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Most teleworking Canadians are as productive at home as at work: report

The overwhelming majority of Canadians who were forced to switch to teleworking because of the pandemic say they have been as productive working from home as they were in the office, according to a new report by Statistics Canada. In »

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Canada’s largest airport reports $383 million loss in 2020 due to pandemic

The Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA), the operator of Canada’s largest airport, reported on Wednesday a net loss of approximately $383 million in 2020 primarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a press release, the GTAA saw a significant »

Society

Couche-Tard sells 49 stores in United States for $39 million

The Quebec-based convenience store company Alimentation Couche-Tard has an agreement to sell 49 stores in Oklahoma to Casey’s General Stores Inc. for $39 million. According to a press release from Couche-Tard, the transaction includes 46 leased and three owned properties »

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Air Canada sets goal to have net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Air Canada announced Monday that it has set climate targets to reach a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions throughout its global operations by 2050. According to a press release, Air Canada also set mid-term goals and by 2030 it »

Economy, Society

British Columbia grant program offers businesses funds to grow online store

The British Columbia government has launched a new grant program to help small and medium sized businesses market their products online. A press release from the government says it is investing $12 million to help businesses launch or update their »

Economy, Highlights, Society

The future of downtown offices

The downtown of any major city is stacked with huge office towers employing vast multitudes of employees along with vast towers of condo buildings for people who have chosen to live near their workplace As the pandemic swept through cities, »

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 »

Society

Amazon to open up two new fulfillment centres in Canada next year

Amazon plans on opening up two new fulfillment centres in Ontario in 2021, creating 2,500 new jobs, according to a press release from the company on Wednesday morning. The new fulfillment centre in Hamilton will employ over 1,500 employees that »

Economy

Operator of Canada’s biggest airport announces job reductions due to COVID-19

The operator of the Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada’s largest airport, announced on Tuesday that it is reducing 27 per cent of its workforce due to a significant decrease in global air traffic because of COVID-19, according to a press »

Health, Society

Quebec mandating masks in enclosed public spaces starting this weekend

Quebec Premier Francois Legault announced today that masks and face coverings will be mandatory in all indoor public spaces throughout the province starting this Saturday, July 18.  The regulation will apply to places including grocery stores, malls, and restaurants whenever »