Aleksandra Sagan

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Edmonton CFL team sees sales spike in  Eskimos gear after name change decision

The CFL team formerly known as the Edmonton Eskimos has seen a "very significant" spike in sales of clothing and other items bearing the now-defunct name, says the team's chief executive.

Experts believe Edmonton will change its CFL team name

As pressure mounts for professional sports teams to shed racist or stereotypical names, experts believe the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos will soon announce a name change.

Wildly popular Popeyes chicken sandwich gets Edmonton pilot thanks to Alberta's COVID success

Albertans will be the first in Canada to sample a fried chicken sandwich that became a social-media sensation with its U.S. debut last summer when Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen adds the menu item to stores in select cities in the province Wednesday.

Anti-racism books see massive sales spike amid police brutality protests

Following mass demonstrations spurred by the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn., sales of books about systemic racism and the history of being Black in America have spiked, with retailers trying to meet the demand.

Pandemic-related restaurant closures take an emotional and financial toll

Restaurants across Canada — from local institutions to newer spots hustling to establish themselves — have closed permanently in recent weeks as the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged an industry already plagued by razor-thin margins.

Why Canada's dairy farmers are dumping milk despite food supply issues in COVID-19

Some Canadian dairy farmers started dumping milk last week to rid the system of surplus production as demand from restaurants plummeted amid the COVID-19 pandemic that forced eateries across the country to close their doors.

Restaurant price growth will be slower than expected this year: report

Researchers at the University of Guelph and Dalhousie University have updated their food price report to reflect changes due to COVID-19. The report says the food industry 'is being decimated' by the pandemic.

Labatt acquires B.C. distillery known for its ready-to-drink mixed alcoholic beverages

Labatt announced Monday that it has acquired Delta, B.C.-based Goodridge & Williams. The distillery makes the Nutrl vodka and vodka soda drinks, along with several other spirits and mixed drinks.

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.