When it comes to job creation in Canada, there’s Alberta and then there’s everybody else.
The latest employment data for February showed that the oil-rich western province created an impressive 18,800 jobs, largely in construction, mining and oil and gas, while in the rest of the country overall employment fell. READ
CALGARY — An Alberta-based online “bank” specializing in bitcoins is blaming a technical flaw for the theft of its digital currency that forced it to close its doors this week. READ
Are bitcoins a temporary trend or the future of currency? Bryce Kander is betting on the latter, with the Red Deer Realtor setting up a website (btcestate.com) through which investment properties can be purchased using digital cash. READ
It may be possible for TransCanada Corp. to build the most urgently needed leg of its delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline as early as next year, an executive with the pipeline giant said Wednesday. READ
Looking for a good place to work? You might want to send your resume to Agriculture Financial Services Corporation. READ
MONTREAL — Many Pratt & Whitney Canada employees were disappointed but not entirely surprised to learn Wednesday the Quebec-based aircraft-engine manufacturer will lay off as many as 1,000 people worldwide over the coming months. READ