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.
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.
REGINA - Retail sales in Saskatchewan were flat in August, posting $1.6 billion in sales, virtually the same as in July, but up 4.7 per cent (seasonally adjusted) from $1.54 billion in August 2013, Statistics Canada said Wednesday.
A 17-month-long labour dispute at IKEA in Richmond, B.C., has been resolved. The company announced on Wednesday that it has reached a 10-year agreement with its unionized employees.
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.