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Online shopping sales surge by 99% in Canada amid coronavirus pandemic  - National
Online shopping sales surge by 99% in Canada amid coronavirus pandemic  – National

Canadian consumers flocked to online shopping as the measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic were enacted, according to a Statistics Canada report. A new report from the agency found that total retail sales fell by 17.9 per cent as Canadians increasingly sheltered in place between February and May and brick-and-mortar stores closed their doors. Even so, shoppers rushed to make…

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Edmonton lost $1.6M to invoicing scheme where city didn’t see the signs: audit - Edmonton
Edmonton lost $1.6M to invoicing scheme where city didn’t see the signs: audit – Edmonton

The City of Edmonton is trying to recover in court $1.6 million from what the city auditor said was a fraudulent invoice scheme involving a pair of city employees, a private sign supplier and the city’s neighborhood renewal program. Invoices were sent and cheques were cut over a four-year period between 2015 and 2019. Then, a tipster informed the city…

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Province of Nova Scotia awards $29M hospital parkade contract to Lindsay Construction - Halifax
Province of Nova Scotia awards $29M hospital parkade contract to Lindsay Construction – Halifax

Nova Scotia announced Thursday the parking strategy contract for the QEII’s New Generation project was awarded to Dartmouth-based Lindsay Construction. The contract is worth around $29 million, according to N.S. government spokesperson Marla MacInnis. This will be the largest health-care infrastructure project in the province’s history. Read more: Nova Scotia awards $1.38-million contract for demolition of former CBC building The…

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China says US ‘oppressing’ Huawei with ‘national security risk’ label - National
China says US ‘oppressing’ Huawei with ‘national security risk’ label – National

China on Wednesday demanded Washington stop “oppressing Chinese companies” after U.S. regulators declared telecom equipment suppliers Huawei and ZTE to be national security threats. The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday blocked the Chinese vendors from receiving subsidies from a government fund, stepping up efforts to limit their access to the U.S. market. Read more: China demands U.S. withdraw export sanctions on tech…

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Howard Stern speaks out after 1993 blackface video resurfaces: ‘I evolved and changed’ - National
Howard Stern speaks out after 1993 blackface video resurfaces: ‘I evolved and changed’ – National

WARNING: This story contains explicit language. Howard Stern has addressed a resurfaced video that shows him in blackface and using the N-word multiple times. The video, from a New Year’s Eve special in 1993, was resurfaced by Donald Trump Jr., who retweeted the clip, originally posted by filmmaker Tariq Nasheed. “Yikes!” Trump Jr. tweeted on June 12. “NSFW: Howard Stern…

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