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Canadian Economy Grows At Fastest Pace Since 1990s Dot-Com Boom

Canadian Economy Grows At Fastest Pace Since 1990s Dot-Com Boom

Canada’s economy is roaring ahead, and at a much faster pace than anyone had expected. The economy expanded by 0.6 per cent in May, Statistics Canada reported Friday. That’s twice the growth of even the most optimistic projections. Over the past year, Canada’s economy has expanded by 4.6 per cent, the fastest pace seen since […]

Scrapped Canada-U.S. Border Tax Plan Shows Trump’s Listening, Liberals Suggest

Scrapped Canada-U.S. Border Tax Plan Shows Trump’s Listening, Liberals Suggest

OTTAWA — Canadian officials are praising a U.S. decision to drop a contentious border tax proposal, suggesting its death signals an open-mindedness in the Trump administration on open borders and free trade. Canada is pleased to see the decision, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Thursday, noting on Twitter that both economies prosper together. From […]

Softwood Lumber Deal Is On Its Way, Horgan Says

Softwood Lumber Deal Is On Its Way, Horgan Says

VICTORIA — British Columbia Premier John Horgan says Canada and the United States are close to reaching a softwood lumber trade deal that could come as early as next month. Horgan made the comments Thursday during a conference call from Washington, D.C., following two days of meetings with trade officials from President Donald Trump’s administration […]

Saskatoon Health Region Apologizes To Indigenous Women Who Felt Forced Into Surgery

Saskatoon Health Region Apologizes To Indigenous Women Who Felt Forced Into Surgery

SASKATOON — The Saskatoon Health Region has apologized to Indigenous women who felt coerced into surgery that prevented them from bearing more children. The agency commissioned an independent report earlier this year after women complained they were pressured by medical staff and social workers after giving birth in hospital to have a tubal ligation, a […]

Goodbye, Teavana: Starbucks Shuts Down Chain Over Disappointing Earnings

Goodbye, Teavana: Starbucks Shuts Down Chain Over Disappointing Earnings

NEW YORK — Starbucks plans to shutter all its Teavana stores as it seeks to improve its financial performance. The company said Thursday it will close all 379 Teavana locations over the coming year. It had acquired the mall-based chain in late 2012, and said this past April that it was reviewing options for it. […]

Edmonton Fair Ride Shut Down Preemptively After Deadly Ohio Fire Ball Accident

Edmonton Fair Ride Shut Down Preemptively After Deadly Ohio Fire Ball Accident

EDMONTON — A popular midway ride at this week’s K-Days fair and exhibition in Edmonton has been shut down as a precaution after a deadly accident involving the same attraction at the Ohio State Fair. North American Midway Entertainment, the company that provides attractions to K-Days, says in a statement released Wednesday night that the […]

AFN Chiefs Call On Trudeau To Reset Troubled MMIW Inquiry

AFN Chiefs Call On Trudeau To Reset Troubled MMIW Inquiry

REGINA — Assembly of First Nations chiefs have rejected a call for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to replace the commissioners on the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. However, the chiefs, who were gathered for a meeting in Regina on Thursday, did pass a resolution calling for changes to the inquiry, […]

NAFTA Crunch Time Is An Opportunity To Fix Problematic Deal

NAFTA Crunch Time Is An Opportunity To Fix Problematic Deal

With talks set to formally begin in a few weeks on a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement, the possibility exists to finally fix some of the very serious problems with the deal. This is the first such opportunity since the deal came into effect in 1994, and we are not likely to get another […]

Conservatives Claim PM’s Rolling Stone Glory Hurts NAFTA Talks, Energy Workers

Conservatives Claim PM’s Rolling Stone Glory Hurts NAFTA Talks, Energy Workers

Conservatives are claiming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s high-profile Rolling Stone magazine interview complicates NAFTA talks, disrespects Canada’s oil workers, and smacks of hypocrisy. A Prime Minister’s Office spokesperson says those criticisms are “absurd.” Lisa Raitt, the new deputy Tory leader, took perhaps the biggest swing at Trudeau’s appearance on the cover of the magazine, which […]

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Calgary Pride Decides Police Cannot March In Uniform

Calgary Pride Decides Police Cannot March In Uniform

CALGARY — Uniformed police officers will not be marching in Calgary’s annual Pride parade in September. Calgary Pride said Wednesday that it encourages police to take part, as long as it’s without uniforms, firearms, vehicles or institutional representation, such as floats. “We acknowledge the historical oppression and institutionalized racism faced by queer/trans people of colour […]

Jet Contrail Cloud Photo From Alberta Confuses People On The Internet

A photo of the sky in Airdrie, Alta. is baffling a lot of people on Facebook. The photo, posted to a New Brunswick weather page, shows two clouds seemingly connected by a thin, string-like third cloud. The page New Brunswick Weather Infocentre Météo asked its followers what they thought the strange formation could be. Readers’ […]

National Energy Board Failed To Properly Consult Clyde River On Seismic Testing, Top Court Rules

National Energy Board Failed To Properly Consult Clyde River On Seismic Testing, Top Court Rules

OTTAWA — The Inuit Hamlet of Clyde River won a nearly six-year battle today to stop seismic testing in the Arctic that could kill or maim the marine mammals upon which they rely for food and jobs. The Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision determining the National Energy Board failed miserably at properly consulting Inuit […]

Dash Cams May Help You Keep Your Auto Insurance Rates Low

Dash Cams May Help You Keep Your Auto Insurance Rates Low

Car dash cams have captured some jaw-dropping footage on Canadian roads: near misses, collisions, road rage and examples of bad driving, to name just a few. There is no shortage of videos. But for drivers with a dash cam in their car, it’s often more than just another gadget to film your drive and catch […]

White Bear First Nation To Get Clean Water After More Than 5 Years

White Bear First Nation To Get Clean Water After More Than 5 Years

REGINA — Plans are underway to get a Saskatchewan First Nation clean water after more than five years under a drinking water advisory, and to meet a pledge to end such advisories on all reserves. Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett announced $9.2 million to replace the water treatment system on the White Bear First Nation, […]

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