent year-over-year
B.C.-based Kal Tire names new president

B.C.-based Kal Tire names new president

New Era for Kal Tire: Corey Parks appointed President, aims to enhance global operations
Major grocers expanding discount footprint as customers keep budgets tight

Major grocers expanding discount footprint as customers keep budgets tight

Canada’s biggest grocers are investing money and space in discount stores such as No Frills, Food Basics and FreshCo as shoppers look for ways to save on food amid the higher cost of living.