TORONTO—The rise of so-called precarious employment in Canada—mainly work in the services and retail sectors—has brought with it some questionable employer practices that have employees stressed out and labour activists fuming.
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BUDAPEST, Hungary—Tempers flared among the thousands trapped in a makeshift refugee camp in the heart of Budapest yesterday as Hungary played hardball with its unwelcome visitors for a second day, blocking train ticket-clutching migrants from travelling deeper into Europe.
As much as my family and I love to have suburban wildlife around our New York-area home, some of the cuteness wore off when we found rodents living under the roof.
A mama squirrel (perhaps she was expecting) had set up a cozy little nest in our attic—a wise move considering the temperature was dipping and she had a brood to care for.
BUDAPEST, Hungary — Tempers flared among the thousands trapped in a makeshift refugee camp in the heart of Budapest on Wednesday as Hungary played hardball with its unwelcome visitors for a second day, blocking train ticket-clutching migrants from travelling deeper into Europe.
OTTAWA—Canada’s economy recoiled for the second-straight quarter of 2015—knocking the country backwards into a technical definition of recession, fresh Statistics Canada data revealed today.
TORONTO—Ontario’s auditor general would question the timing of a new pension plan ad—which is running during the federal election campaign—if the Liberal government hadn’t changed the oversight rules.
TORONTO—Ontario’s Liberal government has released a new ad promoting an updated sex-education curriculum that is in schools this year.
The new curriculum has met with some opposition and controversy and has prompted protests by some parents, with some even threatening to pull their kids out of school this year.
EDMONTON—Alberta’s finance minister says the province is on track for a record $5.9-billion deficit this year as the oil crunch hits families and businesses.
And Joe Ceci says the worst may not be over if low oil prices persist and the province continues in recession.
KELOWNA, B.C.—The record for the world’s longest cucumber might belong to a Kelowna, B.C., man who’s also vying to have the longest pickle on the planet.
Daniel Tomelin, 54, said his garden has produced the king of all cucumbers, somehow splitting off from the crowd and going above and beyond his wildest expectations.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Barack Obama warned yesterday, painting a doomsday scenario as he opened a historic visit to Alaska.