News in Brief; fewer vines, more cheese



Wine available in select Toronto grocery stores

As of Oct. 28, certain Toronto grocery stores now carry bottles of wine. The stores are:

  • Loblaws Empress Market, 5095 Yonge St.
  • Real Canadian Superstore, 2549 Weston Rd.
  • Loblaws, 2877 Bayview Village
  • Loblaws, 11 Redway Rd. (Millwood and  Laird)

Eventually, up to 300 small outlets and big chains — including Walmart, Metro and Sobeys — will be selling wine.


Twitter announced last Thursday that it is shutting down Vine, the popular video-making app.

The app allowed users to create six-second looping videos.

The decision comes as part of Twitter’s efforts to reduce costs, in addition to cutting nine per cent of its workforce.

Canadian Vine star JusReign, who has one billion loops on his account, said on Twitter:

Users are no longer able to create content but are still able to access and download their videos.

Trudeau Signs Canada-EU free trade deal

This past weekend, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed a free trade deal with the European Union, known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement or CETA.

Trudeau signed the deal in Brussels on Sunday after seven years of negotiation.

The deal will affect Canadians by allowing lower prices on imported products from the EU, a potential $12-billion increase for Canada’s annual income and a greater availability European cheese according to Global News.

The agreement could come into effect by early next year.

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