It's Our Pipeline, Now

All hands on deck, matey, we've got a good ol' fashioned hostile takeover on our hands. Brookfield Infrastructure Partners is trying to take over Inter Pipeline, the biggest transporter of Alberta oil sands' bitumen. 
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Last Flight Of The Learjet

The evolution of Bombardier continues as the company slashed 1,600 jobs and ceased production of its Learjet luxury jet business. I wonder if they'll hold an 'every jet must go sale'.
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Only You Can Stop Recessions

67% of Canadians plan to maintain or increase their amount of savings in the next year, according to a new Nanos survey, a trend that could slow economic recovery. 

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The Story That Never Ends

Yesterday, the Biden administration shelved "indefinitely" a proposal by Oracle and Walmart to takeover the US operations of China-based TikTok.
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Battle of the Brands

Toronto’s Mill Street Brewery is about to have their courage tested in a lawsuit brought by the Tragically Hip. Will the brewery sink like New Orleans, or come out ahead by a century?
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Train-ing Day

Choo, choo, the stimulus train has left the station, and the next stop could be a station near you! The federal government announced plans to spend $5.9 b on transit-related stimulus projects with a permanent transfer to municipalities of $3 b annually.
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News That Will Upset Angry Uncles

Bad news for the somewhat distant relatives in your life who seem to spend all day sharing, shall we say, suspect political articles and memes on Facebook — the company is rolling out a new algorithm that will reduce political content in news feeds.
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Green Rush 2.0

It's 2018, cannabis is about to be legalized, and everyone and their uncle is buying up shares in Canadian cannabis companies.

Sadly, Green Rush 1.0 ended in tears as cannabis growers with sky-high valuations crashed back down to Earth. 

But we may be heading into a second Green Rush, as growers start to become profitable and Democrats in the U.S. pledge to push ahead with reforms to facilitate the legal sale of cannabis. 
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The Clubhouse is Closed

Still can't get an invite to Clubhouse? Neither can 1.4 billion Chinese nationals who can no longer access the app after the Chinese government blocked its use.

Clubhouse in Mandarin: Over the past few weeks, Mainland Chinese users have flocked to the live audio chatroom app. Chinese Clubhouse users flooded rooms and discussed everything from China's treatment of Muslims in Xinjiang to the latest in tech and business news.
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r/Fundraising

Reddit has raised $250 million in a Series E fundraising round at a $6 billion pre-money valuation. 
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Bright Spot In A Dark Patch

Don’t look now but Alberta’s traditionally resource based economy is quietly pumping out a new batch of tech rock stars who are  making their mark in Canada and around the world.
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H-2-Grow

Loop Energy, a B.C. company that makes fuel cells, is seeking a $100 million IPO on the TSX.
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Tale of Two Canadian Acquisitions

The once mighty Canadian coffee chain Second Cup has been scooped up at the bargain basement price of $14 million by Quebec’s Foodtastic Inc. Second Cup's stock (TSE:AEG) is trading at less than a tenth of the price it went public at almost two decades ago.
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Buy Low

Ottawa-based tech VC outfit Mistral Venture Partners has raised nearly $50 million for a seed stage fund to invest in startups working on post-COVID opportunities.
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Big Trouble In Little Canada

Why are the Beijing Police managing Canada’s visa office in China? A good question the Globe and Mail investigates, and The Peak breaks down.
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To The Moon

Get your 🚀 emojis ready because Bitcoin is surging after Elon Musk's Tesla announced it had purchased $1.5b of the digital asset.
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Grounded

Canadian flights to sunny destinations were grounded last week dealing a major blow to the aviation industry. With their wings clipped, airlines are seeking out friendlier skies to survive.
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Internet, Courtesy Of The City Of Toronto

If you're sick of paying Bell or Rogers for your internet, how about paying city hall? That's what a newly-announced plan in Toronto aims to do: create a municipally-owned broadband internet network that would be cheaper (and just as fast) as the big telcos' service.
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Let Us Explain This Stock Photo of Blocks

It’s called a visual metaphor (or simile, not sure tbh). And it represents what The Motley Fool Canada can help you do with your stock portfolio.
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Some Personal News

We have something to announce today that we're pretty excited about: The Peak has closed a pre-seed fundraising round backed by our friends at The Logic, TechTO, and other incredible angel investors.
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