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Merkel backs trade deal between Canada and EU

Merkel backs trade deal between Canada and EU

German leader relays emissions concerns to PM

New art gallery role for Ronson

Janyce Ronson has been named director of advancement at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. She has been a member of the gallery's senior management team since 2007 as the manager of gallery services.

Victoria businessman proposes $13-billion refinery near Kitimat

Victoria media baron David Black has unveiled an ambitious plan for a $13-billion refinery near Kitimat, which he said could lessen the environmental risk of transporting oilsands crude through Enbridge Inc.’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.

MacDonald Realty adds key personnel

Lynn Van de Kamp has been appointed sales manager and managing broker of Macdonald Realty's Victoria office at 755 Humboldt St. in the Aria building. She takes over from Sandy Medler, who is staying at Macdonald Realty as an agent.

Brewers pour their skills into beer for women

Female market is untapped, bank reports

Gardeners reap victory over pipeline firm

It was a battle between a group of gardeners carrying spades and pitchforks and a giant pipeline company lining up their bulldozers. In the end, the little guys with the green thumbs won.

Former Ivanhoe posts big loss

The company formerly known as Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. had a $285.9-million US net loss in its second quarter as it worked toward getting a massive copper and gold mine in Mongolia into commercial production next year.

Western primes itself for rebound in lumber market

New president puts 11 quarters of profit down to teamwork

Distribution stings Reitmans

Reitmans (Canada) Ltd. said its sales for August have been hurt by problems with a new warehouse management system at its distribution centre.

Markets rise despite high oil prices

The Toronto stock market closed higher Wednesday amid oil prices at a three-month high and positive U.S. economic data. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 51.83 points to 11,905.44 while the TSX Venture Exchange added 9.61 points to 1,206.62.