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.
A bitter 17-month strike at Ikea's Richmond store ended Wednesday when mediator Vince Ready handed down binding recommendations calling for a 10-year collective agreement.
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.