Tall timber towers taking root in Canada as builders look to go green

TORONTO — Six years ago architect Michael Green took the stage at a TED conference and called for an global era of wood-framed skyscrapers. Some...

Fire aboard June WestJet flight caused by e-cigarette batteries, says TSB

OTTAWA — The Transportation Safety Board says an onboard fire that forced a WestJet plane to return to the Calgary International Airport soon after takeoff...

North American stock markets push higher in late-morning trading, loonie up

TORONTO — The financial, industrial and energy sectors helped Canada's main stock index push higher in late-morning trading, while U.S. markets also charged higher. The...

Human rights groups set to protest controversial Google project in China

TORONTO — Human rights groups say they will protest outside Google offices in Canada in hopes of forcing the tech giant to confirm it...

Inflation accelerates as higher airfares, vegetable prices offset cheaper gas

OTTAWA — Canada's annual inflation rate accelerated to two per cent last month as higher costs for airfares and fresh vegetables offset cheaper prices at...

Huawei to grow Canadian R&D budget, staff as part of 5-year plan: president

TORONTO — The president of Huawei Canada says it will be getting a piece of the US$2-billion that its global Chinese parent will spend...

Competition commissioner urges B.C. to change liquor policy, lowering prices

OTTAWA — Canada's interim competition commissioner is urging B.C. to change its liquor policy to allow more competition, spark innovation and lower prices. Matthew Boswell writes...

Burkina Faso killing highlights increasing security threat for mining companies

TORONTO — The killing of a Canadian mining company executive in Burkina Faso is drawing attention to the deteriorating security situation in the country and the risks...

NORDIK Institute Scaling Up Social Enterprises

NORDIK Institute recently launched a new fund to help social enterprises, and they're now accepting applications. The new Procurement and Investment Readiness Fund is a...

Toronto stock market heads, while U.S. markets mixed; loonie lower

TORONTO — Gains in the materials, financials and industrials sectors helped offset losses in the energy sector as Canada's main stock index moved higher...

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