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Black women entrepreneurs lack access to capital, mentorship, report says

Black women entrepreneurs lack access to capital, mentorship, report says

HALIFAX — When Chantal Carter was pitching what would become Love and Nudes to a possible investor before the launch of the brand, his concerns about the size of the lingerie line took her aback.
'We're bullish but we're realists too:' Empire prepares for more stable grocery sales

'We're bullish but we're realists too:' Empire prepares for more stable grocery sales

Canada's second largest grocer reported softer sales in its latest quarter as results slipped compared with the grocery shopping bonanza that marked the start of the pandemic a year ago. Empire Company Ltd.
Construction begins on new Alberta solar farm, Amazon to purchase power

Construction begins on new Alberta solar farm, Amazon to purchase power

CALGARY — Amazon announced Wednesday it will purchase power from a massive new solar farm in Alberta, marking the e-commerce giant's second renewable energy investment in Canada.

Packaging company Winpak to pay special one-time dividend of $3 per share

WINNIPEG — Packaging company Winpak Ltd. says its board of directors has declared a special one-time payment to shareholders. The company says it will pay a one-time dividend of $3 per share.

Iowa man charged with making pipe bomb found by young girl

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been charged with making and placing a pipe bomb that was recently found by a young girl in a Des Moines suburb, but investigators do not believe he’s linked to a bomb that was left at a nearby polling place in
Harris to visit US-Mexico border area regarding migration

Harris to visit US-Mexico border area regarding migration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday will make her first visit to the U.S.
Cirque du Soleil adds more shows to its U.S. summer reopening plans

Cirque du Soleil adds more shows to its U.S. summer reopening plans

MONTREAL — Cirque du Soleil is getting back into the swing of things. The Montreal-based circus company says five live shows are being added to its schedule for the coming months as it returns from pandemic closures.
Operations of Nalcor Energy to be absorbed by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro: Furey

Operations of Nalcor Energy to be absorbed by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro: Furey

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is absorbing the operations of Crown-owned Nalcor Energy, which is overseeing the troubled Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project, into the province's hydro utility.
WestJet plans cargo service with dedicated aircraft starting next year

WestJet plans cargo service with dedicated aircraft starting next year

CALGARY — WestJet plans to launch a cargo service using dedicated aircraft starting next year. The Calgary-based airline says the first of its 737-800 Boeing converted freighters are expected to be in service by the second quarter of 2022.
'Like a pregnancy test:' Rapid COVID-19 tests key tool to keep virus out of offices

'Like a pregnancy test:' Rapid COVID-19 tests key tool to keep virus out of offices

HALIFAX — Once a week, Akin Guler goes to a meeting room in his office where one of his co-workers — trained to administer rapid COVID-19 tests — inserts a small swab into his nostril.