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Grocery store closures loom amid labour, product shortages

Grocery store closures loom amid labour, product shortages

Grocery stores are struggling with rising labour and product shortages that could threaten Canada's food security, experts say.

Report highlights gap in sustainable finance skills, need for coordination

TORONTO — A new report is highlighting the need for more skills development in sustainable finance to meet the expected growth in demand as regulatory and stakeholder pressures increase.
WestJet, Air Canada cancel flights as Omicron takes toll on sector

WestJet, Air Canada cancel flights as Omicron takes toll on sector

MONTREAL — Canada's two biggest airlines are cutting thousands of flights as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge. WestJet Airlines Inc.
Under-fire Boris Johnson denies lying about lockdown parties

Under-fire Boris Johnson denies lying about lockdown parties

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday denied misleading Parliament about lockdown-breaching parties, and confirmed he has given an account of events to an inquiry probing alleged violations of coronavirus rules by the governme
S&P/TSX composite down more than 200 points as tech sector falls

S&P/TSX composite down more than 200 points as tech sector falls

TORONTO — Losses in the technology sector weighed on the Toronto stock market as Canada's main stock index dropped more than 200 points in late-morning trading and U.S. stocks also fell. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 229.
Suncor provides details on worker death; CEO says recent incidents 'not acceptable'

Suncor provides details on worker death; CEO says recent incidents 'not acceptable'

CALGARY — The chief executive of Suncor Energy Inc. says the company must do more to improve workplace safety after a truck crash earlier this month resulted in the death of a contractor at the company's Base Mine site near Fort McMurray, Alta.
Microsoft buys gamer Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

Microsoft buys gamer Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

Microsoft is paying nearly $70 billion for Activision Blizzard, the maker of “Candy Crush’’ and ‘’Call of Duty,’’ as it seeks an edge in the fiercely competitive businesses of mobile gaming and virtual-reality technology. The all-cash $68.
Stationery maker Bic to buy Toronto temporary tattoo company for US$65 million

Stationery maker Bic to buy Toronto temporary tattoo company for US$65 million

TORONTO — Bic is buying Inkbox, a Toronto-based temporary tattoo company, for US$65 million. The stationery and shaver giant says Inkbox will broaden its portfolio, which already includes BodyMark temporary tattoo markers.
CMHC says annual pace of housing starts fell in December, down 22% from November

CMHC says annual pace of housing starts fell in December, down 22% from November

OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of housing starts in December fell 22 per cent when compared with November.
Satellite photos show aftermath of Abu Dhabi oil site attack

Satellite photos show aftermath of Abu Dhabi oil site attack

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Satellite photos obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday appear to show the aftermath of a fatal attack on an oil facility in the capital of the United Arab Emirates claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels.