Tony Staffieri appointed CEO of Rogers

Rogers Communications Inc. has appointed Tony Staffieri Permanent President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Staffieri had been interim CEO since Nov. 16, when Rogers said his board launched an executive search. President Edward Rogers said the appointment places the company in a position of strength as it prepares for the closure and integration of Shaw Communications Inc. in the […]

The true cost of online grocery delivery; future vacationers want refunds: CBC’s Marketplace Cheat Sheet

Did you miss something this week? Do not panic. Radio-Canada Marlet brings together the consumer and health news you need. Want this in your inbox? Get the Marlet newsletter every Friday. Order races on Instacart? Beware of hidden costs Does the convenience of online grocery delivery services like Instacart come at a cost? To discover, Marlet did a spot check, […]

NS tech company continues to face security investigation and class action lawsuit

A Nova Scotia tech company that trades on the Nasdaq downplays an investor lawsuit launched against it this week. The class action lawsuit filed in New York court on Monday accuses Dartmouth-based Meta Materials Inc. of making false and misleading claims about its products that have inflated its share price. Meta Materials stock has plunged since going public last year, […]

Nike sues Lululemon for patent infringement on Mirror Home Gym and fitness apps

Nike Inc. filed a lawsuit on Wednesday accusing Lululemon Athletica Inc. of patent infringement for manufacturing and selling the Mirror Home Gym and associated mobile apps without permission. In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan U.S. District Court, Nike accused its little rival of infringing six patents, including through technology that allows users to target specific levels of exertion, to compete […]

From airlines and restaurants to slaughterhouses, Canada’s labor shortage is spreading rapidly

An intensifying labor shortage is spilling over into the economy, forcing companies to downsize, cut hours, and in some cases, euthanize livestock. The situation is the result of a chronic labor shortage exacerbated by the crushing of new cases of COVID-19, forcing many people to self-isolate. School closures have also left some workers scrambling for child care and unable to […]

Still using a classic BlackBerry? It will stop working today, according to the company

The end of the line has finally arrived for all remaining BlackBerry smartphones. The Waterloo, Ont., Based company has officially unplugged the software and infrastructure that powers its old smartphones and portable devices – and says they will stop working today. This means that devices running on the BB10 or BlackBerry OS platform “will no longer perform reliably, including for […]