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B.C. NDP pledges additional $3 billion a year to build schools, hospitals in platform

B.C. NDP pledges additional $3 billion a year to build schools, hospitals in platform

VANCOUVER — The New Democrats are promising a one-time $1,000 COVID-19 recovery benefit for families and $500 for individuals as part of an election platform in British Columbia that largely banks on voters wishing to stay the course.
North American stock markets plunge after Trump calls off stimulus talks

North American stock markets plunge after Trump calls off stimulus talks

TORONTO — North American stock markets sank after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled the plug on fiscal stimulus negotiations until after next month's election.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,236.13, down 174.06 points.) Bank of Nova Scotia. (TSX:BNS). Financials. Up 15 cents, or 0.27 per cent, to $55.95 on 14.

Newcrest Mining to list shares on Toronto exchange as Americas investments multiply

TORONTO — Australian miner Newcrest Mining Ltd. says it has conditional approval to list its shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange, a move designed to increase its exposure to North American investors.
Town thrown into uncertainty as union braces for layoffs at Newfoundland refinery

Town thrown into uncertainty as union braces for layoffs at Newfoundland refinery

COME BY CHANCE, N.L. — At the Kwik-Way convenience store in Arnold’s Cove, N.L., Holly Hapgood has to turn her head away to hide the tears as she talks about news of impending layoffs and possible closure at the nearby oil refinery in Come by Chance.
Toronto home sales surged 42 per cent to set new September record

Toronto home sales surged 42 per cent to set new September record

Toronto's housing market saw its best September on record as pent-up demand and rock bottom borrowing costs supercharged sales despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Bonterra board of directors says Obsidian takeover bid more of a 'take-under' bid

Bonterra board of directors says Obsidian takeover bid more of a 'take-under' bid

CALGARY — Bonterra Energy Corp. says a hostile buyout offer by Calgary-based rival Obsidian Energy Ltd. is more of a "take-under" than takeover bid because it's out of step with its market value.
Lumber, panel prices expected to remain elevated despite recent declines

Lumber, panel prices expected to remain elevated despite recent declines

CALGARY — Forest product market analysts expect prices for lumber and building panels in North America will remain strong for several years despite recent price declines after an unprecedented surge to record high levels over the summer.

Highlights of the British Columbia NDP's election platform

VANCOUVER — Highlights of the British Columbia NDP's platform in the Oct.
Surging appliance sales cause shortages ahead of business holiday shopping season

Surging appliance sales cause shortages ahead of business holiday shopping season

Appliance stores are grappling with a double whammy of surging demand and supply chain problems, resulting in mounting backorders ahead of the busiest shopping season of the year.