Loblaw Companies Lays Off 500 Office Workers in Cost-Cutting Drive

Loblaw Companies Lays Off 500 Office Workers in Cost-Cutting Drive

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

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A Loblaws store is seen Monday, March 9, 2015 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

VANCOUVER – Loblaw Companies Ltd. is laying off 500 of its office workers, but the company says it still expects to create more jobs than it eliminates this year.

“Today is a very difficult day,” wrote president Sarah Davis in a memo to employees informing them about the job cuts.

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Girl, 14, Drowns After Stepping into Water Tank

Girl, 14, Drowns After Stepping into Water Tank

RCMP Logo VehicleA 14-year-old girl drowned on Sunday when she stepped into a water holding tank in the RM of Whitehead.

Manitoba RCMP say the teen was walking in a farmyard when she stepped on the lid of the water holding tank. It knocked off and the teen fell in. The tank was filled with water approximately 20 feet down at the time.

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Ship Brings Propane to Churchill, Will Leave with Stranded Via Rail Train

Ship Brings Propane to Churchill, Will Leave with Stranded Via Rail Train

By The Canadian Press

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A VIA Rail train sits idle at the train station in Churchill, Man., on Thursday, June 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex de Vries)

CHURCHILL, Man. – A ship has arrived in Manitoba’s northern port of Churchill, bringing fuel to heat the town through the winter and also carrying away a train that’s been stranded there since the rail line to the community washed out in the spring.

Churchill mayor Mike Spence says the Nunalik arrived early Sunday and began offloading 2.2 million litres of propane in large cylinders, which were ordered by the Manitoba government.

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Telus Apologizes After ‘Years-Old’ Ad Causes Brief Twitter Controversy

Telus Apologizes After ‘Years-Old’ Ad Causes Brief Twitter Controversy

By The Canadian Press

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A Telus ad is shown in a photo from Twitter. Telus is apologizing after what the company says was a five-year-old ad caused a brief stir on social media on Saturday. The ad’s text read that not having the most HD sports channels is like not standing for the national anthem. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Twitter )

CALGARY – Telus is apologizing after what the company says was a five-year-old ad caused a brief stir on social media on Saturday.

The ad’s text read that not having the most HD sports channels is like not standing for the national anthem.

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