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How mobile phones could help trace the spread of COVID infections

How mobile phones could help trace the spread of COVID infections

TORONTO — As provinces begin to reopen their economies, there's a movement afoot to use mobile phones to alert health authorities to new cases that could lead to future outbreaks.
Quebec Maple Syrup Producers set new record for maple syrup production this year

Quebec Maple Syrup Producers set new record for maple syrup production this year

LONGUEUIL, Que. — Quebec Maple Syrup Producers say they set a new record for maple syrup production this year. The group says this year's harvest is estimated at more than 175 million pounds of maple syrup for all of Quebec, an average yield of 3.
Bell Canada to sell 25 data centres for $1.04 billion for Equinix Inc.

Bell Canada to sell 25 data centres for $1.04 billion for Equinix Inc.

TORONTO — Bell Canada will sell most of its data centres for $1.04 billion to California-based Equinix Inc., which provides locations to house equipment for cloud computing and internet services. Montreal-based Bell, the main subsidiary of BCE Inc.
Reitmans closing Thyme Maternity, Addition Elle brands during restructuring

Reitmans closing Thyme Maternity, Addition Elle brands during restructuring

Reitmans (Canada) Ltd. will close two of its retail chains and lay off roughly 1,400 workers as the company continues a restructuring amid the pandemic. Montreal-based Reitmans said Monday that it will shutter its 77 Addition Elle stores on Aug.
Linda Seymour named new president and chief executive of HSBC Canada

Linda Seymour named new president and chief executive of HSBC Canada

VANCOUVER — HSBC Canada says Linda Seymour has been appointed as the bank's president and chief executive, effective Sept. 1.
Laliberte abandons legal challenge of tax bill for 2009 space flight

Laliberte abandons legal challenge of tax bill for 2009 space flight

MONTREAL — The billionaire founder of the Cirque du Soleil is ending efforts to recover millions of dollars paid to Canadian tax authorities relating to his 2009 stay on board the International Space Station.
April construction spending falls 2.9% as virus upends work

April construction spending falls 2.9% as virus upends work

WASHINGTON — U.S. construction spending fell 2.9% in April, the largest drop in 18 months, with broad declines across all building activity as shutdowns hobbled projects and workers were told to stay home.
Survey: US factories sink in May for third straight month

Survey: US factories sink in May for third straight month

WASHINGTON — American factories slowed for the third consecutive month in May as they continued to sustain economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic.
Trans Mountain reaches 'key milestone' as pipeline construction begins in B.C.

Trans Mountain reaches 'key milestone' as pipeline construction begins in B.C.

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Trans Mountain says it has reached another "key milestone" in the project to triple capacity of a pipeline moving oil from the Edmonton area to port in Burnaby, B.C.
Judge tosses ex-basketball players' 'Fortnite' dance lawsuit

Judge tosses ex-basketball players' 'Fortnite' dance lawsuit

SILVER SPRING, Md. — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which two former University of Maryland men’s basketball players accused makers of the “Fortnite” video game of misappropriating a dance move that the ex-teammates popularized. U.S.