Day: April 8, 2022

CA

London, Ont., mom feels helpless as son struggles on streets, urges system changes

Stephanie Hanley’s son Steven spent years struggling, but things got worse. “He sleeps on the streets. He’ll sleep wherever he can, like in a park or downtown in an alley,” said Hanley, 51, of London, Ont. Steven was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager. Today, Hanley said, he is addicted to both crystal meth and […]

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CA

Amazon raises Prime membership prices for Canadians for the first time

Amazon is raising the price of its Prime membership in Canada. The e-commerce giant’s subscription service, which offers free shipping on many items, access to its Prime Video streaming platform and a range of other benefits, will immediately begin phasing in fees for new subscribers. Existing users will see their price jump starting next month. […]

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CA

Canada’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest level on record in March at 5.3%

The Canadian economy added 73,000 jobs last month, slightly less than economists expected, but still enough to push the official unemployment rate down to 5.3%, the lowest level on record since 1976. Statistics Canada reported Friday that goods-producing industries and the service sector added jobs, but most of the gains were concentrated in Ontario and […]

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Global

Record amount of methane added to the atmosphere last year

Global atmospheric levels of methane, a potent but short-lived greenhouse gas, rose by a record amount last year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday, worrying scientists because of the role importance of methane in climate change. The preliminary level of airborne methane jumped 17 parts per billion, reaching 1895.7 parts per billion last […]

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CA

What Toronto wanted in the federal housing budget — and what it got

One of the central elements of the federal budget unveiled Thursday was affordable housing – $10 billion earmarked to tackle the nationwide crisis. It’s a mix of project funding and policy changes to make housing more affordable. So what was Toronto looking for and what did it get? And what will the budget mean for […]

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CA

Toronto businessman charged in $12 million pandemic Ponzi scheme found and charged with fraud

A Toronto businessman accused of orchestrating a $12 million pandemic-related Ponzi scheme was arrested and charged with fraud by Toronto police on Monday, just hours after investigators discovered his location , CBC News has learned. The fate of Mark E. Cohen was unknown since last August. At the time, shadowy figures linked to underground gambling […]

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CA

Cryptocurrency Review, Free Stamps – and Other Things You May Have Missed in the Budget

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland released her second federal budget on Thursday — a 280-page, multibillion-dollar plan focused on cooling Canada’s housing market, increasing defense spending and transitioning to an economy greener. But these are not the only items in the federal government’s new financial plan. Here are some of the less publicized pledges and budget […]

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CA

With a windfall from Ottawa comes high weather expectations for the oilfield

For more than a decade, the oil industry has offered a particular solution to its problem of being the nation’s biggest source of carbon emissions: bury them. Industry is trying to solve its greenhouse gas problems in many ways, but the most potential tool is carbon capture and storage technology, which collects carbon dioxide and […]

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CA

Meet the Canadian who blasts off on the first civilian mission to the International Space Station

Mark Pathy isn’t one to be in the spotlight but, being part of the historic first civilian mission to the space station, he didn’t have much of a choice. “If I could have done it in complete anonymity, I certainly would have done it,” he said. “But, obviously, that’s not possible.” Pathy, a 52-year-old entrepreneur […]

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