Gas slowly being restored, as police say cause of pipeline blast not criminal

Gas slowly being restored, as police say cause of pipeline blast not criminal
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Natural gas service to much of British Columbia was being gradually restored Thursday after a pipeline explosion north of Prince George shut down a major supply artery to homes, institutions and industries. The cause of Tuesday’s explosion in the Enbridge pipeline is under investigation, with teams of investigators from the company, National Energy Board and the Transportation Safety Board at... Read More

Canada moves to block steel dumping with 25% surtax on select products

Canada moves to block steel dumping with 25% surtax on select products
The Canadian government says it will impose a 25 per cent surtax on some foreign steel products in a bid to head off dumping. The Finance Department said “excessive imports” are harming the steel industry, prompting it to impose a surtax on seven products that range from rebar to wire rods. The surtax, which begins Oct. 25, will be in place for 200... Read More

B.C. pipeline explosion strands natural gas output, cuts into wellhead prices

B.C. pipeline explosion strands natural gas output, cuts into wellhead prices
CALGARY — A pipeline explosion in B.C. on Tuesday is interrupting natural gas deliveries and cutting into the cold weather price bonus Canadian gas producers had been enjoying for the past few weeks. More than 1.6 billion cubic feet per day — roughly 10 per cent of Western Canada’s daily natural gas output — was stranded when Enbridge Inc. halted transport on the 36-inch... Read More

OREA asks Ontario to allow open bidding process, revamp realtor rules

OREA asks Ontario to allow open bidding process, revamp realtor rules
TORONTO — The Ontario Real Estate Association is making more than three dozen recommendations to the provincial government on how it should update the rules governing realtors, including allowing for a more open bidding process for buyers and sellers. In a report Thursday, the group says the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act (REBBA), which was put in place in 2002, is in need... Read More

Estee Lauder moves to have Deciem founder removed after bizarre Instagram post

Estee Lauder moves to have Deciem founder removed after bizarre Instagram post
TORONTO — Estee Lauder Companies Inc. is seeking to oust the founder of Toronto-based beauty brand Deciem, days after he abruptly announced on social media that he was closing down his company. The New York City-based cosmetics giant — which holds one third of Deciem’s voting shares — is asking the Ontario Superior Court to remove Brandon Truaxe as chief... Read More

StatCan to get cannabis sales data to measure economic impacts, black market

StatCan to get cannabis sales data to measure economic impacts, black market
OTTAWA — About two-thirds of casual cannabis users say they didn’t spend a dime on the drug in the past three months, Statistics Canada reported Thursday as it provided the most detailed picture to date about Canadians spending habits ahead of legalization next week. The latest round of data from the agency’s cannabis survey shows more than 650,000, or 14 per cent,... Read More

3 farmers to plead guilty in organic grain fraud scheme

3 farmers to plead guilty in organic grain fraud scheme
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Three Nebraska farmers will plead guilty to knowingly marketing non-organic corn and soybeans as certified organic as part of a lengthy, multi-million-dollar fraud scheme, federal prosecutors revealed Thursday. Tom Brennan, his son James Brennan and family friend Michael Potter have each agreed to plead guilty to one count of wire fraud. Their plea hearings are scheduled... Read More

Pacini Restaurants moving beyond Quebec with expansion in Canada and U.S.

Pacini Restaurants moving beyond Quebec with expansion in Canada and U.S.
MONTREAL — Quebec-based Pacini Restaurants Inc. is aiming to pierce the U.S. market and expand across Canada as it prepares to open more than 200 locations across North America within the next decade. The privately owned Italian-style chain is looking to partner with hotel chains that it hopes will become franchisees. President Nathalie Lehoux says the company is looking to... Read More

Yukon mine is mothballed as soft copper markets derail planned sale

Yukon mine is mothballed as soft copper markets derail planned sale
VANCOUVER — A Vancouver-based mining company says soft copper and equity markets have combined to undermine the sale of its property in central Yukon, so it plans to shut the Minto Mine until a better opportunity is found. Capstone Mining Corp. says in a release that Pembridge Resources has been unable to arrange financing to purchase the copper mine, and the two companies... Read More

Shareholders must vote on Musk’s return as Tesla chairman

Shareholders must vote on Musk’s return as Tesla chairman
If Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to return as chairman, shareholders will have to vote on it. The requirement is detailed in a court brief filed Thursday by Tesla and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The brief was required by a federal judge who must approve a securities fraud settlement reached with Musk and the company last month. Musk and... Read More