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Halifax gourmet burger king cooks up expansion plan

Halifax gourmet burger king cooks up expansion plan

Cheese Curds-Habaneros owner Bill Pratt selling franchises in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick using dual operation model.
Retailers offered new free online course to prevent racial profiling

Retailers offered new free online course to prevent racial profiling

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has launched a new online course aimed at preventing racial profiling at retail outlets.
Halifax debates developers' influence as it undergoes condo boom

Halifax debates developers' influence as it undergoes condo boom

A suggestion that Halifax councillors who accept money from developers should stop voting on their proposed buildings has rekindled a debate over whether such campaign contributions could amount to a conflict of interest.
Precarious employment jeopardizing workers’ rights, Dal audience told

Precarious employment jeopardizing workers’ rights, Dal audience told

Cost-conscious employers seeking efficiencies through such measures as hiring casual workers and contracting out jobs has led to an increasing number of Canadian workers employed in insecure situations. At the same time, the impact of trade unions in this country is diminishing, a Dalhousie University audience heard Thursday.
COMMENTARY: Slow death of cooking is gravy for food industry

COMMENTARY: Slow death of cooking is gravy for food industry

Recent surveys suggest the average adult spends more time watching cooking shows than actually cooking. Cooking has become optional for most of us. That means we've relinquished control of what we eat to corporations. And those corporations want to provide us with conveniently served and easily prepared products — both healthy and not so healthy.
New Sobeys CEO says grocery chain can ‘put much better numbers up on the board’

New Sobeys CEO says grocery chain can ‘put much better numbers up on the board’

Canada's second-largest grocery chain's results "are not where they need to be," but it has the assets and employees to do much better, CEO Michael Medline said Wednesday.
OPINION: Want to alleviate domestic violence? Enact paid leave

OPINION: Want to alleviate domestic violence? Enact paid leave

Having access to paid domestic violence leave would make it easier for victims to take time away from work to seek and plan to break free from violence. Women have so many other barriers to escaping domestic violence, and fearing for your job shouldn't be another one.
Seizing opportunity: C.B.-born executive makes most of Trump meeting

Seizing opportunity: C.B.-born executive makes most of Trump meeting

“Mr. President, you know why your daughter is so successful?" Annette Verschuren said to him. "Because you didn’t treat her any different than your sons. You encouraged her. You inspired her. Can you imagine if the CEOs of Canada and the United States did that? Can you imagine how much better the companies would be run and the countries would be run if we got more women in leadership positions?”
COMMENTARY: Costco finds a willing and growing market in Canada

COMMENTARY: Costco finds a willing and growing market in Canada

Paying to spend is an incredible business model. With more than 10 million members in Canada and a renewal rate exceeding 90 per cent, Costco makes millions before selling a single product. Same-store sales for Costco in Canada were up eight per cent this year — higher than in any other country in which the company operates. These are the kind of numbers most retailers would die for and the future looks even brighter.
Inexpensive Mounce Mansion that captivated Internet is sold — over asking price

Inexpensive Mounce Mansion that captivated Internet is sold — over asking price

Wanda Graves of Eastern Valley Real Estate said she was stunned the home in Newport Landing attracted so much attention, with dozens of inquiries coming in from across the country, the United States and even Ireland every day after it was listed Feb. 6.