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Sears Canada cutting 2,900 jobs, closing 59 stores, secures creditor protection

Sears Canada cutting 2,900 jobs, closing 59 stores, secures creditor protection

TORONTO — Sears Canada will close 59 stores and cut approximately 2,900 jobs under a court-supervised restructuring, the beleaguered retailer said Thursday following years of dwindling sales and a revolving door of top executives.

Breweries make case that Alberta beer tax system unconstitutional

CALGARY — Lawyers for two breweries are in a Calgary court today arguing that the Alberta tax system on small breweries is unconstitutional. Toronto-based Steam Whistle Brewing and Saskatoon-based Great Western Brewing Co.
Ex-ski coach Bertrand Charest found guilty on 37 charges in sex trial

Ex-ski coach Bertrand Charest found guilty on 37 charges in sex trial

SAINT-JEROME, Que. — A Quebec judge described a former high-performance Canadian ski coach as a sexual predator Thursday as he found him guilty of 37 charges related to the exploitation and sexual assault of his young female students.

List of 59 Sears store closures throughout the country

TORONTO — Sears Canada is shuttering 59 locations as part of a court-supervised restructuring. Here's a list of where the closures are taking place: Sears Full-Line Department Stores: Medicine Hat, Alta. Grande Prairie, Alta. Lloydminster, Alta.

Indigenous lands in Canada added to Google Maps

WATERLOO, Ont. — Google has mapped thousands of indigenous lands in Canada. Google Canada employee Tara Rush says the company has been conducting mapping workshops with indigenous communities since 2014.

Men hit over back of head: Man charged in one of 3 attacks in downtown Calgary

CALGARY — Police have charged a man with aggravated assault in the first of three attacks in downtown Calgary in which men were hit in the back of the head with heavy objects.

N.B. languages commissioner calls for government officials to be bilingual

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's official languages commissioner says more senior provincial officials need to be able to speak both English and French.

Foreign home buyers surge 37 per cent in Montreal on growth in Chinese purchases

MONTREAL — Canada's federal housing agency says the number of foreign buyers in the Montreal area surged by 37 per cent in the first four months of the year. The 236 purchases by foreigners accounted for 1.

'You are not a leader': RCMP corporal denounces Paulson's Moncton testimony

An RCMP corporal who was a friend of three murdered Mounties is publicly condemning the commissioner's testimony last week on the killings as a clear failure of leadership. "I hold you personally responsible for the deaths of my friends," Cpl.

Tears for Sears: The rise and decline of a Canadian retail giant

TORONTO — For decades, Sears was a quintessential part of the Canadian shopping experience. Its catalogues adorned coffee tables and its Kenmore-branded appliances were staples in homes for generations.