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Here's a quick glance at unemployment rates for February, by Canadian city

OTTAWA — The national unemployment rate was 8.2 per cent in February. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities.
Women, immigrants bearing the brunt of economic toll from pandemic: Report

Women, immigrants bearing the brunt of economic toll from pandemic: Report

For the last seven years, Elisa Cardona has worked as a hostess at the Pacific Gateway Hotel near Vancouver, greeting guests at the breakfast restaurant and helping servers when needed.
Bangladesh TV hires country's 1st transgender news anchor

Bangladesh TV hires country's 1st transgender news anchor

DHAKA, Bangladesh — A Bangladeshi satellite television station has hired the country’s first transgender news anchor, saying it hopes the appointment will help change society.
As climate fight shifts to oil, Biden faces a formidable foe

As climate fight shifts to oil, Biden faces a formidable foe

CASPER, Wyo. — President Joe Biden’s bid to tackle climate change is running straight through the heart of the U.S.
Lightspeed to expand Asia-Pacific presence with US$350-million purchase of Vend

Lightspeed to expand Asia-Pacific presence with US$350-million purchase of Vend

MONTREAL — Lightspeed POS Inc. says it has reached agreement on an acquisition valued at US$350 million that will beef up its presence in Asia-Pacific.
CanWel Building Materials Q4 revenue and income rises on 'unprecedented' prices

CanWel Building Materials Q4 revenue and income rises on 'unprecedented' prices

VANCOUVER — CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. is reporting higher fourth-quarter revenue and earnings on strong demand and prices for its products thanks to surging home improvement and new home construction activity.
Iran cracks down on contentious pop music video with arrests

Iran cracks down on contentious pop music video with arrests

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iranian authorities have arrested multiple music producers connected to a California-based Iranian pop singer, his management company and Iranian media said Thursday, in Tehran’s latest effort to halt what it deems decad

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (18,844.57, up 154.57 points.) ClearStream Energy Services Inc. (TSX:CSM). Energy. Up three cents, or 46.15 per cent, to 9.
Cannabis company Organigram signs deal with British American Tobacco

Cannabis company Organigram signs deal with British American Tobacco

MONCTON, N.B. — Organigram Holdings Inc. stock soared by more than 40 per cent Thursday as a subsidiary of one of the globe's biggest tobacco companies purchased a stake in the business. Organigram's stock jumped by $1.45 to reach $5.

Alberta gas plant operator fined $80,000 for refusing regulatory inspection in 2018

CALGARY — The Alberta Energy Regulator says Land Petroleum International Inc. has been ordered to pay an $80,000 fine for failing to allow AER staff access to a natural gas processing plant to inspect it in August 2018.