Category: Business

Canada inflation rate highest in two years, prices continue to rise

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canada inflation rate highest in two years, prices continue to rise

Canada inflation rate expected to continue to rise with oil prices A big jump in energy costs and cigarette prices helped push up Canada’s inflation rate to 1.5 per cent last month, matching the highest level in the annualized consumer price index in almost two years. The increase, while significant, was mostly in line with […]

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Here’s what to do about the Heartbleed bug

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Here’s what to do about the Heartbleed bug

Southern Alberta Better Business Bureau offers tips for businesses and consumers Unless you’ve been vacationing on a tropical island for the past few days, you’ve likely heard of the “Heartbleed” bug, a computer security vulnerability that can reveal the contents of a server’s memory and expose private data such as user names, passwords and even […]

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Heartbleed flaw exposes passwords, sensitive data to potential theft

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Heartbleed flaw exposes passwords, sensitive data to potential theft

Finnish security team discovered Heartbleed virus A confounding computer bug called “Heartbleed” is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers and other sensitive information. The breakdown revealed this week affects […]

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Air Canada Wi-Fi installation begins on North American fleet in May

| April 9, 2014 | 1 Comment
Air Canada Wi-Fi installation begins on North American fleet in May

Air Canada Wi-Fi outfitted on 29 aircraft this year Air Canada announced on Wednesday that it will become the first Canadian airline to offer its customers Wi-Fi connectivity on its aircraft across North America. The company will begin installing the system later this spring and expects 29 aircraft to be outfitted with Wi-Fi service by […]

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Canadian retailers short-sighted on cross-border shopping

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian retailers short-sighted on cross-border shopping

Cross-border shopping numbers expected to dip as dollar weakens By Livio Di Matteo The fall in the Canadian dollar’s value relative to the U.S. dollar has led Canadian retailers to anticipate they will benefit from Canadians staying home to shop. Canadian retailers, you see, are concerned that the Canada Border Services Agency has been too […]

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Victoria McDonald’s could face criminal charges over foreign workers

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Victoria McDonald’s could face criminal charges over foreign workers

Three Victoria McDonald’s restaurants put on federal blacklist Three Victoria McDonald’s restaurants were put on a federal blacklist Monday for alleged abuses of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, prompting the fast food chain to move quickly to cut ties with the franchise owner. Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney also suggested criminal charges could result against […]

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Minimum wage hikes vs. tax breaks to help poor?

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Minimum wage hikes vs. tax breaks to help poor?

Big minimum wage increases can create more problems than they solve By Jock Finlayson   Proposals to boost the minimum wage have been drawing attention on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border. In January, U.S. President Barack Obama called for lifting the U.S. federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Since 2011 several American states […]

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Canada Post raises cost of single stamp to $1

| March 31, 2014 | 1 Comment
Canada Post raises cost of single stamp to $1

CFIB says Canada Post should cut costs, not raise prices The cost of mailing a first-class letter within Canada is going up today by 35 per cent and small businesses are not happy with Canada Post. Canada Post is raising the price of a stamp to 85-cents, up from 63-cents. While the new price applies […]

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Canadian railways phasing out or retrofitting older DOT-111 tank cars

| March 25, 2014 | 1 Comment
Canadian railways phasing out or retrofitting older DOT-111 tank cars

Canadian railways also acquiring equipment to for early detection of tank car defects Canada’s two largest railways say they are phasing out or retrofitting their own small fleets of older DOT-111 tank cars, the kind involved in the horrific explosion and fire in Lac-Megantic, Que. last summer. Canadian National Railway said Tuesday that it will […]

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Air Canada rouge goes west, Calgary and Vancouver service announced

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Air Canada rouge goes west, Calgary and Vancouver service announced

Air Canada rouge  offers competitively-priced travel to leisure destinations Air Canada announced on Tuesday that its Air Canada rouge subsidiary is expanding to western Canada to serve a number of predominantly leisure markets from Vancouver and Calgary. Current Air Canada flights from Calgary to Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Phoenix will be converted to Air Canada […]

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