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Potent greenhouse gas methane could be cut for 'near-zero' cost: study

OTTAWA - Canada's oilpatch could get a big head start on reducing emissions of a powerful greenhouse gas for a "near zero" cost, says an academic study on the price of methane reduction.

"Industry, as a whole, doesn't suffer," said David Tyner, a Carleton University professor whose analysis was presented recently at a conference in Ottawa on the issue.

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Aurora Cannabis buying greenhouse designer Larssen to push pot partnership plans

Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it intends to use its ownership of greenhouse design firm Larssen Ltd. to pressure other cannabis producers to enter partnerships that will further its aggressive growth plans.

In a news release, the Alberta-based cannabis producer said Larssen is involved with more than 15 cannabis industry clients globally, including five Canadian licensed producers, but the Canadian deals will be reassessed once the buyout announced Thursday is completed.

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Regulator investigating Sears Canada liquidation sale prices: monitor

TORONTO - The Competition Bureau is investigating allegations that prices on some merchandise were marked up ahead of the liquidation sales at Sears Canada that began last month, the court-appointed monitor overseeing the retailer says.

The monitor's seventh report to Ontario Superior Court says the federal competition watchdog sent letters on Nov. 8 to the liquidators inquiring about the allegations that certain merchandise was marked up.

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Toronto stock market higher and loonie gains ground with U.S. markets closed

TORONTO - Canada's main stock index edged higher in late-morning trading, as U.S. stock markets were closed for their Thanksgiving holiday.

The materials, energy and industrials sectors helped push the Toronto market up, while the health-care group lost ground.

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