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Nova Scotia's offshore oil dream awaits better news: 'It doesn't look good'

Nova Scotia's offshore oil dream awaits better news: 'It doesn't look good'

Shell's decision to seal two exploration wells off Nova Scotia has set back the province's dream of offshore riches, but analysts say it's early days in what may prove to be a complex geological hunt.
Talks might resume in yearlong newsroom strike at the Chronicle Herald

Talks might resume in yearlong newsroom strike at the Chronicle Herald

An unfair labour complaint against the Chronicle Herald has been adjourned as the striking workers and the company say their lawyers have met to discuss further bargaining.
Securities commission issues cease-trade order against community economic development corporation

Securities commission issues cease-trade order against community economic development corporation

West Nova Agro Commodities Ltd. hasn't filed its 2016 financial statements, but expects to have them finished soon. The general manager says the company "got behind on our paperwork."
Shell Canada seals second deepwater well off Nova Scotia, silent on results

Shell Canada seals second deepwater well off Nova Scotia, silent on results

Shell is moving to seal off the second of its two deepwater exploration wells off Nova Scotia. The company began work on the Monterey Jack well on Sept. 25.
OPINION: Could Trump save the Canadian dairy industry from itself?

OPINION: Could Trump save the Canadian dairy industry from itself?

The problem is Canada's dairy sector has never really had a strategy — other than protectionism. In today's world, that won't do. Donald Trump might be just what the industry needs to become relevant to our economy. Let's hope it's not too late.
OPINION: Why workers over 65 should be entitled to employer health plans, too

OPINION: Why workers over 65 should be entitled to employer health plans, too

Imagine having your private health insurance — dental, vision, prescription drug, life, travel and disability coverage — suddenly terminated by your employer at age 65 while you’re still working for them, and just when you might really need it. That’s what happened to Maureen, a senior executive at a large and profitable computer company. 
Quebec dairy processors Saputo and Agropur lay off 346 workers in Atlantic Canada

Quebec dairy processors Saputo and Agropur lay off 346 workers in Atlantic Canada

The affected workers stock store shelves with merchandise, the companies say.

Charm Diamond Centres acquires Ben Moss Jewellers; set to reopen 16 stores

Charm Diamond Centres president Troy Calder says he's 'delighted' to be able to give the Ben Moss brand a fresh start.
Closing time: Why some of Canada's music clubs are losing the fight to stay open

Closing time: Why some of Canada's music clubs are losing the fight to stay open

Technological trends, changing listener tastes and a challenging business model are threatening the dedicated performing spaces once home to young hopefuls and grizzled veterans.
Canadian port cities expect swell of cruise-ship visitors this summer

Canadian port cities expect swell of cruise-ship visitors this summer

Canada's birthday celebrations, the Tall Ships gathering in Halifax from July 29 to Aug. 1 and increased tourism efforts across the region are also contributing factors, said Lane Farguson, spokesman for the Port of Halifax. Halifax welcomed 238,000 cruise passengers in 2016, up seven per cent from the prior year.