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Customers must pre-pay at Ontario Husky gas stations starting Thursday

EDMONTON — Starting Thursday, customers at Husky gas stations in Ontario will be required to pay before fuelling up, either in the store or at the pump.

Small business tax cut never promised to offset minimum wage hike: Wynne

TORONTO — A tax cut for Ontario's small businesses will not fully offset the impact of an increasing minimum wage, the premier said Wednesday as business groups criticized the provincial government for not providing enough support to deal with the hi

Bombardier set to hire 1,000 jobs as part of ramp up for Global 7000 business jet

MONTREAL — Bombardier Inc. is planning to go on a hiring spree in Montreal as it adds about 1,000 people in preparation for a production ramp up of its new Global 7000 business jets, according to a source.
North American stock markets in the red as Canadian dollar trades lower

North American stock markets in the red as Canadian dollar trades lower

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index continued trading lower Wednesday amid slumping commodities prices, while U.S. markets also receded further into the red. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 34.65 points to 15,878.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,878.48, down 34.65 points) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down 19 cents, or 2.96 per cent, to $6.22 on 35.9 million shares.

Obsidian Energy settles with U.S. Securities Commission over fraud charges

CALGARY — Obsidian Energy Ltd. says it has reached a US$8.5-million settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over fraud-related charges filed earlier this year.

Home Capital CEO confident its mortgage business will return to historical norms

TORONTO — Home Capital is recovering week by week from a disastrous third quarter, when a dire shortage of liquidity and a new vetting process restricted its ability to originate new mortgages, chief executive Yousry Bissada said Wednesday.
Minnesota loses bid for 1st world's fair in US since 1984

Minnesota loses bid for 1st world's fair in US since 1984

PARIS — The state of Minnesota lost its bid to host what would have been the first world's fair on U.S.

U.K. demand fuels 46% rise in exports of Canadian wood pellets, NEB reports

CALGARY — The National Energy Board says exports of Canadian wood pellets to be burned as biomass fuel jumped by 46 per cent in 2016 as demand soared in the United Kingdom. The federal agency says Canada exported 2.
CFPB Director Cordray, who sparred with GOP, plans to resign

CFPB Director Cordray, who sparred with GOP, plans to resign

NEW YORK — Richard Cordray, the aggressive first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said Wednesday he will leave the agency by the end of the month.