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'The root cause of my debt': Sales are tempting. How to avoid falling for offers

'The root cause of my debt': Sales are tempting. How to avoid falling for offers

TORONTO — The drawers were overflowing with skin care products and makeup — three different blushes, many eyeshadows, a dozen different mascaras, foundation and serum samples sitting unused for years.
KITS Eyecare co-founder Sabrina Liak steps down as president

KITS Eyecare co-founder Sabrina Liak steps down as president

Former CFO will remain on board of directors, serve as strategic advisor
Unifor applies to represent two Amazon fulfilment centres in Metro Vancouver

Unifor applies to represent two Amazon fulfilment centres in Metro Vancouver

VANCOUVER — Unifor has filed two applications to represent Vancouver-area Amazon workers with the B.C. Labour Relations Board.
New B.C. liquor policy coming to wineries, breweries

New B.C. liquor policy coming to wineries, breweries

The new measures will allow people to consume alcohol samples at a time experts say the industry is struggling.
Indigo agrees to go private after sale to holding company

Indigo agrees to go private after sale to holding company

TORONTO — Indigo Books & Music Inc. has agreed to be taken private after agreeing to a sweetened offer from a holding company connected to its largest shareholder. The retailer says its agreement will see Trilogy Retail Holdings Inc.
Grocery code of conduct won't drive prices higher, Sobeys chief executive says

Grocery code of conduct won't drive prices higher, Sobeys chief executive says

TORONTO — There’s no evidence that a grocery code of conduct would raise food prices for Canadians, said Empire Co. Ltd. chief executive Michael Medline.
North Saanich De Havilland plant expands as orders ramp up for firefighting planes

North Saanich De Havilland plant expands as orders ramp up for firefighting planes

The local employee count doubled to about 300 in recent months, says De Havilland Canada’s vice-president for corporate affairs
Is the no-spend challenge like a crash diet? Not if it's done right

Is the no-spend challenge like a crash diet? Not if it's done right

Implementing the practice in small increments throughout the year might offer the biggest rewards.
Lululemon shares sink on disappointing outlook, slowdown in U.S. business

Lululemon shares sink on disappointing outlook, slowdown in U.S. business

Shares in Lululemon Athletica Inc. were down about 15 per cent in afternoon trading Fridayas investors reacted to lower revenue projections and a U.S. slowdown. The Vancouver-based athletic apparel retailer's fourth quarter, which ended Jan.
Statistics Canada reports retail sales down in January as new car sales fell

Statistics Canada reports retail sales down in January as new car sales fell

A retreat in new car purchases helped push the country's retail sales down 0.3 per cent to $67 billion in January, Statistics Canada said Friday.