Category Archives: Business

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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Youth unemployment improving, report says Business, News

By Alex Lambert Youth unemployment in Canada is experiencing some positive trends, according to a report released Tuesday by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada. The report outlines the misconception many people have that youth unemployment in Canada is at its worst, and argues that what we should be worried about is youth underemployment.

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Grant competition offers big money to entrepreneurs Business

Venture Seed Fund project gives money to budding businesses. By Neetu Thind and Lisa Gillan Grants of up to $8,000 are being handed out to recent and soon-to-be Humber grads interested in starting their own businesses. Faculty from the business school held two information sessions Monday for those wanting to participate in the competition. Up

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West Jet gets new planes Business

By Matthew Smith West Jet has announced it will buy 20 new Bombardier Q400 turbo-prop planes to launch a low fare branch of the airline. Public relations manager for the airline Robert Palmer said the new fleet will give travellers more options. “We want to bring low fares to smaller Canadian communities, to liberate Canadians

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Developer proposes casino for Toronto Business

  By Adriano Mancini A casino in Toronto could be one step closer to becoming a reality after a massive proposal was released Friday that would see big changes coming to the downtown core. Developmental company Oxford Properties Group released its estimated $3- billion vision for downtown Toronto on the condition that the city and

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