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Agricultural figures boost overall productivity

Agricultural figures boost overall productivity

Jtaylor March 14, 2012 0

Saskatchewan’s farmers are pretty smart. And now, there’s proof — in a Statistics Canada report on productivity that says no other Saskatchewan business sector increased its productivity over the last 15 years as much

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Finally, some signs business investments paying off into better productivity

Finally, some signs business investments paying off into better productivity

Jtaylor March 14, 2012 0

OTTAWA – Is Canada turning the corner on the productivity agenda? The latest data from Statistics Canada suggests that after years of lagging far behind, especially in comparison with the U.S., and much hair-pulling

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Monsanto plans tests of first approved corn

Monsanto plans tests of first approved corn

Jtaylor March 14, 2012 0

engineered to deal with drought BISMARCK, N.D. – Seed giant Monsanto Co. plans large-scale tests this year of the first government-approved biotech crop developed to deal with drought. The new corn is being introduced

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Apartment construction booming in Halifax

Apartment construction booming in Halifax

Jtaylor March 14, 2012 0

Halifax is going through an apartment-building construction boom the likes of which the city has not seen since the 1970s. The apartment buildings now under construction in Halifax have a total of 2,282 units,

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Canadian home construction seen slowing

Canadian home construction seen slowing

Jtaylor March 14, 2012 0

Oversupply of condos weighs on market TORONTO – New home construction in Canada is expected to slow mildly over the next two years, the Conference Board of Canada said on Tuesday, in another sign

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Miner Silver Standard reports drop in Q4 profit to US$2.6M from $361.6M

Miner Silver Standard reports drop in Q4 profit to US$2.6M from $361.6M

Jtaylor March 12, 2012 0

Silver Standard Resources Inc. (TSX:SSO) has reported a big drop in net earnings to US$2.6 million, as costs rose and the mining company had downtime at its Pirquitas mine in Argentina. The company said

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Ottawa steps in to block Air Canada labour disruption

Ottawa steps in to block Air Canada labour disruption

Jtaylor March 12, 2012 0

Federal Labour Minister Lisa Raitt, came under fire Thursday after she again stepped in to prevent a labour disruption at Air Canada over the busy March Break by referring its dispute with the unions

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Alberta, Ottawa, oil lobby formed secret committee

Alberta, Ottawa, oil lobby formed secret committee

Jtaylor March 12, 2012 0

The federal and Alberta governments struck up a secret, high-level committee in early 2010 to coordinate the promotion of the oilsands with Canada’s most powerful industry lobby group, a document obtained through an access

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Enbridge faces ‘significant’ writedown of N.B. investment

Enbridge faces ‘significant’ writedown of N.B. investment

Jtaylor March 12, 2012 0

Enbridge Inc.says it would be forced to book a “significant” writedown on its gas assets in New Brunswick if the province goes ahead with legislation to cut prices. The Calgary-based company says that a

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Viterra shares jump 4 percent amid takeover talk

Viterra shares jump 4 percent amid takeover talk

Jtaylor March 12, 2012 0

Shares of Canada’s biggest grain handler, Viterra, jumped more than 4 percent in early trading in Toronto on Monday, amid talk of takeover interest by several parties. Viterra’s latest climb follows a 24 percent

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