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Long wait times, lack of options frustrate travellers booking hotel quarantines

Long wait times, lack of options frustrate travellers booking hotel quarantines

MONTREAL — Before flying to visit relatives in Taiwan during a family health scare earlier this year, Dr.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Mining conference BMO Capital Markets will host its 30th Global Metals & Mining Conference online from March 1 to 5.
Highly anticipated economic report delayed in N.L. amid growing concerns of austerity

Highly anticipated economic report delayed in N.L. amid growing concerns of austerity

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's premier moved to mollify voters on Saturday as news broke that a long-awaited provincial economic recovery report would be delayed.
Biden hails House passage of $1.9T virus bill, now to Senate

Biden hails House passage of $1.9T virus bill, now to Senate

WASHINGTON — The House approved a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill that was championed by President Joe Biden, the first step in providing another dose of aid to a weary nation as the measure now moves to a tense Senate.
House passes $1.9T pandemic bill on near party-line vote

House passes $1.9T pandemic bill on near party-line vote

WASHINGTON — The House approved a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill early Saturday in a win for President Joe Biden, even as top Democrats tried assuring agitated progressives that they’d revive their derailed drive to boost the minimum wage.
Economists predict slight rebound and moderate growth for B.C. economy in 2021

Economists predict slight rebound and moderate growth for B.C. economy in 2021

VICTORIA — Finance Minister Selina Robinson said she's encouraged by predictions that British Columbia's economy will rebound this year and next. Robinson heard Friday from economists on the province's Economic Forecast Council who estimate B.C.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (18,060.26, down 163.28 points.) Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Down 79 cents, or three per cent, to $25.27 on 24.6 million shares.
S&P/TSX composite falls as commodities, financials struggle

S&P/TSX composite falls as commodities, financials struggle

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index slumped Friday as shares of miners, energy companies and financial firms flagged, while investors eyed bonds and interest rate trends. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 163.28 points at 18,060.26.
CPP Investments CEO Mark Machin resigns after travelling to UAE for COVID-19 vaccine

CPP Investments CEO Mark Machin resigns after travelling to UAE for COVID-19 vaccine

TORONTO — The head of the fund managing Canada Pension Plan investments is the latest high-profile Canadian to come under fire for behaviour during the pandemic after he travelled outside the country and received a COVID-19 vaccination despite a gove
WestJet to lay off undisclosed number of pilots amid labour negotiations

WestJet to lay off undisclosed number of pilots amid labour negotiations

WestJet Airlines Ltd. says it is laying off an undisclosed number of pilots amid negotiations with the union that represents them.