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S&P/TSX composite hits record high in best week since March as oil tops US$82 a barrel

S&P/TSX composite hits record high in best week since March as oil tops US$82 a barrel

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index reached record highs on a broad rally led by the strength of the financial and energy sectors as the price of oil climbed past US$82 per barrel.
Big Six banks join Mark Carney-led Net-Zero Banking Alliance

Big Six banks join Mark Carney-led Net-Zero Banking Alliance

TORONTO — Canada's Big Six banks together announced Friday that they will join the global Net-Zero Banking Alliance championed by former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney.

Ontario to start allowing local brewers to sell their beer at farmers' markets

Patrons will soon be able to purchase Ontario beer at local farmers’ markets. The government announced Friday that it will start allowing eligible brewers to sell their beer at the more than 180 farmers’ markets in the province.
Labour shortage concerns extend to oil and gas well cleanup efforts

Labour shortage concerns extend to oil and gas well cleanup efforts

CALGARY — Alberta's efforts to clean up tens of thousands of inactive oil and gas wells in the province could be delayed by a shortage of rig workers.
Ontario venues say new COVID-19 rules create 'double standard' for standing concerts

Ontario venues say new COVID-19 rules create 'double standard' for standing concerts

TORONTO — Indoor concerts are slowly coming back to life in Ontario, but venue owners say the latest COVID-19 guidelines will dampen any significant return to live music in the coming months.
FDA panel endorses booster shot for J&J COVID-19 vaccine

FDA panel endorses booster shot for J&J COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health advisers endorsed a booster of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine Friday, citing growing worry that Americans who got the single-dose shot aren’t as protected as those given two-dose brands.
Olymel meat processor chief executive Réjean Nadeau dies from cancer at age 71

Olymel meat processor chief executive Réjean Nadeau dies from cancer at age 71

SAINT-HYACINTHE, Que. — The chief executive of Quebec-based meat processor Olymel has died from cancer at the age of 71.
China launches 3 astronauts on 6-month space station mission

China launches 3 astronauts on 6-month space station mission

BEIJING (AP) — China on Saturday launched a three-person crew for a six-month mission aboard its space station that is planned at setting a new record for the length of time spent in space by Chinese astronauts as the country moves toward completing
Muskrat Falls hydroelectricity project in Labrador falls further behind schedule

Muskrat Falls hydroelectricity project in Labrador falls further behind schedule

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's Muskrat Falls hydroelectricity project is once again behind schedule. Documents submitted to the province’s Public Utilities Board say the project's overall Nov. 26 completion date is "not achievable.
CREA reports September home sales post first month-over-month increase since March

CREA reports September home sales post first month-over-month increase since March

The Canadian Real Estate Association says September home sales edged up on a month-over-month basis for the first time since March.