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Cannabis company Organigram signs deal with British American Tobacco

Cannabis company Organigram signs deal with British American Tobacco

MONCTON, N.B. — Organigram Holdings Inc. stock soared by more than 40 per cent Thursday as a subsidiary of one of the globe's biggest tobacco companies purchased a stake in the business. Organigram's stock jumped by $1.45 to reach $5.

Alberta gas plant operator fined $80,000 for refusing regulatory inspection in 2018

CALGARY — The Alberta Energy Regulator says Land Petroleum International Inc. has been ordered to pay an $80,000 fine for failing to allow AER staff access to a natural gas processing plant to inspect it in August 2018.
North American stock markets rise again with TSX continuing record run

North American stock markets rise again with TSX continuing record run

TORONTO — A broad-based rally moved Canada's main stock index further into record territory, while the loonie hit a two-week high. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 154.57 points to 18,844.57 after setting a intraday record of 18,881.17. U.S.
Ontario to deliver its second pandemic budget on March 24

Ontario to deliver its second pandemic budget on March 24

TORONTO — Ontario is set to deliver a budget later this month that the finance minister promises will have no tax hikes or spending cuts as the province focuses on fighting the pandemic.
Prices, sales up in B.C. real estate, while inventory down: real estate association

Prices, sales up in B.C. real estate, while inventory down: real estate association

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia Real Estate Association says homes sales in the province moved at a "blistering pace" in February, up just over 89 per cent compared with the same period last year.
Digital art by Beeple sells for $69.4 million amid NFT boom

Digital art by Beeple sells for $69.4 million amid NFT boom

LONDON — Christie's says it has auctioned off a digital collage by an artist named Beeple for nearly $70 million, in an unprecedented sale of a digital artwork that fetched more money than physical works by many better known artists.
An 'optimistic' Verona Arena announces summer opera lineup

An 'optimistic' Verona Arena announces summer opera lineup

MILAN — Riccardo Muti and Plácido Domingo will headline the 2021 Verona Arena Opera Festival, essentially last year's season revived as a sign of “great optimism and utmost seriousness," the festival's general director said Thursday.
Study: Lack of diversity in Hollywood costs industry $10B

Study: Lack of diversity in Hollywood costs industry $10B

NEW YORK — For years, researchers have said a lack of diversity in Hollywood films doesn’t just poorly reflect demographics, it’s bad business.
Fast rise in consumer spending could speed up job market recovery, BoC deputy says

Fast rise in consumer spending could speed up job market recovery, BoC deputy says

OTTAWA — A deputy governor at the Bank of Canada says higher-than-expected spending by households could help the country recover tens of thousands of lost jobs over the next two years.
Meghan and Harry spark anger, soul-searching in UK media

Meghan and Harry spark anger, soul-searching in UK media

LONDON — Britain’s royal family is smarting from its depiction in Meghan and Harry’s explosive TV interview as aloof, uncaring and tinged with racism.