The Canadian dollar climbed above 80 cents US on Monday morning for the first time since the summer of 2015. The currency has gained nearly 10 per cent since early May, fuelled by brightening economic prospects in recent months that prompted the Bank of Canada to raise its key benchmark interest rate earlier thisRead More
Signs banning children over the age of three from opposite gender change rooms at municipal pools in London, Ont. will be removed following outrage from parents. The signs posted at various municipal pools read: “Children over the age of 3 are not permitted in the opposite sex change room. If necessary, please ask aRead More
The changes, introduced by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security has prompted Air Canada and WestJet to issue an advisory to passengers. The changes took effect today and immediately affect all Canadian airports. The travel advisory recommends: If your flight is scheduled before 10 a.m., you’re asked to arrive at the airport at least threeRead More
Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer to unveil ‘regional, gender diverse’ House leadership team tomorrow, July 20 in Ottawa. Manitoba MP Candice Bergen will be part of the five-member team that will be unveiled, with at least one other woman expected on the list.
A family get together in Quebec to celebrate the arrival of a new baby boy suddenly turned sour past weekend when a family member discovered a piece of a catheter inside ice cream. Three people had already started eating the Coaticook brand ice cream flavoured with pecan nuts, chocolate and double caramel when one ofRead More
Canadian Finance Minister, Bill Morneau is to announce new proposals targeting to close loopholes mostly used by lawyers, doctors and other professionals to reduce their tax burdens. The finance minister is to announce measures today at a press conference in Ottawa.
A study conducted by Dr. Meghan Azad and a team of researchers of the University of Manitoba shows that artificial sweeteners, such as those contained in diet drinks, don’t actually help people lose weight, in fact, they appear to be linked to weight gain and an increased risk of diabetes,high blood pressure and other healthRead More
A survey conducted by Hurun Research Institute, in association with Visas Consulting group show that Canada has surpassed the United Kingdom as the second-most popular foreign country to live in for Chinese individuals worth between 10 million to 200 million yuan ($1.8 million – $37.3 million Canadian). Chinese millionaires are flocking to Canada for itsRead More
Loblaw has pulled wasp traps from its shelves after a woman in Toronto posted images on Facebook that appear to show they can also trap birds. Phoenix Pike posted what appear to be chickadees stuck to a TrapStik wasp trap, which she says she purchased at Real Canadian Superstore, a division of Loblaw Companies.
Joe Howlett, a Canadian man has been killed during a rescue operation after he cut an endangered whale free from tangled fishing lines. He was a lobster fisherman by trade and a founder of the whale rescue group on Campobello Island, New Brunswick. Howlett succeeded in rescuing the whale, only to be struck byRead More