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StatCan reports annual pace of inflation held steady at 1.9 per cent in October

The overall rise in prices came as food prices rose 3.7 per cent compared with a year ago

Torstar to close StarMetro national free newspaper chain, lay off 73 employees

Company also announced plans to open new Star bureaus in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Halifax

CREA: national home sales up 12.9% in October compared with last year

Greater Vancouver’s composite index price was down 6.4 per cent from a year ago to $994,900

Workers at risk of losing jobs to AI can be retrained for health care, RBC says

Health-services jobs account for 13 per cent of the country’s workforce

Rona’s ‘truly Canadian’ ads are inaccurate, watchdog says

Ads Standards points out U.S.-based Lowe’s acquired Rona in 2016

Alberta tweaks rules on oil production limits to spur conventional drilling

UCP government trying to reverse years of decline in drilling industry

CHMC reports annual pace of housing starts slowed to 201,973 in October

The decline came as the pace of urban starts fell 9.0 per cent

Canadian economy lost 1,800 jobs in October, unemployment rate steadies

Job losses follow gains of 54,000 jobs in September and 81,000 in August

VIDEO: Canopy Growth and Drake team up on new cannabis venture

Drake will hold a 60-per-cent stake in More Life Growth Co.

KFC Canada to test bamboo packaging for poutine starting next year

Will be available at company’s 600 Canadian restaurants starting in early 2020

Ovintiv name a ‘blank slate’ as Encana plans move to U.S.

‘Firstly, I think it’s a horrible name. Secondly, it doesn’t matter.’

Western oil prices slip as Keystone pipeline leak cleanup continues in North Dakota

TC Energy says about 4,300 barrels recovered from the 9,120 barrels estimated to have leaked

Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion

Search engine giant stepping back into wearables with Fitbit’s 28 million active users

Production limits eased on Alberta oil-by-rail shippers

Government says the short-term measure will help address a lack of pipelines

Encana moves headquarters from Calgary to U.S., changes name to Ovintiv

CEO says changes won’t result in layoffs or divert investment strategies in Alberta and B.C.

Bank of Canada holds interest rate, warns economy’s resilience to be ‘tested’

Governor Stephen Poloz’s team is warning that the resilience of Canada’s economy will be increasingly tested

Saving for a down payment on your first home takes a careful plan

Financial consumer agency says minimum is 5% of purchase price if you plan to spend $500,000 or less