Highlights / forecast

International

Record high water levels expected on Great Lakes

As if the floods that have hit eastern Canadian provinces were not bad enough, there is a new forecast that record high water levels are expected on several of the Great Lakes over the next six months. These massive, deep »

Economy

Realtor association projects double-digit decline in home sales in 2018

National home sales are projected to post a double-digit decline in 2018, falling to the lowest level in five years despite Canada’s growing population and record low unemployment, according to the latest forecast released Monday by the Canadian Real Estate »

Society

Cannabis users likely to buy more when products become legal

The recreational use of cannabis is likely to be legalized later this year and a new survey suggests that once it is, current users expect to increase their consumption by 35 per cent. The poll conducted by accounting giant Deloitte »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Canada in for cold and snowy winter?

Get those winter boots and parkas ready because both the Old Farmer’s Almanac and its competitor, the Farmer’s Almanac, are predicting a cold and snowy winter for much of Canada this year. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, which is »

Economy, International, Society

Canada’s oil production may slow or freeze: agency

The International Energy Agency warns Canada’s oil production could slow or come to a “complete standstill,” reports Canadian Press. The organization was founded after the 1973 oil crisis and members include 29 oil-producing countries. Its report released today forecasts production »