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Retail, movie theatre execs slam Ontario's 'insane' reopening plans

Retail, movie theatre execs slam Ontario's 'insane' reopening plans

TORONTO — Ontario's reopening plan is being lambasted by some of the country's top retail and cinema executives, who argue the plan will further gut businesses after enduring one of the world's longest lockdowns.
Group of large oilsands operators commit to become net zero emitters by 2050

Group of large oilsands operators commit to become net zero emitters by 2050

CALGARY — Experts say a joint strategy by Canada's largest oilsands producers to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 will help speed up innovation and drive further investment into the industry.
North American stock markets fall ahead of U.S. inflation numbers that could spur Fed

North American stock markets fall ahead of U.S. inflation numbers that could spur Fed

TORONTO — North American stock markets fell midweek as investors await U.S. inflation numbers Thursday that could trigger early tapering action by the Federal Reserve.
Bank of Canada holds key interest rate steady, maintains optimism for rest of year

Bank of Canada holds key interest rate steady, maintains optimism for rest of year

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada has left its economic aid package untouched, brushing off shortfalls in growth figures so far this year and seeing a more solid foundation for a strong rebound in the coming months.
Travel agencies welcome move to end quarantines for fully vaccinated travellers

Travel agencies welcome move to end quarantines for fully vaccinated travellers

Travel agencies say the Canadian government's plan to end quarantine hotel stays for some returning travellers is a big step for the travel industry, but air industry associations say more changes are necessary for a full rebound to take shape.
Restaurants hit by labour shortage as economic reopening gathers momentum

Restaurants hit by labour shortage as economic reopening gathers momentum

HALIFAX — George Avgeropoulos said he’s spent the last month looking for skilled workers to staff his restaurant in Toronto’s Danforth area. "I've found people but no one knows what they're doing,” the owner of Athens Restaurant said in an interview.
Dollarama sales climb despite restrictions amid ongoing demand for discount products

Dollarama sales climb despite restrictions amid ongoing demand for discount products

Dollarama Inc.'s sales climbed by double digits in its latest quarter despite some of its stores facing tougher new retail restrictions amid rising COVID-19 cases, the Montreal-based retailer said Wednesday.

AP source: US to buy 500M Pfizer vaccines to share globally

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.
WestJet CEO Ed Sims to retire at the end of the year

WestJet CEO Ed Sims to retire at the end of the year

CALGARY — WestJet says CEO Ed Sims will retire at the end of this year. The Calgary-based airline says Sims will remain as president and chief executive as well as a member of the WestJet Group board of directors until December.
Transcontinental Q2 profits surge to $35.6 million on printing sector improvement

Transcontinental Q2 profits surge to $35.6 million on printing sector improvement

MONTREAL — Transcontinental Inc. says its net income attributable to shareholders surged to $35.6 million in the second quarter as its printing sector marked the first organic growth since the beginning of the pandemic.