Thursday, November 27, 2014

Business

Clark says Americans not behaving as ‘friends’ in Prince Rupert terminal project

VICTORIA — British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has lashed out at the United States, saying it’s trying to impose its own federal purchasing provisions on the construction of a ferry terminal in Canada.

Canada Post on track for a profit in 2014; earned $22M in third quarter

Despite more people still choosing email over snail mail, the Canada Post Group of Companies says it’s on track to earn a profit this year despite an earlier forecast for a multimillion-dollar loss.

B.C. government gives environmental green light to three LNG projects

VICTORIA — Three proposed multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas projects in northern B.C. have been awarded the environmental green light by the provincial government.
The ministries of Environment and Natural Gas Development now have environmental assessment certificates for two pipelines and one export facility.

Alaska’s construction of B.C. ferry terminal falls under Buy America policy

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. — Construction of the Prince Rupert ferry terminal on British Columbia’s West Coast has become tangled in Buy America provisions, meaning the facility that sits on Canadian Crown land must be built with U.S. iron and steel.

Plasma clinic cancels Ontario expansion due to proposed blood-payment ban

TORONTO — A private plasma clinic in Toronto says it is cancelling plans to open seven other locations in Ontario but will try to keep operating despite the province’s proposed ban on payments to people for their blood and blood plasma.

Short-term action required in Mount Polley tailings pond clean-up: government

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — Four months after a torrent of mine water and waste gushed into two south-central British Columbia lakes, the province says the mine’s owner is only at the forefront of a clean-up that is expected to take years.

Honda admits failing to report deaths, injuries to government as required by law

DETROIT — Honda is admitting that it failed to report more than 1,700 injury and death claims about its vehicles to U.S. safety regulators, a violation of federal law.
The Japanese automaker, in statements issued Monday, also said it became aware of the omissions in 2011, yet it took about three years to take action.

Budweiser gives Clydesdales holiday pink slip in push to court younger consumers

The country’s No. 3 beer brand said the horses will not play a role in its traditional advertising for the season, although the company added later Monday that they will be featured in spots promoting responsible drinking. Anheuser-Busch InBev also said the Clydesdales will return to be part of its upcoming Super Bowl ads.

Rejected by other nations, country of origin labels for meat cuts face uncertain future in US

WASHINGTON — Package labels on fresh cuts of meat that identify where animals were born, raised and slaughtered face an uncertain future after successful trade challenges from Canada and Mexico.

Cat cafes popular

OAKLAND, Calif.—Cat lovers in northern California are pouncing at the chance of spending time with feline company at a new cat cafe in Oakland.
Cat Town Cafe is giving dozens of visitors a chance to mingle with furry friends while sipping coffee and nibbling on cat-themed cookies.
The cafe opened last month and has been full since opening day.

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