By John Tilak. TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell hard on Wednesday after a four-day winning streak, hit by news of deadly shootings in Ottawa and a sharp selloff in energy shares after oil prices tumbled.
Manitoba was one of only three provinces to post an increase in retail sales in August, albeit a very small one - 0.1 per cent, new Statistics Canada data shows.
The company and union have reached a 10-year deal with the help of mediator Vince Ready. Workers will get increased wages and benefits,annual salary increases, better health care among other things.
It was all very predictable, of course. The British Columbia government surprised almost no one Tuesday by agreeing to slash tax rates on the province's yet-unborn liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry.
MONTREAL - The owners of a former Clairol hair colouring plant in Quebec plan to use an infusion of cash from a private equity firm and several institutional investors to double its size and solidify its role as an industry leader in health and beauty products.