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22:35  18 june  2017
22:35  18 june  2017 Source:   MSN

RBC Canadian Open will combine hockey and golf in Ontario

  RBC Canadian Open will combine hockey and golf in Ontario The RBC Canadian Open aims to combine golf and hockey on the 7th hole at Glen Abbey in July. "The Rink" will encircle the 7th hole with hockey boards and bleachers--and include a Zamboni. Volunteer marshals will wear referee uniforms. Tournament Director Brent McLaughlin said that they hoped to create something uniquely Canadian. "We wanted to create an experience that oozed Canadiana. We know Canadians love hockey, and of course they love golf too. Combining rinks and links was a no-brainer," he said.The RBC Canadian Open will take place in Oakville, Ontario from July 24-30.

TORONTO — Five things to look for in Canadian business this week: Try not to point the finger at me, I voted in favor of Kodos: It won’t be quite recently political addicts devouring the aftereffects of the B.C. race Tuesday. The business group will watch the result of a battle where NDP Leader John

Housing data and the consumer price index. Here are five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the following week.

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At the table: Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau hosts his provincial and territorial counterparts Monday in Ottawa. Morneau has been trying to forge ahead with the $35-billion infrastructure bank, but questions about financing, governance and the possibility of political interference persist.

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Watch as Police Stop Traffic for a Family of Ducks

  Watch as Police Stop Traffic for a Family of Ducks The community has monitored the ducks as part of an annual ritual. A family of ducks has received a special police escort this week in what has become an annual springtime ritual in a Canadian town.Video footage posted by local wetlands conservation group Ducks Unlimited Atlantic shows police halting oncoming traffic in Charlottetown — the capital of the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island — to help the duck mother, named Lucy, and her ducklings cross the road on University Avenue.

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week include Nova Scotia's provincial election, more big bank second-quarter results, Kinder Morgan's pipeline IPO, Canada 's GDP and trade figures for the first quarter and a CMHC speech.

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In data we trust: To quote Plato, "A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers." That may be, but rest assured many will be watching the economic figures from Statistics Canada this week as talk ramps up that the Bank of Canada could hike its interest rate later this year. The latest data on wholesale trade, retail trade and the consumer price index are on tap.

BlackBerry is back: A big week ahead for BlackBerry followers, with an annual general meeting planned for Wednesday and its first-quarter earnings scheduled to come out Friday. The company's shares have enjoyed a nice ride in recent weeks, and there is buzz that BlackBerry could be ripening for a takeover.

Mnuchin soothes jangled nerves in Ottawa

  Mnuchin soothes jangled nerves in Ottawa With far tougher talks on the horizon, President Donald Trump's treasury secretary offered up some reassuring words Friday in Ottawa on the U.S.-Canada relationship. In his first official visit to the national capital, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin met with senior members of the Trudeau cabinet and took part in roundtable meetings with business leaders.

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Dead on arrival: The B.C. legislature will reconvene on Thursday with a throne speech, but it's what happens next that's important. Premier Christy Clark has acknowledged the likelihood of losing a confidence vote, which would set off a chain of events that could have consequences for the Trans Mountain expansion, the Site C hydro dam and the future of the liquefied natural gas industry. The NDP and Greens have formed an alliance that is more anti-oil and gas than Clark's Liberals.

Tilting at sawmills: The softwood dispute is bound to flare up again Friday, when the U.S. is expected to announce another round of levies against Canadian softwood producers. This time, it's deciding on anti-dumping duties that could add another 10 per cent to tariffs that now range from three to 24 per cent.

Canadian women move up in soccer rankings .
TORONTO - Coach John Herdman is a step closer to his goal of taking the Canadian women's soccer team to the top. Canada has moved up one spot to No. 4 in the new FIFA women's world rankings, matching its all-time high first achieved last year. The U.S. reclaimed top spot, dropping Germany to No. 2. France remained at No. 3. Canada vaulted over England, which dropped to No. 5. The Canadian women, who won bronze last summer in Rio, are 6-2-1 this year. That record includes a win over Sweden, which fell three spots to No. 9 — its lowest-ever ranking — in the new list.Canada's lone losses were to Germany and No. 13 Spain. Herdman's team beat No. 31 Costa Rica 3-1 and 6-0 most recently.

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