GoDaddy teams up with Canadian Olympic Athlete Andre De Grasse to showcase Canadian small businesses

TORONTO, Oct 13, 2020 /CNW/ – GoDaddy, the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, today announced its new marketing campaign profiling the inspirational stories of Canadian small business owners.

The campaign showcases how easy it is for small business owners to create an online presence with GoDaddy Websites + Marketing. For the campaign, GoDaddy partnered with real Canadian small business owners and customers to highlight their stories of success, showcased by Canadian Olympic athlete Andre De Grasse.

GoDaddy has always supported small business owners and entrepreneurs by providing them the tools and help they need to succeed online. This campaign speaks directly to the everyday entrepreneur and demonstrates how creating a website can help their ventures grow and succeed. GoDaddy Websites + Marketing pairs an easy-to-use website builder with a suite of marketing tools

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  • For 12 months, a select group of homeless people in Canada received a total of $7,500 in cash payments, no strings attached.
  • The initiative was part of the New Leaf project, a joint study into the effects of giving people in poverty a “basic income” as a means of rehabilitation.
  • One researcher called the results of the study “beautifully surprising,” as participants could finally purchase higher-quality food and find stable housing. 
  • Leaders should take these findings seriously, and reflect on how they can better serve their employees’ needs through direct, humanistic action.
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Free money, it seems, pays off.

On October 7, researchers from the Foundations for Social Change, in Vancouver, and the University of British Columbia announced the findings of a 12-month experiment. The premise: give 50 people who had recently become homeless one-time cash payments in the amount of $7,500 — no

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Pretium Resources (NYSE:PVG) is a mid-tier gold producer that operates the high-grade Brucejack mine in British Columbia, Canada. Brucejack is one of the newest and highest grade mines in the sector, but has been plagued by volatile operational performance since going into production in mid-2017. After widely missing guidance in 2019, management released an updated reserve and mine life in the first quarter of this year that showed lower grades and production, sending the stock tumbling further.

Despite these challenges, the company has been surprisingly consistent in generating free cash flow and reported a record second quarter that sent its shares up 25% in one day. With gold prices now hovering around $1,900 per ounce, Brucejack could be one of the most profitable independent assets in a tier-one jurisdiction, making it an attractive takeover target for larger producers looking to grow production.

Looking at a five-year chart, it’s clear that

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(RTTNews) – After a positive start, Canadian stocks are up firmly a few minutes past noon on Wednesday, led by gains in healthcare, consumer discretionary, financial and energy sections.

Several stocks from industrial, information technology and materials sectors are also up with solid gains.

The benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index is up 144.95 points or 0.9% at 16,381.70 a little past noon.

The mood in U.S., Canadian and European markets turned positive after U.S. President Donald Trump indicated he would support individual stimulus measures after calling off negotiations over a broader relief package.

“The House & Senate should IMMEDIATELY Approve 25 Billion Dollars for Airline Payroll Support, & 135 Billion Dollars for Paycheck Protection Program for Small Business. Both of these will be fully paid for with unused funds from the Cares Act. Have this money. I will sign now!” Trump tweeted.

He later added, “If I am sent a Stand

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TORONTO, Oct. 7, 2020 /CNW/ – Canadian small business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic remain cautiously optimistic about their future, according to Scotiabank’s recent New Path to Impact Report.  Two-thirds of businesses report being in a worse situation now, compared to before the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the strong headwinds businesses are facing during the pandemic, the report revealed 40% of small business owners are ‘very’ or ‘extremely’ optimistic about the future of their business.

While the future effects of COVID-19 are uncertain, the report uncovered that most businesses are feeling more prepared, with 69% stating their business is better equipped to survive a second wave of the pandemic.

“The resiliency of Canadian business owners throughout the pandemic has been commendable. Whether they’ve pivoted to rely more on digital channels, taken advantage of relief programs or adjusted their business model to serve today’s market, they’ve had to get creative

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By Fergal Smith

TORONTO (Reuters) – The Canadian dollar was little changed against its U.S. counterpart on Tuesday as oil prices rose and data showed a slowdown in Canada’s merchandise trade, with the loonie steadying after it notched an earlier two-week high.

Canada’s trade deficit narrowed slightly in August to C$2.45 billion from a revised C$2.53 billion in July, Statistics Canada said. Exports and imports fell after two months of strong growth.

“Trade volumes still have a way to go before returning to pre-COVID levels,” said Ryan Brecht, a senior economist at Action Economics.

One of Canada’s major exports is oil. Its price was up for a second straight day amid supply disruptions in Norway, a new hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, and U.S. President Donald Trump’s return to the White House after being treated for COVID-19 in a military hospital.

U.S. crude <CLc1> prices were up 2.4% at

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NEW YORK, NY AND VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TCL®, one of the world’s best-selling consumer electronics brands and leading technology companies, selected Appnovation, a global digital consultancy, as its digital partner to redesign and migrate its consumer websites for the U.S. and Canadian regions to a new content management system. A continuation of TCL and Appnovation’s long standing relationship, this project will enable consumers to find and compare products more quickly and easily.

The transformation project includes migrating the North American TCL websites to Adobe Experience Manager. Experience Manager was chosen to ensure consistency across worldwide TCL web and mobile sites and to improve upon the mobile-first customer experience.  

“We are working with TCL to reinvent the customer experience of its regional websites by introducing

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(Reuters) – Bruce Linton-led Gage Cannabis Co plans to list on the Canadian stock market in the first quarter of 2021, its president told Reuters, as the U.S.-based dispensary operator looks to capitalize on strong demand for weed during lockdowns.

Linton joined Gage as executive chairman in 2019, months after being ousted from the board of Canopy Growth Corp

– a business he founded in 2013, took public the next year and transformed into the most valued cannabis company through a string of deals. (

Gage, which currently focuses solely on the Michigan market, is expecting sales of around $13.2 million in the third quarter, up 11% from the previous three months.

“We have seen tremendous growth in the Michigan market in 2020 and Gage has been diligent in capturing that growth through its operating assets,” said Fabian Monaco, president of Gage Cannabis.

Weed companies in the United States have

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By Fergal Smith

TORONTO (Reuters) – The Canadian dollar edged lower against its U.S. counterpart on Tuesday as oil prices fell and investors waited for the currency to extend this month’s decline before stepping in to buy it, with the loonie sticking to its recent trading range.

The loonie <CAD=> was trading 0.1% lower at 1.3381 to the greenback, or 74.73 U.S. cents, having matched intraday Friday’s 7-week low at 1.3418. The currency has fallen 2.5% this month as rising coronavirus cases in some parts of the world spooked financial markets.

“Client feedback suggests that there should be some decent U.S. dollar selling activity if we go north of 1.35, which should cap it,” said Simon Côté, managing director, risk management solutions, National Bank Financial. “There will have to be some decent risk-off sentiment for the dollar to go higher than that.”

Canada runs a current account deficit and is

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By Rod Nickel and Timothy Gardner

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A private-sector proposal endorsed by U.S. President Donald Trump to build a railway from Canada’s oil sands to ports in Alaska would free landlocked crude but faces numerous steep challenges.

Trump wrote on Twitter over the weekend that he would issue a permit for the Alaska-Alberta Railway Development Corporation (A2A Rail) project to move Alberta crude 1,600 miles (2,570 km) to the Alaskan coast, as well as freight in the other direction.

“I will be issuing a Presidential Permit for the A2A Cross-Border rail,” Trump said. He said his decision was based on the recommendation of fellow Republicans Dan Sullivan, a U.S. senator, and Don Young, a U.S. representative. Projects that cross the U.S. border require presidential permits.

The $17 billion project, which backers hope will be in service by the end of the decade, was first proposed in 2015

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