Canadian dollar’s outlook uncertain amid recession concerns, analysts say – National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 6, 2023 7:50 am Decrease article font size Increase article font size Experts say the outlook for the loonie in 2023 largely depends on commodity prices, how the US dollar fares, and whether central banks are successful in avoiding a major recession. The Canadian dollar recently rose to … Read more

Campaign sees Guelph-Kitchener eateries promote local beef producers and help local food banks

Some local restaurants are coming together to help fight hunger and promote Canadian beef. More than 90 restaurants across Canada are taking part in a national campaign called Burger It Forward organized by Canada Beef during the month of February. According to a news release, the goal is to ‘beef up’ the protein portion of … Read more

Majority of Canadians support private options for health care, poll shows – National

As some provinces turn to the private sector to address pressures in the health-care system, a new poll suggests more Canadians than ever are open to the idea of ​​private delivery of health care. The Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News between Jan. 19 and Jan. 23, 2023 found 59 per cent of the … Read more

92-year-old Alberta woman remains in hospital days after her 911 call was transferred to 811

Jacqui Bayne’s mom, 92-year-old Barbara Ross became sick last week. Bayne knew her mom needed immediate medical care and called 911 for an ambulance, but the ambulance was never dispatched. “I said, ‘She’s weak, she’s dehydrated, everything is going through her. She can barely stand, can barely walk,’ and they said, ‘I’m going to switch … Read more

Woman dead, man seriously injured in Guildford apartment, IHIT called in – BC

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been called in after a woman was found dead and a man was found seriously injured in a Surrey apartment Sunday evening. The man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Surrey Fire Service first discovered the scene at an apartment near 102A Avenue and 141st Street in … Read more

Saskatoon store opens ‘Library of Things’ to encourage sustainable living

A sustainable living store in Saskatoon has created a space for residents to share items that may not be used frequently. At ‘The Better Good’ on Broadway Ave., not only is there clothing and accessories but in the lower level there is a ‘Library of Things’. “It’s a library, but instead of books, it just … Read more

Advocates come together to help sailors stuck for months on tugboats in Quebec port – Montreal

Groups that advocate for seafarers are expressing concern for 11 sailors who are spending a harsh Quebec winter aboard three tugboats that have been detained for months in the port of Trois-Rivières. Paul Racette, who operates the Foyer des Marins seafarers’ club in the port, said the workers, who hail from Mexico, Cuba and Guyana, … Read more

Union-favouring community agreement seemingly at odds with Indigenous rights in Duncan, B.C.

The construction of a new hospital in Duncan, BC, on Vancouver Island, appears to be putting the province’s union-favoring “Community Benefits Agreement” at odds with its commitment to Indigenous rights. A Cowichan Tribes member and owner of a local contracting firm has spoken out. Read more: ‘So uplifting’: Squamish Nation to reclaim education, enter new … Read more

Uber brings back ride share for some Canadian cities — but under a new name

Uber has brought back its ride-sharing option in select Canadian cities — but under a new name. Officially launched this week, the company is calling UberX Share, its “most affordable option” for commuters who want to make “greener” and more “sustainable” choices. Available across Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, the UberX Share will allow passengers to … Read more

New $30-million elementary school is coming to La Loche, Sask.

Construction has officially begun on a new $30-million elementary school in La Loche, Sask. The new Prekindergarten to Grade 6 elementary school in the village of La Loche in northern Saskatchewan is being funded by the Government of Saskatchewan and the Northern Lights School Division. Read more: Sask. to introduce expanded roles for pharmacists, nurse … Read more