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Short-term rentals have 'significantly impacted' housing affordability: Desjardins

Short-term rentals have 'significantly impacted' housing affordability: Desjardins

TORONTO — A new Desjardins report suggests short-term rentals likely contributed to the housing affordability crisis in Canada and around the world.
Canada proposes new methane emissions rules for oil-and-gas sector

Canada proposes new methane emissions rules for oil-and-gas sector

The controlled release or burning of methane from oil and gas production sites will be almost entirely barred in Canada by 2030 under proposed regulations outlined Monday by Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault.
Canada captain Christine Sinclair: As special off the field as she is on it

Canada captain Christine Sinclair: As special off the field as she is on it

VANCOUVER — Appointed head coach of the Canadian women's soccer team in October 1999, Even Pellerud recalls essentially being handed a blank piece of paper. "It was a baby program. It was really nothing to inherit," he said.
Teen dead after stabbing in Manitoba First Nation, another teen and adult charged

Teen dead after stabbing in Manitoba First Nation, another teen and adult charged

NORWAY HOUSE CREE NATION — A teen has died after RCMP responded to reports of a stabbing in a northern Manitoba First Nation. Mounties say officers in Norway House Cree Nation found a 15-year-old boy with injuries at a home early Saturday.
Volunteers buy ice-fishing shelters for homeless people in Halifax during winter

Volunteers buy ice-fishing shelters for homeless people in Halifax during winter

HALIFAX — Volunteer groups have purchased ice-fishing shelters and a military tent to help homeless people brave the cold, wet weather in Halifax, which received its first significant snowfall of the season overnight Sunday.
These companies have laid off Canadian workers in 2023

These companies have laid off Canadian workers in 2023

A wave of layoffs last year, which left thousands of Canadian workers jobless, is continuing this year as recession predictions loom and the tech sector downturn deepens.
Unity Acquisitions snaps up much of toy store Mastermind, 18 stores to close

Unity Acquisitions snaps up much of toy store Mastermind, 18 stores to close

TORONTO — Ailing toy retailer Mastermind GP Inc. says it has reached a deal to sell the bulk of its business to a company representing three big names in the Canadian retail world.
Nova Scotia to restrict contract length for nurses who travel to fill shortages

Nova Scotia to restrict contract length for nurses who travel to fill shortages

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is moving to restrict the amount of time so-called travel nurses can work in the province, and Premier Tim Houston is calling on other premiers to consider doing the same. Houston says as of Dec.
Quebec employment minister wants to recruit asylum seekers to work in health care

Quebec employment minister wants to recruit asylum seekers to work in health care

MONTREAL — The Quebec government is launching a pilot project to recruit about 1,500 asylum seekers over the next three years to fill labour shortages in the health-care system.
A rare four-day break helps Raptors focus on consistency at season's quarter mark

A rare four-day break helps Raptors focus on consistency at season's quarter mark

TORONTO — A rare weekend off gave Pascal Siakam time to rest, recharge, and reflect on the first quarter of the NBA season. His conclusion? The Toronto Raptors must become more consistent.