TORONTO – A senior Ontario cabinet minister is coming to Nestle’s defence, suggesting public opposition to the renewal of the multinational company’s water taking permit in a small community is based on “misinformation.”
There has been vocal opposition and protests against renewing Nestle’s permit in Aberfoyle, Ont., after the area suffered a drought this summer that forced residents to restrict water use for watering lawns and washing cars.
The St. Andrews Lock and Dam is preparing to close for the season on October 14.
The dam’s control curtains will be raised on or soon after this date. Water levels on the Red and Assiniboine rivers around Winnipeg and north of Lockport will gradually be lowered over the next two to three weeks as the water is released.
WINNIPEG — The renovated Pavilion at Assiniboine Park has reopened after undergoing upgrades that began in February.
The Assiniboine Park Conservancy has partnered with the Winnipeg Art Gallery to mark the launch of WAG@ThePark, which will provide the park with expertise to curate exhibitions drawn primarily from the APC collection, as well as from the WAG collection.
WINNIPEG — An organization representing the province’s small businesses is calling on the Manitoba government hold the line on further increases to the minimum wage.
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has released a new survey, showing there are better ways to help low-income earners, such as additional income tax relief and improving training opportunities.
WATERLOO, Ont. – BlackBerry will stop making its signature smartphones, the company said Wednesday after facing repeated calls to leave the hardware business that was once the basis of its reputation as a global technology leader.
All hardware development and manufacturing will be outsourced to partners, which will license the BlackBerry’s technology and brand, while the Canadian company concentrates on growing the software side of its business.