Highlights / holidays


Vacation time taken by only one in three Canadians workers

Most Canadians get two weeks’ vacation per year, perhaps more as they gain seniority, but only one in three actually takes it, according to a survey by the payroll management company, ADP Canada. Another 28 per cent report taking less »


More Canadians expect to shop online: survey

A new survey suggests 65 per cent of Canadians plan to do some or all of their shopping for this coming holiday season online. That’s up from 55 per cent last year, according to a survey done for the FedEx »

Economy, Health, Society

Vacations? Canadians need to let go, but don’t

 Summer vacation..time to kick back, relax, let go…or not. Two studies show Canadians just can’t relax and a substantial number work for their boss in their own spare time. A new Randstad Canada Workmonitor survey found 50 percent say they don’t »


Operation Red Nose concludes

Operation Red Nose volunteers have hung up their trademark red vests until next year. Operation Red Nose is a service that drives impaired party-goers and their passengers home during the holidays.  It was available this year between November 29 and »

Economy, Society

Boxing Day – make that Boxing Week – bonanza

What do Canadians do after they’ve finished their Christmas shopping?  They shop some more. True to form, hordes of deal seekers lined up outside major stores across the country today — and in some cases, before Christmas day was even »


Record bounty for Holiday Train

It’s a beautiful sight if you can catch it.  And it also serves a good cause. For the past 15 years, the Canadian Pacific Railway has been stringing lights along two freight trains for the holidays. And the trains run »