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Half of Ontario hospitals in poor state of repair; accountability office says

Half of Ontario hospitals in poor state of repair; accountability office says

TORONTO — Almost half of Ontario's hospitals are in poor repair, a situation far worse than for the provinces roads, bridges and other infrastructure, the Financial Accountability Office reported on Thursday.
Province offers grant to Halifax-area businesses ordered closed under new COVID rules

Province offers grant to Halifax-area businesses ordered closed under new COVID rules

Halifax-area businesses ordered closed in an effort to curb the city's rising number of COVID-19 cases are getting another round of financial support from the province.
Newly imposed rent control won't solve N.S. affordable housing shortfall: landlords

Newly imposed rent control won't solve N.S. affordable housing shortfall: landlords

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's major landlords' association says a two per cent annual cap on rents brought in by the Liberal government won't solve the shortage of affordable housing and may even make it worse.
EU parliament backs lobster deal and EU-US mini trade pact

EU parliament backs lobster deal and EU-US mini trade pact

BRUSSELS — Thanksgiving just got a little bit better for the Maine lobster industry. The European Union parliament on Thursday approved a mini trade deal with the United States, which includes the elimination of customs duties on U.S.
Fewer businesses closed when COVID-19 case counts steadied in August

Fewer businesses closed when COVID-19 case counts steadied in August

As tighter COVID-19 restrictions are once again challenging businesses, new data released by Statistics Canada on Thursday shows which industries were able to endure and bounce back from the first set of lockdowns.

France resumes tax on tech giants, seeks deal with US

PARIS — France is resuming collection of a special tax on Big Tech companies like Amazon and Facebook despite the threat of U.S. retaliatory tariffs on French Champagne, cheese, handbags and other goods.
'A captive market:' U.S. border closure keeps Black Friday shoppers in Canada

'A captive market:' U.S. border closure keeps Black Friday shoppers in Canada

Cross-border shopping is a quintessential part of Black Friday for some Canadians. But with the Canada-U.S.
Black Friday takes on 'existential moral dimension' amid pandemic

Black Friday takes on 'existential moral dimension' amid pandemic

HALIFAX — One of the biggest shopping days of the year is here, just as public health officials impose tighter restrictions in an effort to slow the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Torstar sells digital marketing technology developed by subsidiary to Loblaw

Torstar sells digital marketing technology developed by subsidiary to Loblaw

TORONTO — Torstar Corp. says it has sold digital advertising technology developed by its subsidiary, Eyereturn Marketing Inc., to Loblaw Companies Ltd. Financial terms of the agreement were not immediately available.
Toronto police have person of interest in billionaire deaths

Toronto police have person of interest in billionaire deaths

Toronto police said Wednesday that they have identified a person of interest in the killing of Canadian drug company billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife nearly three years ago.
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