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Calgary’s possible bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics rolls forward

Supporters wishing to bring the 2026 Winter Olympics to Calgary made it through another gate on Tuesday. City council voted to move forward with a bid process and to hold a plebiscite on the matter in November. Tuesday’s vote had» 

Economy, Society

Manitoba reports a spike in liqour store thefts

It’s become brazen.  People are walking into liquor stores, picking up some bottles and simply walking out without paying. The losses have become substantial. In Canada, liquor sales are controlled through provincial government stores. The Manitoba Liqour and Lotteries agency» 

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City bans all smoking on municipal property

The major east coast port city of Halifax has passed a sweeping new anti-smoking bylaw. Just weeks before a new federal law comes into effect allowing recreational use of cannabis (Oct 17), the city law bans all smoking on public» 

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

Postal workers could be off the job by the end of the month

Canadian postal workers could be off the job by the end of the month. In a month-long vote that wrapped up Sunday, they have given their union, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, a strike mandate by an overwhelming margins.» 

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Gold find in Australia the big one for Toronto-based company RNC

Gold was recognized in the mine but nickel was the bread and butter of the operation, until last week. That’s when Toronto-based Royal Nickel Corp. or RNC Minerals began to realize they’d found a mother-lode of gold at the Beta Hunt Mine» 

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Greenpeace sues Ontario to maintain cap-and-trade rules

Greenpeace Canada is going to court to try to stop an Ontario government plan to scrap the province’s cap-and-trade system. Premier Doug Ford announced plans in July to end the system that forces large companies to buy allowances for carbon» 

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Freeland back in Canada to confer with Trudeau on NAFTA strategy

Canadian and U.S. North American Free Trade Agreement negotiators have temporarily retreated to their corners to consolidate strategy ahead of continuing talks. The two sides must submit an agreed-upon text to the U.S. Congress by Oct. 1 in order to» 

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NAFTA negotiations continue with little (public) progress reported

The back and fourth of the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations continued Tuesday on both sides of the border. As Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland arrived back in Washington, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned of what he termed “massive» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

No details released as Canada and Australia settle mint dispute

Whew! Thank God, that spat is settled. Canada and Australia have settled a heated dispute over the printing of red poppies on commemorative coins meant to honour veterans and those that perished. Also settled were other disputes including the use» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Reuniting with senior ‘roomates’ at McMaster

Graduate student Tafadzwa Machipisa, is back with her “roommate” from last year, 73-year-old Constance Jain. The pair are part of a co-housing program at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario that brings students together with seniors to share a living space, and»