YELLOWKNIFE — Finding skilled labour will be a challenge as major resource projects move ahead in the Northwest Territories, said the territorial minister in charge of energy and mining.
The territory will need around 3,000 new workers, with several new mines set to open over the next eight to 10 years, David Ramsay said Monday.
OTTAWA — Home ownership has become less affordable for the average Canadian, but that hasn’t stopped many from jumping into what may already be an overpriced market, suggests a new report from the Royal Bank.
TORONTO — Hudson’s Bay Co. appears to be winning more praise from shoppers, while Target has lost ground in recent months but both retailers trail Costco in customer-satisfaction, according to surveys from Forum Research.
MONTREAL — The transportation subsidiary of East Coast conglomerate Irving is keeping its options open about a possible acquisition of the railway at the centre of last month’s deadly train crash in Lac-Megantic, Que., that killed 47 people.
EDMONTON — Alberta has set new rules on how resource industries must deal with aboriginal bands, despite the objections of at least one group that says the policy is designed to keep government in the driver’s seat.
OTTAWA — An Ontario superior court judge has found an Indian-Canadian businessman guilty to conspiring to bribe several government officials in India.
Justice Charles Hackland has ruled that Nazir Karigar tried to dole out at least $450,000 in bribes to officials at state-owned Air India as well as a former Indian cabinet minister who oversaw the airline at the time.
TORONTO — Loyalty credit card customers could soon find themselves being aggressively wooed if a proposed deal to allow both TD and CIBC to offer Aeroplan rewards cards doesn’t succeed.
TORONTO—The BlackBerry’s latest smartphone running the new operating system went on sale in Canada today, amid speculation about the company’s future and a further bump in its share price.
Hopes of BlackBerry returning to its glory days have all but disappeared as the smartphone company delivered the most damning proof that its new phones are a sales flop by moving forward with a plan that could result in the sale of its operations.
CIBC says it is willing to let TD Bank become the primary credit card issuer for the Aeroplan loyalty rewards program, as long as it’s allowed to keep half of the current Aerogold customers.