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Even with recent restrictions due to rising COVID-19 variant case levels, about 95 per cent of businesses are open in Alberta, said Premier Jason Kenney. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Consistent pandemic policy has helped Alberta, premier says

Alberta fatality rate lower than Canadian average

Even with recent restrictions due to rising COVID-19 variant case levels, about 95 per cent of businesses are open in Alberta, said Premier Jason Kenney. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta is offering small businesses affected by the most recent public health orders another payment of up to $10,000 from the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Alberta is offering small businesses affected by the most recent public health orders another payment of up to $10,000 from the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Transport trucks approach the Canada/USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. North American trade is facing a “critical moment” in the ongoing aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, say Canadian business leaders as they embark on a concerted campaign to fortify ties with the United States. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke

Canada-U.S. trade faces ‘critical moment’ that demands urgent action, businesses warn

Will fall to Canada to ensure its best interests are represented

Transport trucks approach the Canada/USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. North American trade is facing a “critical moment” in the ongoing aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, say Canadian business leaders as they embark on a concerted campaign to fortify ties with the United States. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke
A man works in the broadcast centre at the TMX Group Ltd. in Toronto, on May 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

TSX slips on weaker commodity prices while loonie rises on strong jobs report

TSX slips on weaker commodity prices while loonie rises on strong jobs report

A man works in the broadcast centre at the TMX Group Ltd. in Toronto, on May 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
The TMX Group logo, home of the TSX, is shown in Toronto on June 28, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Tech sector pushes TSX and U.S. stock markets higher on flattening of bond yields

Tech sector pushes TSX and U.S. stock markets higher on flattening of bond yields

The TMX Group logo, home of the TSX, is shown in Toronto on June 28, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim
Financial numbers flow on the digital ticker tape at the TMX Group in Toronto's financial district on May 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Record run by S&P/TSX composite continues amid small gains offset by commodities

Record run by S&P/TSX composite continues amid small gains offset by commodities

Financial numbers flow on the digital ticker tape at the TMX Group in Toronto's financial district on May 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Patricia Daoust, owner of Bistro La dent Sucree sugar shack, prepares takeout orders in what is normally the facility’s dining room, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in St. Eustache, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Online platform helps keep Quebec’s sugar shack tradition alive during pandemic

Easter weekend was by far the most successful period since initiative launched

Patricia Daoust, owner of Bistro La dent Sucree sugar shack, prepares takeout orders in what is normally the facility’s dining room, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in St. Eustache, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
A street sign along Bay Street in Toronto's financial district is shown on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

S&P/TSX composite continues record run in historically strong month of April

S&P/TSX composite continues record run in historically strong month of April

A street sign along Bay Street in Toronto's financial district is shown on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A man watches the financial numbers at the TMX Group in Toronto's financial district on May 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

S&P/TSX slips but ends March higher for fourth-straight quarterly gain

S&P/TSX slips but ends March higher for fourth-straight quarterly gain

A man watches the financial numbers at the TMX Group in Toronto's financial district on May 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
A red light on Bay Street in Canada's financial district is shown in Toronto on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

S&P/TSX composite loses ground as materials sector hit by lower gold prices

S&P/TSX composite loses ground as materials sector hit by lower gold prices

A red light on Bay Street in Canada's financial district is shown in Toronto on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A street sign along Bay Street in Toronto's financial district is shown in on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

TSX moves lower to start shortened trading week on broad-based decline

TSX moves lower to start shortened trading week on broad-based decline

A street sign along Bay Street in Toronto's financial district is shown in on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A currency trader passes by screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won, center, at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP -Ahn Young-joon

Shopify replaced by RBC as most valuable company on weakened tech sector

Shopify replaced by RBC as most valuable company on weakened tech sector

A currency trader passes by screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won, center, at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP -Ahn Young-joon
A man walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Wednesday, March 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Vincent Yu

S&P/TSX composite gives up early gains to fall on repositioning away from tech

S&P/TSX composite gives up early gains to fall on repositioning away from tech

A man walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Wednesday, March 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Vincent Yu
WIND Mobile chairman Anthony Lacavera speaks during a press conference in Toronto Friday, December 11, 2009. The founder of Wind Mobile says Rogers, Bell and Telus will never face real competition unless Canada makes big changes to telecommunications industry rules. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Wind Mobile founder says Rogers-Shaw deal threatens hope of any real competition

Deal faces stiff opposition from consumer groups, academics and customers

WIND Mobile chairman Anthony Lacavera speaks during a press conference in Toronto Friday, December 11, 2009. The founder of Wind Mobile says Rogers, Bell and Telus will never face real competition unless Canada makes big changes to telecommunications industry rules. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Toronto MP John McKay speaks during a news conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. The veteran Liberal backbencher is taking a federal Liberal minister to task for failing to give real teeth to a new watchdog who is supposed to investigate human rights abuses by Canadian companies operating abroad. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Liberal MP confronts minister over new watchdog to oversee Canadian companies abroad

Toronto MP John McKay has for decades campaigned for watchdog

Toronto MP John McKay speaks during a news conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. The veteran Liberal backbencher is taking a federal Liberal minister to task for failing to give real teeth to a new watchdog who is supposed to investigate human rights abuses by Canadian companies operating abroad. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
People carry take-out food in Toronto’s Chinatown, on Saturday, March 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Hardest hit businesses call for extension of federal wage, rent subsidies

Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses calls for subsidies to continue

People carry take-out food in Toronto’s Chinatown, on Saturday, March 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
People wearing protective masks stand in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Monday, March 22, 2021, in Tokyo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP -Eugene Hoshiko

S&P/TSX composite down as CP Rail lower after announcing large U.S. acquisition

S&P/TSX composite down as CP Rail lower after announcing large U.S. acquisition

People wearing protective masks stand in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Monday, March 22, 2021, in Tokyo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP -Eugene Hoshiko
In 2020, Victory Church put a smile on people’s faces with its online contest The Hunt For The Easter Bunny. (Photo contributed)

Easter activities happening in Red Deer

Easter bunny to make appearances

In 2020, Victory Church put a smile on people’s faces with its online contest The Hunt For The Easter Bunny. (Photo contributed)
People walk past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong Thursday, March 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP -Vincent Yu

S&P/TSX composite falls from record highs on rising bond yields after Fed comments

S&P/TSX composite falls from record highs on rising bond yields after Fed comments

People walk past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong Thursday, March 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP -Vincent Yu
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and United States President Joe Biden smile as they say farewell following a virtual joint statement in Ottawa, Tuesday, February 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Time for Canada, U.S. to get serious about how, when to reopen border, experts say

Time for Canada, U.S. to get serious about how, when to reopen border, experts say

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and United States President Joe Biden smile as they say farewell following a virtual joint statement in Ottawa, Tuesday, February 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld