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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

Loblaws
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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Pumpkin Spice? How About a Buffalo Sauce Latte, Asks Tim Hortons

Pumpkin Spice? How About a Buffalo Sauce Latte, Asks Tim Hortons

By The Canadian Press

Tim Hortons Buffalo Sauce Latte
Tim Hortons Buffalo Sauce Latte (HANDOUT)

VANCOUVER – It may be pumpkin spice season, but Tim Hortons is experimenting with a far more bizarre new latte flavour — Buffalo Sauce, in the latest move by restaurants to create buzz-worthy concoctions.

The company says two Buffalo, N.Y.-based restaurants will serve the latte, made with a bold Buffalo sauce flavour and finished off with whipped topping and dusted with zesty Buffalo seasoning.

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How Retail Giants Seized on Pop-Ups to Woo Millennials, Test Expansion Plans

How Retail Giants Seized on Pop-Ups to Woo Millennials, Test Expansion Plans

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

Yorkdale Mall
Canadian themed dolls are shown at the Maplelea pop-up shop store at Yorkdale Mall in Toronto on January 11, 2017. While the pop-up shop may have started as a way for online retailers to stage a lower-risk experiment with a physical presence, the temporary storefront has morphed into a marketing tool for established brands, often ones that already boast multiple locations. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

VANCOUVER – To drum up excitement around the launch of a credit card targeting the oft-pursued millennial demographic, American Express Canada tapped several star chefs last month to serve Instagram-worthy plates at a restaurant in Toronto that would launch and shutter within a week.

Before Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo opened its first Vancouver location this month, it ran a shop with a twist for one day. The location was stocked with flannel shirts, but employees asked Canadians to choose between leaving with a free one or gifting it to a newcomer.

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Canadians Returning from Las Vegas Recount Tales of Panic, Horror

Canadians Returning from Las Vegas Recount Tales of Panic, Horror

By Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press

Sheldon Mack
Victoria, B.C., resident Sheldon Mack is shown in the hospital in Las Vegas, Nev., on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Hudson Mack)

VANCOUVER – Canadians who were in Las Vegas during Sunday’s deadly mass shooting are returning home, bringing with them stories of chaos and terror.

Toronto resident Ryan Bedrosian was in Nevada attending a country music festival with his sister and said they were passing through the festival’s main gates when the shooting began.

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Stop the Presses? Newspapers Snubbed in Liberal Government’s Cultural Policy

Stop the Presses? Newspapers Snubbed in Liberal Government’s Cultural Policy

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

Newspaper Boxes
A man walks past newspaper boxes containing the Vancouver Sun and the Province in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

VANCOUVER – The Canadian government’s new cultural strategy all but snubs so-called legacy media, industry experts say, and left out some key measures that could have given a boost to struggling newspapers expected in the lead-up to the long-awaited announcement.

“I’m disappointed that the minister didn’t spell out more specifically her support for news media in Canada,” said Bob Cox, chair of News Media Canada, a group representing more than 800 print and digital media titles in the country.

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Luxury Designer Versace Releases Vancouver Canucks Hockey Logo Look-Alike

Luxury Designer Versace Releases Vancouver Canucks Hockey Logo Look-Alike

By The Canadian Press

Vancouver Canucks - Versace
A Versace sweatshirt available for sale on the website mytheresa.com is shown in a handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-mytheresa.com)

VANCOUVER – Fans of the Vancouver Canucks may be in for a surprise the next time they find themselves browsing the aisles of the high-end fashion world.

Italian luxury designer Versace has released a sweatshirt with a symbol bearing a striking resemblance to the NHL hockey team’s so-called Flying Skate logo, which players wore from the late 1970s to the late 1990s.

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Tim Hortons Franchisee Association Accused of Leaking Information

Tim Hortons Franchisee Association Accused of Leaking Information

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

Tim Hortons
A Tim Hortons coffee shop in downtown Toronto, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima)

VANCOUVER – The board members of a group representing frustrated Tim Hortons franchisees have been accused by the restaurant’s parent company of helping leak confidential information, says The Great White North Franchisee Association, and will seek legal action against the company next week.

It’s the latest development in an ongoing battle between Restaurant Brands International and the GWNFA as they disagree over the company’s direction and management since RBI acquired the coffee-and-doughnut chain in 2014.

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Longboard Rider Faces Legal Battle After $598 Ticket for Using Electric Board

Longboard Rider Faces Legal Battle After $598 Ticket for Using Electric Board

By Beth Leighton, The Canadian Press

Boosted Board

VANCOUVER – A Vancouver man has pulled the plug on his electric skateboard after receiving a $598 ticket the first time he took it out on the street.

Daniel Dahlberg said he was riding the longboard, marketed as a Boosted Board, on Friday down a hill in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood when he was pulled over by police.

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Reeling in Canada’s Hot Real Estate Market

Reeling in Canada’s Hot Real Estate Market

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

For Sale
A sold sign is pictured outside a home in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 28, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Like an impending disaster, the housing market in two of Canada’s largest cities is hard to take your eyes off of. While we may be watching from a safe distance, one way or another, it’s going to have an impact across the country.

A decade ago, our decision to move back to Manitoba was prompted in part by the high housing prices in Vancouver. Over the last 10 years, prices have only climbed higher. In January 2016, the average price for detached houses in the Lower Mainland (which includes more than just the city of Vancouver), hit a high of $1.83 million, well beyond the reach of most average homeowners.

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Fentanyl Trafficking Presents New Challenges for Police, Experts Say

Fentanyl Trafficking Presents New Challenges for Police, Experts Say

By Linda Givetash, The Canadian Press

Fentanyl Art
A man walks past a mural by street artist Smokey D. about the fentanyl and opioid overdose crisis, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday December 22, 2016. Illicit drugs have always been a problem in port cities, but experts say the emergence of highly potent synthetic opioids that are fuelling British Columbia’s overdose crisis are slipping through borders in new ways, presenting challenges for law enforcement. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

VANCOUVER – Illicit drugs have always been a problem in port cities, but experts say the emergence of highly potent synthetic opioids that are fuelling British Columbia’s overdose crisis are slipping through borders in new ways, presenting challenges for law enforcement.

International regulations, online ordering and the potency of the drug are among the factors making it difficult to prevent the drug from slipping through Canada’s borders.

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