WestJet to refund some passengers whose flights were cancelled because of COVID-19

WestJet to refund some passengers whose flights were cancelled because of COVID-19
WestJet says it will begin providing refunds to passengers who had their WestJet and Swoop flights cancelled by the airlines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company says the refunds — the first offered by Canadian airlines — will be in the original form of payment rather than a credit for future flights as it had been previously... Read More

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange
TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,230.23, down 43.03 points.) Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX:NCU). Materials. Down 1.5 cents, or 14.29 per cent, to nine cents on 9.3 million shares. Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Down 14 cents, or 0.37 per cent, to $38.03 on 7.8 million shares. Manulife Financial... Read More

The Latest: Hawaii cites hundreds in week 1 of tourism plan

The Latest: Hawaii cites hundreds in week 1 of tourism plan
HONOLULU — Honolulu police have issued warnings or citations to thousands of people in violation of coronavirus protocols since Hawaii launched a pre-arrival testing program to reopen to tourists. The Honolulu Police Department says officers issued 4,500 warnings and 470 citations for not wearing masks or failing to social distance since the launch of the traveller testing program Thursday. Police... Read More

Manitoba government raises fines for COVID-19 violations amid higher numbers

Manitoba government raises fines for COVID-19 violations amid higher numbers
WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government has increased fines for people and businesses who ignore public health orders — its latest move to try to reverse rising COVID-19 case numbers. The fine for individuals who break self-isolation orders or violate rules such as a cap on public gatherings has jumped to $1,296 from $486. For businesses that exceed capacity limits, fail... Read More

Hundreds evacuated from northwestern Ontario First Nation over water crisis

Hundreds evacuated from northwestern Ontario First Nation over water crisis
Hundreds of people are being evacuated from a remote First Nation in northwestern Ontario due to a water crisis, the community’s chief said Wednesday, accusing the federal and provincial governments of  “dehumanizing” inaction. An oily sheen was discovered in the Neskantaga First Nation water reservoir earlier in the week, forcing its water plant to shut down until test results come... Read More

Canada Post urging early Christmas shopping as it gears up for online shopping rush

Canada Post urging early Christmas shopping as it gears up for online shopping rush
OTTAWA — Canada Post is urging Canadians to shop early this holiday season to avoid the late arrival of gifts caused by a pandemic-induced shift to online shopping. “We know how important these items are to you and we want to deliver,” says Rod Hart, Canada Post’s chief customer and marketing officer. In a video to customers, he says many... Read More

North American stock markets down in late-morning trading, loonie creeps up

North American stock markets down in late-morning trading, loonie creeps up
TORONTO — Losses in the heavyweight industrial sector led the way down as Canada’s main stock index fell in late-morning trading and U.S. stock markets also retreated. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 60.25 points at 16,213.01. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 97.73 points at 28,211.06. The S&P 500 index was down 7.54 points at... Read More

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges
WASHINGTON — Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion, Justice Department officials announced Wednesday. The company will plead guilty to three counts, including conspiracy to defraud the United States... Read More

Boralex names COO Patrick Decostre to succeed Patrick Lemaire as CEO

Boralex names COO Patrick Decostre to succeed Patrick Lemaire as CEO
MONTREAL — Boralex Inc. has named chief operating officer Patrick Decostre as the renewable power producer’s next chief executive. Decostre will replace Patrick Lemaire, who is set to retire at the end of the year. Lemaire has been at the head of Boralex since September 2006. Decostre joined the company in 2001 and spent 18 years building its business in... Read More