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Wealthsimple to launch zero-commission stock-trading service

Wealthsimple to launch zero-commission stock-trading service

TORONTO — Wealthsimple is planning to launch what the robo-adviser says is the first zero-commission stock-trading service in Canada.
Italy hunts for blame in bridge collapse that killed 39

Italy hunts for blame in bridge collapse that killed 39

GENOA, Italy — As more bodies were pulled Wednesday from a mountain of jagged concrete and twisted steel left by a highway bridge collapse that killed 39, prosecutors focused on possible design flaws and past maintenance of the heavily used span, and
Second Cup says it may convert Ontario coffee shops to cannabis stores

Second Cup says it may convert Ontario coffee shops to cannabis stores

OTTAWA — The Second Cup Ltd. says it is actively reviewing locations in Ontario for potential conversion to cannabis retail stores in light of policy changes in the province.

Alberta Securities Commission panel denies order against short-seller Cohodes

CALGARY — The Alberta Securities Commission has rejected a requested order to prevent American short seller Marc Cohodes from trading shares in or providing misleading information about Calgary-based Badger Daylighting Ltd.
Nexen reports 270,000-litre pipeline spill of produced water in northern Alberta

Nexen reports 270,000-litre pipeline spill of produced water in northern Alberta

CALGARY — A month after being ordered to pay $750,000 in fines related to a 2015 pipeline leak, Nexen Energy is reporting a spill of 270,000 litres from a different pipeline at the same northern Alberta project.
Global growth jitters sparked by Turkey send commodities and markets down

Global growth jitters sparked by Turkey send commodities and markets down

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index dropped Wednesday along with U.S. markets as a currency crisis in Turkey and disappointing indicators from China have sparked global growth fears and sent commodities prices falling.
Air Canada exec reportedly on board as Air France CEO would face labour headwinds

Air Canada exec reportedly on board as Air France CEO would face labour headwinds

MONTREAL — Two French airline unions blasted Air France-KLM this week after reports the Franco-Dutch carrier will name an Air Canada executive as its new CEO.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,148.50, down 182.17 points) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Up $1.04, or 19.48 per cent, to $6.38 on 32.12 million shares.
Women-owned businesses generate $68,000 less revenue than men's: survey

Women-owned businesses generate $68,000 less revenue than men's: survey

TORONTO — When Dionne Laslo-Baker sought a bank loan to expand her burgeoning organic popsicle and freezies business in 2014, she was shocked by the patronizing feedback she says she received from a male banker.
Constellation Brands spending $5 billion to increase stake in Canopy Growth

Constellation Brands spending $5 billion to increase stake in Canopy Growth

TORONTO — Global alcohol giant Constellation Brands will invest $5 billion in Canopy Growth Corp.