Ross Marowits

The Canadian Press

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How fashion retailers are surviving COVID-19 on the long road back to normalcy

COVID-19 has slammed Canada's fashion sector like a hurricane, causing serious damage and likely leaving a few casualties in its wake.

Zombie debt will haunt more Canadians as scourge of indebtedness rises: experts

Canadians with old debts beware: a momentary slip or lack of knowledge of your legal rights could result in past debts rising from the dead and coming back to haunt you.

Average fall, cold winter ahead, Weather Network predicts

Canadians can expect average temperatures this fall that will give way to a cold winter in central and eastern parts of the country, according to the Weather Network.

Homebuyers escape high housing costs by relocating to secondary cities

Danielle Bacci's favourite part of her move to near Windsor, Ont., is the lack of traffic along her 15-minute commute to work in nearby Leamington. The 26-year-old bank employee and her partner left Toronto and bypassed the suburbs of the GTA for the affordability of Kingsville, Ont.

Executive rentals are collateral damage in backlash against Airbnb

After first disrupting the hotel business industry, shared rental services like Airbnb are making life difficult for Canada's corporate housing sector.

WestJet sticking with Boeing 737 Max once planes certified to fly

WestJet Airlines plans to stick with deliveries of Boeing 737 Max aircraft once regulators approve the plane for re-entry into service.

Growing trend of solo living creates opportunities for businesses

For the first time in Canada, one-person households are the most common living arrangement, according to the 2016 census. Some businesses have tried to meet the changing needs by enhancing grocery options, removing travel impediments or building more housing for one.

Big retailer will test reusable packaging to replace throwaway plastic in Canada

You will soon be able to buy juice, shampoo, laundry detergent, ice cream and toothbrushes in reusable, returnable, refillable metal and glass containers instead of single-use plastic, with a major retailer planning test in Toronto of the Loop reusable packaging system.

Canadian newsprint producer hopes U.S. trade commission will overturn duties

The United States government has given most Canadian newsprint producers a reprieve by lowering final anti-dumping and countervailing duties in its final determination issued Thursday.

WestJet's Swoop to fly to 5 U.S. destinations including Florida and Vegas this fall

Swoop will become Canada's first ultra low cost airline to fly to the United States when it launches service this fall to five popular tourist destinations in Florida, Nevada and Arizona.

Montreal becomes hot spot for Chinese real estate shoppers, says Juwai report

Montreal was the hot Canadian real estate market for Chinese nationals last year as interest slipped in Toronto and Vancouver following the introduction of foreign buyers taxes, says a report from a website for buyers of overseas properties.

Quebec offers financial support to aluminum producers hurt by U.S. tariffs

The province has received about 20 requests for financial support, but no money has yet been distributed, a government official said.

Ottawa won't be rushed to end a rail strike that favours CP, says Trudeau

The Canadian government won't be rushed into introducing back-to-work legislation like the Conservatives did to favour employers, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday, hours before the possible start of another Canadian railway strike.

Air Canada, WestJet betting on benefits of artificial intelligence

Canada's two largest airlines say artificial intelligence can be a game-changer for aviation by helping to boost revenues, pare costs and provide passengers with a more personalized travel experience.

Pilotless planes are coming — but will passengers accept them?

Canadians may not be quite ready to fly on a pilotless aircraft but technological advances in self-driving vehicles are already opening the door to autonomous commercial flight, an increasingly attractive prospect for industry players facing a dearth of pilots.