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First signs of disruption appear in housing; markets 'calm'

First signs of disruption appear in housing; markets 'calm'

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed as it continues to spread across the world.

Golden Star suspends African mine for the day after worker killed in accident

TORONTO — Canadian mining firm Golden Star Resources Ltd. says an employee at its Prestea Gold Mine in Ghana, West Africa, was killed Tuesday afternoon.
Enterprise suspends CarShare service because of coronavirus outbreak

Enterprise suspends CarShare service because of coronavirus outbreak

TORONTO — Enterprise Holdings Inc. says it will suspended its carsharing service starting Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic. The car rental agency says that its CarShare program will close indefinitely to "ensure the safety of our community.

Blockade erected over local political dispute stalls Fortuna mine in Mexico

VANCOUVER — Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. says road blockades have forced it to temporarily halt mining for silver and gold at its San Jose mine in southwestern Mexico.
Canada Goose to produce medical gear for health-care workers and patients

Canada Goose to produce medical gear for health-care workers and patients

TORONTO — Canada Goose is shifting its factories to start production of medical gear for health-care workers and patients across Canada in an effort to help deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Agnico Eagle putting Quebec mines on care and maintenance, withdraws guidance

Agnico Eagle putting Quebec mines on care and maintenance, withdraws guidance

TORONTO — Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. is ramping down operations in Quebec's Abitibi region including the LaRonde complex, the Goldex mine and the Canadian Malartic mine as non-essential businesses shut down in the province.
Leon's Furniture cutting half of its staff, closing 72 corporate stores

Leon's Furniture cutting half of its staff, closing 72 corporate stores

TORONTO — Leon's Furniture Ltd. is laying off 3,900 employees or about half its total current workforce as it deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. The company says it will temporarily close 72 of its 205 corporate-owned stores across Canada.
Trump, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

Trump, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

WASHINGTON — The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Newspaper publishers in Quebec, Atlantic Canada laying off nearly 400 employees

Two newspaper publishers in Quebec and Atlantic Canada are temporarily laying off nearly 400 employees because of the impact of COVID-19.
Shaw Communications Inc. founder and executive chair JR Shaw has died at 85

Shaw Communications Inc. founder and executive chair JR Shaw has died at 85

CALGARY — The founder of Shaw Communications Inc., JR Shaw, has died, the company said Tuesday. He was 85.