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BCers power down for earth - Castanet.net


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BCers power down for earth
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BC residents saved 24 megawatt hours of electricity and reduced the provincial electricity load by .3 per cent during Earth Hour on Saturday night – the equivalent of turning off about 1.1 million LED lightbulbs, according to BC Hydro. The annual event ...
BC's Earth Hour participation improvesMetroNews Canada
BC residents save 24 megawatt hours during Earth HourChilliwack Progress
Toronto marks Earth Hour but more lights on than last yearCBC.ca
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Posted: March 26, 2017, 9:45 pm

As U.S. GDP growth estimates fall, Canada’s economy picks up steam

Canada appears to be on track for solid first-quarter growth
Author: JOHN HEINZL
Posted: March 26, 2017, 8:49 pm

Homeowner hopefuls find future in Powell River - Globalnews.ca


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Homeowner hopefuls find future in Powell River
Globalnews.ca
POWELL RIVER, B.C. – David Repa recalls the shock he felt sitting down at a bank after selling his Vancouver business in 2013 and realizing for the first time how much of “a joke” his prospects were of owning a home in the city. “Oh, my God. I'm not ...
West Vancouver Police officer is learning the Squamish languageNews1130

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Posted: March 26, 2017, 8:28 pm

American Airlines in negotiations to buy stake in China Southern

American Airlines Group Inc., the world’s largest carrier, is in talks to acquire a stake in China Southern Airlines Co.
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Posted: March 26, 2017, 8:14 pm

OPEC, non-OPEC oil producers to look at extending pact to cut crude supplies - The Globe and Mail


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OPEC, non-OPEC oil producers to look at extending pact to cut crude supplies
The Globe and Mail
A joint committee of ministers from OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers has agreed to review whether a global pact to limit supplies should be extended by six months, it said in a statement on Sunday. An earlier draft of the statement had said the ...
OPEC, non-cartel nations may extend oil cut another 6 monthsTheChronicleHerald.ca
Oil Creating a Bright Spot in the Markets And Earnings... For NowForbes
OPEC urges members to uphold oil production cutsMarketWatch
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Posted: March 26, 2017, 8:07 pm

OPEC, non-OPEC oil producers to look at extending pact to cut crude supplies

In a statement released Sunday, a joint committee agreed to review whether the pact should be extended by six months
Author: Vladimir Soldatkin and Rania El Gamal
Posted: March 26, 2017, 8:07 pm

Leaving airplane seatbelt sign on too long could reduce safety, expert suggests - CBC.ca


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Leaving airplane seatbelt sign on too long could reduce safety, expert suggests
CBC.ca
An airline safety expert says plane crews may be unwittingly compromising flight safety by leaving seatbelt signs on too long. Greg Marshall suggests passengers may not see the need to remain buckled up if the signs remain illuminated during a smooth ...

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Posted: March 26, 2017, 7:55 pm

The Latest: Trump aide says president to court Democrats - WHIO


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The Latest: Trump aide says president to court Democrats
WHIO
President Donald Trump talks about the health care overhaul bill, Friday, March 24, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump's accusation that his predecessor ordered snooping of his communications has fallen apart, slapped down ...
EPA chief says Trump plans executive order undoing Obama Clean Power PlanCBS News
Executive action to kill Clean Power Plan coming this week: EPA chiefWashington Times

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Posted: March 26, 2017, 4:28 pm

The 'Fearless Girl' Statue Stands Up to the Bull I Put Up With on Wall Street - Fortune


Fortune

The 'Fearless Girl' Statue Stands Up to the Bull I Put Up With on Wall Street
Fortune
Earlier this month, the statue of a defiant girl staring down the iconic Wall Street bull was installed ahead of International Women's Day. To some, the “Fearless Girl” sculpture is a powerful and inspiring symbol calling for gender equality. To others ...
Should 'Fearless Girl' stare down the Wall Street bull forever?FOX 61
NYC to decide if 'Fearless Girl' stays on Wall StreetThe Detroit News
'Fearless Girl' Statue May Be Moved Away From 'Charging Bull'Gothamist
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Posted: March 26, 2017, 4:00 pm

Iran sanctions 15 US companies over alleged backing of Israeli ‘atrocities’

Preview Tehran has imposed sanctions on 15 US firms over their alleged backing of Israel and its perceived “atrocities” committed against Palestinians, according to a foreign ministry statement cited by the Iranian State Agency (IRNA).
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Posted: March 26, 2017, 3:33 pm

Brexit officially begins; Border wall bids due; New Samsung phone

1. Brexit begins: The United Kingdom's government is officially kickstarting negotiations to leave the European Union nine months after the Brexit vote. Prime Minister Theresa May said that she will trigger Article 50 on Wednesday, which is a two-year legislative plan for the U.K. to leave the bloc of countries.
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Posted: March 26, 2017, 2:34 pm

Shoppers computer crash and budget zingers: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

smart phone

If you've been too busy to follow the consumer news this week, here's our cheat sheet.

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Posted: March 26, 2017, 1:00 pm

WhatsApp must not be 'place for terrorists to hide'

Messaging apps which are encrypted must be accessible to those fighting terror, the home secretary says.
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Posted: March 26, 2017, 12:15 pm

Uber slams new tax announced in federal budget - CBC.ca


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Uber slams new tax announced in federal budget
CBC.ca
Uber Canada is criticizing the federal government's move to require ride-hailing companies to pay 13 per cent HST as bad for business, customers and the environment. The change was announced in Wednesday's federal budget and is set to go into effect ...
Uber pans, taxi industry praises addition of GST to ride-hailingVancouver Sun
Uber's GST complaints ring false, says expertBusiness in Vancouver
Is the era of cheap Uber rides over?Quartz
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Posted: March 26, 2017, 9:30 am

How to roll up the rim without buying coffee

Tim Hortons

Does buying a coffee for a chance to win a prize feel like the lottery to you? According to the law, the two are similar enough that companies are required to offer a free method of entry in order to avoid being accused of running an illegal lottery.

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Posted: March 26, 2017, 9:17 am

More TV streaming services join U.S. market, leaving Canada far behind

Steve Elliott HBO streaming cable TV remote

YouTube TV will soon join a long list of low-cost streaming options available in the U.S. but not in Canada. This frustrates many Canadians who want to watch their favourite shows without paying big cable bills.

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Posted: March 26, 2017, 9:00 am

Convenience or comparison? Why sticking with 1 bank might not be the best option

woman with credit cards

Consumers love the convenience of one-stop shopping for their financial needs — but it could be costing them.

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Posted: March 26, 2017, 9:00 am

Jones Bootmaker sale saves 840 jobs

The bulk of the footwear chain is sold to investment firm Endless, saving 72 stores.
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Posted: March 26, 2017, 8:32 am

It's miraculous, says South Africa's spinach king

Lufefe Nomjana grows, bakes and sells healthy spinach bread and juices in his local community.
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Posted: March 26, 2017, 8:20 am

Uber suspends self-driving cars after Arizona crash

Images show Uber vehicle on its side after apparent high-impact crash with ordinary driver.
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Posted: March 26, 2017, 7:01 am

Cheaper flights

A new budget airline from the owner of British Airways may not make reaching distant destinations cheaper.
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Posted: March 26, 2017, 1:50 am

'Backward on pay'

BBC News asked women how they had coped financially while they were on maternity leave.
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Posted: March 26, 2017, 12:34 am

Minimum wage increasing this fall - Sudbury.com


Sudbury.com

Minimum wage increasing this fall
Sudbury.com
Ontario is continuing to boost income for workers across the province by increasing the general minimum wage for the fourth consecutive year, which will bring the wage up to $11.60 this fall. NEWS RELEASE. MINISTRY OF LABOUR. *************************
Rural minimum wage checks underwayThe Scottish Farmer
Ontario's minimum wage rising to $11.60 this fallCTV News
Searchmont is closed todaySooToday.com
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Posted: March 25, 2017, 11:00 pm

GameStop to shutter 100+ stores

It's game over for more than 100 GameStop retail locations.
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Posted: March 25, 2017, 7:01 pm

Saving Obamacare is now up to Trump

Next move on Obamacare? It's up to President Trump.
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Posted: March 25, 2017, 4:29 pm

Obamacare survived: What all this means for you

Republicans have shelved their plans to repeal Obamacare, so the sweeping health reform act remains the law of the land.
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Posted: March 25, 2017, 4:28 pm

Google's YouTube loses more advertisers over offensive videos

Google YouTube Ad Boycott

An advertising boycott of YouTube is broadening, a sign that big-spending companies doubt Google's ability to prevent marketing campaigns from appearing alongside repugnant videos.

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Posted: March 25, 2017, 3:10 pm

Laptop ban 'mystery': Why did the U.S. and U.K. choose different countries

The U.S. and U.K. governments stunned the world this week by declaring passengers would be forbidden from carrying many electronic devices aboard flights from airports across the Middle East and North Africa.
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Posted: March 25, 2017, 1:39 pm

How can Ontario tame Toronto’s ‘dizzying’ housing market?

Ontario’s budget, expected in April, has a unique opportunity to tackle the issue of rising house prices in the country’s biggest city
Author: JANET MCFARLAND
Posted: March 25, 2017, 12:08 pm

National contest tries to convince students that lucrative sales jobs are 'sexy'

Carter Grant

The Great Canadian Sales Competition was designed to encourage more young people to pursue a career in sales. There are plenty of junior positions available, but companies can't find enough candidates, despite a youth unemployment rate of 12.4 per cent.

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Posted: March 25, 2017, 9:00 am

$5.4bn mistakenly transferred by German state bank to other financial institutions

Preview State-owned German development bank KfW mistakenly transferred billions of euros to four other banks due to a “configuration mistake” made by an “experienced programmer,” according to media reports.
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Author: RT
Posted: March 25, 2017, 8:48 am

Media baron Murdoch’s son is building a central B.C. family retreat

Son of famous media mogul buys 450-acre, amenity-rich property accessible only by boat or plane
Author: KERRY GOLD
Posted: March 25, 2017, 12:54 am

Some Trump-friendly media striking out at him after health care failure

President Trump faced an onslaught of criticism Friday for his failure to repeal and replace Obamacare -- and the harshest treatment may have come from right-wing media.
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Posted: March 25, 2017, 12:25 am

Trudeau government urged to reject Chinese trade demands

Opposition parties are advising the government to turn down Beijing’s tough conditions for bilateral free trade
Author: ROBERT FIFE And STEVEN CHASE
Posted: March 25, 2017, 12:15 am

High cost credit products must be tackled, say Lords

The Financial Exclusion Committee says banks are failing the customers who need them the most.
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Posted: March 25, 2017, 12:08 am

Invented in Canada: Book by Governor General, entrepreneur laud’s Canada’s innovators

In their new book, Governor-General David Johnston and entrepreneur Tom Jenkins celebrate the country’s innovators, with the hope it will inspire more Canadians to make the world a better place
Author: MADELEINE WHITE
Posted: March 24, 2017, 11:27 pm

I am Canadian, too: Inside Moosehead’s cross-country push

Moosehead is stuck in the middle; too big to cash in on the craft craze, too small to take on the giants. Susan Krashinsky Robertson reports from Saint John on the East Coast brewer’s to sell a story that dates back to Confederation – and expand nationally
Author: SUSAN KRASHINSKY ROBERTSON
Posted: March 24, 2017, 11:05 pm

What the failed Obamacare repeal means for tax reform

President Trump, the dealmaker-in-chief, was unable to bring together a factionalized Republican Party to make good on their marquee promise of the past 7 years: To repeal and replace Obamacare.
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Posted: March 24, 2017, 10:35 pm

Why mix earthworms and cocoa shells?

The Ivorian farmers benefiting from a unique, but labour intensive, blend of compost.
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Posted: March 24, 2017, 10:29 pm

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson on travel in the Trump era, Airbnb and expanding in the hotel business

The chief executive officer of Marriott International discusses travelling in the Trump era and running the world’s largest hotel chain
Author: TIM SHUFELT
Posted: March 24, 2017, 10:22 pm

Cautious federal budget a missed opportunity for the Liberals

A better Canadian budget would have moved forward on three fronts: Roll back taxes, roll out infrastructure spending and outline a plan to eliminate deficits over time
Author: Andrew Willis
Posted: March 24, 2017, 9:40 pm

Boom lands $33 million to test supersonic aircraft

Startup Boom Aerospace, which aims to revive supersonic airline travel, announced a new round of funding that will allow it to test its technology.
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Posted: March 24, 2017, 9:40 pm

Mayo maker says it is no longer being probed by SEC, DOJ

Hampton Creek CEO Josh Tetrick delivered some good news to employees on Friday: We're no longer being investigated by government agencies.
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Posted: March 24, 2017, 9:35 pm

Ontario government, auto sector lobby against U.S. import tariffs

Stakeholders work to remind neighbours to the south that ‘what’s good for Canada is good for the United States’
Author: GREG KEENAN
Posted: March 24, 2017, 9:11 pm

Toronto stock index extends rally, Wall Street mixed after 'Trumpcare' pulled

Financial Markets Wall Street

Canada's main stock index extended its rally for a third consecutive day on Friday after beginning the week at its lowest level this year, as Wall Street idled on the latest 'Trumpcare' news.

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Posted: March 24, 2017, 9:11 pm

Geoff Beattie, Ed Sonshine stepping down as RBC directors

In a recent regulatory filing, RBC disclosed that Mr. Beattie and Mr. Sonshine, directors since 2001 and 2008, respectively, are not standing for re-election at the bank’s annual meeting next month
Author: NIALL McGEE
Posted: March 24, 2017, 9:09 pm

Media basher Trump calls media to defend health care failure

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Posted: March 24, 2017, 9:04 pm

Worried about companies spying on your browsing? Here's what you can do

Federal regulations designed to give you more control over your web browsing history and other personal information may soon be eliminated.
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Posted: March 24, 2017, 8:57 pm

The EU economy is up, volatility down and investors have figured this out

European stock indexes are surging ahead and the markets’ measures of volatility are running at low levels.
Author: ERIC REGULY
Posted: March 24, 2017, 8:56 pm

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