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City says Saint John’s 200 million dollar water project on time, on budget

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City says Saint John’s 200 million dollar water project on time, on budget

Saint John’s Safe Clean Drinking Water Project is about half way to completion.The more than $200 million project is said to be the largest ever municipal infrastructure project in the province’s history.On Thursday, members of the media were given a tour of the water treatment plant site where the most impressive sight so far is…

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Canada’s highest (and lowest) paid regions, by average hourly full-time wage

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Canada’s highest (and lowest) paid regions, by average hourly full-time wage

Even with an economy that’s taken a hit due to low oil prices, communities throughout Alberta continue to dominate the ranks of the highest hourly full-time wages across Canada.That’s according to a wage report for 2016 that was released by Statistics Canada on Thursday.Wage coverage on Globalnews.ca: Province to introduce bills that may freeze public-sector…

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City of Vancouver bucks trend in how to sell wine in grocery stores

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City of Vancouver bucks trend in how to sell wine in grocery stores

If you were hoping to pick up a bottle of B.C. wine on a grocery store shelf in Vancouver any time soon, you are out of luck.The City of Vancouver has voted not to allow a model that is up and running in a number of other communities around the province.Almost a dozen other cities…

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No changes planned for new Sears business centres in New Brunswick

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No changes planned for new Sears business centres in New Brunswick

In the wake of Tuesday’s announcement that Sears Canada Inc. has “significant doubt” about its future, the company has confirmed that there are no changes planned for the company’s recently opened call centres in Edmundston and Saint John.“There are no changes to the plans for the call centres concurrent with today’s financial update,” wrote Vincent Power, a…

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Hamilton’s hiring climate called ‘upbeat’: Report

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Hamilton’s hiring climate called ‘upbeat’: Report

A new report is describing Hamilton’s hiring climate as upbeat. The report, the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, found that 20 per cent of Hamilton area employers plan to hire for the upcoming third quarter of this year.Three per cent of employers anticipate cutbacks in the July — September period while 77 per cent plan to maintain…

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New Brunswick’s NouLAB looks to collaboratively address immigrant retention challenges

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New Brunswick’s NouLAB looks to collaboratively address immigrant retention challenges

NouLAB, New Brunswick’s social and innovation lab, is about to begin a three-year stakeholder engagement process to collaboratively come up with solutions to the challenge of retaining immigrants who’ve come to the province.Keeping skilled foreign workers in New Brunswick after they’ve arrived is often a difficult challenge due to many young people leaving the province,…

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Judge greenlights Stelco’s sale to Bedrock

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Judge greenlights Stelco’s sale to Bedrock

Justice Herman Wilton-Siegel says “we’re turning a page and commencing a new and more promising chapter in the history of Stelco.”The bankruptcy court judge has approved the steel company’s sale to Bedrock’ Industries in a Toronto courtroom. READ MORE: Stelco workers vote ‘yes’ on agreement that clears way for sale to Bedrock Bill Ferguson, President…

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What do Canadians think of basic income? It will reduce poverty but could raise taxes

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What do Canadians think of basic income? It will reduce poverty but could raise taxes

Ontario is testing it, candidates from all political parties have suggested it, and it’s endorsed by Elon Musk: the idea of a guaranteed basic income (GBI). Story continues below Across Canada, and around the world, the idea of giving residents unconditional monthly payments — also known as a guaranteed annual income or guaranteed minimum income —…

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Emera officials optimistic they’ll get clean energy deal with Massachusetts

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Emera officials optimistic they’ll get clean energy deal with Massachusetts

Emera Inc. is banking on hopes that Massachusetts will see its proposed submarine power cable from New Brunswick to Plymouth, Mass., as the best option to provide the state with clean electricity.Company officials outlined details of the proposed Atlantic Link Tuesday at an energy conference in Saint John, N.B. Story continues below Dan Muldoon, Emera’s…

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Quebec passes back-to-work law to end construction strike

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Quebec passes back-to-work law to end construction strike

The Quebec government passed legislation early today putting an end to the province’s construction strike and forcing workers back to work by Wednesday.Members of the legislature debated the bill until early this morning, but the Liberal majority in the legislature had all but ensured it would pass, with the final vote coming in 76 to…

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