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Blockade trips up Canada's biggest ports as shippers steer clear of rail closure

Blockade trips up Canada's biggest ports as shippers steer clear of rail closure

MONTREAL — A rail blockade in eastern Ontario has led to backlogs at Canada's three biggest ports, prompting some shippers to take their business elsewhere as cargo piles up and dockworkers' paycheques shrink.
Global warming to drastically reduce regrowth of key softwood species in Maritimes

Global warming to drastically reduce regrowth of key softwood species in Maritimes

HALIFAX — Global warming is likely to drastically reduce regrowth of a tree species that is a cornerstone of the Maritimes pulp and lumber industry, a new study by forestry scientists concludes.

Alice Munro among Nobel prizewinners urging Trudeau to deny oilsands project

Canadian author Alice Munro is among dozens of Nobel prizewinners urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to deny approval to a massive oilsands project in Alberta. Munro, Canadian biologist Jack W.
US home sales fell 1.3% in January

US home sales fell 1.3% in January

WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales retreated 1.3% in January from the prior month, but low mortgage rates helped enable an increase in purchases from a year ago.

Teck Resources warns of $1.13B charge if Frontier oilsands mine rejected

VANCOUVER — Teck Resources Ltd. says it will take an impairment charge of about $1.13 billion if the federal government decides not to approve its Frontier oilsands mining project. A decision on the $20.
Lululemon stores in China mostly closed due to novel coronavirus outbreak

Lululemon stores in China mostly closed due to novel coronavirus outbreak

VANCOUVER — Most of Lululemon Athletica Inc.'s nearly 40 stores in China have been closed since early February amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, the company said.
Armani rails against baring trends by fellow designers

Armani rails against baring trends by fellow designers

How much to show and how much not to show, that is the fashion question this season. It may be reductive to say that runway shows are about how women dress. But the conversation has sharpened in the #MeToo era.
Retail sales flat in December, sector's 2019 growth was lowest in a decade: Statcan

Retail sales flat in December, sector's 2019 growth was lowest in a decade: Statcan

OTTAWA — Canadian retail sales were virtually unchanged in December compared with the prior month, ending a year with the smallest increase in retail sales since 2009 when the country was hit by the financial crisis, Statistics Canada said Friday.
Magna says some plants in China still offline, parts supplies a concern

Magna says some plants in China still offline, parts supplies a concern

AURORA, Ont. — Magna International Inc. says its operations in China are still running under capacity because of the novel coronavirus outbreak, but that it's too early to say what the long-term impacts might be. The Aurora, Ont.
RBC monitors coronavirus and rail blockades as it reports Q1 profit

RBC monitors coronavirus and rail blockades as it reports Q1 profit

TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada is monitoring the recent, novel coronavirus outbreak and rail blockades across the country, but says it's too early to see the full impact of either yet.