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Shoppers Find Deals at Sears Canada Liquidation Sales Underwhelming

Shoppers Find Deals at Sears Canada Liquidation Sales Underwhelming

By Armina Ligaya and Maija Kappler, The Canadian Press

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Shoppers enter and leave a Sears retail store in Toronto on Thursday, October 19, 2017. The company begins its liquidation sales at its stores across the country as it prepares to shut its doors for good after 65 years. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – Sears Canada began its liquidation sales at its remaining stores across the country Thursday, but many shoppers found the deals to be underwhelming.

While signs suggested discounts of 20 to 50 per cent off — with a note that exceptions apply — relatively few items at a Toronto store appeared to be offered at half off. Some big ticket items such as snowblowers and treadmills were only 10 per cent off.

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Amazon Would Save $1.5B a Year If New HQ Located in Greater Toronto Area: Clark

Amazon Would Save $1.5B a Year If New HQ Located in Greater Toronto Area: Clark

By Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press

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In this Tuesday, May 30, 2017, file photo, the Amazon logo is displayed at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York’s Times Square. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

TORONTO – Setting up its second headquarters in the Greater Toronto Area would save Amazon $1.5 billion a year, the man heading up Ontario’s bid for the project said Wednesday, as the deadline loomed for cities in North America to make their pitch.

Ed Clark, a business adviser to Premier Kathleen Wynne, said the region offers highly trained talent at a savings when compared to most U.S. jurisdictions — a software programmer in Ontario costs 34 to 38 per cent less than in Boston or New York — and corporate taxes in the province are lower than south of the border.

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Regulators Set Rules for Cross-Border Pot Listings, Opens Flood Gates

Regulators Set Rules for Cross-Border Pot Listings, Opens Flood Gates

The Canadian Press

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Production staff harvest marijuana plants inside the flowering room at Harvest One Cannabis Inc. in Duncan, B.C., on Friday, August 4, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

TORONTO – The Canadian Securities Administrators set out “specific disclosure expectations” for marijuana industry firms with investments in the U.S., offering much-anticipated clarity for companies that operate on both sides of the border.

The umbrella organization for Canada’s provincial and territorial securities regulators put out a staff notice, saying that cannabis companies must tell investors about certain risks when they invest south of the border — where growing and selling marijuana remains illegal under federal laws.

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Leonard Cohen’s Final Book Due Out in October 2018

Leonard Cohen’s Final Book Due Out in October 2018

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press

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Leonard Cohen sits for a portrait, in Toronto on Saturday, February 4, 2006. Cohen’s final book, which he finished in the months before his death in November, will hit shelves next year. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Harris)

TORONTO – The final book of poetry Leonard Cohen wrote, put together himself and finished in the months before his death last November will hit shelves next year.

McClelland and Stewart said Friday it will release “The Flame” on Oct. 16, 2018.

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Best Dressed: Hudson’s Bay Co. Unveils Kit for Pyeongchang Olympics

Best Dressed: Hudson’s Bay Co. Unveils Kit for Pyeongchang Olympics

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press

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Olympic hopefuls for 2018 show off Hudson Bay Company’s new line of Olympic gear at the Eaton Centre in Toronto on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Donovan)

TORONTO – It’s the moment Canada’s finest winter athletes become one mighty team.

The Canadian team will march into the opening ceremonies Feb. 9 at the Pyeongchang Olympics dressed in the patriotic red-white-and-black apparel, in what is a virtual starting gun for the Games.

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Snoop Dogg Invests in Toronto-Based Seed-to-Sale Cannabis Tracking Software

Snoop Dogg Invests in Toronto-Based Seed-to-Sale Cannabis Tracking Software

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

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Snoop Dogg performs at the 2017 BET Experience at The Staples Center on Thursday June 22, 2017, in Los Angeles. Rapper Snoop Dogg is investing in another Canadian cannabis venture. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Invision-Willy Sanjuan)

TORONTO – Rapper Snoop Dogg is digging further into the Canadian cannabis ecosystem, investing in a seed-to-sale software provider as the country prepares for the legalization of marijuana by Canada Day next year.

Toronto-based Trellis, a cannabis inventory management software provider, said Thursday the weed-loving rapper’s venture capital firm is leading its latest US$2-million seed round.

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Gord Downie Sets October Release for 23-Song Album ‘Introduce Yerself’

Gord Downie Sets October Release for 23-Song Album ‘Introduce Yerself’

By The Canadian Press

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Gord Downie performs at WE Day in Toronto on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO – Gord Downie is releasing a new solo album of 23 original songs produced with long-time collaborator Kevin Drew.

“Introduce Yerself” is slated for release Oct. 27 with each song written about a specific person.

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Make First Official Public Appearance Together

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Make First Official Public Appearance Together

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

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Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle attend a wheelchair tennis event at the Invictus Games in Toronto, Monday, Sept.25, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle chose to make their public debut as a couple in Toronto on Monday, making an unexpected but highly anticipated appearance together at the Invictus Games, the international sporting competition spearheaded by the royal.

The prince and Markle, a Toronto-based actor in the legal drama “Suits,” held hands as they walked toward Toronto’s city hall to take in a game of wheelchair tennis, one of several events that make up the week-long Games for wounded soldiers.

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Prince Harry Tours Mental Health Facility in Lead-Up to Invictus Games

Prince Harry Tours Mental Health Facility in Lead-Up to Invictus Games

By The Canadian Press

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Prince Harry talks with Bronwen Evans and Leah Cuffe, right, during a reception before the True Patriot Love Symposium, in Toronto on Friday, September 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO – The founder of the Invictus Games spent the hours leading up to the opening ceremonies visiting one of Canada’s top mental health facilities.

Prince Harry toured the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health on Saturday morning, participating in research roundtables and discussing treatment for youth.

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Prince Harry in Toronto Setting Stage for Invictus Games

Prince Harry in Toronto Setting Stage for Invictus Games

By Shetu Modi, The Canadian Press

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Prince Harry talks with Bronwen Evans and Leah Cuffe, right, during a reception before the True Patriot Love Symposium, in Toronto on Friday, September 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO – Dozens of onlookers gathered outside a building in Toronto’s financial district Friday morning hoping to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry as the royal founder of the Invictus Games set the stage for the multi-sport competition that gets underway in the city this weekend.

The royal, however, appeared determined to keep the focus on the Games, and didn’t stop to interact with fans who cheered and called out to him.

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