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Ontario records surplus in last fiscal year and a drop in education spending

Ontario records surplus in last fiscal year and a drop in education spending

TORONTO — Ontario ended the last fiscal year with a $2.1-billion surplus – a far cry from the $33-billion deficit projected in the budget – thanks to inflation and stronger economic growth, officials said Friday.
Nunavut review board recommends temporary production increase for iron ore mine

Nunavut review board recommends temporary production increase for iron ore mine

POND INLET, Nunavut — An environmental assessment agency in Nunavut has recommended that an iron ore mine on the northern tip of Baffin Island be allowed to increase its production by roughly two million tonnes this year, staving off expected job los

New Mexico allows funds for prosecutions in 'Rust' shooting

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has granted funds to pay for possible prosecutions connected to last year's fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Thursday.
Hilary Mantel, author of 'Wolf Hall' Tudor saga, dies at 70

Hilary Mantel, author of 'Wolf Hall' Tudor saga, dies at 70

LONDON (AP) — Hilary Mantel, the Booker Prize-winning author who turned Tudor power politics into page-turning fiction in the acclaimed “Wolf Hall” trilogy of historical novels, has died, her publisher said Friday. She was 70.
Temporary EI measures set to expire with no timeline for program reform

Temporary EI measures set to expire with no timeline for program reform

OTTAWA — Workers applying for employment insurance benefits will have to qualify based on pre-pandemic rules starting Sunday, when temporary measures are set to expire.
Bargain hunter scores 700-year-old medieval times document

Bargain hunter scores 700-year-old medieval times document

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A bargain hunter who went to an estate sale in Maine to find a KitchenAid mixer, a bookshelf or vintage clothing walked away with a 700-year-old treasure.
Statistics Canada says retail sales fell 2.5% to $61.3 billion in July

Statistics Canada says retail sales fell 2.5% to $61.3 billion in July

OTTAWA — Retail sales fell 2.5 per cent to $61.3 billion in July, the first drop in seven months as sales at gasoline stations and clothing and clothing accessories stores decreased, Statistics Canada said Friday. The drop was deeper than the 2.

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide.
July travel on an upward trend, but is still a fraction of pre-pandemic levels

July travel on an upward trend, but is still a fraction of pre-pandemic levels

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the number of Canada's international arrivals increased in July but has yet to recover to pre-pandemic levels. The agency says the number of trips by U.S. residents in July was 2.
Federal government posts $6.3B surplus for April-to-July period

Federal government posts $6.3B surplus for April-to-July period

OTTAWA — The federal government posted a surplus of $6.3 billion for the first four months of its 2022-23 fiscal year. The Finance Department says the result for the April-to-July period compared with deficit of $47.