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North American stock markets fall on anniversary of pandemic low point

North American stock markets fall on anniversary of pandemic low point

TORONTO — North American stock markets fell as concerns rose about a third wave of COVID-19, a year to the day since hitting a bottom during the early stages of the unprecedented health crisis. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 145.

Ionis, ViacomCBS fall; Tencent Music, BioLife rise

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Tuesday: BioLife Solutions Inc., up $3.41 to $41.98. The maker of products for the cell and gene therapy industry is buying low temperature freezer maker Stirling Ultracold.

Proposed Alberta methanol project inks deal to add carbon capture ability

CALGARY — A partner in an Alberta carbon capture and storage project that recently celebrated storing its one millionth tonne of CO2 says it has an agreement with a northwestern Alberta chemical plant developer that could result in building a second
CP Rail/KCS rail merger to unite loading and unloading links for bitumen transport

CP Rail/KCS rail merger to unite loading and unloading links for bitumen transport

CALGARY — A partner in a project designed to allow more oilsands bitumen to be shipped by rail from Canada to Texas says the US$25-billion merger of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. and U.S.
Air Canada to resume some flights to sun destinations in May

Air Canada to resume some flights to sun destinations in May

MONTREAL — Air Canada says it will restore some service along routes to Jamaica, Mexico and Barbados beginning in early May after Canadian airlines suspended all flights to sun destinations in January at the request of the federal government.

B.C. couple accused of million-dollar Ponzi investment scam in Alberta

CALGARY — A husband and wife from Summerland, B.C., have been charged in a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme after an investigation by Alberta RCMP.
Nova Scotia government to spend $19 million to dredge lagoon near First Nation

Nova Scotia government to spend $19 million to dredge lagoon near First Nation

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia says it will spend $19 million to clean up sludge in Boat Harbour created by effluent from the Northern Pulp mill, after the company missed deadlines to submit a plan for its portion of the remediation.
Prince Harry joins coaching startup as chief impact officer

Prince Harry joins coaching startup as chief impact officer

NEW YORK — Prince Harry has joined the corporate world as employee coaching and mental health firm BetterUp Inc.'s Chief Impact Officer. Financial terms of his employment were undisclosed.
Bank of Canada to end credit market aid programs amid improving economy

Bank of Canada to end credit market aid programs amid improving economy

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada says it will wind down several pandemic buying and lending programs aimed at keeping credit flowing, believing its work there is done as market conditions improve.
Nova Scotia capital budget over $1 billion for second consecutive year

Nova Scotia capital budget over $1 billion for second consecutive year

HALIFAX — For the second consecutive year Nova Scotia’s Liberal government has released a capital budget with over $1-billion in spending — a level the finance minister says will be sustained for years to come. The $1.
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