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Federal action on grain backlog to be announced today
The question of what Ottawa is prepared to do about the huge backlog of Prairie grain could be answered later this morning. Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz are set to make an announcement at 10:30 CT in Winnipeg "to addre
Acidic ocean deadly for Vancouver Island scallop industry
The deteriorating health of B.C.'s oceans is impacting not only the province's marine life, but also its economy. Millions of shellfish are dying off before they can be harvested at Island Scallops, near Parksville, B.C., due to increased acidity levels i
Jamaica's Old Harbour awaits Panamax port development
As Jamaica joins a rush to lure the bigger, deeper-drafting ships expected to cross an expanded Panama Canal by mid-2015, political leaders and civic boosters envision the Old Harbour area as a cornerstone of what they envision as a transformative, dream
U.S. issues roadmap to banks on marijuana business
The Obama administration gave banks a roadmap for doing business with legal marijuana sellers without getting into trouble, another step by the federal government toward enabling a legalized marijuana industry to operate in states that approve it.
Jason Kenney: Canada Job Grant will lead to guaranteed jobs
Details announced in Tuesday's federal budget aimed at delivering guaranteed jobs under the proposed Canada Job Grant shouldn't come as a surprise to the provinces, Employment Minister Jason Kenney told CBC News in an exclusive interview Wednesday.
Stopping Deforestation Makes Business Sense, Says Unilever CEO
Business is the solution to environmental progress, not its enemy, said the head of one of the world's largest corporations. Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, accepted the 2013 Commitment to Development "Ideas in Action" Award from the Center for Global Deve
Budget Rent a Car under fire for damage bills
More customers of Budget Rent a Car are feeling ripped off and misled after a B.C. franchise group sold them accident “coverage”, then told them they would have to pay thousands of dollars — full price — for damage to their rental vehicles.
Lenovo to buy Google's Motorola in China's largest tech deal
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Lenovo Group said on Wednesday it agreed to buy Google Inc's Motorola handset division for $2.91 billion, in what is China's largest-ever tech deal as Lenovo buys its way into a heavily competitive U.S. handset market do
Propane Shortage affecting wide swaths of the United States
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A propane shortage is affecting millions of Americans this week as brutal cold exposes the vulnerabilities of a network responsible for heating homes, schools and businesses across wide swathes of the United States.
Industry Awakens to Threat of Climate Change
Coca-Cola has always been more focused on its economic bottom line than on global warming, but when the company lost a lucrative operating license in India because of a serious water shortage there in 2004, things began to change. Today, after a decade of
Keystone XL southern leg opens
The southern portion of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline officially opened on Wednesday, pumping oil from the distribution hub of Cushing, Okla., to refineries on the American Gulf Coast.
Lac-Mégantic disaster's MM&A Railway up for auction today
The railway company at the centre of the fatal derailment in Lac-Megantic, Que. is up for auction today. The sale of Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway (MM&A) begins at 10 a.m. in Portland, ME. The railway company filed for bankruptcy protection after 7
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