Aleksandra Sagan

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UVic opens counselling services after deadly bus crash kills 2 students

University of Victoria students are grappling with the sudden deaths of two of their peers in a bus crash Friday evening en route to a marine research centre.

Bianca Andreescu's historic win likely to lead to lucrative endorsement offers

Canadian tennis sensation Bianca Andreescu won $3.85 million US for beating Serena Williams in the women's final at the U.S. Open on Saturday, but it's likely that paycheque is only the beginning of million-dollar payouts from future sponsorship deals.

Meat industry groups concerned over China import ban, working with government

China's sudden ban on Canadian beef and pork imports "will create a huge financial loss" for the sector that counts the Asian country among its top five international markets, says an industry group.

Tim Hortons says cold weather, lukewarm Roll Up the Rim contest led to lower sales

Cold weather and an outdated roll-up-the-rim-to-win promotion slowed sales at Canadian Tim Hortons locations in its most recent quarter, said the CEO of the coffee chain's parent company, prompting Restaurant Brands International Inc. to revamp the contest for next year.

Tim Hortons franchisees get copy of proposed settlement in lawsuit against company

Some 1,500 Canadian Tim Hortons franchisees will receive a copy of a proposed settlement in two class-action lawsuits against their parent company today.

The latest retail trend? Go small — it's cheaper in big expensive cities

Customers who don't work in the building that houses Kento Kitayama's tiny cafe near Vancouver's Gastown neighbourhood better be prepared to settle for takeout. He can only take orders through a little window facing the sidewalk.

Secret supper clubs test appetite for cannabis-infused food ahead of legalization

MasterChef Canada contestant Travis Petersen is one of several chefs and companies serving cannabis-infused meals at intimate gatherings in secret locations to test the appetite for fine, high dining.

Tim Hortons seeks to shutter Indian 'Tim Hottens' knock-off

Tim Hortons will seek to shut down an apparent knock-off restaurant in Yamunanagar, India that uses a name and branding very similar to the coffee-and-doughnut chain.

Fast food chains look to capitalize on vegetarian, vegan trend with new items

The once meat-dominated world of fast-food and casual restaurants is starting to cater to the one-in-ten Canadian diners who identify as vegetarian or vegan.

Metro faces supplier pressure, expects higher grocery prices in the future

Canadian grocery giant Metro Inc. is already facing pressure from suppliers to accept higher prices in light of a recent tariff war with the United States and consumers should expect slightly higher food bills in the future, its CEO says.

Sears retirees ask court for retailer's remaining funds for pension deficit

Sears Canada Inc. retirees want an Ontario court to award them the remaining roughly $135 million of the former department store chain's cash to help fund their pension shortfall.

Double-double delivered: Tim Hortons tests food delivery in 3 cities

Some Canadians craving a doughnut or double-double but strapped for time can now have Tim Hortons food brought to them as the national chain started testing a delivery service this week.

The 'hell' of fighting drug-resistant TB causes some to abandon treatment

Drug-resistant tuberculosis is the world's deadliest superbug. It develops when bacteria that causes tuberculosis, a disease believed to be as old as mankind, stops responding to drugs used to treat it, largely because health-care workers improperly prescribe medicine or patients stop treatment early.

Drug resistance likened to a slow-moving tsunami

The number of Canadians who die from drug resistance is a glaring unknown and surveillance is severely limited 20 years after infectious disease specialists sounded the alarm about antimicrobial resistance.

Tim Hortons franchisee sues parent company for $4M over licence renewal

A Tim Hortons franchisee filed a $4-million lawsuit against the coffee and doughnut chain's parent company after he says it refused to renew a licence for one of his stores in bad faith.