Rogers Q1 profit, adjusted earnings soar on revenue growth

Rogers Q1 profit, adjusted earnings soar on revenue growth
TORONTO — Rogers Communications Inc. saw its first-quarter profit soar from the same time last year as its wireless division experienced a growth spurt that exceeded analyst estimates. The wireless, cable, internet and media company’s net profit was $425 million, up 37 per cent from $310 million in the comparable period last year. Adjusted earnings grew even more, rising by... Read More

N.S. boasts of $100M in film production, but industry says jobs still scarce

N.S. boasts of $100M in film production, but industry says jobs still scarce
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia film production has gradually increased over the last two years and was worth $102 million in 2017-18, says the deputy minister of the Department of Business. Bernie Miller told the legislature’s public accounts committee the overall figure is line with the 10-year average before the previous film tax credit was axed in 2015. He says the... Read More

Charlize Theron’s celebrity palate gives Hamilton hot sauce company a boost

Charlize Theron’s celebrity palate gives Hamilton hot sauce company a boost
TORONTO — Hollywood actress Charlize Theron’s tasty endorsement is giving a Hamilton hot sauce some extra zing in their sales. After the “Mad Max: Fury Road” star chomped into a chicken wing covered in Dawson’s Hot Sauce, creator Brodie Dawson says bottles of the company’s Original Hot flavour experienced a spike in demand. The moment was captured on popular YouTube series “Hot Ones,” where celebrities drag their taste buds through... Read More

Air Canada to offer lie-flat seats on some North American flights

Air Canada to offer lie-flat seats on some North American flights
MONTREAL — Air Canada will soon be offering lie-flat seats on some of its non-stop flights within Canada and the U.S. for customers willing to pay a premium. The airline says these lie-flat seats are available for those flying in Air Canada Signature Class, the premium cabin of its wide-body aircraft. The new service, which is available today for international customers, will... Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Facebook makes shaky data and privacy claims

AP FACT CHECK: Facebook makes shaky data and privacy claims
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made several assertions about Facebook’s data collection and privacy controls during two days of hearings on Capitol Hill. Those included claims that Facebook lets you download your data and take it elsewhere; that users can turn off data collection for advertising purposes; and that Facebook tracks users even when they’re not on Facebook itself, but only... Read More

Shaquille O’Neal to open luxury high-rise in New Jersey

Shaquille O’Neal to open luxury high-rise in New Jersey
NEWARK, N.J. — Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is opening a high-rise apartment complex in New Jersey’s largest city. O’Neal was joined by city and state officials on Tuesday in Newark for a news conference to discuss the project. The Newark native partnered with New Brunswick-based Boraie Development and Goldman Sachs to build the $79 million complex. The 22-story tower... Read More

Shaw Communications reports second-quarter loss due to restructuring costs

Shaw Communications reports second-quarter loss due to restructuring costs
CALGARY — Shaw Communications Inc. reported a loss in its latest quarter as it was hit by charges related to a massive restructuring that will see about a quarter of its employees leave the company through a voluntary program. The telecommunications company said it lost $164 million or 33 cents per share for the quarter ended Feb. 28 as it... Read More

Cannabis firms use creative marketing tactics to skirt strict regulations

Cannabis firms use creative marketing tactics to skirt strict regulations
TORONTO — At a gallery in Toronto’s west end, people sip champagne, dine on canapes and listen to a panel discussion on mindfulness; the product they are here to fete is nowhere to be found, but brand elements are peppered everywhere, including mugs held by the panellists. “Did you ever think that you would be at a cannabis brand launch?” said Linda Burlison,... Read More

Gaming giant known for Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry sets up shop in Winnipeg

Gaming giant known for Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry sets up shop in Winnipeg
WINNIPEG — A world-renowned video game company is setting up shop in Winnipeg. Ubisoft, which is known for games like Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry, says it is opening an office in the city. The French gaming giant plans to invest $35 million in the province, creating 100 jobs over the next five years. There will be opportunity for engineers, tool... Read More