Two decades after quitting politics, McKenna carves out ‘premier emeritus’ role

Two decades after quitting politics, McKenna carves out ‘premier emeritus’ role
FREDERICTON — Twenty years ago Friday, Frank McKenna fulfilled a promise and resigned as New Brunswick premier, exactly one decade to the day after he took power. He did not, however, leave the public stage. Instead, he has carved out a new role — a sort of “premier emeritus” who both cheerleads for the Maritimes and offers harsh truths about... Read More

Sweat equity and capital: What it takes to open a successful franchise

Sweat equity and capital: What it takes to open a successful franchise
Beeru Mannan owns two Freshii locations in British Columbia with his brother, and the duo plan to open another pair of the chain’s restaurants in the province next year. The veteran franchisee, who’s been affiliated with three other brands previously, was drawn to Freshii’s focus on healthy dining options. Standing in his Burnaby, B.C., location while employees prepped fresh vegetables... Read More

Falling Toronto market drags down Teranet-National Bank home price index

Falling Toronto market drags down Teranet-National Bank home price index
TORONTO — Falling home prices in Toronto in September dragged down the Teranet–National Bank national composite house price index as it posted its first monthly decline since January 2016. The national index, which includes 11 cities, fell 0.8 per cent compared with the previous month, the largest monthly decline since September 2010. The move lower came as the index for... Read More

Ikea to open London, Ont., store in fall 2019 as it works to grow Canadian presence

Ikea to open London, Ont., store in fall 2019 as it works to grow Canadian presence
VANCOUVER — Ikea Canada is readying to open a new store in London, Ont., in the fall of 2019 after the success of a pickup and order point it operates in the city. The flat-pack furniture retailer says it plans to begin construction on the 270,000-square-foot store in the southwestern Ontario city late next summer. A smaller-scale Ikea shop and... Read More