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Governments provide $90 million for Canadian Natural clean tech projects

Governments provide $90 million for Canadian Natural clean tech projects

CALGARY — The federal and Alberta governments are pledging almost $90 million to fund clean technology developments at major oilsands producer Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.
Unpaid restaurant work exploitative for people in precarious positions

Unpaid restaurant work exploitative for people in precarious positions

Brianne Middleton once came into work 30 minutes early, changed into her chef uniform and started cutting vegetables in advance only to receive a stern talking to from her boss.
Executive gave tip that launched admissions bribery case

Executive gave tip that launched admissions bribery case

BOSTON — The biggest school admissions scandal ever prosecuted began with a tip from an executive investigators were targeting in a securities fraud probe, a law enforcement official said Thursday.
Canada 'falling behind' other nations because of Arctic moratorium: CAPP

Canada 'falling behind' other nations because of Arctic moratorium: CAPP

CALGARY — An oil and gas industry representative says Canada is "falling behind" the U.S. and other nations in developing its rich Arctic natural resources because of a five-year moratorium on offshore drilling in the North put in place in 2016.

Pot sales drop, supply lags as LPs 'underestimated' logistics needed

The chief executive of Hexo Corp. says cannabis products have been slow to reach retailers because licensed producers "underestimated" the infrastructure needed to fulfill orders.

Anxious passengers can't get through to Air Canada as Max 8 ban snarls service

MONTREAL — Canada's largest airline was overwhelmed with calls as travellers scrambled to rebook flights after Ottawa joined dozens of countries in grounding the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft yesterday.
Goldcorp says work has restarted at Cerro Negro mine in Argentina

Goldcorp says work has restarted at Cerro Negro mine in Argentina

VANCOUVER — Goldcorp Inc. says work at its Cerro Negro mine in Argentina has restarted following a stoppage by unionized workers at the mine.
Statistics Canada says household debt grew faster than income in fourth-quarter

Statistics Canada says household debt grew faster than income in fourth-quarter

OTTAWA — The amount Canadians owe relative to their income ticked higher in the fourth quarter of last year as the growth in debt slightly outpaced income growth, Statistics Canada said Thursday.
US new-home sales fell 6.9 per cent in January

US new-home sales fell 6.9 per cent in January

WASHINGTON — Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 6.9 per cent in January, a possible sign that buyers paused during the government shutdown.
Retirees explore new passions, stretch fixed incomes with part-time jobs

Retirees explore new passions, stretch fixed incomes with part-time jobs

Winnipeg was hit with near-record amounts of snow in February but 66-year-old Monty Noyes has warm memories of his time delivering takeout orders for SkipTheDishes on the city's blustery byways.