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 (16,396.15, up 84.54 points). Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 33 cents, or 2.76 per cent, to $12.28 on 10 million shares. Prometic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX:PLI). Health care. Down three cents, or 14.63 per cent, to 17.5 cents on 7.3 million shares. MEG... Read More

WestJet, regional pilots land tentative collective bargaining agreement

WestJet, regional pilots land tentative collective bargaining agreement
CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. and its 510 regional pilots have reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement. The Calgary-based airline says the deal with WestJet Encore pilots will be presented to the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) for ratification. WestJet did not disclose details of the agreement. It comes more than three months after an arbitrator set the terms for the first collective... Read More

Energy sector leads rally in Toronto, U.S. markets also head higher

Energy sector leads rally in Toronto, U.S. markets also head higher
TORONTO — The energy sector led a broad-based rally on the Toronto Stock Exchange as Canada’s main stock index moved higher in late-morning trading. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 62.14 points at 16,373.75. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 45.29 points at 26,429.92. The S&P 500 index was up 12.44 points at 2,891.83, while the... Read More

Aurora, Aphria chosen to grow medical pot in Germany, Europe’s largest market

Aurora, Aphria chosen to grow medical pot in Germany, Europe’s largest market
Aurora Cannabis and Aphria Inc. say they were among the three companies selected by the German government to cultivate and distribute medical pot in the European country. Both companies say the decision by Germany’s Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices is provisional and subject to a mandatory 10-day waiting period, which allows unsuccessful bidders to submit a challenge before the final... Read More

Canada posts job-market decline in March that follows big gains to start 2019

Canada posts job-market decline in March that follows big gains to start 2019
OTTAWA — The economy shed 7,200 positions in March after a pair of strong monthly gains to start the year that helped the country still manage to close out its best quarter of job creation since late 2017, Statistics Canada said Friday. The agency’s latest labour force survey found the unemployment rate held firm last month at 5.8 per cent. The March decline followed monthly increases of 66,800 net new jobs in January... Read More

CBD-Infused Beverages Achieve Quality and Clarity Breakthrough Utilizing Pressure BioSciences’ Ultra Shear Technology Platform

CBD-Infused Beverages Achieve Quality and Clarity Breakthrough Utilizing Pressure BioSciences’ Ultra Shear Technology Platform
New Video Demonstrates Revolution in Soft Drinks, Sports Drinks, and Beer with Vanishing Water-Soluble CBD Oil for Enhanced Quality and Absorption Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (“PBI” and the “Company”), a leader in the development and sale of broadly enabling, pressure-based instruments, consumables, and platform technology solutions to the life sciences and other industries, today released a new, short video... Read More

SNC-Lavalin selling 10.01% stake in Highway 407 to Ontario pension for $3.25B

SNC-Lavalin selling 10.01% stake in Highway 407 to Ontario pension for $3.25B
MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. has signed a deal to sell part of its stake in 407 International Inc. to the OMERS pension plan. Under the agreement, which has certain conditions, SNC is selling a 10.01 per cent stake in the toll highway operator in a transaction worth up to $3.25 billion. The agreement will see SNC-Lavalin retain a 6.76 per cent... Read More

Television business drives Corus Q2 revenue higher, beats estimates

Television business drives Corus Q2 revenue higher, beats estimates
TORONTO — Corus Entertainment Inc. beat expectations as it reported its second-quarter revenue rose compared with a year ago, boosted by gains in its television business. The company, which owns specialty and conventional television stations, including the Global television network as well as radio stations, says revenue for the quarter totalled $384.1 million, up from $369.5 million in the same... Read More

Saudis punished Canada by halting shipments in ports, denying visas: memo

Saudis punished Canada by halting shipments in ports, denying visas: memo
OTTAWA — The fallout from Saudi Arabia’s move to punish Canadian companies was felt within a month of the countries’ sudden diplomatic feud last summer, leading to visa rejections, a government ban on food from Canada and a blockage of shipments at the kingdom’s ports. A newly released federal document provides a close look at Saudi Arabia’s retaliation against Canada, following criticism by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland on Twitter of... Read More