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A well-known Canadian businessman has passed away. James K. (J.K.) Irving was the Chairman of J.D. Irving, Limited, which is based in Saint John, New Brunswick. His family announced his passing on Friday. He was 96 years old. Irving was born on March 20, 1928, in Saint John, New Brunswick. He was the oldest son of Ha...
Tara Clow 1h ago
A National School Food Program will make life better for Canadian families, according to the federal government. They say it will save families an average of $800 a year in groceries. Jenna Sudds, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development joined Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Nova Scotia to highlight ...
Kevin Northup Jun 20, 2024
Canadian actor Donald Sutherland has died at the age of 88 after a lengthy illness. His son, Kiefer Sutherland, confirmed the news in a social media post on Thursday. Sutherland was born in Saint John, N.B., and spent his teenage years in Bridgewater, N.S. He landed his first part-time job at the age of 14 as a radio n...
Brad Perry Jun 20, 2024 2 views
Talks are resuming between WestJet and its maintenance workers. The two sides have agreed to come back to the bargaining table to work together to find a resolution. The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association has also rescinded its strike notice. WestJet adds it is working to resume normal operations as soon as possi...
Tara Clow Jun 20, 2024 Steve Knight / CC
Canada has listed Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization. Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc made the announcement in Ottawa on Wednesday. The decision follows years of mounting pressure for the Trudeau government to act. "This action sends a strong message that Canada will use al...
Brad Perry Jun 19, 2024 1 views
You'll want to check your WestJet flight this week to ensure it is taking off. WestJet has begun cancelling flights as the company and its maintenance workers are at opposite ends over a contract. Forty flights on Tuesday and Wednesday were called off, affecting around 6,500 customers. This decision comes as the airlin...
Tara Clow Jun 19, 2024 Richard Eriksson / CC
Canada's annual pace of housing starts jumped by 10 per cent in May. The seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts came in at 264,506 units. That was compared to 241,111 units in April, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Chief Economist Bob Dugan said the increase followed two cons...
Brad Perry Jun 17, 2024 1 views Josh Olalde / Unsplash
New details have been released about the tentative agreement for more than 9,000 Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) workers. The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU) reached a tentative agreement with the federal government on Tuesday. It avoided job action which some e...
Brad Perry Jun 14, 2024 1 views
Get ready for a hot and muggy summer. Environment Canada predicts higher-than-normal temperatures throughout most of Canada. That doesn't include coastal B.C. and the Yukon, where normal to below-average temps are predicted. Meteorologist Jennifer Smith says there will be heat waves and cool spells, and some uncertaint...
Kevin Northup Jun 11, 2024 Axel B├╝hrmann / CC
Job action has been avoided for more than 9,000 workers at Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU) say they have reached a tentative agreement with the federal government. "Our bargaining team has been working around the clock t...
Brad Perry Jun 11, 2024 1 views
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