Canadian Real Estate Association will post past sales data without a password

Canadian Real Estate Association will post past sales data without a password
TORONTO — The Canadian Real Estate Association says it will soon be adding historical sales data to its realtor.ca website. The industry group said Thursday the information will be included along with new listings and be accessible without a password. CREA spokesman Pierre Leduc says the data will only be posted if the regional real estate board requests that it be uploaded. Several boards have already... Read More

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX
Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,006.67, down 65.38 points). Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 39 cents, or 3.11 per cent, to $12.16 on 23.2 million shares. RNC Minerals. (TSX:RNX). Metals. Down eight cents, or 9.76 per cent, to 74 cents on 22.5 million shares. Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Down 65 cents, or 2.8 per cent, to $22.54... Read More

Aritzia net income triples to $15.1 million as U.S. revenue climbs

Aritzia net income triples to $15.1 million as U.S. revenue climbs
VANCOUVER — Aritzia Inc. says its net income tripled to $15.1 million in the second quarter compared with last year as the retailer extended its streak of increased comparable sales. The Vancouver-based clothing retailer says comparable sales growth climbed 11.5 per cent in the quarter that ended Aug. 26, making for 16 quarters of consecutive growth. It says net revenue was... Read More

North America markets fall as U.S. bond yields hit seven-year high

North America markets fall as U.S. bond yields hit seven-year high
TORONTO — North American markets all lost ground Thursday as U.S. government bond yields hit a seven-year high on more news confirming the strength of the American economy. The move by the 10-year U.S. Treasury yields is a big deal, said Kash Pashootan, CEO and chief investment officer at First Avenue Investment Counsel Inc. The level follows clear confirmation by Fed Chairman... Read More

Study says many Canadian firms are overconfident when it comes to cyberattacks

Study says many Canadian firms are overconfident when it comes to cyberattacks
TORONTO — Canadian companies tend to be overconfident or unprepared to protect sensitive information from data breaches — mostly because they have an incomplete or inadequate picture about the evolving challenges they face, according to cybersecurity experts. A study conducted by Ovum for FICO — a California-based data analytics company that operates a global fraud detection system for banks, credit card companies and others — found... Read More

B.C. movie industry aims to be more green, both in production and onscreen

B.C. movie industry aims to be more green, both in production and onscreen
VANCOUVER — The movie industry has always been at the forefront of change and the next frontier is making films and TV that are more environmentally sustainable, says producer Clara George. The issue of greening filmmaking, both on-screen and off, comes into focus during a two-day forum starting Friday at the Vancouver International Film Festival. B.C. is one of the top three international full-service... Read More

Torstar hires publisher, chief editor of Swedish daily to lead editorial strategy

Torstar hires publisher, chief editor of Swedish daily to lead editorial strategy
TORONTO — Torstar Corp. says it has hired an experienced manager, editor and publisher from Sweden to be its senior vice-president of editorial, effective Jan. 2. Fredric Karen has been at Stockholm-based Svenska Dagbladet (Swedish Daily) since 2002, where he has been chief editor and publisher since 2013. The Toronto-based company says Karen will lead the “digital transformation” of its news operation, by developing its editorial... Read More

Uranium Energy Corp Closes $20 Million Public Offering

Uranium Energy Corp Closes $20 Million Public Offering
CORPUS CHRISTI – Uranium Energy Corp. has now closed its previously announced public offering of 12,613,049 units of the Company, at a price of $1.60 per Unit, for gross proceeds of approximately $20 million.  Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company and one-half of one common share purchase warrant.  Each Warrant will entitle its holder to acquire one common share of... Read More

Canada’s largest real estate board sues listings website Mongohouse for $2M

Canada’s largest real estate board sues listings website Mongohouse for $2M
TORONTO — The Toronto Real Estate Board is suing Mongohouse for $2 million, alleging that the anonymously-run property listings website is illegally accessing, copying and distributing its proprietary data. The board, which represents more than 50,000 realtors across the Greater Toronto Area, filed the lawsuit last month in Federal Court asking for an immediate and permanent injunction for the popular website to be taken down. In the... Read More

Toronto and U.S. stocks lower in late-morning trading; Loonie lower

Toronto and U.S. stocks lower in late-morning trading; Loonie lower
TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was lower in late-morning trading amid a broad-based decline on the Toronto market, while U.S. stocks were also mired in the red. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 75.42 points at 15,996.63. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 221.89 points at 26,606.50. The S&P 500 index was down 20.50 points... Read More