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CMHC expects uneven and uncertain recovery in country's housing market

CMHC expects uneven and uncertain recovery in country's housing market

OTTAWA — Canada's housing market is headed into a period of "severe declines" in sales and construction, but the full effect of COVID-19 on real estate is far from certain at this point, according to a new report by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Co
Pandemic-era tech changes should become permanent, says Toronto mayor

Pandemic-era tech changes should become permanent, says Toronto mayor

TORONTO — The COVID-19 pandemic has put a dent in Toronto's economy but it has also taught valuable lessons that should lead to permanent technological change, Mayor John Tory said Tuesday.
Aurora Cannabis to lay off 700 staff, close five sites, take impairment charges

Aurora Cannabis to lay off 700 staff, close five sites, take impairment charges

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. is making its second round of significant cuts this year as it continues with a restructuring plan meant to address profitability struggles.
Despite green pledges, Amazon’s carbon footprint grew 15%

Despite green pledges, Amazon’s carbon footprint grew 15%

NEW YORK — Amazon said Tuesday that its carbon footprint rose 15% last year, even as it launched initiatives to reduce its harm on the environment. The online shopping giant said activities tied to its businesses emitted 51.
Is that charity real? How to avoid donating to a fraudulent cause

Is that charity real? How to avoid donating to a fraudulent cause

As protests against racism and police brutality have gained momentum in the U.S. and around the world in June, fundraising efforts for the families of victims have also proliferated.
Third phase to make Capital Power's Whitla Wind project Alberta's largest

Third phase to make Capital Power's Whitla Wind project Alberta's largest

CALGARY — Capital Power Corp. says a $92-million expansion of its Whitla Wind power facility in southern Alberta will make it the largest in the province.
Ex-CEO of Wirecard arrested in scandal over missing billions

Ex-CEO of Wirecard arrested in scandal over missing billions

BERLIN — The former CEO of German financial technology company Wirecard has been arrested on suspicion of misrepresenting the firm's finances in an accounting scandal that centres on a missing 1.9 billion euros ($2.
German region in new lockdown after slaughterhouse outbreak

German region in new lockdown after slaughterhouse outbreak

BERLIN — German authorities slapped new lockdown measures Tuesday on a western region that has seen hundreds of coronavirus infections linked to a slaughterhouse, trying to make sure the cluster doesn't race into the wider community.
US new home sales rise surprisingly strong 16.6% in May

US new home sales rise surprisingly strong 16.6% in May

WASHINGTON — Sales of new homes rose a surprisingly strong 16.6% in May with the reopening of major parts of the country potentially fueling activity in the housing market.
Michigan asks judge to shut Enbridge pipeline in Great Lakes

Michigan asks judge to shut Enbridge pipeline in Great Lakes

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — Michigan's attorney general on Monday asked a judge to shut down a pipeline in the Great Lakes after an energy company discovered that an anchor support had shifted deep below the surface. Enbridge Inc.
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