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.
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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.
MADRID, Spain—A Spanish mayor says a man has died after being charged down and gored by a bull that was being herded into a northern village as part of annual celebrations to honour its patron saint.
Jesus Garcia Pastor said the 66-year-old man had wandered into an area of the town of Cuellar that was forbidden to revelers and was struck as the bull ran.
TORONTO—Canadians on average are socking away more money for potential financial emergencies than in the past, but a new survey has found that almost a quarter are still living paycheque to paycheque.
The survey, conducted by Pollara for the Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO), found that Canadians on average have $41,694 in emergency savings, up from an average of $35,237 in 2014.
TORONTO — Police have closed off a number of blocks in Toronto’s downtown financial district because of an unstable antenna on the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto.
Community agriculture is going mainstream, and big business has taken note.
No longer limited to a few gardening boxes on an old parking lot, the trend is taking centre stage in housing developments being built around the idea of community-grown local food.