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Vancouver-area home sales below average, but it's still a seller's market: board

Vancouver-area home sales below average, but it's still a seller's market: board

VANCOUVER — Home sales in Metro Vancouver remain well below the 10-year average for the region but sellers continue to hold the upper hand as the real estate board says demand for properties is steady with buyers having little to choose from.

Rights group: Lacoste gloves made in Chinese internment camp

Gloves made in China for the popular French brand Lacoste appear to have been sewn inside a factory where ethnic minorities face forced ideological and behavioural re-education, according to a U.S.-based labour rights group.
Opposition parties state their needs from upcoming New Brunswick budget

Opposition parties state their needs from upcoming New Brunswick budget

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's Green leader has completed a provincial tour and says people want next week's provincial budget to have integrity and compassion.
CEO Helena Foulkes out at Hudson's Bay Co, chairman Richard Baker to take over

CEO Helena Foulkes out at Hudson's Bay Co, chairman Richard Baker to take over

TORONTO — Executive chairman Richard Baker's influence over Hudson's Bay Co. is about to get another big boost as Canada's oldest retailer closes a turbulent chapter in its nearly 350 years of existence.
Lowe's Canada selling Ace Canada business to owner of TSC for undisclosed price

Lowe's Canada selling Ace Canada business to owner of TSC for undisclosed price

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Lowe's Canada says it has reached an agreement to sell its Ace Canada business to the owner of TSC Stores as part of its restructuring that saw it close 34 underperforming Rona and Lowe's stores.
Monday's sharp rebound may not be sign that market volatility has ended: experts

Monday's sharp rebound may not be sign that market volatility has ended: experts

TORONTO — The novel coronavirus has whipsawed stock markets but investors shouldn't take Monday's sharp rebound as a signal that volatility has ended, say investment experts.
Bruce Linton-backed psychedelics business Mind Medicine joins NEO Exchange

Bruce Linton-backed psychedelics business Mind Medicine joins NEO Exchange

TORONTO — Bruce Linton is used to people raising an eyebrow at his business decisions. The tycoon, after all, jumped into the world of cannabis long before most when he co-founded Canopy Growth Corp.
Housing shortage continues on P.E.I. despite another record construction year

Housing shortage continues on P.E.I. despite another record construction year

CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island is on track for a third consecutive year of record new home construction, but tenants are still feeling the pinch from a provincial vacancy rate that is the lowest in the country. The current vacancy rate of 1.
Australian Associated Press closing after 85 years

Australian Associated Press closing after 85 years

CANBERRA, Australia — National news agency Australian Associated Press said Tuesday it was closing after 85 years, blaming a decline in subscribers and free distribution of news content on digital platforms.
Asian shares rise on hopes central banks may act on outbreak

Asian shares rise on hopes central banks may act on outbreak

TOKYO — Asian shares rose Tuesday amid hopes that central banks will take action to shield the global economy from the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.5% in morning trading to 21,441.82.
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