PRESS DIGEST- Canada

Nov 6 (Reuters) – The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

** Lowe’s Companies Inc is shutting 27 stores in Canada, mostly under the Rona banner, as well as offices and plants as the U.S. home-improvement retailer grapples with an overcrowded market and a cooling housing sector. tgam.ca/2D85YKC

** Rural internet provider Xplornet Communications Inc will launch wireless service in Manitoba later this month, starting its new business with 20,000 subscribers it acquired from BCE Inc tgam.ca/2D4DXDE

** The National NewsMedia Council has dismissed four parts of a complaint against The Globe and Mail by Bombardier Inc for an investigative report that revealed the company’s role in a controversial Russian railroad along Ukraine’s border. tgam.ca/2D9wOC7

NATIONAL POST

** Industry groups are warning Ottawa against introducing certain exemptions on a project list set to be released under Bill C-69 this fall, saying such a move would politicize decisions over which oil and gas projects will be subject to new federal regulations. bit.ly/2D7gzFC

** BCE Inc’s media division is eliminating the need for a TV package to watch current HBO content, making it available to stream on a premium version of its rebranded online streaming platform, Crave. bit.ly/2D3zNvH

** Green Growth Brands, a cannabis lifestyle consumer product company, has announced the closing of a private placement investment of C$55 million ($41.92 million), bringing the total funds raised since it announced a reverse takeover in July to more than C$140 million. bit.ly/2D7joqc ($1 = 1.3120 Canadian dollars) (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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