‘An absolute gong show’: Move over Vancouver, Canada’s craziest housing market is now in Whistler

‘An absolute gong show’: Move over Vancouver, Canada’s craziest housing market is now in Whistler

Move over Vancouver — you’re no longer Canada’s craziest property market. Benchmark property prices in Whistler, the ski town two hours north, have now surpassed those in the Pacific Coast city. Businesses are buying million-dollar properties to house employees as living costs drive out workers. The cost of visiting has also spiralled, with overnight rates…

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‘Political noise’: Canadian miner hopes for business as usual after the Castros’ long rule ends

‘Political noise’: Canadian miner hopes for business as usual after the Castros’ long rule ends

After years of paying down debt and restructuring its operations, a new question mark hangs over Toronto-based Sherritt International Corp: whether the leadership change in Cuba will affect its extensive nickel, cobalt and energy operations located within the tropical island nation. Sherritt refers to itself as Cuba’s largest foreign investor, and derives most of its…

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McDonald’s $1 coffee and higher-priced menu items challenge Tim Hortons’ dominance

McDonald’s $1 coffee and higher-priced menu items challenge Tim Hortons’ dominance

TORONTO — Higher-priced menu items and strong international markets including Canada helped McDonald’s Corp. top industry expectations in the first quarter as the fast-food chain continued to challenge Tim Hortons on its home turf with $1 coffee promotions. The company has reaped the upside from an overhaul that began in 2015 which simplified the restaurant’s…

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