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Global Markets: Canadian retail sales rebound

WINNIPEG – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – After retail sales declined in early summer, Statistics Canada reported on Wednesday the value of receipts in Canada increased 2.1 per cent in August to C$57 billion. In July, sales went down 0.6 per cent. Retail sales are […] Read more





Global Markets: Canadians go to the polls

WINNIPEG – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – For the first time in two years, Canadians will go to the polls to elect Members of Parliament in the 44th Canadian general election on Monday. Writs of election were issued by Governor General Mary Simon on Aug. […] Read more

Global Markets: COVID-19 vaccines given brand names

WINNIPEG – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Health Canada announced on Thursday it has approved brand names for the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca. The Pfizer vaccine will now be known as Comirnaty, the Moderna vaccine will go by SpikeVax, and the AstraZeneca […] Read more


Global Markets: Alberta implements COVID-19 measures

WINNIPEG – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced on Wednesday the province will immediately implement new measures to combat COVID-19 including restrictions on gatherings and a proof-of-vaccination program to enter certain businesses and public buildings. The province has also declared a […] Read more