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Canada should prepare for a Wild Wing battle

It requires an estimated US$1 million to US$3 million investment to open a Buffalo Wild Wings franchise, including an initial franchise fee between US$32,000 and US$42,500.

Franchise show set for October

The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) will present the Vancouver Franchise Show on October 2-3, 2010, at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre.

Oxi-Fresh cleans up with awards

The Franchise Times, Entrepreneur magazine, Franchise Business Review and the Canadian Franchise Association have all recognized Oxi-Fresh Carpet Cleaning as one of the fastest-growing franchises of this decade.

Five great franchises for women over 40

Nurse Next Door Voted one of Canada's best workplaces for 2010 by the Globe and Mail, Vancouver-based Nurse Next Door promises high levels of quality, a variety of supplementary services and proficient nurses, all designed to make living easier.

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"We think Canada has many of the same attributes as the U.S.," chief executive Sally Smith said in an interview. "[Canadians] are great sports fans, they like chicken wings and they like beer.

Tim Hortons comes back to Canadian roots

Parent company Tim Hortons Inc. has announced it has filed documents that would shift its corporate ownership back north of the border. Its current Canadian headquarters is in Oakville, Ontario.

Upside seen in care for aging

The BC Liberals have increased provincial health-care spending to more than $15 billion in the current fiscal year from $14.2 billion in the year ended March 31, 2008. Campbell expects health-care spending to jump to $15.