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Judge overturns RIM patent verdict

Black-Berry-maker Research in Motion said a California judge has overturned a ruling on a patent-infringement case involving mobile device management company Mformation Technologies and vacated a $147.2million US jury award.

Empress boss leaves to take up China challenge

Martin Leclerc, who guided the Fairmont Empress Hotel through one of the most trying economic periods in its 104-year history and played key roles in downtown and tourism improvement organizations, is leaving the landmark hotel to open a new Fairmont
Tims customers ease off snacks

Tims customers ease off snacks

Frugality and warm weather may be holding back growth, CFO says

Court overturns resort ruling

The B.C. Court of Appeal has overturned a ruling that said the provincial government did not adequately consult a First Nation before the incorporation of a ski resort village near Kamloops.
Canadian Tire buoyed by 25 per cent leap in profit

Canadian Tire buoyed by 25 per cent leap in profit

Retailer fires off warning to competitors

Tender time

Victoria's Value Village will undergo a $1-million renovation this fall. CEI Architecture Planning and Interiors is working on drawings and a tender call.

Cineplex shows healthy profits

Movie theatre operator Cineplex Inc. has reported sharply higher second-quarter profits, although revenue growth was tempered by a slight decline in attendance.

Housing starts in capital fall by 34 per cent

While the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is reporting housing starts in Victoria dropped significantly in July, there's a silver lining in the data, say industry observers.

Broad sector gains push TSX higher

The Toronto stock market closed the session higher on Thursday as energy stocks led a broad climb that widely ignored pessimism about the economy. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 77.09 points at 11,858.

New board for Threshold

The Threshold Housing Society, which provides transitional housing for youths at risk of being homeless, added five new board members during its annual general meeting - Dennis Anholt, Sean Dhillon, Noraye Fjeldstad, Shannon Horner and Pieta VanDyke.