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Gold miners help push S&P/TSX composite higher, U.S. stock markets mixed

Gold miners help push S&P/TSX composite higher, U.S. stock markets mixed

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index posted a triple-digit advance to start the week as the price of gold soared by nearly US$50, boosting the mining-heavy materials sector. The S&P/TSX composite index rose 141.51 points to 16,656.12.
Suncor shares slip after fire interrupts Fort McMurray oilsands mining output

Suncor shares slip after fire interrupts Fort McMurray oilsands mining output

CALGARY — Shares in Suncor Energy Inc. fell Monday after it reported it will be early September before bitumen production resumes at its base oilsands mining operation in Fort McMurray, Alta., following a fire on Friday.
Health and safety agency posts free e-course on how to reopen businesses

Health and safety agency posts free e-course on how to reopen businesses

HAMILTON — The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has released a guide for employers to reopen their businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales hit record high in July

Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales hit record high in July

More homes were sold in Canada this July than any other month on record, as the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped demand and pushed prices to all-time highs.
Calgary brewery hopes to overcome 'yuck factor' with beer made with wastewater

Calgary brewery hopes to overcome 'yuck factor' with beer made with wastewater

CALGARY — Village Brewery, which describes its blond ale as crisp, dry and slightly fruity, is looking to persuade beer lovers that a new batch made from reused wastewater tastes just as good.
Paramount demands cash for its stake in Strath Resources after merger announced

Paramount demands cash for its stake in Strath Resources after merger announced

CALGARY — Oil and gas company Paramount Resources Ltd. is demanding a cash payout for its shares in Strath Resources Ltd. when it is merged with another private firm.

Worker killed in underground accident at an Ivanhoe copper mine in Africa

TORONTO — Canadian miner Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. says a worker was killed Sunday at its Kamoa-Kakula Copper Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Markets Investors will have their eye on the stock markets this week as Bay Street slows down in the wake of the second-quarter reports from Canada's big corporate
Calfrac Well Services rejects recapitalization offer from Wilks Brothers

Calfrac Well Services rejects recapitalization offer from Wilks Brothers

CALGARY — Calfrac Well Services Ltd. says a Texas company's proposed restructuring plan doesn't have sufficient support from unsecured noteholders and so it will continue with a debt-for-stock swap announced in July.
Black creatives in Italian fashion demand cultural reform

Black creatives in Italian fashion demand cultural reform

MILAN — The only Black designer belonging to Italy’s influential fashion council is demanding a "long overdue cultural reform’’ from her colleagues under the slogan: Do Black Lives Matter in Italy? The conversation has gotten off to a rocky start.
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