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WestJet Q2 profit down 40% from last year but revenue steady
CALGARY - WestJet Airlines (TSX:WJA) says its second quarter profit is down 40 per cent from last year but revenue held steady. The Calgary-based airline reports $36.7 million in net income, or 30 cents per share, from the months of April through June.
WestJet reports second quarter net earnings  Canada NewsWire (press release)
WestJet profit beats forecasts despite decline  The Globe and Mail
Reuters  
Purple hair is OK: Starbucks relaxes dress code
When Rowan Williams discovered that Starbucks was relaxing its dress code, she immediately took action. "I ran to Shoppers, grabbed myself some purply-blue dye, made a mess of my bathroom," says the store manager of a downtown Toronto Starbucks, ...
Starbucks will relax dress code to allow for more individual expression  CTV News
Purple hair? Starbucks doesn't care. Coffee chain relaxes employee dress ...  TheChronicleHerald.ca
Real estate industry watchers applaud BC's move to tax foreign home buyers
Real estate industry watchers applauded a surprise move by the B.C. government to tax foreign home buyers in the Vancouver region and urged politicians in Canada's other hot housing market - Toronto - to follow suit.
Ontario should follow BC's lead on taxing foreign homebuyers, BMO's ...  bnn.ca
B.C. to bring in 15 per cent foreign buyer tax: Finance Minister  Globalnews.ca
Varcoe: Blame game heats up as province heads to court over unprofitable power ...
Ultimately, that question could be decided by an Alberta court after the Notley government started legal action Monday to try to stop utility companies from unloading unprofitable power purchase arrangements (PPAs) on to consumers.
Alberta seeks legal action against contract dump by electrical companies  The Globe and Mail
Alberta asks court to quash 'secret' clause that benefits power ...  CBC.ca
'Hot lesbians' ad bashing Saudi oil backfires on Canadian oilsands advocates
CALGARY - “In Canada lesbians are considered hot! In Saudi Arabia if you're a lesbian you die!” So reads the poster that rapidly made the rounds on Facebook and and Twitter Monday; it was greeted with groans, howls of indignation, tittering delight ...
Pro-oil campaign called misogynistic after "lesbians are hot" meme  Fort McMurray Today
'Lesbians are hot' ad backfires for oilsands advocacy group  MetroNews Canada
Edmonton suicide-prevention strategy in the works
The rows of high-tension wires strung close together along the sides of the High Level Bridge are meant to deter people who might be contemplating suicide.
City defends decision to add higher barriers on High Level Bridge sidewalks  CTV News
Mental health experts hope bridge barriers help stem high number of suicides ...  Edmonton Journal
Manitoba water, transit projects get $205M funding boost
Public transit and water treatment projects got a $205-million boost Monday as the federal and provincial governments announced millions in funding for Manitoba municipalities.
Federal dollars roll into Manitoba for infrastructure funding programs  CTV News
Feds fund transit, clean water  Winnipeg Sun
First NewLeaf flights land in Winnipeg
NewLeaf Travel Company's inaugural flight arrived in Winnipeg Monday morning with a plane full of happy travellers from Hamilton.
Winnipeg-based NewLeaf finally takes flight  CBC.ca
NewLeaf takes flight; new low cost travel company finally hits the sky  Globalnews.ca
Nova Scotia home support services wait list shrinks dramatically
There's been a dramatic drop in the length of Nova Scotia's wait lists for home support services. According to figures from the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, the wait list on July 8 stood at 206 clients.
Shaking up Scotiabank: Three exclusive insights into CEO Brian Porter's ...  The Globe and Mail
Cricket more than a sport for most  TheChronicleHerald.ca
Hecla drops hostile Dolly Varden bid, shares fall
Shares of Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) and its takeover target Dolly Varden Silver Corporation (CVE:DV) both fell on Monday after the US silver producer withdrew its bid for the Vancouver-based explorer.
Regulators allow Dolly Varden to issue private placement that could block ...  Financial Post
Junior mining company scores victory with regulators  Canadian Lawyer Magazine