Aurora Cannabis shares rise on reported talks with Coca-Cola

Aurora Cannabis shares rise on reported talks with Coca-Cola
EDMONTON — Shares of Aurora Cannabis Inc. were up as much as 17 per cent today after a report the marijuana producer was in talks with the Coca-Cola Company to develop pot-infused drinks. The Edmonton-based company’s stock briefly rose above the $10 mark in early trading after the report by BNN Bloomberg, citing sources. Aurora Cannabis shares traded for $9.62, up nearly... Read More

BC to have only one store selling cannabis on first day of legalization

BC to have only one store selling cannabis on first day of legalization
VANCOUVER — On the morning of Oct. 17, British Columbians shouldn’t expect to wake up and see marijuana stores opening their doors. At least that’s the message from the province’s minister of public safety and solicitor general, Mike Farnworth. In a news release issued Sunday, Farnworth said the government’s first  and only BC Cannabis Store will open in Kamloops and more... Read More

Loblaw Companies to take $368-million charge related to Tax Court ruling

Loblaw Companies to take $368-million charge related to Tax Court ruling
TORONTO — Loblaw Companies Ltd. will record a $368-million tax charge related to its former Barbadian banking subsidiary Glenhuron Bank Ltd. The charge of 98 cents per share will be recorded in the company’s third quarter but Loblaw says it plans to appeal a tax court ruling that was issued last week. The tax court decision centres on the Canada Revenue Agency’s reassessments of Glenhuron for... Read More

Loblaw spins out its stake in Choice Properties REIT to George Weston

Loblaw spins out its stake in Choice Properties REIT to George Weston
TORONTO — Loblaw Companies Ltd. says it will spin out its real estate investment trust to focus solely on its grocery and pharmacy business. The company says George Weston Ltd., which has majority ownership of Loblaw, will receive its 61.6 per cent interest in Choice Properties REIT and Loblaw’s minority shareholders will received George Weston shares in exchange. George Weston already... 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 (16,161.30, down 101.58 points). Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 15 cents, or 1.7 per cent, to $8.95 on 18.4 million shares. Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Up $1.57, or 9.25 per cent, to $18.55 on 16.6 million shares Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down 11 cents, or 2.55 per cent, to... Read More

Organic farming goes for scale in prairies, pushes back on skepticism

Organic farming goes for scale in prairies, pushes back on skepticism
Travis Heide was raised on a conventional farm and used to take it personally when his wife, who grew up on an organic farm on Vancouver Island, talked about going pesticide and fertilizer-free. Now, his the Saskatchewan-based farmer owns one of the biggest organic farms in Canada. “Every time she talked about organic, it was like she was attacking the way I was... Read More

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 (16,262.88, down 108.67 points) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up one cent or one per cent to $8.80 on 17.3 million shares. Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH) Health care. Up 97 cents or six per cent to $16.98 on 12.1 million shares Cronos Group Inc. (TSX:CRON) Health care. Up... Read More

No deal yet as NAFTA renegotiation talks turn bitter at critical stage

No deal yet as NAFTA renegotiation talks turn bitter at critical stage
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Trade Representative says Canada has made no concessions to the United States on the thorny issue of dairy access as talks grind on towards today’s deadline to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. In a written statement, the USTR says the talks with Canada continue but “there have been no concessions by Canada on agriculture.” Similarly, Canadian officials tell The... Read More

Seafood fraud: 5 ways to avoid buying fraudulent fish when shopping, dining

Seafood fraud: 5 ways to avoid buying fraudulent fish when shopping, dining
A new investigation into seafood fraud in Canada found 44 per cent of nearly 400 fish samples tested from retailers and restaurants in five Canadian cities were not what the label claimed. “We don’t want people to avoid seafood,” said Julia Levin, seafood fraud campaigner for the advocacy group behind the investigation, Oceana Canada. Here are five ways experts and industry insiders recommend consumers... Read More