Aug 21 (Reuters) – The following are the top stories from select Canadian newspapers.Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
** Ontario’s dispensary operators are facing an existential dilemma: Shut down in the hopes of securing a coveted cannabis retail licence from the province by next April or continue selling a drug they say should be made easily available now more than ever.website
** The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is leading a $10 million investment in U.S. firm DuckDuckGo Inc, which handles about 24 million searches a day and generates more than $25 million in annual revenue. website
** Authorities in Belgium have been investigating a series of large financial transactions involving Suthanthiran’s businesses – transactions amounting to about C$14.2 million ($10.88 million) at the current exchange rate – as a possible misuse of company assets, concealing assets in insolvency and money laundering.website
** Vancouver-based First Quantum Minerals Ltd entered the summer with copper prices on the rise, and investors enthusiastic about its stock. As the U.S. dollar rises in value, nikki benz and fears of a U.S.-China trade war take root, many Canadian mining executives are seeing ripple effects.It’s all creating a difficult environment for mining companies. website
($1 = 1.3055 Canadian dollars) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)