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Uber and Lyft coming to B.C., but not for several months

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 14:17

After years of waiting, British Columbians may finally be able to catch a ride in an Uber or Lyft — but not quite yet.

Britain on a cliff edge: Brexit, bedlam or bust?

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 12:15

Britain’s plans to leave the European Union have descended into chaos and confusion. Nahlah Ayed looks at some of the many the scenarios that could unfold in the coming days.

Stock markets fall after APEC summit highlights China-U.S. trade tension

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 11:31

U.S. stock markets slid on Monday with technology shares leading the way after an Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation meeting this weekend highlighted the trade tensions between the U.S. and China. The TSX was lower, led by energy stocks.

Minnesota regulators reaffirm approval for Enbridge Line 3 pipeline

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 11:28

The Public Utilities Commission on Monday rejected a motion by opponents to reconsider its previous decision to grant a certificate of need for the project.

Nissan chair Carlos Ghosn arrested in financial misconduct probe

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 08:43

Nissan Motor's chair Carlos Ghosn has been arrested and will be dismissed for alleged under-reporting of his income and misuse of company funds, the company said Monday.

Fairfax buys 13.7 per cent stake in Stelco for $250M

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 08:24

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. says it has bought a 13.7 per cent stake in steel producer Stelco Holdings Inc. for roughly $250 million.

Canada Post pitches 'cooling off period' that would shelve strike until February

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 06:13

Canada Post has proposed a "cooling-off period" with its largest union that would see rotating strikes put on hold through the holiday season while the two sides work with a government-appointed mediator to end the dispute.

Offshore oil spill appears to be largest in Newfoundland history, effects still unknown

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 06:10

Officials are trying to determine the impact of Friday's estimated 250,000-litre oil spill — evidently the largest in Newfoundland and Labrador's history — in the White Rose offshore oil field.

Zero-emission rules mean fewer electric car choices for most Canadians: Don Pittis

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 01:00

Zero-emission vehicle laws are supposed to force carmakers to produce and sell more electrics. But without a national program, it may not work.

'Striking' APEC confrontation causes uncertainty ahead of G20

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 01:00

The opening photo call at the APEC summit turned out to be a useful roadmap for what unfolded this past weekend: the commanding presence of China driving its agenda, with an isolated United States pursuing competing goals, leaving others looking very uncomfortable.

'You're gonna lose your money': Air Canada online glitch leaves retiree on hook for flight he didn't book

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 17:00

A retiree is fighting back after Air Canada charged him for a flight he unknowingly booked and never took. An e-commerce expert says he's one of millions of Canadians at the mercy of confusing and complicated online rules that protect businesses over consumers.

Foreign caregivers want major reforms to improve conditions, streamline residency

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 10:24

A national coalition of advocacy groups is calling for major reforms to Canada's foreign caregiver program in hopes of improving working conditions and offering a more reliable path to permanent residency.

Mexican protests could signal fluctuating avocado prices this season

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 10:00

Rising consumer demand for the trendy green fruit is fuelling change — and unrest — in the lucrative avocado market.

Poor weather prompts temporary shutdown of all N.L. offshore rigs

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 08:14

Following a bout of bad weather, N.L. regulator says all of the province's offshore operations have been suspended.

Postal workers' union makes counter-offer

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 07:26

There is no end in sight for the Canada Post rotating strikes, after the postal workers' union rejected the corporation's contract offer and countered with its own proposal.

Battle of the food delivery apps and reselling Ikea furniture: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 01:00

CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need from the week, including our investigation into food delivery apps, the CRTC creating an internet code of conduct, and Ikea's pitch to buy back your used furniture.

Mortgage stress test rules may be pushing borrowers towards unregulated lenders

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 01:00

The Bank of Canada released new data that shows stricter mortgage rules along with higher interest rates have helped slow the growth of risky mortgages, but some economists question whether over-leveraged borrowers are turning to the unregulated mortgage market.

What's next for oilpatch hit by 'perfect storm'?

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 01:00

Alberta oil producers have been struggling with low crude prices for months, but the situation leapt to national prominence this week as prices slipped below $14 US a barrel and some companies began calling for the provincial government to mandate production cuts.

Parcel backlog mounting as CUPW rejects latest offer from Canada Post

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 07:45

The union representing postal workers has just rejected an offer from Canada Post. It now seems the Crown corporation will head into its busiest time of year mired in a labour dispute.

Stop sending mail and parcels, Canada Post asks foreign services

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:05

Canada Post has asked its international partners to halt mail and parcel shipments to Canada as it reels under a 30-day delivery backlog resulting from a labour dispute with its employees.

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