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Think you may need to repay CERB? Best to start planning now, experts say

Think you may need to repay CERB? Best to start planning now, experts say

When 20-year-old Alex Coucopoulos got a letter from the government in December telling him he’d have to pay back $12,000 of pandemic aid, the stress was immediate.
Ontario reopening must be cautious because of variants, mayor of hard-hit city says

Ontario reopening must be cautious because of variants, mayor of hard-hit city says

TORONTO — The mayor of a community that was hit hard by a COVID-19 variant outbreak is urging people to continue following public health measures when a stay-at-home order lifts for most of the province on Tuesday. Barrie, Ont.
Myanmar security forces intensify crackdown on protesters

Myanmar security forces intensify crackdown on protesters

YANGON, Myanmar — Security forces in Myanmar pointed guns toward anti-coup protesters and attacked them with sticks Monday, seeking to quell the large-scale demonstrations calling for the military junta that seized power this month to reinstate the e
'Business as usual' for Dorel Industries after terminating go-private deal

'Business as usual' for Dorel Industries after terminating go-private deal

MONTREAL — Dorel Industries Inc. says it will continue to pursue its business strategy going forward after terminating an agreement to go private after discussions with shareholders. "Moving ahead.

Overheated stock market at risk of bubble in a disconnect from economy, experts say

TORONTO — “We’re all in this together” has been a common refrain since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic last March, but the yawning chasm between dismal economic data and soaring stock market valuations suggests some Canadians are doing much bett
Canadian funds move forward with Bitcoin ETFs after regulatory jockeying

Canadian funds move forward with Bitcoin ETFs after regulatory jockeying

TORONTO — Bitcoin-based exchange traded funds are getting the go-ahead from Canadian regulators, creating a path for a fund structure that investment managers say is unique in the industry.
SNC-Lavalin gets first U.S. contract for hydroelectric engineering services

SNC-Lavalin gets first U.S. contract for hydroelectric engineering services

MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. says it has inked its first hydroelectric engineering contract in the U.S., offering services for projects in Pennsylvania as the U.S. government moves to provide more support for clean energy efforts.
UK opens quarantine hotels, pushes on with vaccine drive

UK opens quarantine hotels, pushes on with vaccine drive

LONDON — Britain’s newly established quarantine hotels received their first guests on Monday as the government tries to prevent new coronavirus variants from derailing a fast-moving vaccination drive that has delivered more than 15 million shots in t
Suburbs lead the way in housing completions as starts also climb: CMHC

Suburbs lead the way in housing completions as starts also climb: CMHC

The suburbs surrounding Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver's are fueling an uptick in homes beginning construction and properties ready for occupancy, says Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.
Manufacturing sales hit $54.2 billion in December as renos push up lumber prices

Manufacturing sales hit $54.2 billion in December as renos push up lumber prices

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales rose 0.9 per cent to $54.2 billion in December, led by sales of wood products, transportation equipment, and petroleum and coal products.