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The pandemic unexpectedly saved thousands from financial ruin. But there’s a reckoning on the horizon

This story is part of The Big Spend, a CBC News investigation examining the unprecedented $240 billion the federal government handed out during the first eight months of the pandemic. As the COVID-19 lockdown ruled the day this spring, Rod Gilroy, a 37-year veteran of the real estate industry in Amherst, N.S., figured bankruptcies in the area […]

Most N.B. special care homes didn’t have required annual inspections this year

New Brunswick’s Department of Social Development hasn’t done annual licensing inspections at most of the province’s special care and memory care homes this year, a CBC News analysis has found. The government’s delay means that most homes appear to have expired certificates of approval, which legislation stipulates is necessary for those homes to operate. It […]

Fort Erie and Hamilton to see new Indigenous programs to prevent human trafficking

Fort Erie will be the first place where the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) will expand its program to support Indigenous women, youth and girls affected by human trafficking. It follows a $46 million provincial investment announced on Thursday dedicated toward anti-human trafficking community supports and Indigenous-led initiatives funds. ONWA says Fort Erie was chosen to be the […]

U.K. government, Canadian businesses warn of disruptions if Commons fails to pass new trade bill

With MPs set to start their holiday recess soon, concerns are mounting in both British government and Canadian business circles about the House of Commons failing to pass implementation legislation for the new Canada-U.K. Trade Continuity Agreement before existing trade rules expire. International Trade Minister Mary Ng introduced bill C-18 on Wednesday. While her officials said […]

Calgary’s adult hospitals peak at 107% capacity as they fill up with COVID-19 patients

Dr. Misty Watson at Rockyview General Hospital says they’re getting daily notifications the hospital is full as beds fill up with COVID patients. (Submitted by Dr. Misty Watson) Calgary doctors are facing distressing decisions, especially in intensive care units, as hospitals fill up with COVID-19 patients. As of Wednesday, there were 202 COVID patients in Calgary hospitals, […]

IPOs this week have DoorDash and Airbnb worth billions of dollars despite not turning a profit

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a boon for tech company shares as lockdown measures for millions of people feed record demand for digital services. And two big names are cashing in on that trend by selling their shares to the public this week for billions of dollars despite not turning an annual profit. Meal delivery service DoorDash went public on the […]

AFN resolution calling for probe into gender-based discrimination sparks heated debate

A resolution calling for an independent investigation into discrimination against women and people of different sexual orientations within the Assembly of First Nations was passed on Wednesday following heated debate.  That debate came to a head when Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald accused National Chief Perry Bellegarde of working behind the scenes to challenge the […]

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