Category Archives: Business

Toronto a top entrepreneurial city: Study Business

by Jeanette Liu Toronto is home to one of the top ecosystems worldwide for encouraging entrepreneurial activity, according to a report from a major research benchmarking firm. In a list of the leading 20 cities across the globe,  Startup Genome has ranked Toronto as the eighth best metropolis for technological startups and entrepreneurial companies. “Toronto’s Board

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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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