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CRTC sides with Videotron in dispute with Bell over access to poles, other structures

CRTC sides with Videotron in dispute with Bell over access to poles, other structures

OTTAWA — The CRTC ruled Friday that Bell Canada has violated sections of the Telecommunications Act by failing to provide timely access to towers, poles and other support structures required by Quebecor's Videotron Ltd.
S&P/TSX composite rises to another record close, loonie and metals prices strengthen

S&P/TSX composite rises to another record close, loonie and metals prices strengthen

TORONTO — Overflowing investor optimism that the pandemic's gloom will soon lift pushed Canada's main stock index and two of three indexes in the United States to record closes on Friday. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 29.40 points at 19,351.
No bubble tea this spring? Canada faces boba shortage amid shipping delays

No bubble tea this spring? Canada faces boba shortage amid shipping delays

Canada is experiencing a shortage of tapioca pearls, or boba, used in bubble tea as shipping delays continue to affect the global supply chain.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (19,351.32, up 29.40 points.) Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (TSX:INE). Utilities. Up 47 cents, or 2.05 per cent, to $23.40 on 14.
'I wish I could get the vaccine tomorrow': Grocery workers struggle with anxiety

'I wish I could get the vaccine tomorrow': Grocery workers struggle with anxiety

Grocery store workers are struggling with heightened stress and anxiety as they remain on the front lines of a surge in COVID-19 infections in Canada’s hot spot areas, industry watchers say.
Small businesses move to lock in rental deals amid low vacancy rates

Small businesses move to lock in rental deals amid low vacancy rates

When Sohel Imani went looking for a second location for his bike shop in Toronto’s West End, he knew he’d be able to leverage the city’s current commercial rental market.
Analysts say new CRTC limits on Big Three help regional carriers with growth plans

Analysts say new CRTC limits on Big Three help regional carriers with growth plans

TORONTO — Canada's regional wireless and internet carriers will benefit the most from this week's landmark regulatory ruling by the CRTC, telecommunications analysts and consumer advocates say.
US home construction rebounds in March after frigid February

US home construction rebounds in March after frigid February

WASHINGTON — U.S. housing construction rebounded strongly in March with home builders recovering from an unusually frigid February that shut down projects.
US lifts Vietnam, Switzerland from currency manipulator list

US lifts Vietnam, Switzerland from currency manipulator list

WASHINGTON — Vietnam and Switzerland have been removed from the list of nations labeled by the U.S. as currency manipulators, reversing a decision made by the Trump administration in December.
AP Interview: Beijing says US 'too negative' toward China

AP Interview: Beijing says US 'too negative' toward China

BEIJING — A top Chinese diplomat said Friday that U.S. policy toward China is “too negative" and that co-operation could be critically important as the Biden administration focuses on combatting COVID-19 and promoting economic recovery. The U.S.