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Resource, financial sectors push TSX higher as US markets fall
TORONTO - The resource and financial services sectors have propelled the Toronto Stock Exchange higher this morning, as American markets sputter.
Miners, Banks Lead Stocks Higher  Baystreet.ca
Gold miners, banks help TSX gain while Wall Street sinks  Financial Post
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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.
B.C.'s 15% tax on foreign homebuyers could drive money to other parts of ...  Financial Post
B.C. government receives criticism and praise in response to new tax on ...  Straight.com
WestJet profit hit by energy downturn and stumbles on new London flights
CALGARY -- Canada's second-largest airline saw its profit take a hit in the second quarter as it continued to feel the pinch from the energy downturn and had a rocky start to its new U.K.
B.C. woman's pet gecko goes missing during WestJet flight  Globalnews.ca
WestJet admits 'teething pains' on London Gatwick route  Toronto Star
OSFI tells banks to test for sharp drops in Vancouver, Toronto housing markets
Canada's banks must stress test their ability to withstand a 50 per cent drop in housing prices in the Greater Vancouver area and a 40 per cent drop in Greater Toronto, the country's banking regulator said Tuesday.
Canada's financial watchdog tells banks to stress test for 50% plunge in ...  bnn.ca
Canada's financial watchdog tells some banks to test resilience to sharp ...  Financial Post
Boost in funding to Alberta training grant allows employers to invest in workers
Labour Minister Christina Gray visited the VETS Group sheet metal shop in Edmonton Tuesday to promote the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, a cost-sharing program to encourage employers to invest in training courses for employees.
Alberta says more than $20M committed for training under jobs plan  CTV News
Canada-Alberta job grant a success: Labour minister  CKNW News Talk 980
Barrick in talks with South African miners to sell stake in Acacia — report
Acacia Mining is Tanzania's biggest gold producer and operates three major mines there - Bulyanhulu, Buzwagi and North Mara (pictured).
Barrick Gold weighing sale of $1.9-billion stake in Acacia: report  bnn.ca
Barrick Gold weighs sale of $1.9-billion Acacia stake: report  The Globe and Mail
LCBO launches online sales of beer, wine, cider, spirits
Ontario consumers will be able to buy alcohol through a new online ordering service that will bring products from the Liquor Control Board of Ontario to their doorsteps through Canada Post, Ontario's finance minister said Tuesday.
LCBO launches online shopping portal, home delivery service  CTV News
Popularity of small-scale craft distilleries surges  The Globe and Mail
Port of Churchill layoffs could devastate northern economy, ministers say
The member of Parliament for Churchill and Manitoba's agriculture minister say layoffs at the Port of Churchill could have devastating effects on the local economy and leave northern workers in the lurch if a solution isn't hammered out soon.
Union said Port of Churchill employees 'blindsided' by pink slips  CTV News
Cancelling grain shipments costs 10% of Churchill jobs  Winnipeg Sun
Province, federal government give $180 million for high-speed Internet access ...
The federal and provincial governments are pumping $180 million into a long-awaited plan to extend high-speed Internet access to rural Southwestern Ontario.
Governments spend $180M on high-speed internet in Ontario  CBC.ca
Province and Feds Investing in High Speed Internet  Am980 London News
Lesbians are 'hot' pro-oilsands Facebook post removed, apology made
After a storm of backlash, a gay M�tis Albertan has removed the pro-oilsands ad he posted to his Facebook page that says lesbians are "hot" and questions why Canada buys oil from countries that mistreat LGBTQ people.
Alberta oil sands group apologizes for 'Hot lesbians' ad  Globalnews.ca
'Hot lesbians' ad bashing Saudi oil backfires on Canadian oilsands ...  National Post