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Economy, Society

It’s expensive to rent housing in Canada

A national review of average rents has come out showing the average costs of rental housing in cities across Canada. The rental listing site PadMapper puts out its report monthly. As we near the end of the year, Toronto Ontario, Canada’s» 

Economy, Health, International

Levels are down on Canada’s sweet gift to the world

Maple syrup production down 22% Canada is by far the world’s biggest supplier of maple syrup, the all-natural sweet treat made from the sap of certain maple trees. The province of Quebec alone is the largest producer supplying about 72» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Tidal power Nova Scotia failure-Who pays?: Update

Damaged turbine to remain on seabed, who’s responsible for costs? The tides in Nova Scotia’s Minas Basin at the top of the Bay of Fundy, are among the most powerful in the world. In the end they proved too powerful» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canada History: Beginning of radio (maybe), Dec.12, 1901

First transatlantic wireless signal On a chilly windy December 12, in 1901 history was made, or perhaps “claimed” to have been made. Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi said he had received a number of scratchy clicks on his telegraphy receiving equipment» 

Economy, Society

Stolen vehicle list Canada 2018

The Insurance Bureau of Canada has released its top 10 list of stolen vehicles in this country.  Since 2003 they’ve been compiling a list of insurance claims from across Canada to determine the brands and models of vehicles most commonly» 

Economy, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Arrest of Huawei exec: Canada between a rock and a hard place

Reprisal? Former Canadian diplomat reportedly arrested in China Acting on an extradition request of the U.S., Canada arrested a top executive of the tech-giant Huawei.  Meng Wanzhou, 46, the chief financial officer of the firm, has been accused by the» 

Economy

Canada ranks 1st among G7 countries for ease of paying taxes: report

Canada ranks among top twenty globally and is first among its G7 peers for the ease of paying taxes, according to a new report released by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The 13th edition of the Paying Taxes report released by PwC and the» 

Economy, International

Caution warning to good samaritans wanting to help

Scams possible. Whenever there’s been a tragedy, such as an accident, or natural disaster, or even some kind of societal upheaval, people are eager to help. Sadly, some people seek to profit. One of the ways to help is through» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Internet, Science and Technology

Drone delivery to remote northern village

A company called “Drone Delivery Canada” has signed a $2.5 million deal to use drone technology to deliver small packages and mail to remote communities in the Ontario far north. The deal with the Moose Cree will deliver letters, general» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Scarcity mindset: beware when you go shopping

“Scarcity mindset”, that’s the speciality of assistant professor Caroline Roux She teaches marketing at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University. Roux describes it as the feeling of “not having enough,” or FOMO as they say, the “fear»