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Economy, International, Politics

Trudeau cancels visit with U.S. and Mexican leaders

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not travel to Washington to attend a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador marking the launch of the new North American trade deal, his office said on Monday. »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

Forest fires rage in Quebec, below average in B.C.

Imagine a wildfire bigger than the island of Montreal, or say bigger than the Isle of Man, or Guam, or Ibiza.  Canada’s  central province of Quebec has been subjected to a couple of weeks of extreme heat and that’s meant »

Economy

Nestlé Canada to sell bottled water business

Nestlé Canada has agreed to sell its Pure Life bottled water business to an Ontario based bottled water producer called Ice River Springs, according to a press release from yesterday.  Nestlé Canada has been exploring the potential sale of its »

Economy, Health

Things are moving again in Atlantic Canada

Things are moving again in Atlantic Canada.  Until they’re not. Traffic does that. Maybe it’s a really good sign that things are ready to return to something resembling normal in a region with 2.2 million people and a total of six »

Economy, Health, International

Many in B.C. fear U.S. residents flouting border rules

British Columbia’s premier says he is concerned by reports that U.S. residents are skirting rules and vacationing in the province as COVID-19 cases spike in the U.S. The Canada-U.S. border was closed to most travellers in March, but Americans travelling »

Economy, International, Politics

New North American trade deal launches amid tariff threats

The revamped free trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico came into effect on Wednesday as Canadians celebrated the country’s 153rd anniversary but gathering clouds threaten to dampen the mood in Ottawa, Washington and Mexico City. “After three »

Economy, Society

Air Canada suspending service on domestic regional flights

Air Canada is indefinitely suspending service of 30 domestic regional routes and closing eight stations at regional airports across Canada, according to a press release from the company on Tuesday. “These structural changes to Air Canada’s domestic regional network are »

Economy, Society

Canada’s economy plunged by record 11.6% in April, says statistics agency

Canada’s economy saw its largest monthly drop on record in April as it came to a near standstill due to the pandemic, but early indications point to a slight rebound in May as businesses began to reopen, the country’s national »

Economy

Grocery workers in Alberta talking strike after ‘hero pay’ rolled back

Workers at a major supermarket chain in Alberta may soon be on the picket lines after voting overwhelmingly in favour of strike action last week. The vote by some 8,000 workers at 75 Safeway stores came after Sobeys, which owns »

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International

Marchers turn out to support migrant workers in Ontario

A backlash against what’s happening to temporary foreign farm workers in Ontario appears to be building. The province has reported hundreds of cases of COVID-19 among the migrant workers as the virus continues to spread because of what advocates say »