Category Archives: Business

Saskatchewan to overtake Alberta as fastest growing provincial economy: report Business

By Alex Lambert Saskatchewan is expected to overtake Alberta as Canada’s fastest-growing economy in 2013-2014, The Conference Board of Canada said this week. The provincial economic forecast, known as Provincial Outlook-Autumn 2012, said Saskatchewan’s new-found ability to compete with Alberta’s economy is mainly due to mining in the province, particularly its growing potash industry. The

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Black Friday sales spread to Canada Business

By Melinda Warren and Neetu Thind The holiday shopping season in Canada is being influenced by American counterparts as retailers schedule a number of Black Friday events to keep consumers at home, instead of heading south of the border. Big markdowns, door-crasher events and extended shopping hours are just some of the ways Canadian companies

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Tim Hortons gets Visa payWave to speed lines Business

PayWave technology can shorten the time it takes to complete financial transactions By Katherine Ward The lineup to get a morning coffee might start moving quicker at Tim Hortons these days. The company announced Monday it will be introducing Visa payWave technology at participating locations across Canada. According to the press release, the technology allows

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Canadians feel over qualified for careers Business

By: Victoria Brown Four out 10 Canadians believe that their qualifications aren’t winning enough respect in the work place, a poll suggests. According to a survey released Wednesday by Randstad Canada, 44 per cent of Canadians say they feel over-qualified for their careers. Canadians complain they are not growing in their positions  even though seven

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Canadians can’t keep financial goals: survey Business

With the holiday season approaching, credit counselors urge Canadians to stick to money resolutions By Katherine Ward Students getting ready for holiday shopping might want to consult their budget first – that is, if they have one. The sixth annual Credit Education Week is underway in Canada, and for good reason. A new survey conducted

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BlackBerry 10 launch announced, firm’s future at stake Business

A new operating system is on the horizon, but is it too late for Research In Motion? By Katherine Ward Canada’s Research In Motion announced Monday it will unveil the much-anticipated BlackBerry 10 on Jan. 30, 2013. The new operating system has had many delays, but officials say it has been worth it. “In building the

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Holiday spending to rise, survey says Business

By Victoria Brown Canadians will be doing a little more then window shopping this holiday season as a BMO survey predicts spending will be up 15 per cent from last year. The survey conducted by Pollara for BMO reports that gifts, holiday trips and entertaining spending will increase. “There’s optimism on the market right now.”

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New $20 bill honours Vimy Ridge battle Business

By Neetu Thind Canadians may soon be able to carry a memento supporting veterans in their wallets just in time for Remembrance Day. After unveiling the polymer style banknotes in May, the new twenty-dollar bill will be in circulation Wednesday. The design of the new bill hopes to capture the historical significance of an important

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