News/Business

Insta-worthy destinations: How businesses are creating experiences for the selfie fan

February 20, 2019

A growing number of companies are building their business models around the selfie, attracting people with destinations that beg visitors to take out the phone and snap away. Instagram playgrounds, as some people are calling them, are a new type of destination where consumers pay between $25 and $50 to experience a creative, themed environment, […]

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Why Rachel Notley’s crude-by-rail plan is risky and possibly unnecessary

February 20, 2019

The Alberta government has once again intervened in the energy sector, signing contracts to spend $3.7 billion to ship more oil out of the province by rail, but industry experts say the plan is risky. The province announced Tuesday it has signed contracts with CN Rail and CP Rail to lease 4,400 rail cars to move oil across […]

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Payless seeks creditor protection, plans to close stores in U.S. and Canada

February 19, 2019

Payless Shoes is going into creditor protection in the U.S. and Canada, where it will likely close all its stores. The discount shoe retailer, with more than 3,400 stores in 40 countries, is seeking protection from its creditors under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, and the Canadian equivalent, the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. “Payless intends to use these […]

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Why Trump can take credit for his opponents’ Green New Deal: Don Pittis

February 19, 2019

U.S. backsliding on climate under the administration of President Donald Trump may have dealt his Democratic Party opponents an ace card. While the Democrats’ Green New Deal is championed by its left-leaning younger members, notably the dynamic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Trump’s climate-skeptical stance has ceded the field on an issue that has a much wider potential […]

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If there’s a labour shortage, how come some people are still out of work?

February 18, 2019

To read the headlines you’d think nearly every Canadian who wants a job would have one by now. The country’s unemployment rate hit a 43-year low of 5.6 per cent in December, and in January the economy added 66,800 new jobs. That’s on top of the growth of 163,000 jobs netted over 2018, according to Statistics Canada data.  […]

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‘Fake’ experts on radio shows conned listeners out of millions, victims say

February 18, 2019

Dozens of investors in Ontario say they were conned out of millions of dollars after fraudsters using fake names were featured as investment “experts” on their favourite radio stations — on shows they say sounded like news but were actually infomercials. “I trusted what I was hearing on the radio,” said Tracey Conrad, who lost $15,000 after listening to […]

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Investors say ‘fake’ experts on local radio shows conned them out of millions

February 18, 2019

Dozens of investors in Ontario say they were conned out of millions of dollars after fraudsters using fake names were featured as investment “experts” on their favourite radio stations — on shows they say sounded like news but were actually infomercials. “I trusted what I was hearing on the radio,” said Tracey Conrad, who lost $15,000 after listening to […]

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Machines vs. cashiers: Why shoppers are so divided over self-checkout

February 17, 2019

More than a million people clicked on a CBC News story last week about some retail stores removing their self-checkout machines. Thousands of readers also left comments, many staunchly taking a stand either for or against self-checkout. The machines are now ubiquitous in many large retail stores, yet self-checkout remains a divisive issue among Canadians. So what’s driving the […]

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Average house price in Canada falls 5.5% to $455K compared to a year ago

February 15, 2019

The average price of a Canadian home has fallen by 5.5 per cent to $455,000 over the past 12 months, the Canadian Real Estate Association said Friday. The group that represents 125,000 Realtors across the country says sales were higher in January than in December, but they were still below the level seen in January 2018 […]

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Tech-savvy real estate firms aim to shake up how we buy homes

February 15, 2019

U.S. real estate brokerage firm Redfin launched in Canada this week — a firm that positions itself as a tech-powered company ready to shake up the way consumers buy and sell homes. Founded in 2004, the Seattle-based Redfin is looking to challenge conventional brokerages through its primarily online operation and one per cent listing fee. The company offers a suite of online tools, including 3D video tours, but also hires agents on salary, who offer the same services as conventional brokers. Turning […]

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