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Canada to force plastic makers to report how much they make, reuse and recycle

Canada to force plastic makers to report how much they make, reuse and recycle

OTTAWA — Canada is seeking to get a better handle on how much plastic is being produced in the country by forcing companies that make it to report annually on what they produce.
Lululemon cutting over 100 jobs in Washington distribution centre closure

Lululemon cutting over 100 jobs in Washington distribution centre closure

VANCOUVER — Lululemon Athletica Inc. says it is cutting more than 100 jobs as it plans to close a distribution centre in Washington state. It says some employees at the Sumner, Wash.
Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales up 0.7% in February at $71.6B

Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales up 0.7% in February at $71.6B

OTTAWA — Manufacturing sales rose 0.7 per cent to $71.6 billion in February, helped by higher sales of petroleum and coal, Statistics Canada said Monday.
'The root cause of my debt': Sales are tempting. How to avoid falling for offers

'The root cause of my debt': Sales are tempting. How to avoid falling for offers

TORONTO — The drawers were overflowing with skin care products and makeup — three different blushes, many eyeshadows, a dozen different mascaras, foundation and serum samples sitting unused for years.
KITS Eyecare co-founder Sabrina Liak steps down as president

KITS Eyecare co-founder Sabrina Liak steps down as president

Former CFO will remain on board of directors, serve as strategic advisor
Unifor applies to represent two Amazon fulfilment centres in Metro Vancouver

Unifor applies to represent two Amazon fulfilment centres in Metro Vancouver

VANCOUVER — Unifor has filed two applications to represent Vancouver-area Amazon workers with the B.C. Labour Relations Board.
New B.C. liquor policy coming to wineries, breweries

New B.C. liquor policy coming to wineries, breweries

The new measures will allow people to consume alcohol samples at a time experts say the industry is struggling.
Indigo agrees to go private after sale to holding company

Indigo agrees to go private after sale to holding company

TORONTO — Indigo Books & Music Inc. has agreed to be taken private after agreeing to a sweetened offer from a holding company connected to its largest shareholder. The retailer says its agreement will see Trilogy Retail Holdings Inc.
Grocery code of conduct won't drive prices higher, Sobeys chief executive says

Grocery code of conduct won't drive prices higher, Sobeys chief executive says

TORONTO — There’s no evidence that a grocery code of conduct would raise food prices for Canadians, said Empire Co. Ltd. chief executive Michael Medline.
North Saanich De Havilland plant expands as orders ramp up for firefighting planes

North Saanich De Havilland plant expands as orders ramp up for firefighting planes

The local employee count doubled to about 300 in recent months, says De Havilland Canada’s vice-president for corporate affairs
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