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Low water flows at crux of next phase in Fraser River salmon rescue mission: DFO

Low water flows at crux of next phase in Fraser River salmon rescue mission: DFO

LILLOOET, B.C. — Government officials say there is a "high risk" they won't be fully successful in rescuing salmon species threatened by a massive landslide on British Columbia's Fraser River.

Alterna Savings, Quinte First credit unions to merge, sign letter of intent

TORONTO — Alterna Savings and Credit Union Ltd. and Quinte First Credit Union have signed a letter of intent to join forces. The credit unions say Quinte First will become part of Alterna Savings in spring 2020.
Toronto stock index climbs along with U.S. markets as crude jumps, fears ease

Toronto stock index climbs along with U.S. markets as crude jumps, fears ease

TORONTO — Major North American indexes made gains as a potential U.S.-China trade deal appeared closer and oil prices advanced. The S&P/TSX composite index climbed 5.16 points to 16,897.34, led by the energy sector.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,897.34, up 5.16 points.) Lundin Mining Corp. (TSX:LUN). Basic Materials. Up 30 cents, or 4.27 per cent, to $7.32 on 13.
Infrastructure bank to invest up to $300 million in Montreal port expansion

Infrastructure bank to invest up to $300 million in Montreal port expansion

MONTREAL — The Canadian Infrastructure Bank is pledging up to $300 million in financing for a new container terminal project at the Port of Montreal, though regulatory approval is still pending.
Dollarama shares drop despite third-quarter profit and sales up from year ago

Dollarama shares drop despite third-quarter profit and sales up from year ago

MONTREAL — Shares in Dollarama Inc. dropped nearly nine per cent Wednesday despite reporting strong third-quarter results. The discount retail chain saw same-store sales jump 5.3 per cent for the quarter ended Nov. 3 — exceeding the 3.

Canadian Natural stock jumps on $250M budget boost to drill Alberta wells

CALGARY — Shares in Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. rose by almost four per cent on Wednesday after it announced it will spend $250 million more in 2020 than it did last year to drill conventional oil wells in Alberta.
Loblaw recalls some President's Choice coleslaw due to possible salmonella

Loblaw recalls some President's Choice coleslaw due to possible salmonella

OTTAWA — Loblaw Companies Ltd. is recalling a President's Choice coleslaw due to possible salmonella contamination.
Survey: Businesses added just 67,000 jobs in November

Survey: Businesses added just 67,000 jobs in November

WASHINGTON — U.S. companies added just 67,000 jobs in November, a private survey found, barely half the gain of the previous month. Payroll processor ADP said that manufacturers, construction firms and mining companies cut 18,000 jobs combined.
Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate target on hold at 1.75 per cent

Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate target on hold at 1.75 per cent

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada kept its key interest rate on hold Wednesday, noting that while global recession concerns are waning, trade conflicts and related uncertainty continue to remain a key risk.