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Beware false sense of security from COVID gadgets, public health experts say

Beware false sense of security from COVID gadgets, public health experts say

TORONTO — Many Canadians are getting a hand from gadgets meant to help keep fingers off high-touch surfaces, but Toronto's public health authority says people should be careful how they use them.

Recipe Unlimited system sales fall amid dining room closures and seating restrictions

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Recipe Unlimited Corp. saw system sales fall more than 30 per cent in its most recent quarter as the pandemic continued to cause dining room closures and seating restrictions at its restaurant chains across Canada. The Vaughan, Ont.
China sets growth target 'over 6%,' tightening HK control

China sets growth target 'over 6%,' tightening HK control

BEIJING — China’s No. 2 leader set a healthy economic growth target Friday and vowed to make the nation self-reliant in technology amid tension with the U.S. and Europe over trade and human rights.
CDPQ and DP World investing US$1.2B in container port facility in Indonesia

CDPQ and DP World investing US$1.2B in container port facility in Indonesia

MONTREAL — The Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec and DP World have signed a US$1.2-billion deal to start the construction of an international container port and industrial logistics park in Indonesia.
YouTube cancels Myanmar military-run channels, pulls videos

YouTube cancels Myanmar military-run channels, pulls videos

BANGKOK — YouTube has removed five channels run by Myanmar’s military for violating its community guidelines and terms of service.

Martinrea International caps difficult year with Q4 profits dropping to $45 million

TORONTO — Executives at Martinrea International Inc. told analysts that they were optimistic on the company’s prospects for electric vehicles, even as a shortage of microchips has become a burden on the auto industry.
Yukon budget projects 'record-breaking' capital spending, GDP growth

Yukon budget projects 'record-breaking' capital spending, GDP growth

WHITEHORSE — Yukon's government says it's planning record capital spending in the 2021-22 fiscal year as it forecasts strong economic growth. In its budget tabled Thursday, the territorial government says it plans to spend $434.
B.C. eases requirements, extends deadline for small business recovery grants

B.C. eases requirements, extends deadline for small business recovery grants

VICTORIA — The B.C. government has eased the eligibility requirements and extended the deadline for small and medium-sized businesses applying for funds under its $345-million pandemic recovery grant program.
Parkland blames pandemic as Q4 profits and revenue slide on lower fuel sales

Parkland blames pandemic as Q4 profits and revenue slide on lower fuel sales

CALGARY — Parkland Corp. is reporting lower fourth-quarter earnings and revenue as effects of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns continue to erode fuel sales.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (18,125.72, down 194.95 points.) Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up five cents, or 8.33 per cent, to 65 cents on 20.