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Statistics Canada reports $3B merchandise trade surplus for October

Statistics Canada reports $3B merchandise trade surplus for October

OTTAWA — Canada's merchandise trade surplus grew to $3 billion in October as imports fell and exports edged higher, Statistics Canada said Wednesday. The result compared with a revised surplus of $1.1 billion in September.
Roots reports Q3 sales and profit down from year ago as it faces economic headwinds

Roots reports Q3 sales and profit down from year ago as it faces economic headwinds

TORONTO — The chief executive of Roots Corp. says the retailer has a "cautious outlook" these days because some shoppers are delaying holiday purchases as they become more price sensitive.
QPAREB says Montreal home sales in November edged down from year ago

QPAREB says Montreal home sales in November edged down from year ago

MONTREAL — The Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers says Montreal-area home sales in November edged down one per cent compared with the same month last year.
Workers raise the bar: 2023 was a year of wage gains marked by high-profile strikes

Workers raise the bar: 2023 was a year of wage gains marked by high-profile strikes

A month after 3,700 grocery store workers walked off their jobs at Toronto-area Metro stores earlier this year, they returned to work under a new contract that Unifor called “historic.
Actors vote to approve deal that ended strike, bringing relief to union leaders and Hollywood

Actors vote to approve deal that ended strike, bringing relief to union leaders and Hollywood

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood’s actors have voted to ratify the deal with studios that ended their strike after nearly four months, bringing an official finish to the labor strife that shook the entertainment industry for most of 2023.
Tories, NDP call out CBC president for not ruling out bonuses, despite layoffs

Tories, NDP call out CBC president for not ruling out bonuses, despite layoffs

OTTAWA — Canada's public broadcaster is feeling the heat after its president declined to rule out the possibility of holiday bonuses this year, hours after announcing massive layoffs.
B.C. says 578 foreign-educated nurses registered in 2023, doubling intake

B.C. says 578 foreign-educated nurses registered in 2023, doubling intake

VANCOUVER — The number of foreign-educated nurses newly registered in British Columbia this year has more than doubled from last year, as the province makes progress on a $1-billion, multi-year plan to attract more health-care workers.
Regulator denies Trans Mountain's pipeline variance request

Regulator denies Trans Mountain's pipeline variance request

CALGARY — The Canada Energy Regulator has denied a request by Trans Mountain Corp. for a variance on a section of pipeline in B.C.
Scrapyard that caught fire should not be located in centre of Saint John, says panel

Scrapyard that caught fire should not be located in centre of Saint John, says panel

FREDERICTON — A panel investigating a major scrapyard fire in Saint John, N.B., has concluded that the sprawling site on the harbour is at significant risk of a future "catastrophic" blaze.
Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,375.93, down 34.28 points): Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Energy. Down 10 cents, or 0.11 per cent, to $90.22 on 14.
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