PRESS DIGEST- Canada- June 26
June 26 (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
** Grocer Sobeys Inc is set to announce on Thursday that it is closing underperforming stores and cutting jobs following its $5.8-billion acquisition of rival Safeway Canada as it looks for savings in an intensifying food fight. (bit.ly/1plXGmo)
** Waterfront Toronto spent $11,565 for each of the 36 pink umbrellas that dot Sugar Beach and another $529,800 for the lakeside park's large candy-striped rocks - money spent without public scrutiny by an agency that is running out of cash, said the Toronto councillor who unearthed the spending details. (bit.ly/1sHdhhU)
Reports in the business section:
** Google Inc has set the stage for the biggest battle yet in the technology world, unveiling a series of tools and services designed to allow the search giant to compete directly with Apple for control of the nascent but hugely lucrative connected devices market. (bit.ly/1lYjnGO) Continued...