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Shoppers Optimum to merge with PC Plus

Loblaws to combine both in PC Optimum

CN to hire 600 people in Western Canada

After laying off 1,000 employees over past two years, Canada’s largest rail company on hiring spree

Energy issues face NDP leaders John Horgan, Jagmeet Singh

Alberta and B.C. are at odds on pipeline, electricity needs

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Amazon to add 1,000 tech jobs by 2020 with new office in Vancouver

The online retail giant has snatched up 50,000 square-feet of office space, to open in two years.

UPDATE: Decision time for John Horgan on Site C dam

Energy Minister Michelle Mungall says delaying it is off the table

Retail jobs put at risk by self-service technology, experts say

Walmart expanded technology to allow shoppers to use a scanner at 20 stores in B.C., other provinces

B.C. names new climate advisory panel

Merran Smith, Teck executive Marcia Smith co-chairs

Amazon gets 238 proposals for 2nd headquarters

Submissions were due last week. Online retailer has said tax breaks and grants would be factors

Greens renew call for action on ride sharing

Claire Trevena blasted as ‘minister of taxis’ for delay

Northern timber supply reduction less than it appears

Doug Donaldson must divide remaining supply after pine beetle

UPDATE: Pressure on John Horgan to protect taxi industry

Claire Trevena announces another study of Uber-style service

Canada’s Supreme Court to hear from small B.C. wineries

Okanagan wineries granted intervener status in monumental case

Ottawa to cut small business tax rate to 9%

Changes to tax reform proposals aimed at clarifying wealthy are the target

B.C. salmon farm value growing rapidly

Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc to release industry inspection data

B.C. marijuana dispensaries form independent group

‘Canada could run out of legal cannabis next July’

Sears Canada to liquidate remaining stores

The move will put roughly 12,000 people out of work

Small cities brace for pending Sears closures

“It will have a direct economic impact on our community,” said Lyn Hall of Prince George.

Sears Canada asks court for permission to liquidate

Liquidation sales could start mid-October

Retail giants seize on pop-ups to woo millennials

Pop-up shops backed by big corporations now spring up like whack-a-moles

Tim Hortons franchisee group files new lawsuit against parent company

Tim Hortons called the lawsuit “unfounded,” in a statement by its media relations team