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  1. 2017 Conference on Smoking Cessation – Today’s Highlights

    Cbj.ca - Business 01.21 / 17:20 cbj.ca
    OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Jan. 21, 2017) - For the ninth year, the Ottawa Heart Institute is hosting the Annual Conference on Smoking Cessation, bringing together national and international experts. WHAT: 9th Annual Ottawa Conference on Smoking Cessation WHEN: Today WHERE: The Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa Saturday, January 21 Dependence and Cessation: Challenges…
  2. Brazilian beer advertisements shift focus away from sexualizing women

    Thestar.com - Business 01.21 / 15:14 www.thestar.com
    Brazil's top four beer producers are toning down sexual stereotypes in their…
  3. THC BioMed Begins Shipping Live Cannabis Plants across Canada to ACMPR Registered Patients and Announces Wholesale Genet

    Cbj.ca - Business 01.21 / 01:20 cbj.ca
    VANCOUVER, BC–(Marketwired – January 20, 2017) – THC BioMed Intl Ltd. (“THC” or the “Company“) (CSE: THC) (CSE: THC.CN) (CNSX: THC) (OTCQB: THCBF) (FRANKFURT: TFHC) is pleased to announce that it has begun shipping live cannabis plants to patients registered under the ACMPR. On Monday, December 19, 2016, Health Canada granted THC an amendment to…
  4. THC Restates Financial Statements to Show Reclassification of $250,000 from Income to Subscription Funds

    Cbj.ca - Business 01.21 / 01:19 cbj.ca
    VANCOUVER, BC–(Marketwired – January 20, 2017) – THC BioMed Intl Ltd. (“THC” or the “Company“) (CSE: THC) (CSE: THC.CN) (CNSX: THC) (OTCQB: THCBF) (FRANKFURT: TFHC) announces that due to a request from Trans-Medica Ltd. (“Trans-Medica”) in September 2016, it agreed to re-categorize, from income to subscription funds, an amount of money that had previously been…
  5. “New to the Street” Broadcasting on Fox Business Network January 22, 2017 @ 1:30 PM ET / 10:30AM PT Featurin

    Cbj.ca - Business 01.20 / 23:17 cbj.ca
    NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – January 20, 2017) – “New to the Street” TV announces the airing this Sunday, January 22, 2017, at 1:30 ET/10:30 PT on Fox Business Network featuring XFit Brands, Inc. (OTCQB: XFTB) “New To The Street” TV’s host Ken Evseroff, in a 30-minute in-depth interview, learns about XFit Brands, Inc. at the…
  6. Baytex Announces Closing of Peace River Acquisition

    Cbj.ca - Business 01.20 / 22:55 cbj.ca
    CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Jan. 20, 2017) - Baytex Energy Corp. (“Baytex”) (TSX:BTE)(NYSE:BTE) announces the closing of its previously announced acquisition of heavy oil assets located in the Peace River area of northern Alberta. Cash consideration for the acquisition of $65 million (net of adjustments) was funded by drawing on Baytex’s revolving credit facilities. The assets…
  7. Hawaii bill compels mediation for Zuckerberg-type land deals

    Brandonsun.com - Business 01.20 / 22:52 www.brandonsun.com
    HONOLULU - A Hawaii lawmaker said Friday he plans to introduce legislation that could force Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg into mediation before he is allowed to buy real estate on Kauai island. State Rep. Kaniela Ing said Hawaii's sugar barons long employed laws Zuckerberg is using to take…
  8. How to capitalize on market fear

    Advisor.ca - Markets 01.20 / 21:21 advisor.ca
    Uncertainty. Volatility. Wait and see. We’ve heard these words over and over from pundits and f…
  1. 2017 Conference on Smoking Cessation – Today’s Highlights

    Cbj.ca - Business 01.21 / 17:20 cbj.ca
    OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Jan. 21, 2017) - For the ninth year, the Ottawa Heart Institute is hosting the Annual Conference on Smoking Cessation, bringing together national and international experts. WHAT: 9th Annual Ottawa Conference on Smoking Cessation WHEN: Today WHERE: The Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa Saturday, January 21 Dependence and Cessation: Challenges…
  2. Brazilian beer advertisements shift focus away from sexualizing women

    Thestar.com - Business 01.21 / 15:14 www.thestar.com
    Brazil's top four beer producers are toning down sexual stereotypes in their…
  3. THC BioMed Begins Shipping Live Cannabis Plants across Canada to ACMPR Registered Patients and Announces Wholesale Genet

    Cbj.ca - Business 01.21 / 01:20 cbj.ca
    VANCOUVER, BC–(Marketwired – January 20, 2017) – THC BioMed Intl Ltd. (“THC” or the “Company“) (CSE: THC) (CSE: THC.CN) (CNSX: THC) (OTCQB: THCBF) (FRANKFURT: TFHC) is pleased to announce that it has begun shipping live cannabis plants to patients registered under the ACMPR. On Monday, December 19, 2016, Health Canada granted THC an amendment to…
  4. THC Restates Financial Statements to Show Reclassification of $250,000 from Income to Subscription Funds

    Cbj.ca - Business 01.21 / 01:19 cbj.ca
    VANCOUVER, BC–(Marketwired – January 20, 2017) – THC BioMed Intl Ltd. (“THC” or the “Company“) (CSE: THC) (CSE: THC.CN) (CNSX: THC) (OTCQB: THCBF) (FRANKFURT: TFHC) announces that due to a request from Trans-Medica Ltd. (“Trans-Medica”) in September 2016, it agreed to re-categorize, from income to subscription funds, an amount of money that had previously been…
  5. “New to the Street” Broadcasting on Fox Business Network January 22, 2017 @ 1:30 PM ET / 10:30AM PT Featurin

    Cbj.ca - Business 01.20 / 23:17 cbj.ca
    NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – January 20, 2017) – “New to the Street” TV announces the airing this Sunday, January 22, 2017, at 1:30 ET/10:30 PT on Fox Business Network featuring XFit Brands, Inc. (OTCQB: XFTB) “New To The Street” TV’s host Ken Evseroff, in a 30-minute in-depth interview, learns about XFit Brands, Inc. at the…
  6. Baytex Announces Closing of Peace River Acquisition

    Cbj.ca - Business 01.20 / 22:55 cbj.ca
    CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Jan. 20, 2017) - Baytex Energy Corp. (“Baytex”) (TSX:BTE)(NYSE:BTE) announces the closing of its previously announced acquisition of heavy oil assets located in the Peace River area of northern Alberta. Cash consideration for the acquisition of $65 million (net of adjustments) was funded by drawing on Baytex’s revolving credit facilities. The assets…
  7. Hawaii bill compels mediation for Zuckerberg-type land deals

    Brandonsun.com - Business 01.20 / 22:52 www.brandonsun.com
    HONOLULU - A Hawaii lawmaker said Friday he plans to introduce legislation that could force Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg into mediation before he is allowed to buy real estate on Kauai island. State Rep. Kaniela Ing said Hawaii's sugar barons long employed laws Zuckerberg is using to take…
  8. Freddie Mac Prices $1 Billion Multifamily K-Deal, K-724

    Cbj.ca - Business 01.20 / 21:13 cbj.ca
    MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Jan 20, 2017) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) recently priced a new offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates (K Certificates), which are backed by underlying collateral consisting of fixed-rate multifamily mortgages with predominantly 7-year terms. The company expects to issue more than $1 billion in K-724 Certificates, which are expected to settle on…
  1. How to capitalize on market fear

    Advisor.ca - Markets 01.20 / 21:21 advisor.ca
    Uncertainty. Volatility. Wait and see. We’ve heard these words over and over from pundits and f…
  2. GM to make $1-billion factory investment and add jobs

    Advisor.ca - Markets 01.18 / 13:25 advisor.ca
    General Motors plans to invest $1 billion in U.S. factories and add thousands of new white-collar…
  3. Critiquing a case for active management

    Advisor.ca - Markets 01.09 / 17:09 advisor.ca
    Last week, we published an American portfolio manager’s take on active management. Jim O’Shaughnessy, chairman and CEO of O’Shaughnessy Asset Management in Stamford, CT, argued via Twitter that “You can do significantly better with active investing, but ONLY if you have the psychological make up to stay the course.” Read: Do you agree with this …
  4. Japanese pharma buys cancer drugmaker for US$5.2 billion

    Advisor.ca - Markets 01.09 / 15:27 advisor.ca
    Japanese drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical will buy U.S. cancer drug developer Ariad Pharmaceuticals in a US$5.2-billion deal that the companies expect to close by the end of February. Takeda will pay US$24 in cash for each Ariad share, a premium of nearly 75% to the stock’s US$13.74 closing price Friday. Ariad said Monday the deal still…
  5. How to improve your 2017 investment game plan

    Advisor.ca - Markets 12.15 / 20:57 advisor.ca
    What’s your game plan for 2017? For Canada, reflation and bottomed-out interest rates bode well for risk assets such as equities, credit and selected alternatives, reveals BlackRock’s 2017 investment outlook. But prepare for a leaner, potentially meaner investment environment after a fairly impressive showing in Canada’s financial markets in 2016. Read: Why it’s not too late …
  6. California dreamin’: Toronto’s Tricon buys U.S. retirement communities

    Advisor.ca - Markets 12.08 / 17:07 advisor.ca
    Toronto-based Tricon Capital Group, an investor and asset manager focused on residential real estate, says it’s Tricon Lifestyle Communities venture has bought three manufactured-housing communities in California. Read: Pressure points for U.S. commercial real estate Two of the communities, Riverdale Estates and Palmdale Estates, are age-restricted properties. Retirees can buy a prefabricated home and install…
  7. OPEC will cut oil output by 1.2 million barrels a day

    Advisor.ca - Markets 11.30 / 16:41 advisor.ca
    In an all-out effort to restore OPEC's faded clout, the 14-nation cartel moved Wednesday to end infighting and agree to cut output for the first time in eight…
  8. How a Trump presidency impacts REITs

    Advisor.ca - Markets 11.28 / 16:42 advisor.ca
    Trump’s agenda of infrastructure and defense spending, lower corporate and personal taxes, and less financial regulation could result in significant fiscal stimulus, says Corrado Russo, director and portfolio manager at Timbercreek Asset Management, in published commentary. That could lead to renewed GDP growth, more jobs and better longer-term productivity. Also, Trump’s pro-growth, pro-inflationary policies will …
  1. CRA may be watching clients’ social media posts

    Advisor.ca - Personal Finance 01.19 / 17:49 advisor.ca
    When your client shares information with family and friends on Facebook or Twitter, someone else might be watching: the Canada Revenue Agency. Read: CRA staff snooping on tax information To cut down on tax fraud, CRA has been scrutinizing “publicly available information” like social media posts, particularly for Canadian taxpayers identified as high risk, reports…
  2. Housing highlights from the monetary policy report

    Mortgagebrokernews.ca - Personal Finance 01.19 / 14:02 mortgagebrokernews.ca
    While a great deal of the report focused on US policy change projections, exports, and core inflation, the Bank of Canada also snuck in a few bits about the housing industry. This is what brokers need to know
  3. Housing highlights from the monetary housing report

    Mortgagebrokernews.ca - Personal Finance 01.19 / 13:21 mortgagebrokernews.ca
    While a great deal of the report focused on US policy change projections, exports, and core inflation, the Bank of Canada also snuck in a few bits about the housing industry. This is what brokers need to know
  4. Bank of Canada announces rate

    Mortgagebrokernews.ca - Personal Finance 01.18 / 15:28 mortgagebrokernews.ca
    The Central Bank makes its first announcement since Donald trump won the election
  5. Top tax credits and benefits for seniors

    Advisor.ca - Personal Finance 01.18 / 14:47 advisor.ca
    Use this list to help your senior clients ensure they claim the most common tax credits, deductions and benefits for which they’re eligible. Read: Essential tax numbers Pension income splitting — Those who receive a pension may be eligible to split up to 50% of eligible pension income with a spouse or common-law partner. Guaranteed income supplement — If …
  6. Mayors call on federal government to speed up infrastructure funding

    Mortgagebrokernews.ca - Personal Finance 01.18 / 13:24 mortgagebrokernews.ca
    Municipal officials pressure federal government to push through with its pledge to cover 50 per cent of the cost of new housing and transit projects across Canada
  7. Housing strength now concentrated in Ontario, data suggest

    Mortgagebrokernews.ca - Personal Finance 01.17 / 13:28 mortgagebrokernews.ca
    Latest housing data pointed at Toronto, in particular, as a main driver of sales activity and price growth
  8. Cross-Canada market year in review

    Mortgagebrokernews.ca - Personal Finance 01.17 / 13:28 mortgagebrokernews.ca
    A province-by-province analysis of trends and performance in 2016; housing market influence on economy to shrink
  1. OBSI to explore naming and shaming alternatives

    Advisor.ca - Finance 01.20 / 16:54 www.advisor.ca
    Canada's Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI) has published its strategic…
  2. Week In Review: Luxury Home Sales Boom + A Push For Increased Supply

    Movesmartly.com - Real Estate 01.20 / 14:01 www.movesmartly.com
    Realosophy Team in Media Roundup, Toronto Real Estate News Source: CP 24 All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad. This week in Toronto: Luxury home sales are booming, the real estate industry…
  3. Bank of Canada interest rate announcement and release of the Monetary Policy Report

    Bankofcanada.ca - Finance 01.20 / 13:11 www.bankofcanada.ca
    On Wednesday, 18 January 2017, the Bank of Canada will announce its decision on the target for the overnight rate. A press release will provide a brief explanation of the decision. The Bank will also publish its quarterly Monetary Policy Report (MPR) at the same time as the rate…
  4. Dan St. Yves: Gas prices in orbit!

    Remonline.com - Real Estate 01.20 / 06:06 www.remonline.com
    The prospect of taking one of those Virgin Air millionaire flights to the moon instead of commuting to and from work is looking downright economical by comparison. The post Dan St. Yves: Gas prices in orbit! appeared first on REM | Real Estate…
  5. Mortgage fraud on the rise, says Equifax

    Remonline.com - Real Estate 01.20 / 05:46 www.remonline.com
    A new report from Equifax Canada says high-risk and suspected fraudulent mortgage activity is on the rise, and also found that “44 per cent of Canadians trust real estate agents the least during the home-buying experience”. The post Mortgage fraud on the rise, says Equifax appeared first on REM | Real Estate Mag…
  6. ECB to keep money taps open

    Advisor.ca - Finance 01.19 / 19:10 www.advisor.ca
    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says inflation pressures in the 19-country eurozone “remain subdued.” Thursday’s remark is a sign that the bank is determined to maintain its monetary stimulus programs at least through the end of the year. Read: Loose monetary policy helping to stabilize U.K. Inflation has jumped to 1.1% in December in the …
  7. 61% of S&P/TSX firms call cybersecurity a material risk

    Advisor.ca - Finance 01.19 / 18:29 www.advisor.ca
    Staff from the British Columbia Securities Commission, the Ontario Securities Commission and the Autorité des marchés financiers have published Multilateral Staff Notice 51-347 Disclosure of Cybersecurity Risks and Incidents. The notice reports the findings of a review announced by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) in Staff Notice 11-332 Cybersecurity (Staff Notice 11-332) and provides disclosure …
  8. Hunter Harrison joins investor to target CSX railroad

    Advisor.ca - Finance 01.19 / 15:46 www.advisor.ca
    The executive who orchestrated the financial turnaround of Canadian Pacific  Railway (CP) over the past five years is teaming up with an activist investor to target CSX railroad. Read: CP Rail profit improves, but not enough for analysts Hunter Harrison announced his retirement from CP Wednesday, and then told the Wall Street Journal about his …
  1. Construction Corner: Smog-eating skyscraper a building of the future

    This is the time of year when people love to look ahead, trying to imagine what the year might bring. People who call themselves futurists look farther ahead — a decade perhaps, or t…
  2. IBI Group’s highrises awarded for design excellence

    IBI Group has been recognized for incorporating unique architectural and urban design elements in four Canadian highrise mixed-use…
  3. Home sales not likely to boost Canadian economy like they did in 2016

    TORONTO — Home sales are not going to be as big of a boost to the Canadian economy this year as they were in 2016, the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) said Jan. 16 as it released its latest batch of f…
  4. Governments boost Quebec social housing

    LAVAL, QUE. — Representatives from the provincial and federal governments gathered in Laval, Que. on Jan. 16 to announce spending of more than $400 million over two years on affordable and social h…
  5. SNC-Lavalin lands two U.S. transit contracts

    MONTREAL — Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin announced on Jan. 16 it has been awarded two rail and transit contracts in the United S…
  6. Plan Group achieves COR certification in Ontario

    TORONTO — Toronto-based Plan Group Inc. announced it has achieved Certificate of Recognition (COR) safety certification in the province of O…
  7. Surge of construction projects triggers rat army in Halifax

    HALIFAX — Gary Julien conjures an unnerving scene when describing his experience with Halifax’s growing rat pro…
  8. A Dozen Mid-January Economic Nuggets

    Donald Trump, as President-Elect of the United States, has been assembling a governing team with a great deal of business and military experience. His clear intent is to carry through with significant change on a multitude of fronts, including taxes, regulations and social…
  1. AZZ Inc. To Retain Nuclear Logistics

    Nuclearstreet.com - Industries 01.20 / 16:10 nuclearstreet.com
    Galvanizing and welded equipment specialists and engineering firm AZZ Inc., said Friday that an agreement to divest itself of its Nuclear Logistics business unit to Westinghouse Electric Company had been scraped in favor of a "teaming agreement" in which Westinghouse and AZZ would jointly market their safety-related services to the nuclear industry. The new arrangement was set up "in lieu of a previously announced divestiture," the company said. "As the world…
  2. Cyber security risk to shipping highlighted in loss-prevention CD

    Canadianshipper.com - Industries 01.20 / 15:46 canadianshipper.com
    LONDON, U.K.–As part of Steamship Mutual’s loss prevention initiatives, the Club has released their latest DVD ‘Cyber Security: Smart, Safe Shipping’ highlighting the implications of a potential cyber security breach for a shipping company. All businesses rely heavily upon computer… The post Cyber security risk to shipping highlighted in loss-prevention CD appeared first on Canadian Shipp…
  3. The Red Chamber Reaches Out on Canada’s Energy Future

    Our interview with Richard Neufeld, Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources The post The Red Chamber Reaches Out on Canada’s Energy Future appeared first on Alberta Oil…
  4. Two More Units In Japan Clear Safety Checks

    Nuclearstreet.com - Industries 01.18 / 14:10 nuclearstreet.com
    Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has cleared two more plants for restart based on preliminary safety assessments, Kyushu Electric Company's Genkai Units 3 and 4, but their restart is not likely until sometime this summer, media reports indicate. While the two reactors have been deemed safe under the more strident standards in the post Fukushima Daiichi disaster era, reports indicate that some local concerns have yet to be addressed. One of these is the advanced evacuation…
  5. Who Will Feed the Chinese Dragon?

    Will China walk away from Canadian energy or double down on its $50 billion investment? The post Who Will Feed the Chinese Dragon? appeared first on Alberta Oil…
  6. TFI International acquires World Courier Ground

    Canadianshipper.com - Industries 01.16 / 19:42 canadianshipper.com
    MONTREAL, Que.–TFI International Inc., formerly known as TransForce Inc., announced that a wholly-owned subsidiary of TFI International has acquired World Courier Ground U.S., the U.S. ground transportation division of World Courier, from AmerisourceBergen Corporation. Established in 1983, World Courier Ground… The post TFI International acquires World Courier Ground appeared first on Canadian…
  7. Court Rules Finnish Fennovoima Backers Can Exit Project

    Nuclearstreet.com - Industries 01.16 / 18:06 nuclearstreet.com
    A court ruling in Finland has opened the door for a flight of Finnish investors from the Fennovoima nuclear plant project that is slated for Pyhajoki on the Hanhikivi peninsula on the country's west coast on the Gulf of Bothnia. A Finnish court ruled that it was permissible for retailer Kesko Oyj to opt out of its share of the project, which opens the door for other Finnish concerns to back away from their commitments, as well. This could tip the scales against the project entirely,…
  8. Omnitracs adds mobile app to Virtual Load View product

    Canadianshipper.com - Industries 01.13 / 14:20 canadianshipper.com
    DALLAS, Tex.–Omnitracs, LLC has added a mobile application to their Virtual Load View (VLV) product, a solution that replaces manual tracking of shipments by providing access to real-time data, including the ability to improve tracking and identify when loads are… The post Omnitracs adds mobile app to Virtual Load View product appeared first on Canadian…