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Metro building new automated distribution centre in Quebec, expanding another

Metro building new automated distribution centre in Quebec, expanding another

MONTREAL — Metro Inc. announced plans to spend $420 million over five years to build a new, automated distribution centre for fresh and frozen products near Montreal and expand a produce and dairy products distribution centre in Quebec.
Saudi Aramco says it will increase oil production capacity

Saudi Aramco says it will increase oil production capacity

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia's oil company Aramco said Wednesday it will increase production capacity to 13 million barrels per day, up from 12 million per day, part of a strategy to dominate market share amid a slowdown in demand due t
Virus locks down Italy amid global push to contain outbreak

Virus locks down Italy amid global push to contain outbreak

ROME — The boisterous hum of Rome dwindled to a whisper and police patrols kept people apart in cafes as Italy enforced an extraordinary, sweeping lockdown in hopes of not becoming the next epicenter of the spreading coronavirus epidemic now that lif

B.C. announces seven new COVID-19 cases, including two more care home workers

VANCOUVER — A small outbreak of COVID-19 continues at a long-term care facility in North Vancouver as officials announced that two more health-care workers have tested positive for the virus. Dr.
Airlines slash flights, freeze hiring as virus cuts travel

Airlines slash flights, freeze hiring as virus cuts travel

Airlines are slashing flights, freezing hiring and parking planes to cope with a stunning drop in bookings and a rise in cancellations caused by fear over the new virus outbreak.
Somber events mark first anniversary of Ethiopian crash

Somber events mark first anniversary of Ethiopian crash

TULUFERA, Ethiopia — Grim-faced, visibly grief-stricken and some crying, hundreds of family members gathered Tuesday for a memorial service at the site where one year ago an Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed into the rocky ground, killing all 157 on boa

Enbridge moving May annual meeting online due to coronavirus concerns

CALGARY — Enbridge Inc. is moving its annual meeting in May online because of concerns about the spread of novel coronavirus.
Air Canada halts all flights to Italy amid nationwide coronavirus lockdown

Air Canada halts all flights to Italy amid nationwide coronavirus lockdown

MONTREAL — Air Canada has suspended flights to and from Italy after the country extended a national lockdown in response to the novel coronavirus.
North American stock markets partially rebound on stimulus hope and higher crude

North American stock markets partially rebound on stimulus hope and higher crude

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index partially rebounded from its worst one-day decline in more than 30 years on the promise of fiscal stimulus by the U.S. and other governments and a lift in oil prices.
Cenovus spending cut expected to set trend as sector adjusts to oil prices

Cenovus spending cut expected to set trend as sector adjusts to oil prices

CALGARY — Forecasts for a stand-pat year for drilling in 2020 in the Canadian oilpatch are up in the air following an oil price crash Monday linked to a dispute between Russia and Saudi Arabia over oil production cuts.