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Metro Winnipeg Among 20 Newspapers to Close as Torstar Swaps Brands with Postmedia

Metro Winnipeg Among 20 Newspapers to Close as Torstar Swaps Brands with Postmedia

By The Canadian Press

Metro News promoter Shane Hayden works the downtown skywalk to hand out copies of the newspaper to Winnipeg commuters. (SHANE GIBSON / METRO WINNIPEG FILE)

TORONTO — Postmedia Network Inc. plans to shutter 20 community newspapers as part of a deal with Torstar Corp., a move that will result in the loss of 244 jobs.

The agreement will see the two companies swap a number of community and daily newspapers.

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Regulator Investigating Sears Canada Liquidation Sale Prices: Monitor

Regulator Investigating Sears Canada Liquidation Sale Prices: Monitor

By The Canadian Press

Sears
Shoppers are seen in a Sears store in Hull, Quebec on Friday, July 21, 2017. The Competition Bureau is investigating allegations that prices on some merchandise was marked up ahead of the liquidation sales at Sears Canada that began last month, the court-appointed monitor overseeing the retailer says. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

TORONTO – The Competition Bureau is investigating allegations that prices on some merchandise was marked up ahead of the liquidation sales at Sears Canada that began last month, the court-appointed monitor overseeing the retailer says.

The monitor says the regulator sent letters on Nov. 8 to the liquidators inquiring about the allegations that certain merchandise was marked up.

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Uber Isn’t Saying How Many Canadians Were Affected by Year-Old Hack

Uber Isn’t Saying How Many Canadians Were Affected by Year-Old Hack

By Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press

Uber
The building that houses the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco are shown on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Uber isn’t saying how many Canadians were affected by a security breach that saw hackers steal the personal information of millions of its customers around the world last year. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Eric Risberg)

TORONTO – Privacy advocates are raising alarms at how Uber is handling a year-old security breach that saw hackers steal the personal information of millions of customers around the world.

Uber admitted Tuesday that hackers stole names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers of 57 million riders but has still not said which customers had their data stolen including the number of Canadians affected.

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Competition Bureau Drops Civil Probe of Loblaw Over Anti-Competitive Actions

Competition Bureau Drops Civil Probe of Loblaw Over Anti-Competitive Actions

By The Canadian Press

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

TORONTO – The Competition Bureau has completed an investigation into Loblaw and says it has concluded that no further action is warranted under the civil provisions of the Competition Act.

It investigated allegations that Loblaw had influenced its suppliers’ dealings with other customers by seeking compensation when other retailers sold their products at lower prices.

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Consumers with Shared Wireless Accounts Advised to Watch Out for Overage Fees

Consumers with Shared Wireless Accounts Advised to Watch Out for Overage Fees

By David Paddon, The Canadian Press

Telus
A Telus sign is pictured at company’s annual meeting in Vancouver on May 8, 2014. Telus has joined Rogers in saying it can’t meet a Dec. 1 deadline for completing changes to the way customers are billed for extra data usage and international roaming charges. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

TORONTO – Consumers are being advised to vigilantly check their wireless data consumption and roaming fees, as it looks increasingly unlikely that Canadian telecoms will implement notification methods required under a new wireless code by the December deadline.

The advice comes after Telus Corp. and Rogers Communications Inc. told the CRTC recently that they won’t be able to implement enhanced overage notifications by Dec. 1, because of the technical complexity.

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Toronto Man Gets 5 Years in Prison for Claiming Nearly $1M in Tax Refunds

Toronto Man Gets 5 Years in Prison for Claiming Nearly $1M in Tax Refunds

By The Canadian Press

Canada Revenue Agency
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)

TORONTO – A Toronto man has been sentenced to five years in prison for claiming nearly $1 million in Goods and Services Tax and Harmonized Sales Tax refunds to which he wasn’t entitled.

The Canada Revenue Agency says Alexander Wiafe — who was convicted of fraud over $5,000 — also was fined $96,000 and faces an additional 18 months in custody if the fine isn’t paid within five years of his release.

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CRTC Weighs Impact on Revised Wireless Code Following Rogers Request for Delay

CRTC Weighs Impact on Revised Wireless Code Following Rogers Request for Delay

By David Paddon, The Canadian Press

Walking - Texting
A man walks and texts on his smartphone in downtown Toronto on Monday, October 30, 2017. It’s all but certain that the Canadian telecom industry’s revised wireless code of conduct won’t be fully implemented before Christmas, including a change in the way customers are billed when data usage goes over their contract’s limit. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – It’s all but certain that the Canadian telecom industry’s revised wireless code of conduct won’t be fully implemented before Christmas, including a change in the way customers are billed when data usage goes over their contract’s limit.

While the CRTC hasn’t ruled yet on a delay requested by Rogers Communications Inc. due to the complexity of adjusting its IT system, the regulator has agreed to consider it quickly.

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Shoppers Drug Mart Issues Job Posting for Medical Marijuana Brand Manager

Shoppers Drug Mart Issues Job Posting for Medical Marijuana Brand Manager

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

Shoppers Drug Mart
The logo for Shoppers Drug Mart is shown in downtown Toronto, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima)

TORONTO – Shoppers Drug Mart is looking to hire a medical marijuana brand manager as it tries to position itself in the burgeoning cannabis market, even though it is not currently legal to distribute the drug through pharmacies.

A job posting on the website of Canada’s largest pharmacy says the senior brand manager role will entail leading its strategy and marketing activities to doctors and health-care providers in the cannabis space.

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Ride-Hailing Service Lyft Expanding to Canadian Market

Ride-Hailing Service Lyft Expanding to Canadian Market

By The Canadian Press

Lyft
A vehicle with the logo from the Lyft ride sharing service is shown at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Thursday, March 31, 2016 in Seattle. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ted S. Warren)

TORONTO – Ride-hailing company Lyft is bringing its service to Canada.

The company announced Monday that it is coming to Toronto in what will be its first expansion outside of the United States.

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