Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX
Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,096.07, up 80.39 points) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 41 cents, or 6.14 per cent, to $7.09 on 13.9 million shares. Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up $1.17, or 6.41 per cent, to $19.42 on 5.3 million shares. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (TSX:VRX). Pharmaceutical. Up $2.68, or... Read More

Nova Scotia commits another $25 million to two venture capital funds

Nova Scotia commits another $25 million to two venture capital funds
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s government has plans to put another $25 million into two venture capital funds, with the expectation that other Atlantic provinces and private investors will join it as well. Innovacorp Inc., a Crown agency that already has invested in a $65-million regional venture capital fund started in 2013, announced today plans to put a second round of investment into startup... Read More

GM Canada proposing first of its kind renewable energy project at Ontario facility

GM Canada proposing first of its kind renewable energy project at Ontario facility
OSHAWA, Ont. — General Motors of Canada is proposing to build a renewable energy project at its St. Catharines Propulsion Plant in Ontario, a first of its kind endeavour for the automaker which it estimates will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 77 per cent from the facility. The project proposes to build a 6.4 megawatt co-generation plant that will use renewable landfill... Read More

Aecon Group wins two regulator approvals for $1.5 billion sale to Chinese buyer

Aecon Group wins two regulator approvals for $1.5 billion sale to Chinese buyer
CALGARY — Construction company Aecon Group Inc. says it has received two regulatory permissions needed for it to be sold to a Chinese state-owned company for $1.5 billion. The deal with CCCC International Holding Ltd., however, still faces a review under the Investment Canada Act. Aecon (TSX: ARE) says it has received a “no action” letter granting approval under the Canadian Competition Act and... Read More

Pace of Canadian housing starts picks up, six-month trend highest in years: CMHC

Pace of Canadian housing starts picks up, six-month trend highest in years: CMHC
OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the pace of housing starts picked up in November, pushing the six-month trend to the highest level in nearly a decade. The Ottawa-based Crown corporation says construction of multiple-unit projects in Toronto has been a driving force behind the trend. In November, the seasonally adjusted annualized rate of housing starts across Canada was 252,184... Read More