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Follow Canada's lead on easing COVID-19 travel restrictions, U.S. lawmakers urge

Follow Canada's lead on easing COVID-19 travel restrictions, U.S. lawmakers urge

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers from the northern United States are cheering reports that Canada is poised to abandon COVID-19 vaccination rules for foreign visitors, and want President Joe Biden's administration to follow suit. Montana Sen.
Large fancy vivid yellow diamond discovered in N.W.T.

Large fancy vivid yellow diamond discovered in N.W.T.

YELLOWKNIFE — The owners of a diamond mine in the Northwest Territories say workers have recovered what is likely Canada's largest fancy vivid yellow diamond. The Arctic Canadian Diamond Company says the 71.
End to Monday print edition of nine papers by Postmedia an 'important moment': expert

End to Monday print edition of nine papers by Postmedia an 'important moment': expert

One expert at the intersection of journalism and policy says Postmedia Network Inc.'s decision to end the Monday print edition of nine of its urban daily newspapers next month is an "important moment" for news media in Canada.
Ontario records surplus in last fiscal year and a drop in education spending

Ontario records surplus in last fiscal year and a drop in education spending

TORONTO — Ontario ended the last fiscal year with a $2.1-billion surplus – a far cry from the $33-billion deficit projected in the budget – thanks to inflation and stronger economic growth, officials said Friday.
Nunavut review board recommends temporary production increase for iron ore mine

Nunavut review board recommends temporary production increase for iron ore mine

POND INLET, Nunavut — An environmental assessment agency in Nunavut has recommended that an iron ore mine on the northern tip of Baffin Island be allowed to increase its production by roughly two million tonnes this year, staving off expected job los
Temporary EI measures set to expire with no timeline for program reform

Temporary EI measures set to expire with no timeline for program reform

OTTAWA — Workers applying for employment insurance benefits will have to qualify based on pre-pandemic rules starting Sunday, when temporary measures are set to expire.
Statistics Canada says retail sales fell 2.5% to $61.3 billion in July

Statistics Canada says retail sales fell 2.5% to $61.3 billion in July

OTTAWA — Retail sales fell 2.5 per cent to $61.3 billion in July, the first drop in seven months as sales at gasoline stations and clothing and clothing accessories stores decreased, Statistics Canada said Friday. The drop was deeper than the 2.
July travel on an upward trend, but is still a fraction of pre-pandemic levels

July travel on an upward trend, but is still a fraction of pre-pandemic levels

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the number of Canada's international arrivals increased in July but has yet to recover to pre-pandemic levels. The agency says the number of trips by U.S. residents in July was 2.
Federal government posts $6.3B surplus for April-to-July period

Federal government posts $6.3B surplus for April-to-July period

OTTAWA — The federal government posted a surplus of $6.3 billion for the first four months of its 2022-23 fiscal year. The Finance Department says the result for the April-to-July period compared with deficit of $47.
Glencore raises stake in Yamana's Mara project with deal for Newmont's interest

Glencore raises stake in Yamana's Mara project with deal for Newmont's interest

TORONTO — Glencore International AG is increasing its stake in Yamana Gold Inc.'s Mara project with a deal to buy Newmont Corp.'s 18.75 per cent interest. Yamana will remain the Mara joint venture operator with a 56.