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'It's unacceptable:' Drive-ins, movie theatres call for Ontario to ease restrictions

'It's unacceptable:' Drive-ins, movie theatres call for Ontario to ease restrictions

TORONTO — The head of Ontario's largest drive-in theatre chain says the province's latest COVID-19 reopening plan threatens to send shockwaves through the Canadian film industry and put some exhibitors out of business.
California to drop social distancing requirements in June

California to drop social distancing requirements in June

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California no longer will require social distancing and will allow full capacity for businesses when the state reopens on June 15, the state's top health official said Friday. State health director Dr.
More than 500 WestJet employees unionize in Calgary and Vancouver

More than 500 WestJet employees unionize in Calgary and Vancouver

More than 500 WestJet employees in Vancouver and Calgary have unionized with Unifor, saying a change in workplace culture after the airline’s sale was a big part of the workplace organization efforts.
Tribune investors vote on Alden deal; outcome questioned

Tribune investors vote on Alden deal; outcome questioned

Shareholders of Tribune Publishing, one of the country’s largest newspaper chains, voted Friday on a takeover bid by hedge fund Alden Global Capital.
CN and KCS reach merger deal while CP Rail still seeks regulatory OK as backup

CN and KCS reach merger deal while CP Rail still seeks regulatory OK as backup

Kansas City Southern has formally backed a merger offer from Canadian National Railway Co., but Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. says it will still seek regulatory approval for its rival offer in case the CN deal is unable to proceed.
'An enormous hiring challenge': Canadian tech companies face U.S. hiring spree

'An enormous hiring challenge': Canadian tech companies face U.S. hiring spree

TORONTO — Jack Newton has big plans for the next two years. His Burnaby, B.C.
U.K. research firm SamKnows seeks Canadian volunteers for home internet study

U.K. research firm SamKnows seeks Canadian volunteers for home internet study

TORONTO — A U.K. company that tracks the performance of home internet connections around the world is asking for Canadians to share their data this summer.

April US home sales fell as low inventory pushed up prices

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes fell for the third straight month in April as the number of properties for sale hit a record low, driving prices to new highs. Existing home sales fell 2.

Kansas City Southern exits CP deal to take CNI's $34 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City Southern has abandoned its agreement to be acquired by Canadian Pacific, choosing instead a competing bid from Canadian National Railway with a bigger price tag, but also greater regulatory risks.
Retail sales rose 3.6% in March, drop in April expected: StatCan

Retail sales rose 3.6% in March, drop in April expected: StatCan

OTTAWA — Retail sales rose 3.6 per cent to $57.6 billion in March as COVID-19 restrictions relaxed in some parts of the country, but Statistics Canada said a preliminary estimate pointed to a drop in April as the rules were tightened again.