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Ontario inspectors find 36 stores violating COVID-19 rules during big-box safety blitz

TORONTO — Safety inspectors found more than 30 businesses violating COVID-19 safety rules during a big-box blitz across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development said Sunday.  The ministry said that inspectors visited 110 stores on Saturday and found 31 stores in violation of provincial orders, which is […]

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Alimentations Couche-Tard, Carrefour consider partnerships after takeover talks end

LAVAL, QUE. — Alimentation Couche–Tard Inc. and the French grocer it was courting say they have abandoned takeover talks but will consider future operational partnerships. The Laval-based convenience store chain and Carrefour SA issued a joint statement saying they recently discussed a possible deal, but are no longer continuing with those conversations after recent events. […]

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Auto sector sees hope in tentative GM deal to spend $1B on electric vehicle plant

TORONTO — A tentative deal that could see General Motors Canada pour a billion dollars into Ontario’s beleaguered automotive sector could bring the province one step closer to modernizing its economy and keeping local production afloat, according to a prominent Canadian manufacturing association. GM and national union Unifor announced the deal on Friday night, saying […]

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Signal app goes down as users flee new WhatsApp privacy terms

TORONTO — Encrypted chat app Signal remained offline Saturday as the company dealt with technical difficulties amid a surge of new downloads as users flee WhatsApp’s new privacy terms. A rival to Telegram and WhatsApp, Signal also employs end-to-end encryption for secure messaging. The company tweeted Friday that they were experiencing “technical difficulties” as “millions […]

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Bumble files for IPO

Bumble, the company best known for its female-centered dating app, is getting ready for its big date with Wall Street. The company filed paperwork on Friday for an initial public offering, potentially setting it up for a Wall Street debut at a time when dating apps have become lifelines for single people during the pandemic. […]