PRESS DIGEST- Canada - July 24
July 24 (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
** Encana Corp is expected to announce staff cuts on Friday along with sharply weaker financial results as the company copes with the extended skid in oil prices. The cuts affect "a little over 200" staff, according to an internal memo from Chief Executive Doug Suttles, issued late Thursday. (bit.ly/1Imjztk)
** Loblaw Companies Ltd will close 52 unprofitable stores over the next year as it prepares to sacrifice sales for a better bottom line after its 2014 takeover of Shoppers Drug Mart, the country's largest grocer said on Thursday. (bit.ly/1JClnet)