Calgary’s millennials own more real estate than those elsewhere in Canada, survey suggests

Calgary millennials own more real estate than their generational counterparts, but new mortgage rules could change all that.  That’s the findings of a new survey done by Royal Lepage that shows Calgary’s millennial generation owns more real estate than millennials anywhere else in Canada. The survey also revealed that new mortgage rules are making it harder for millennials to buy into the ...

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Canada’s annual inflation rate rises to 1.2% in July

Canada’s annualized inflation rate in July was 1.2 per cent, up from 1 per cent in June. Statistics Canada says the increase was in line with estimates. In the 12 months leading up to July, prices were up in six of the eight major areas tracked, with the transportation and shelter indexes contributing the most to the year-over-year rise in the ...

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Financial markets reflect risk aversion after Spain attacks

An aversion to risk was evident in financial markets Friday after the attacks in Spain. Stock markets around the world were under pressure while traditional safe haven assets, such as gold, were in demand. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down 1 per cent at 7,316 while France’s CAC 40 fell 1.1 per ...

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The Breathing Hole, Reneltta Arluk’s directorial debut at Stratford, opens tonight

Friday night marks the debut of the first Inuit director to take the reins at the famed theatre festival in Stratford, Ont. “Oh my God, I’m so nervous,” said Reneltta Arluk, the Inuvialuit, Dene and Cree director, playwright, actor and artist who was raised in Fort Smith, N.W.T. The Breathing Hole centres on the 500-year saga of a polar bear named ...

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Digital vigilantism after Charlottesville: Get ready for more naming and shaming

In many ways, last weekend’s rally in Charlottesville, Va., was a chilling throwback to an era most people had hoped we’d moved on from, one in which racists were emboldened to march in the streets, denouncing the lives and rights of others through violence and angry chants, yelling, “White lives matter” and “Jews will not replace us.”  But there are ...

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Western farmers worry they’ll pay the price of saving supply management under NAFTA

Kevin Auch has been putting in long hours on his southern Alberta farm harvesting durum wheat — and also fretting about distant trade negotiations that may affect the price. He wasn’t pleased, earlier this week, when Canada’s foreign affairs minister vowed to defend supply management on Canadian farms in the NAFTA negotiations just getting underway. The system of controlled production and price protection ...

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Man who faked physiotherapy licence recently worked at Halifax clinic using alias

A man with a lengthy history of faking his physiotherapy credentials, including during his time in the Canadian Forces, was until recently working under an assumed name as a manager in Atlantic Canada’s largest hospital system, CBC News has learned. Sources say Kelvin Cheung, who was convicted this week in Winnipeg of pretending to be a licensed physiotherapist, was hired last fall ...

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Buildings renamed, monuments fall in recognition of oppression of Indigenous people

While Canadians observing the violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., may feel assured this country does not have hundreds of U.S. Civil War monuments, some statues and buildings divide Canadians along similar lines. One is the statue in Halifax of Edward Cornwallis, a governor of Nova Scotia and a military officer credited by the British for founding the city in 1749. Later that ...

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Removal not the only way to deal with racist relics, historians say

As momentum builds to tear down monuments and rename buildings that are deemed racist relics of the past, some historians say offensive memorials should remain intact to deepen education and even bridge divides. Hundreds of statues remain across the U.S. in the wake of the Civil War, marking military figures or battle sites, and there is a growing push to remove what many regard as ...

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Distancing himself from The Rebel might be a defining moment for Scheer and his party

Suffice it to say, Andrew Scheer is probably not going duck hunting with The Rebel’s Faith Goldy, as he suggested he would when the two sat down for an interview in February. It was some combination of Goldy’s reporting for Rebel Media from the alt-right rally in Charlottesville, Va., and the horrifying attack on counter-demonstrators that precipitated this week’s sudden turn against Ezra Levant’s ...

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