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Rush to close home sales before tax deadline overloads land registry

CTV News - ‎20 hours ago‎
The B.C. land registry website almost crashed this week as thousands of people scrambled to close real estate deals before the new tax on foreign buyers takes effect.
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Contract awarded as funding plans announced for Martensville, Warman overpasses

CTV News - ‎21 hours ago‎
A $60.6-million contract to build two overpasses at Martensville and Warman has been awarded to Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co., the province announced Friday.
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The Wednesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

The Daily Courier (subscription) - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
A sold sign is pictured outside a home in Vancouver on June, 28, 2016. Canada's national housing agency rang more alarm bells about Vancouver's real estate sector after it released a report Wednesday saying there is now strong evidence of problematic ...
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Prince Albert, Sask., prepares to test the water from oil spill bypass line

CBC.ca - ‎57 minutes ago‎
Water pumped from the South Saskatchewan River to quench the thirst of a city affected by the Husky oil spill could start flowing Saturday afternoon if testing goes as planned.
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David Reevely: Ontario Liberals' carelessness leaves them vulnerable even when they shouldn't be

National Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Ontario Liberals' record of spendy mismanagement on things like their pension program makes it hard to believe them even when they're right about things that are more important.
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B.C. craft beer faces another obstacle with Alberta's new grant program

Globalnews.ca - ‎15 hours ago‎
Micro breweries are popping up everywhere on the west coast, making the marketplace the most competitive it's ever been. As Nadia Stewart reports, now Alberta wants to put a tax on B.C.
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Suncor proposes leaving oil sands in ground to cut greenhouse gas emission intensity

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
A proposal by oil sands giant Suncor Energy to leave some of its more difficult-to-produce reserves in the ground, to reduce emissions and costs, is being endorsed by environmentalists - but not by rival producer Cenovus Energy.
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Silence from Omnitrax over port layoffs, rail cuts

Winnipeg Free Press - ‎11 hours ago‎
The northern town of Churchill and the surrounding area have been hit with a crisis this week: the layoff of workers at the port, effectively ending the short shipping season, and a cut in rail service to one train per week.
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Major stock markets show little movement, crude oil posts slight recovery

CTV News - ‎18 hours ago‎
TORONTO -- It was a slow day for North American stock markets, with major indexes barely nudged in either direction despite major economic data released overnight and Friday.
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Saskatchewan crops battle through moisture

Country Guide - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Commodity News Service Canada - Saskatchewan crops are in generally good condition despite recent wet and windy weather, says the Saskatchewan government.
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Local chambers want province to reject provisions

Belleville Intelligencer - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
BELLEVILLE - Leading employer groups and chambers of commerce in Belleville and Quinte West are calling on the provincial government to reject several proposals under consideration in the interim report of the government's Changing Workplaces ...
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Teck delivers surprise profit, stock surges

MINING.com - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Teck's Coal Mountain operations are located about 30km southeast of Sparwood in southeastern British Columbia, Canada. (Image courtesy of Teck Resources).

Ontario's doctors announce General Meeting with binding vote on tentative Physician Services Agreement

Montreal Gazette - ‎3 hours ago‎
TORONTO, July 30, 2016 /CNW/ - Ontario's doctors will be assembling at the Allstream Centre in Toronto for a General Meeting of members on Sunday, Aug. 14.
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Oil giants look to invest despite losses and price collapse

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Since oil prices began to nosedive two years ago, Cenovus Energy has been on its heels, desperately trying to cut costs. Management slashed capital spending, delayed projects and cut the workforce, among other measures.
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economy Canadian GDP reliant on real estate Add to ...

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Skyrocketing home prices have been pushing the already largest contribution from the real estate sector to Canadian GDP steadily higher, but as the contribution from construction has fallen and governments step in to try and rein in real estate ...

Close to 800000 tourists came to Nova Scotia in the first six months of 2016

CBC.ca - ‎9 hours ago‎
The Nova Scotia government says visitation to the province is up for the first half of this year. Tourism Nova Scotia says from January to June 2016, non-resident overnight visitation increased eight per cent over the same period in 2015.

Irresistible aroma responsible for mountain pine beetle attacks: Research

MetroNews Canada - ‎1 hour ago‎
Although the lodgepole pine's sap is toxic to the beetles, the smell can attract large numbers of the tiny bugs. Share on Facebook.
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Enbridge (ENB) Stock Up, Q2 Earnings In Line Despite Wildfire

TheStreet.com - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Despite a wildfire in Alberta earlier this year that curbed shipments, Enbridge (ENB) reported in-line earnings this morning. Rachel Aldrich.

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