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Huge merger in Canada, latest of several in oil/gas industry

A deal announced this weekend between two of the biggest oil companies in Canada will create the third largest oil and gas producer in the country and second largest refiner. The merger between Canadian rivals Cenovus Energy and Husky Energy »

Economy, Society

Canada’s publicly owned road network is over 1 million km in length

Canada’s publicly owned two-lane road network stretches over 1,066,180 kilometres, according to a new survey of the nation’s roads, bridges and tunnels released Monday by Statistics Canada. To put that in perspective, the distance between the Earth and the Moon »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Lobster dispute: Mediator appointed amid tensions

In the ongoing dispute between Indigenous and commercial lobster fishers in east coast Nova Scotia, the federal government has appointed a mediator. He is Alistair Surette, president and vice-chancellor of Université Sainte-Anne, a Francophone university in Pointe-de-l’Eglise, Nova Scotia, which is »

Economy, Society

Canadian clothing retailer Le Château seeks bankruptcy protection

Canadian clothing retailer Le Château Inc. announced Friday that it is seeking court protection from creditors to allow it to shut down and liquidate its assets after nearly 60 years of operations. The company, which employs about 1,400 people across »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Report highlights dramatic increase in fuel consumption in Arctic shipping

Fuel consumption by ships plying Arctic waters grew by 82 per cent in recent years, according to a new report by the Arctic Council’s Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) Working Group. The report looked at fuel consumption by »

Economy, Society

WestJet to refund customers with flights cancelled due to pandemic

WestJet will start giving refunds to customers with flights cancelled from any time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Nov. 2, WestJet is going to contact eligible customers, starting with those with flights that were cancelled at the beginning of »

Economy, Health, International

EU set to add COVID restrictions on travellers from Canada

Up till now, Canada has been listed as a ‘white list’ country whereby travellers can enter the European Union countries without restrictions related to COVID-19. This has meant Canadians entering the EU do not have to quarantine or provide mandatory »

Economy, Society

Canada’s annual inflation ticks up to 0.5% in September: Statistics Canada

Canada’s consumer price inflation rose to 0.5 per cent in September compared to last year but remained well below the central bank’s 2 per cent inflation target, the country’s national statistics agency reported Wednesday. The annual inflation had slowed to »

Economy, Health, Society

Hallowe’en 2020 across Canada, still a ‘go’, sort of

Due to the pandemic, almost all major public events have been cancelled in Canada since March, This has included festivals, exhibitions, sporting events, parades and so on, both big and small. Now, months later there have been, and still are, »

Economy, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canadian regulator greenlights Elon Musk’s satellite internet plan

Canada’s telecommunications regulator has approved an application by a company owned by U.S. tech billionaire Elon Musk to provide satellite internet service to Canadians living in rural and remote areas. Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX) owned by Musk plans to »