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 (13,935.44, down 206.33 points).   Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up three cents, or 0.07 per cent, to $41.92, on 21.4 million shares. Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down five cents, or 2.55 per cent to $1.91 on 19.9 million shares. Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Down 83 cents, or 4.27 per cent, to $18.62... Read More

Canada’s annual snap-shot of wireless prices shows they’re lower but still high

Canada’s annual snap-shot of wireless prices shows they’re lower but still high
TORONTO — An annual snap-shot of telecom services, released Friday, shows a year-over-year decline in Canadian wireless prices but, as usual, concludes that most G-7 countries had less expensive packages. “While progress is being made, prices in Canada remain expensive compared to other nations,” the department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, which commissioned the study, said in a statement. For example, Canadian plans with two gigabytes... Read More

Crude-by-rail exports rise to record level of more than 300,000 barrels per day

Crude-by-rail exports rise to record level of more than 300,000 barrels per day
CALGARY — The National Energy Board says crude-by-rail exports from Canada rose to a record 327,229 barrels per day in October. That’s up more than 21 per cent from 269,829 in September and represents the first time exports by rail have exceeded 300,000 barrels per day — in October 2017, only 137,000 bpd left the country in railcars. Full export pipelines were blamed for a... Read More

Cannabis store sales total $43M in first two weeks after legalization

Cannabis store sales total $43M in first two weeks after legalization
OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says sales at cannabis stores in the two weeks after legalization totalled $43 million. The agency started collecting data for in-store and online sales from cannabis retailers as of Oct. 17, when fresh or dried bud, oil, plants and seeds became legal for recreational use in the country. The first set of data released Friday as... Read More

Grocers transforming themselves to adapt to shifting consumer demands

Grocers transforming themselves to adapt to shifting consumer demands
VANCOUVER — Canadian grocers doubled down on transforming themselves into destinations for time-strapped shoppers this year, ramping up delivery options, acquiring meal kit companies and adding in-store eateries. Shifting consumer demands and tech titan Amazon’s recent acquisition of Whole Foods Market are pressuring grocers to evolve, yet experts say it’s only the beginning of a transformation in how Canadians shop for food.... Read More

London’s Gatwick Airport resumes flights after drone chaos

London’s Gatwick Airport resumes flights after drone chaos
LONDON — Flights resumed at London’s Gatwick Airport on Friday morning after drones sparked about 36 hours of travel chaos including the shutdown of the airfield, leaving tens of thousands of passengers stranded or delayed during the busy holiday season. The airport said in a statement that Gatwick’s runway is “now available and aircraft are arriving and departing. “We are,... Read More