Category: Business

Tim Hortons an icon of Canadian ‘culture’?

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tim Hortons an icon of Canadian ‘culture’?

Tim Hortons assures Canadians nothing will change with new American and Brazilian ownership Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain’s coffee and Timbits - or doughnut holes to Americans. So news this week that Burger King will buy Tim Hortons […]

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Tim Hortons says merger with Burger King all about growth

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tim Hortons says merger with Burger King all about growth

Tim Hortons downplays importance of Canadian tax advantages for Burger King Burger King and Tim Hortons are teaming up in a US$11-billion deal that will allow the fast food companies to grow in the U.S. and internationally, but promises no changes to Canadians’ morning coffee. “One of the key value drivers of this transaction is […]

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Tim Hortons, Burger King eyeing ‘tax inversion’ merger

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tim Hortons, Burger King eyeing ‘tax inversion’ merger

Canadian coffee shop chain Tim Hortons says it wants to expand internationally Burger King is in talks to buy Tim Hortons in hopes of creating a new, publicly traded company with its headquarters in Canada. With a new base in Canada, Burger King, now based in Miami, could shave its U.S. tax bill. Tax inversions […]

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Guerrilla marketing: Two stunts that kinda went right

| August 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Guerrilla marketing: Two stunts that kinda went right

Guerrilla marketing done right can be a great way to get your business noticed So the Silver Bullet bullet shot itself in the foot. Sort of. The popular beer company arranged a guerrilla marketing stunt as part of its Search + Rescue campaign that involved dropping suitcases in cities across Canada which contained clues to specific […]

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Canadian cities – Family incomes vary greatly across country

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian cities – Family incomes vary greatly across country

Canadian cities – Calgary and Edmonton lead the way, Vancouver and Toronto lag Statistics Canada’s latest tabulation of incomes by city confirms in hard data what we often discern through casual observation: we live in an economically diverse country, one in which incomes vary greatly among households but also across Canadian cities. As in previous […]

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Vancouver tech benefits from broken US immigration system

| August 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Vancouver tech benefits from broken US immigration system

Vancouver tech industry already boasts 600 digital media companies The Vancouver tech community is growing – aided in part by a dysfunctional American immigration system that forces Silicon Valley to plant satellite offices in Canada. Software engineer Pablo Guana nearly refused a job with Facebook when the company redirected him to Vancouver from Silicon Valley […]

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Mount Polley: Preliminary tests show lake, river well within guidelines

| August 8, 2014 | 2 Comments
Mount Polley: Preliminary tests show lake, river well within guidelines

Testing on silt discharged from Mount Polley tailing pond not yet completed The water in a pristine British Columbia lake and river that were flooded with Mount Polley mine waste after a tailing ponds dam burst earlier this week is well within drinking water and aquatic life guidelines, according to preliminary test results announced Thursday. […]

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Bacon poutine potato chip? Vote for your favourite flavour

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Bacon poutine potato chip? Vote for your favourite flavour

Beacon readers can vote for their favourite potato chip flavour at Lays.ca/Flavour Bacon Poutine, Cinnamon Bun, Jalapeno Mac N’ Cheese and Tzatziki are the four flavour finalists in a Lay’s Canada contest seeking a new type of potato chip. The judges at Lay’s Canada received 1.25 million submissions (up from 600,000 in last year’s inaugural contest) […]

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Mount Polley: Imperial Metals ordered to clean up tailings pond breach

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mount Polley: Imperial Metals ordered to clean up tailings pond breach

Mount Polley is a gold and copper mine in British Columbia interior Imperial Metals has been has been formally ordered to clean up the Mount Polley mine site and prevent more material from escaping after a tailings pond burst Monday, sending a massive wave of water and potentially toxic silt into surrounding waterways. But government officials acknowledged […]

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Mount Polley: Tailing pond breach investigation started

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mount Polley: Tailing pond breach investigation started

Tuesday public meeting about Mount Polley release described as “tense” The president of Imperial Metals has apologized to residents living downstream from a toxic flood from the Mount Polley gold and copper mine in the British Columbia Interior. Brian Kynoch told about 200 residents of Likely, B.C., 600 kilometres northeast of Vancouver, that the failure […]

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