Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX
TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,028.47, up 56.29 points.) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 79 cents, or 18.04 per cent, to $3.59 on 27.2 million shares. Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Up five cents, or 0.19 per cent, to $26.31 on 9.3 million shares. Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up 51 cents,... Read More

North American stock markets climb to record highs on signals of trade truce

North American stock markets climb to record highs on signals of trade truce
TORONTO — North American stock markets all climbed to record highs Friday on low bond yields and positive signals of a trade truce between the world’s two largest economies. “It’s just investors getting the best of both worlds — low interest rates combined with optimism on trade,” said Patrick Blais, senior portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management. The stock markets ended... Read More

Cannabis producer Green Organic Dutchman shares fall after it reports $20.1M loss

Cannabis producer Green Organic Dutchman shares fall after it reports $20.1M loss
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. shares fell sharply in early trading following a $20.1 million third quarter loss for the cannabis company as the industry struggles to meet expectations. Its stock fell about eight per cent to 76 cents soon after the open at the Toronto Stock Exchange, on top of a 9.8 per cent decline on Thursday before the... Read More

CREA: national home sales up 12.9 per cent in October compared with last year

CREA: national home sales up 12.9 per cent in October compared with last year
OTTAWA — The Canadian Real Estate Association says the number of home sales was up 12.9 per cent nationally in October compared with the same month last year. It says sales activity last month was almost the same as for September, but up almost 20 per cent from a six-year low reached in February. Home sales are still about seven per cent below the heights... Read More

Tolko Industries curtails all B.C. operations during two-week holiday break

Tolko Industries curtails all B.C. operations during two-week holiday break
VERNON, B.C. — British Columbia wood products company Tolko Industries says continuing low lumber prices and high log costs have forced it to schedule a two-week shutdown affecting all its B.C. operations. The privately owned, Vernon-based company says the curtailment will run from Dec. 21 to Jan. 6, while the head office will be closed from Dec. 23 to 27. A statement... Read More

Aurora halts construction of two cannabis facilities to conserve cash

Aurora halts construction of two cannabis facilities to conserve cash
EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it is halting construction of two production facilities to save over $190 million as part of a plan to strengthen its balance sheet. The Edmonton-based cannabis producer says it will immediately cease construction of its Aurora Nordic 2 facility in Denmark to save about $80 million over the next year, as well as indefinitely defer completion of construction and... Read More