Out of step: Low inflation poses hurdle for Bank of Canada

Friday’s economic releases from Statistics Canada illustrate precisely the conundrum that the Bank of Canada faces as it inches interest rates off their floor. Pretty much everything about the economy is looking up – except, crucially, inflation.<p>Statistics Canada reported that the country’s …

Bank of Canada

Adobe Just Built The Prettiest UI Ever

Squishy bendy color fun–no smock needed.<p>There is nothing quite like an artist’s palette. With this humble piece of paper or wood, the artist can mix infinite pigments, each of which can be dipped into again and again without a second thought.<p>FiftyThree’s Paper did an incredible job at streamlining …

Canadian Art

Calgary man who claims neck was sliced by barbed wire on mountain bike trail charged with fraud

Doubts were raised about Stelianos Psaroudakis's account of incident and appeal for donations<p>A Calgary man who claimed his neck was sliced by barbed …

Fort McMurray

Interest Rates: The Hawks Are Circling

<i>With the Bank of Canada raising the overnight rate for the first time in seven years, Aubrey explores what the hawkish new landscape means for fixed</i> …

Bank of Canada

Woman Wanted in 'Brutal' Calgary Quadruple Murder Case

Three people were found in a burned-out car, while another was found in a ditch.<p>Police are looking for a woman who is a person of interest in a quadruple homicide that occurred over the week of July 10 in Calgary, Alberta. Yu Chieh Liao (aka Diana Liao), 24, is believed to have had "a significant …


Lisa Raitt takes up post as Conservative Party deputy leader

Conservative MP Lisa Raitt considers herself a feminist. The newly named deputy leader of the Conservative Party, a suburban mother of two with extensive private- and public-sector experience, says she has always been concerned with women being treated fairly and equally at work.<p>But unlike Prime …

Conservative Party of Canada

For the Impact of Trump Slashing Science Funding, Look North - Bloomberg

No modern American president has been more hostile to federal support for the sciences than Donald Trump. In the six months since he became …


B.C. man punches grizzly bear in the nose in fight for survival

QUALICUM BEACH — A British Columbia man’s beachcombing trip turned into a harrowing fight for survival as a grizzly bear flailed him around “like a …

Vancouver Island

COMMENTARY: Canada’s former prime ministers fade into obscurity after leaving office, and that’s a good thing

From daily security briefings to a salary of over than $200,000 per year to lifetime speaking privileges on the floor of the Senate, an American …

Canadian Politics

This Canadian oil pipeline could cause the next great controversy

The Westridge Marine Terminal overlooks a finger of water that separates Vancouver, BC, from the deep green hills of the nearby provincial parks. It’s where oil tankers come to fill up, at the terminus of the TransMountain Pipeline, which winds down through the trees and straight out onto a …


A Handmaid's Tale isn't science fiction, it's a warning

Praise be. I'm a mess. This past week has seen me white-knuckling the remote while cradling tissues so close the box burst. You see, I have been …

Margaret Atwood

A big clue on where Bank of Canada rates go from here comes out today

Print<p>The Bank of Canada has embarked on what may be the slowest cycle of interest rate increases in more than three decades as it awaits evidence …

Bank of Canada

Toronto housing chill extends into mid-July with sales sinking 39.3%

Greg Bonnell<p>Reporter<p>Follow|Archive<p>The great slide in Toronto housing accelerated into July with the average sale price down 17 per cent from the …

Business (Canada)

Justin Trudeau meets baby Syrian refugee named Justin Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met his namesake -- a two-month-old Syrian refugee named Justin Trudeau Adam Bilan -- last Saturday.<p>A Syrian couple, refugees in Canada, named their baby boy in the prime minister's honor for his efforts in helping their family seek refuge from their …

Liberal Party of Canada

Al Gore praises Trudeau on climate change - but says there's room for improvement

Print<p>TORONTO — While Al Gore has plenty of praise for Justin Trudeau's efforts to combat climate change, he says there's still room for improvement …


NDP government pledges to make good on BC Ferries and BC Hydro election promises

B.C.'s new Transportation Minister Claire Trevena says expect BC Ferries fare announcement in next few weeks<p>B.C.'s new Transportation and …


Canada's annual inflation rate slows again, this time to 1.0 per cent in June

OTTAWA -- The annual pace of inflation slowed once again last month as lower gasoline and electricity prices helped offset higher costs in most other …

Bank of Canada

Dawson City: Frozen Time revels in the silent era

Here’s a found footage film with a twist – the footage in this film really was found, in (of all places) an abandoned swimming pool beneath a …

Yukon Territory

Who's banking on Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline?

Canada's "big five" banks are the largest backers of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline project, according to the company's financial documents.

Canadian News

Cleaning up homes contaminated with fentanyl proves slow, dangerous work

When decontaminating a house laced with fentanyl where a dose equal to two or three grains of salt could kill, there is no room for error, says the …


Fire ban remains in place for Jasper National Park

Rain overnight in Jasper National Park brought some reprieve to dry conditions but Parks Canada and the municipality are keeping fire bans in effect …

Canadian National Parks

Canada CPI Slows in June

OTTAWA – Canada's inflation rate in June decelerated for the fourth time in five months and rose at its slowest pace since the fall of 2015, as Canada joins the U.S. and other developed-world economies in dealing with the conundrum of weak pricing pressure amid improving growth prospects.<p>Canada's …

Bank of Canada

Nature Conservancy, U of W team up to save endangered buttefly

The Nature Conservancy of Canada and the University of Winnipeg are teaming up to try to save an endangered butterfly on the brink of extinction.


Khadr quarrel tests bipartisanship on NAFTA

OTTAWA - The bipartisan common front to defend Canadian interests in crucial NAFTA negotiations is being tested by a cross-border Conservative …

Justin Trudeau

Trump is clearly setting Mueller up for a big fall

At a White House press briefing Wednesday, I was hoping to find out if Donald Trump had been apprised of the issue that has consumed Canadian minds: the Omar Khadr $10.5-million settlement. If the President were to fixate on it, bilateral relations would hardly benefit.<p>There was no luck getting an …

Donald Trump

Sears Canada to begin liquidation sales at 59 stores today. Is one of them near you?

Print<p>TORONTO — Sears Canada has been given approval to begin liquidation sales Friday at the 59 locations it plans to close.<p>Ontario Superior Judge …

Canadian News

Liberals quash NDP push to question Justin Trudeau on NAFTA

Trade committee will hear from foreign affairs minister Aug. 14 as calls continue for more transparency on government’s NAFTA goals.

Justin Trudeau

Canada sends more troops to tackle British Columbia wildfires

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - British Columbia may ask for more help if its wildfires worsen, the western Canadian province said on Friday after the federal government sent 225 additional soldiers to battle blazes that have been spreading rapidly in hot, dry weather.<p>While rain is expected over the …

British Columbia

BC’s LNG Industry Dealt Another Blow as Regulator Forced to Re-Review Gas Pipeline

British Columbia’s failing liquefied natural gas industry has just received another major setback.<p>A unanimous decision of the Federal Court of Appeal …

Canadian News

Pattie Lovett-Reid: What’s your money personality? Take this test!

Pattie Lovett-Reid<p>Chief Financial Commentator, CTV<p>Follow|Archive<p>When you are in a relationship, you’re typically in that relationship both …

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