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Used medical masks overflow a waste bin at the University of Calgary Medical Clinics in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Used medical masks overflow a waste bin at the University of Calgary Medical Clinics in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Aerial view of Kelowna. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

A new way to travel: Vancouver-based company opens marketplace for private flights

Airble partners with air operators for flexible air travel options

Aerial view of Kelowna. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
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Honda recalling 500,000 vehicles to fix seat belt problem

Honda is recalling a half-million vehicles in the U.S. and Canada because…

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FILE - Ryan Reynolds arrives at the 36th annual American Cinematheque Awards, Nov. 17, 2022, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile announced Wednesday, March 15, 2023, that it is buying prepaid wireless brand Mint Mobile, in which actor Ryan Reynolds is a part owner, as part of a cash-and-stock deal worth up to $1.35 billion. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

T-Mobile acquires Mint, partially owned by Ryan Reynolds, in $1.35 billion deal

Reynolds to retain his role with Mint as part of the U.S. wireless deal

FILE - Ryan Reynolds arrives at the 36th annual American Cinematheque Awards, Nov. 17, 2022, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile announced Wednesday, March 15, 2023, that it is buying prepaid wireless brand Mint Mobile, in which actor Ryan Reynolds is a part owner, as part of a cash-and-stock deal worth up to $1.35 billion. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
The Canadian Real Estate Association is about to release the February numbers. A sold sign is shown in front of west-end Toronto homes Sunday, April 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Canadian home sales drop 40 per cent in February compared with year ago

February sales were comparable to what was recorded during the same month in 2018 and 2019

The Canadian Real Estate Association is about to release the February numbers. A sold sign is shown in front of west-end Toronto homes Sunday, April 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
People talk near a Meta sign outside of the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Facebook’s parent Meta will slash another 10,000 jobs and will not fill 5,000 open positions as the social media pioneer cuts costs. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

A 2nd wave of layoffs at Meta 10,000 jobs are cut

Facebook parent Meta is slashing 10,000 jobs, about as many as the…

People talk near a Meta sign outside of the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Facebook’s parent Meta will slash another 10,000 jobs and will not fill 5,000 open positions as the social media pioneer cuts costs. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
In this Aug. 27, 2019 photo, the Best Buy logo is shown on a store in Richfield, Minn. Best Buy announced plans to lay off about 700 employees in Canada in January. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

These companies have laid off Canadian workers in 2023

A wave of layoffs in 2022, which left thousands of Canadian workers…

In this Aug. 27, 2019 photo, the Best Buy logo is shown on a store in Richfield, Minn. Best Buy announced plans to lay off about 700 employees in Canada in January. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
An airliner cuts through the skies over Montreal, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. An aviation expert says the seizure of four Flair Airlines planes over the weekend points to the fierce competition and high demand playing out in the Canadian air travel industry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Seizure of Flair airplanes points to stiff competition in aviation

Airline has since “initiated” lease payments, called seizures ‘unprecedented … extreme and unusual’

An airliner cuts through the skies over Montreal, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. An aviation expert says the seizure of four Flair Airlines planes over the weekend points to the fierce competition and high demand playing out in the Canadian air travel industry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
B.C. is facing a growing labour shortage. But it’s more complicated than simply a lack of people to hire. In this October 2021 file photo, carpenters work on new home in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

B.C. employers are struggling to hire. But there’s more than just a labour shortage at play.

Some say a lack of training opportunities, part-time hours are keeping workers out of market

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B.C. is facing a growing labour shortage. But it’s more complicated than simply a lack of people to hire. In this October 2021 file photo, carpenters work on new home in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
An Indigo bookstore is seen Wednesday, November 4, 2020 in Laval, Quebec. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Indigo union demands more details on cyberattack, support for affected workers

Employees’ medical and immigration records part of February breach

An Indigo bookstore is seen Wednesday, November 4, 2020 in Laval, Quebec. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Flair Airlines. (Photo via The Canadian Press)
Flair Airlines. (Photo via The Canadian Press)
Facebook’s Meta logo sign is seen at the company headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on, Oct. 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tony Avelar

Meta to block access to news on Facebook, Instagram if Online News Act adopted as-is

Act would require digital giants to pay Canadian media companies for their news content

Facebook’s Meta logo sign is seen at the company headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on, Oct. 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tony Avelar
Tailings samples are being tested during a tour of Imperial’s oil sands research centre in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Recent leaks of toxic tailings from northern Alberta oilsands mines have revealed serious flaws in how Canada and Alberta look after the environment, observers say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Tailings samples are being tested during a tour of Imperial’s oil sands research centre in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Recent leaks of toxic tailings from northern Alberta oilsands mines have revealed serious flaws in how Canada and Alberta look after the environment, observers say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Last June, the Tahltan Nation, the province of B.C. and Vancouver-based Skeena Resources reached a historic consent-based agreement that made the Eskay Creek gold and silver mine, shown in this undated handout, the first project to have permits authorized by a First Nation government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Skeena Resources

Resource firms move ahead with UNDRIP compliance as B.C. legal changes lag

Declaration calls for free, prior and informed consent from Indigenous communities

Last June, the Tahltan Nation, the province of B.C. and Vancouver-based Skeena Resources reached a historic consent-based agreement that made the Eskay Creek gold and silver mine, shown in this undated handout, the first project to have permits authorized by a First Nation government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Skeena Resources
A Vancouver-based law firm says it has filed a proposed securities class action lawsuit on behalf of anyone who acquired shares in a B.C. company that recently announced plans to commercialize cocaine. Cocaine from a safe supply being handed out to drug users, is displayed in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Class-action lawsuit proposed for shareholders affected by Adastra cocaine claim

B.C. firm released then revised a statement it was evaluating commercial cocaine production

A Vancouver-based law firm says it has filed a proposed securities class action lawsuit on behalf of anyone who acquired shares in a B.C. company that recently announced plans to commercialize cocaine. Cocaine from a safe supply being handed out to drug users, is displayed in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Artemis Gold has received provincial approval for its open-pit Gold mine some 112 kilometres southwest of Vanderhoof (Photo Courtesy of Artemis Gold)

Northern B.C. gold mine gets provincial approval after 7 years of consideration

Artemis Gold Thursday (March 9) received approval for its Blackwater Mine project

Artemis Gold has received provincial approval for its open-pit Gold mine some 112 kilometres southwest of Vanderhoof (Photo Courtesy of Artemis Gold)
Air Transat aircraft are seen on the tarmac at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Transat AT Inc. reported a $56.6-million loss in its latest quarter compared with a loss of $114.3 million a year earlier as its revenue more than tripled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Transat CEO says travel demand nearly on par with 2019 despite higher prices

Company plans to offer roughly 90 per cent of the number of seats for sale as it did in 2019

Air Transat aircraft are seen on the tarmac at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Transat AT Inc. reported a $56.6-million loss in its latest quarter compared with a loss of $114.3 million a year earlier as its revenue more than tripled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce executive director Tom Thomson. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce executive director Tom Thomson. Photo: Tyler Harper
The value of the loonie is at a four-month low compared with the U.S. dollar, but experts say Canadian consumers shouldn’t expect their wallets to take a major hit. Canadian dollars are pictured in Vancouver, Sept. 22, 2011.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Loonie hits four-month low as Bank of Canada holds key interest rate

Weak loonie reflective of the U.S.interest rate aggression hike while Bank of Canada holds steady

The value of the loonie is at a four-month low compared with the U.S. dollar, but experts say Canadian consumers shouldn’t expect their wallets to take a major hit. Canadian dollars are pictured in Vancouver, Sept. 22, 2011.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Galen G. Weston CEO, chairman and president of Loblaw Companies Limited speaks during the company’s annual general meeting in Toronto on May 3, 2018. The CEOs of Canada’s largest grocery store chains will appear before a parliamentary committee today to answer questions about the rapid rise in grocery prices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Grocery CEOs deny accusations that food price inflation is driven by profit-mongering

‘We are at the end of a very long food supply chain that has economic inputs at every step and stage’

Galen G. Weston CEO, chairman and president of Loblaw Companies Limited speaks during the company’s annual general meeting in Toronto on May 3, 2018. The CEOs of Canada’s largest grocery store chains will appear before a parliamentary committee today to answer questions about the rapid rise in grocery prices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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