British Columbia will not impose restrictions on inter-provincial travel, premier says

Lawyers working for the B.C. government have concluded the province cannot legally restrict non-essential travel. Premier John Horgan had sought legal advice after concerns travel from outside B.C. had contributed … Read More

WestJet returning Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX 8 to service with commercial flight

After nearly two years, Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX 8 aircraft are returning to Canadian skies. WestJet is set to become the first Canadian airline to return the aircraft to commercial … Read More

Transport Canada officially lifts the ban on Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 planes

Canada’s aviation authority has officially lifted the order grounding Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX 8 planes. Nearly two years after grounding the fleet, Transport Canada announced earlier in the week it … Read More

U.K. COVID-19 variant: Thousands of truckers stuck at border on Christmas Eve

Trucks inched slowly past checkpoints at the English port of Dover and headed across the Channel on Thursday to the French port of Calais after France partially reopened its borders … Read More

Pregnancy during COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges for Canada’s expectant mothers

Canada’s expectant mothers say they are juggling a wider range of challenges than ever in their pandemic pregnancies. “We wanted to have a baby, but at the same time, it’s … Read More

Second COVID-19 outbreak declared at LNG Canada, 15 workers test positive

Health officials have declared a second COVID-19 outbreak on a massive liquified natural gas project in northern British Columbia. At least 15 workers in the diversified transportation unit of the … Read More

The carbon tax is going up. Here’s how much more you could pay at the pumps

The federal government’s carbon tax in provinces without their own emissions reductions plans will keep rising after 2022 to hit a total of $170 per tonne by 2030 under a … Read More

Trudeau set to make climate announcement as MPs prepare for holiday break

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to address details of the sweeping promises his government made on the plan for mitigating the economic and environmental impacts of rapid climate change. … Read More

Over 41,000 children living in poverty in Nova Scotia, and numbers rising, says study

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 9, 2020 1:10 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A newly released study … Read More

Bank of Canada keeps key rate on hold, warns 2021 will have bumpy economic start

Positive news about vaccine delivery won’t be enough to give the economy a shot in the arm to start 2021, the Bank of Canada said Wednesday as it kept its … Read More

Forcing workers to get coronavirus vaccine a legal minefield for employers: experts

Canada’s first coronavirus vaccine could get the green light in a matter of days. For many businesses, a vaccine promises employers a return to some form of normal. Many will … Read More

Your employer can’t force you to get vaccinated, but experts warn of challenges ahead

Canada’s first coronavirus vaccine could get the green light in a matter of days. For many businesses, a vaccine promises employers a return to some form of normal. Many will … Read More

Liberals introduce coronavirus spending bill days after unveiling economic update

The Liberals have officially started the clock toward a key vote that will determine the fate of billions of dollars in new pandemic-related aid — and the minority government. The … Read More

Quebec rolls out new rules for shopping malls, stores to limit coronavirus spread

Quebec is implementing new restrictions in shopping malls and stores to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus across the province. Public Security Minister and Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault announced … Read More

Quebec tightens measures for shopping malls, stores to limit coronavirus spread

Quebec is implementing new restrictions in shopping malls and stores to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus across the province amid an uptick in cases, hospitalizations and deaths linked … Read More

National child care coming in 2021 budget, Liberals pledge

The federal government is proposing millions of dollars in new spending as a down payment on a planned national child-care system that the Liberals say will be outlined in next … Read More

Canada hints at ‘major’ coronavirus recovery plan but still no brakes on spending

The Canadian economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will likely not begin until “deep into 2021” but how the government plans to gauge when it is time to turn on … Read More

All eyes on Ottawa as Freeland set to deliver hotly awaited coronavirus fiscal update

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is set to share more details on the government’s spending plans as officials continue pouring money into the coronavirus crisis, still with no clear end … Read More

Air Canada looks to grow cargo business amid COVID-19 challenges

Air Canada pilots have ratified changes to their contract that the airline says will help it grow its cargo business. The Montreal-based airline has seen its business plunge this year … Read More

The coronavirus rent subsidy caps how much business chains can get. Is that unfair?

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is calling on the government to remove the cap on how much chain restaurants and businesses with multiple locations can receive under the coronavirus rent … Read More

Some Canadians employed, but putting in 0 hours due to coronavirus pandemic: analysis

Canadian service workers are faring even worse during the pandemic than previously thought with hundreds of thousands of those who still have jobs not actually putting in any hours at … Read More

Cirque du Soleil wraps up sale transaction, emerges from creditor protection

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group says it has completed the sale of the company to a group of its creditors led by Catalyst Capital Group. The company announced the closing … Read More

Mothers of kids under age 6 make up majority of workforce exodus amid coronavirus: RBC

Men are picking up jobs at three times the rate that women are leaving the workforce amid the pressures and opportunities of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Royal Bank report. More … Read More

China testing imported food packaging for coronavirus, angering several countries

Major food-producing countries are growing increasingly frustrated with China’s scrutiny of imported products and are calling on it to stop aggressive testing for the coronavirus, which some say is tantamount … Read More

Air Canada reports $685M loss in third quarter amid COVID-19 pandemic

Air Canada reported a $685-million loss in its third quarter compared with a profit of $636 million in the same quarter last year as the number of people flying plunged … Read More

Worker at Blumenort, Man. poultry plant dies of COVID-19: union

A second employee of Manitoba’s largest poultry plant has died after contracting COVID-19, the union that represents most workers at the Exceldor Co-Operative plant in Blumenort said Sunday, after the … Read More

B.C. biotech in the spotlight at global investor summit amid COVID-19

The best and brightest of British Columbia’s emerging life sciences sector will be on display next week, as investors from around the world gather virtually to hear their pitches. The … Read More

Canada will keep up heavy but ‘limited’ coronavirus spending: Freeland

Canada will continue spending heavily to combat a coronavirus pandemic but the government’s response is limited and temporary, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Wednesday. Freeland made her remarks to … Read More

Quebec gym, yoga and dance business owners vow to reopen despite COVID-19 measures

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 26, 2020 11:49 am     Updated October 26, 2020 12:05 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Air Transat lays off more than 50 per cent of remaining flight attendants as pandemic continues

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 19, 2020 4:26 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Canadian Union of Public … Read More

New business rent relief program will address gap in promised funds, minister says

As case numbers surge across Canada, many small businesses are seeing the effects of fewer customers, and some are once again being asked to close up shop to help beat … Read More

Landlords sue Hudson’s Bay for unpaid rent at multiple Quebec locations

Two landlords of the Hudson’s Bay Co. are suing the retailer for unpaid rent, alleging the iconic department store that anchors shopping malls across Canada hasn’t paid its bills at … Read More

Transat share price rises after Air Canada announces revised takeover bid

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 13, 2020 10:48 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Transat AT shares rose 23 … Read More

New coronavirus shut downs, restrictions prompt backlash in U.K.

LONDON — The British government is set to announce new restrictions Monday on business and socializing in major northern England cities with high infection rates. But pubs, restaurants and other … Read More

‘We must act now’: U.K. unveils controversial coronavirus lockdown plan

LONDON — The British government carved England into three tiers of coronavirus risk on Monday in a bid to slow a resurgent coronavirus outbreak, putting the northern city of Liverpool … Read More

Coronavirus: Air Canada raises close to $500M by selling, leasing back Boeing 737 Max 8s

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 8, 2020 9:34 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Air Canada has raised nearly … Read More

Grocery bills set to increase for Canadians: report

According to a new report from Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph, the average Canadian family is set to spend a lot more at the grocery store. Each year, … Read More

Freeland says she’s confident coronavirus defeat ‘is not years away’

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, who was appointed Minister of Finance in August when Bill Morneau resigned, said she is confident the coronavirus will be defeated and that it won’t … Read More

Canadian air traffic control firm slashing jobs as coronavirus hammers aviation industry

NAV Canada is cutting 14 per cent of its workforce and citing the ongoing financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and the significant hardships facing the air travel industry. The … Read More

Canadians use social media to shine light on live music industry left in dark by COVID-19

Canadians who have a passion for the performing arts are taking to social media on Tuesday night to raise awareness about the live events industry that they say has been … Read More

Feds say they’re prepared to discuss health-care funding after provinces voice concerns

The federal government is prepared to discuss more funding for provinces that saw their health-care systems severely impacted by the novel coronavirus, Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc said. He told … Read More

Tens of thousands sign petition to ‘save MEC’ after co-op sold to U.S. firm

Tens of thousands of people have signed on to a petition hoping to stop the sale of Mountain Equipment Co-op to a private U.S. firm. The sale was announced Monday, … Read More

‘Be the Change’ report issues calls to action to address inequality in London

Eighteen per cent of Londoners — about 72,000 people — live at or below the poverty line, according to a new report from the London Community Foundation (LCF). Indigenous and … Read More

Coronavirus: Air Transat revenues drop by 99%, with 2,000 layoffs expected

Transat AT Inc. expects to permanently lay off at least 2,000 Canadian employees after revenues fell 99 per cent last quarter, when the travel company operated flights for just one … Read More

Coronavirus: Transat revenues drop by 99%, with 2,000 layoffs expected

Transat AT Inc. expects to permanently lay off at least 2,000 Canadian employees after revenues fell 99 per cent last quarter, when the travel company operated flights for just one … Read More

Coronavirus: Transat revenues drop by 99 per cent, with 2,000 layoffs expected

Transat AT Inc. expects to permanently lay off at least 2,000 Canadian employees after revenues fell 99 per cent last quarter, when the travel company operated flights for just one … Read More

Childcare, flex work are key for women to recover from pandemic career hits: report

A new report from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce says affordable childcare offerings, flexible work arrangements and support for job training are all key to helping women recover from the … Read More

Nightclubs, banquet halls in B.C. ordered closed again as COVID-19 cases rise

As the number of COVID-19 cases climbs back up, B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Tuesday ordered all nightclubs and banquet halls to close once again. In addition, … Read More

Japan’s economic crisis hits new low amid coronavirus, setting test for next PM

Japan’s economy sank deeper into its worst postwar contraction in the second quarter as the coronavirus jolted businesses more than initially thought, underscoring the daunting task the new prime minister … Read More

U.S. budget deficit set to hit record $3.3 trillion due to coronavirus measures

The United States budget deficit is projected to hit a record $3.3 trillion as huge government expenditures to fight the coronavirus and to prop up the economy have added more … Read More

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