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  • 12.11.2015 20:58

    "Commuter Commerce," a shopping behaviour where people shop from their mobile phones while on public transport, is fast becoming a new retail trend in Canada. A new benchmark study from PayPal Canada and Ipsos reveals that 14 per cent of mobile connected commuters shop while in transit, and three in four Canadians (76%) would consider buying a wide-range of products if mobile shopping options ...

  • 12.11.2015 19:10

    FRANKFURT – Volkswagen is telling employees that they can come forward with information about how the company cheated on emissions tests — and won’t be fired. The offer applies to workers covered by collective bargaining agreements and expires

  • 12.11.2015 19:10

    FRANKFURT – Volkswagen is telling employees that they can come forward with information about how the company cheated on emissions tests — and won’t be fired. The offer applies to workers covered by collective bargaining agreements and expires

  • 12.11.2015 18:26

    “Love the Coopers” is pretty formulaic as far as Christmas dramedies go, but there are always going to be those movies that just get to you — despite, perhaps, your best judgment. Modern holiday movies, with their aggressively unhappy families

  • 12.11.2015 17:42

    MONTREAL – The City of Montreal says the controversial process of dumping eight billion litres of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River went off without a hitch as it got underway Wednesday. Mayor Denis Coderre told reporters gathered along a shore

  • 12.11.2015 17:42

    BUCHAREST, Romania – Two more people have died of burns sustained in a deadly nightclub fire in the Romanian capital, bringing the total number of deaths in the tragedy to 53. Spokesman for the Floreasca Emergency Hospital Bogdan Oprita said Thursda

  • 12.11.2015 17:42

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. – American television viewers get their first chance to see and hear Adolf Hitler’s inner circle describe the dictator’s final hours in filmed interviews when “The Day Hitler Died” premieres on the Smithsonian

  • 12.11.2015 12:26

    SALT LAKE CITY – Utah state child welfare officials are reviewing a ruling by a juvenile court judge who ordered a baby to be taken from lesbian foster parents and instead placed with a heterosexual couple for the child’s well-being. Judge Sco

  • 12.11.2015 11:42

    ATHENS, Greece – Public services have shut down across Greece as workers hold the first general strike since the country’s left-led government initially came to power in January. Public transport was severely disrupted Thursday, with the Athen

  • 12.11.2015 03:58

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Why did actor Shia LaBeouf invite his fans to watch all the movies he’s ever made with him during a three-day (and two-night) marathon at a Manhattan theatre? Or to watch him watching via livestream, witnessing the drama of hi

  • 12.11.2015 02:32

    SEATTLE — A piece of Seattle history is coming down — or rather, 1 million little pieces. Crews are cleaning up the city's famed "gum wall'' near Pike Place Market, where tourists and locals have been sticking their used chewing gum for the past 20 years. The wall is plastered with wads of gum in a kaleidoscope of colours, some stretched and pinched into messages, hearts and other ...

  • 12.11.2015 02:16

    David Podmore, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Concert Properties, has been awarded the 2016 Rix Award for Engaged Community Citizenship by the Vancouver Board of Trade (VBOT). Every year, the board honours one individual and one organization with a Rix award to recognize community and corporate citizenship. Podmore is considered one of the most influential figures in Vancouver real estate, VBOT said, ...

  • 12.11.2015 02:16

    Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G; NYSE: GG) reported a bigger than expected loss Thursday (October 29) despite record gold production and reduced costs. The market punished the Vancouver-based company following the release of third quarter operational and financial results, wiping more than a billion off its market value. Goldcorp was last trading $13.10 per share in New York, down 10.4% and near its lows for ...

  • 12.11.2015 02:16

    The election is over and we’ve got a Trudeau in Ottawa. Western Canadian issues haven’t changed much, however, since the last Trudeau. The West still needs to get its food, energy and materials to the world market, and it’s afraid that Trudeau will get in the way. The energy sector is most concerned – there is a reason that the dark blue on the electoral map almost perfectly traces western oil and ...

  • 12.11.2015 02:16

    These corporate claims were filed with the BC Supreme Court registry in Vancouver. Information is derived from notices of civil claim. Civil claims have yet to be tested or proven in court. Defendant Galleria Della Pietra Marble & Granite Services Ltd. Plaintiff Marble & Granite Services S.R.L. Claim $322,201 for marble and granite products. Defendants Global Cobalt Corp. and Erin Chutter Plaintiffs ...

  • 12.11.2015 02:16

    People on the Move Email your For the Record information to: fortherecord@biv.com. Please include a high-resolution, colour headshot where possible. Development/Construction James Greenan has been promoted to branch manager, Vancouver, at On Side Restoration. Greenan joined On Side Restoration in 2011 as a project manager and was then appointed manager of the company’s Abbotsford branch in 2013. Greenan ...

  • 12.11.2015 02:16

    The B.C. Liberal government is hyping a deal that it said could bring Vancouver the North American head office of Poly Culture Group (PCG). The government, which has signed a memorandum of understanding for PCG’s art division to open its North American headquarters in Vancouver, says Poly would use Vancouver as the springboard for expanding its performance and theatre management, art auction and cinema ...

  • 12.11.2015 02:16

    An increase in consumer goods exports helped Canada’s international merchandise trade deficit narrow by $1 billion in September, Statistics Canada announced November 4. As imports fell 1.3% and exports grew 0.7%, the country’s trade deficit with the world dropped to $1.7 billion from $2.7 billion in August. This was the first time in five months that imports decreased. Imports from the United States ...

  • 12.11.2015 02:16

    Revenue is up, profit is up, but Telus’ (TSX:T) workforce is shrinking. The telecom giant is cutting 1,500 full-time jobs as it aims to save $125 million in the fourth quarter, according to financial results released Thursday (November 5). The Vancouver-based company did not specify what jobs would be cut but CEO Darren Entwistle said a “notable number” would be through early retirements and voluntary ...

  • 12.11.2015 01:00

    VICTORIA — Capt. Trevor Greene remembers stepping off a Canadian Forces transport aircraft almost 10 years ago and feeling heat so intense sweat exploded off his body. "I smelled smoke and feces through my nostrils and as I stepped to the ground my boots sank ankle deep into a fine dust,'' he said Tuesday. Greene said those first steps in Afghanistan in 2006 are — like the births of his ...