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  • B.C. to launch compulsory skilled trades certification system

    VICTORIA - The British Columbia government is launching a compulsory skilled trades certification system that it says will strengthen economic recovery by addressing labour shortages and supporting higher-paying, more stable jobs.
  • Brookfield Infrastructure buying Enercare in friendly deal valued at $4.3B

    TORONTO - Brookfield Infrastructure Partners has made a friendly $4.3-billion takeover offer for Enercare Inc., which would provide the Brookfield group with a source of stable revenue from a variety of residential utility services, such as electricity and natural gas for condo and apartment units, water heater rentals for houses and equipment repairs.
  • Air conditioner repair workers in hot demand amid heat wave

    PHOENIX - Alan Schwandt was rushing to his second job of the day when his phone rang with another desperate Phoenix homeowner calling about a broken air conditioner in the midst of a scorching heat wave.
  • Bridge near pipeline protest likely to reopen - eventually

    BISMARCK, N.D. - Reopening a bridge near the main Dakota Access pipeline protest encampment is key to restoring better relations between the state and the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, according to North Dakota's now-former governor and the tribal chairman, but the effort will take weeks if not months.

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