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B.C. regional district cancels wastewater treatment plant deal after delays

VANCOUVER — The head of the Metro Vancouver Regional District says it has lost confidence in the contractor hired to build a wastewater treatment plant in North Vancouver, B.C., and has terminated its contract with the company.
El Salvador explores bitcoin mining powered by volcanoes

El Salvador explores bitcoin mining powered by volcanoes

BERLIN, El Salvador (AP) — At a geothermal power plant near El Salvador’s Tecapa volcano, 300 computers whir inside a trailer as they make complex mathematical calculations day and night verifying transactions for the cryptocurrency bitcoin.
Retail sales climb despite rising prices, supply issues

Retail sales climb despite rising prices, supply issues

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans continued to spend at a solid clip in September even while facing sticker shock in grocery aisles, car lots and restaurants as snarled global supply chains slow the flow of goods. Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,928.10, up 108.16 points.) Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV). Materials. Up 0.7 of a cent, or 3.41 per cent, to 22.8 cents on 12.

Stellantis to cut shift at Windsor auto assembly plant at loss of 1,800 jobs

WINDSOR, Ont. — Stellantis says it is cutting its Windsor Assembly Plant down to one shift next spring in a move that will mean about 1,800 lost jobs.
S&P/TSX composite hits record high in best week since March as oil tops US$82 a barrel

S&P/TSX composite hits record high in best week since March as oil tops US$82 a barrel

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index reached record highs on a broad rally led by the strength of the financial and energy sectors as the price of oil climbed past US$82 per barrel.
Big Six banks join Mark Carney-led Net-Zero Banking Alliance

Big Six banks join Mark Carney-led Net-Zero Banking Alliance

TORONTO — Canada's Big Six banks together announced Friday that they will join the global Net-Zero Banking Alliance championed by former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney.

Ontario to start allowing local brewers to sell their beer at farmers' markets

Patrons will soon be able to purchase Ontario beer at local farmers’ markets. The government announced Friday that it will start allowing eligible brewers to sell their beer at the more than 180 farmers’ markets in the province.
Labour shortage concerns extend to oil and gas well cleanup efforts

Labour shortage concerns extend to oil and gas well cleanup efforts

CALGARY — Alberta's efforts to clean up tens of thousands of inactive oil and gas wells in the province could be delayed by a shortage of rig workers.
Ontario venues say new COVID-19 rules create 'double standard' for standing concerts

Ontario venues say new COVID-19 rules create 'double standard' for standing concerts

TORONTO — Indoor concerts are slowly coming back to life in Ontario, but venue owners say the latest COVID-19 guidelines will dampen any significant return to live music in the coming months.