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Sask. building permits top $148M
REGINA - The value of building permits in Saskatchewan fell by 29 per cent to $148.6 million in January from $209.8 million during the same period last year, the third-largest drop among provinces and more than double the national decline of 14 per cent, ...
Value of Canadian building permits fall to $6.1 billion in January  SteelOrbis (subscription)
Canada's trade gap widens sharply on plunging oil  The Globe and Mail (subscription)
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Ottawa stands firm on rail's crude oil obligations
Amid a handful of recent fiery train derailments in Canada and the United States, the federal government said it is not considering changes to the laws that require rail companies to haul crude oil and other flammable goods.
Crude-by-rail exports dip in fourth quarter: National Energy Board  News Talk 610 CKTB
Rail exports dip in fourth quarter: NEB  Stockhouse
Refugees Pay More Income Tax Than Millionaire Investor Immigrants
Refugees who came to Canada over the past 30 years end up paying more income tax in this country than immigrant investors admitted under the now-defunct Immigrant Investor Program, critics say.
Refugees pay more income tax to Canada than millionaire migrants  CBC.ca
CANADA STOCKS-TSX drops as US jobs data sparks rate hike fears
TORONTO, March 6 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index dropped to its lowest in more than a month on Friday as a bullish U.S. jobs report raised fears that the Federal Reserve could increase interest rates sooner than expected.
Canada Stocks Fall as Gold Slumps on U.S. Jobs Data  Bloomberg
Shaky noon for stocks  Baystreet.ca
The 'hyper-competitive' Toronto home market: I feel like a million bucks
But for anyone who asks, like my neighbour down the street who lives in a semi-detached house, I've hit the mark. As The Globe and Mail's Tamsin McMahon reports, the average price for a detached Toronto home in the 416 area code jumped almost 9 per ...
Opinion: More work to do to reach gender equity in financial sector  Montreal Gazette
Home reno projects are surging again, fueling Canada's housing boom  Globalnews.ca
Data brings more focus on timing of US rate hike
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock investors may be bracing for further signs next week that the Federal Reserve could increase interest rates sooner rather than later, with retail sales expected to rebound after two straight months of declines.
Dow plunges as job gains raise rate hike fears  USA TODAY
Market Retreats as Strong Jobs Report Prompts Fears of Fed Action  New York Times
Coun. Eadie pushes for scrapping frontage levy increase
Howard Kozma lives in North Point Douglas because he finds the housing affordable. But Kozma said a 2.3 per cent property tax increase will make it more difficult to make ends meet.
Frontage levy hits low-income earners hardest: Winnipeg councillor  CBC.ca
'Unfair' frontage levy means poorer-area homeowners paying higher ...  MetroNews Canada
Province postpones sale of leases on caribou range
A reprieve for an endangered caribou herd in northwest Alberta near Grande Cache. The province has postponed the leasing of 21-thousand hectares of the caribou's habitat to allow for more time to consider the impact of selling the leases for energy ...
Alberta delays energy lease sale on endangered caribou range  News1130
Nordstrom boss 'overwhelmed' by reception at Ottawa opening (with video)
After months of anticipation and celebrations, thousands of eager shoppers turned out for the opening day of Canada's second Nordstrom location at the Rideau Centre Friday morning.
Canada's second Nordstrom opens in Ottawa  CANOE
Hundreds line up for Nordstrom opening  580 CFRA Radio
Am I loonie to buy US stocks with an 80-cent dollar?
Now that the Canadian dollar has plunged to less than 80 cents (U.S.), does it still make sense to invest in the U.S. market? A few readers have asked this question, and I wish there were a simple answer.
Just How Low Will The Loonie Go?  Huffington Post Canada
Canadian dollar lower, American currency strengthens on solid job creation data  mysask.com