Twitter investigating widespread outage that lasted more than an hour

Twitter investigating widespread outage that lasted more than an hour
SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter is investigating a problem that affected service to its users in the United States, Canada and Europe for more than an hour Thursday. The disruption began about 2:46 p.m Eastern Time, according to DownDetector.com, a site that monitors outages on social media. Twitter Canada’s spokesman confirmed the social media service was still down about an hour later, shortly before service was restored. Outages were widespread in... Read More

Aritzia continues sales growth streak, reports nearly 32% jump in income

Aritzia continues sales growth streak, reports nearly 32% jump in income
VANCOUVER — Aritzia Inc. continued its sales growth streak in its most recent quarter as the clothing retailer’s net income jumped nearly 32 per cent. The Vancouver-based company says it achieved its nineteenth straight quarter of comparable sales growth, a key retail metric, with a 7.9 per cent jump for the 13 weeks ending June 2. Its net income increased... 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 (16,527.90, down 35.39 points). Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Up 11 cents, or 1.68 per cent, to $6.65 on 10.7 million shares. CannTrust Holdings Inc. (TSX:TRST). Health care. Down eight cents, or 1.94 per cent, to $4.04 on 10.2 million shares. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Materials. Down 22 cents, or... Read More

Cenovus produces one billionth barrel from thermal oilsands operations

Cenovus produces one billionth barrel from thermal oilsands operations
CALGARY — Cenovus Energy Inc. says its thermal oilsands operations in northern Alberta produced their one billionth barrel of bitumen on Wednesday. The milestone comes about 18 years after Cenovus’ Foster Creek facility was launched in 2001 as the first commercial oilsands project to use steam-assisted gravity drainage technology or SAGD. Its sister project at Christina Lake began producing oil a year... Read More

Amazon, seeking more skilled workers, will do the training

Amazon, seeking more skilled workers, will do the training
NEW YORK — Amazon, needing a more tech-savvy workforce, is offering to pay to retrain its employees and help them switch to more technical jobs at Amazon or elsewhere. The online shopping giant said Thursday that it plans to spend $700 million by 2025 to retrain 100,000 workers, or a third of its U.S. workforce. The initiative could help Amazon... Read More

Multiple injuries aboard Air Canada flight after plane hits turbulence

Multiple injuries aboard Air Canada flight after plane hits turbulence
MONTREAL — Nearly three dozen passengers sustained minor injuries Thursday when an Air Canada flight travelling from Toronto to Sydney, Australia, ran into severe turbulence, prompting an emergency landing in Honolulu. The airline says Flight AC33, which made a scheduled stopover in Vancouver Wednesday night, was about two hours past Hawaii over the Pacific Ocean when the conditions triggered a turnaround, resulting in 35 injuries.... Read More

Indigo maintains global brand ambitions despite challenging year for bookseller

Indigo maintains global brand ambitions despite challenging year for bookseller
Indigo Books & Music Inc. maintains its ambition to grow into a global brand despite a challenging year for the bookseller that saw declining traffic at the mall where it opened its first U.S. location. “We remain committed — even more committed — to expanding our brand outside of Canada,” said CEO Heather Reisman at the company’s annual general meeting... Read More

Canada’s main stock index down in broad decline, loonie up

Canada’s main stock index down in broad decline, loonie up
TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index is moderately lower in a broad-based decline that includes an Ontario cannabis producer. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 27.32 points at 16,535.97, with CannTrust Holdings Inc. continuing a string of declines since it disclosed some production was done in unlicensed growing rooms. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 134.13... Read More

Aimia shareholder claims chairman’s “outrageous conduct” at AGM demands a redo

Aimia shareholder claims chairman’s “outrageous conduct” at AGM demands a redo
MONTREAL — An Aimia Inc. shareholder is calling for a redo of last month’s annual general meeting, which he says was “plagued with irregularities” and “outrageous conduct.” Charles Frischer, who says he speaks for a group of shareholders and holds 1.6 per cent of the company’s outstanding shares, says the chairman refused to conduct votes or take questions and allowed security guards... Read More

CannTrust’s Danish partner quarantines more pot connected to unlicensed rooms

CannTrust’s Danish partner quarantines more pot connected to unlicensed rooms
TORONTO — CannTrust Holdings Inc.’s Danish partner says it has quarantined more medical pot products linked to illegal cultivation at the Canadian cannabis company’s greenhouse, and warned of possible shortages in Denmark as a result. Stenocare says it has received documentation that shows that five batches of the Danish company’s inventory originated in growing rooms that did not have government... Read More