Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX
Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (14,667.83, down 60.45 points). Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 26 cents, or 3.39 per cent, to $7.93 on 20.1 million shares. Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Health care. Up 67 cents, or 8.9 per cent, to $8.20 on 14.9 million shares. Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up eight cents, or 3.8... Read More

‘Part of the solution:’ Alberta seeks proposals to build new refinery

‘Part of the solution:’ Alberta seeks proposals to build new refinery
EDMONTON — Alberta is looking for someone to build a new oil refinery, but Premier Rachel Notley says any deal needs to work for both industry and taxpayers. “The project must make sense for Alberta,” Notley said Tuesday. “It must have a return on investment for Albertans, and it must diversify the way we use the energy resources that we... Read More

Online ads spoil Christmas surprises, raising privacy concerns: experts

Online ads spoil Christmas surprises, raising privacy concerns: experts
Lisa Clyburn knew she had found the perfect gift for her nine-year-old son: a feline-themed logic game that would appeal to his passion for cards and cats. But when the Edmonton child psychologist pulled out her phone to show her son a funny cat video on Facebook, she fears she may have inadvertently tipped him off to the Christmas Day surprise after an... Read More

Modest home price growth forecasted for 2019: Re/Max and Royal LePage

Modest home price growth forecasted for 2019: Re/Max and Royal LePage
TORONTO — Home prices across the country are expected to rise in 2019, but only at a moderate pace compared with recent years, according to two of Canada’s largest residential real estate brokerages. Royal LePage is anticipating the national median home price will increase by 1.2 per cent in 2019, with prices in Toronto and the surrounding areas expected to rise 1.3 per cent... Read More

North American stock markets head higher in late-morning trading; Loonie down

North American stock markets head higher in late-morning trading; Loonie down
TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was higher in late-morning trading, boosted by gains in the consumer staples sector as well as in financial and industrial stocks. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 69.40 points at 14,797.68. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 110.23 points at 24,533.49. The S&P 500 index was up 19.11 points at... Read More

Christmas tree farmers combat popularity of artificial trees

Christmas tree farmers combat popularity of artificial trees
TUALATIN, Ore. — Rosa Villarreal’s three young sons jumped and ran around the field of Christmas trees like jackrabbits, their excitement palpable as they raced from evergreen to evergreen. The boys, ages 2, 4 and 6, were picking out a real tree this year — a new tradition their young parents hope will create lasting memories. “I saw this video... Read More

Google CEO faces House grilling on breach, China censorship

Google CEO faces House grilling on breach, China censorship
WASHINGTON — Google’s CEO faces a grilling from U.S. lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands. CEO Sundar Pichai’s appearance Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee comes after he angered members of a Senate panel in September by declining their invitation to testify about foreign... Read More

MTY Group signs deal to acquire South St. Burger chain of restaurants

MTY Group signs deal to acquire South St. Burger chain of restaurants
MONTREAL — MTY Food Group Inc. has signed a deal to acquire South St. Burger, a chain of gourmet burger restaurants. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available. The burger chain will join MTY’s stable of restaurants that includes food court staples such as Thai Express, Vanellis and Manchu Wok as well as Baton Rouge, Pizza Delight and Scores... Read More

Cenovus plans $1.2 billion to $1.4 billion in capital spending for 2019

Cenovus plans $1.2 billion to $1.4 billion in capital spending for 2019
CALGARY — Cenovus Energy Inc. is planning total capital spending of between $1.2 billion and $1.4 billion for next year. The plan compares with its guidance for this year of between $1.3 billion and $1.4 billion. Cenovus says the reduction compared with its 2018 forecast is largely due to efficiency improvements and reduced development plans as a result of the... Read More