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  • Charles Sousa: Ottawa’s funding decrease to Ontario an ‘attack’

    December 17, 2013 9:24 PM 25

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have launched “an attack on Ontario” by slashing federal transfer payments to the cash-strapped province, says Finance Minister Charles Sousa. Sousa said Tuesday he was “infuriated” to learn from federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty that Ottawa’s funding to Ontario for 2014-15 would be $19.158 billion – down $641 million

  • What The US Can Learn From Canada Ending Door-To-Door Mail Delivery

    December 17, 2013 8:59 PM 23

    The financially-strapped Canada Post is phasing out home mail delivery over the next five years, replacing the door-to-door service with community mail boxes in central locations. Canada Post will also cut 6,000 to 8,000 jobs in the postal industry, and raise the price of the postage stamp by 22 cents. Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with CBC reporter

  • Ecommerce business buoys significant growth in parcel delivery

    December 17, 2013 7:50 PM 32

    Canada Post seeing record levels this year CALGARY - The boom in the ecommerce business can clearly be seen in one place at this time of the year. The Canadian postal service has seen a huge growth as it tracks parcel delivery over the holidays. In fact, the Herald has learned that the corporation set a new record on Monday with 1.25 million total parcel

  • Frisky bruins to benefit from nature conservancy's path to passion

    December 17, 2013 7:28 PM 27

    VANCOUVER - It will now be easier for a threatened population of southeastern British Columbia grizzly bears to find new mates with a larger grizzly population to the east. The Nature Conservancy of Canada has added 150 hectares to a conservation corridor that runs through the Creston Valley, making a safer passage for the South Selkirk species of grizzly

  • CEO Saretsky

    December 17, 2013 6:03 PM 26

    CALGARY - E-mail at 40,000 feet will likely be a reality in 2014, with Calgary-based WestJet moving to become the first airline to offer inflight Wi-Fi service in Canada. CEO Gregg Saretsky confirmed in an interview that WestJet is in the final phases of negotiations with an inflight Internet provider. He did not name the provider. “We haven’t signed

  • N.S. group urges Ottawa to fund mail pickup for seniors, disabled

    December 17, 2013 4:41 PM 10

    HALIFAX -- A group representing Nova Scotia municipalities says it's worried about the impact on seniors and people with disabilities once Canada Post stops door-to-door mail delivery in urban centres. The Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities says it wants Ottawa to fund a program that would allow people with physical challenges to hire someone to retrieve

  • N.S. municipalities urge Ottawa to fund mail pickup for seniors, disabled

    December 17, 2013 4:15 PM 11

    HALIFAX – A group representing Nova Scotia municipalities says it’s worried about the impact on seniors and people with disabilities once Canada Post stops door-to-door mail delivery in urban centres. The Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities says it wants Ottawa to fund a program that would allow people with physical challenges to hire someone to retrieve

  • Intergenerational affordable housing planned for Winnipeg

    December 17, 2013 3:08 PM 17

    WINNIPEG – A new 92-unit affordable housing project to be built in Transcona will allow different generations of families to have their own homes in one complex. The apartment complex to be built at 840 Ravelston Ave. will have two wings, one for seniors and one for families, with a two-story common area between them, a news release says. “The distinctive

  • Canada’s Richest Woman Brydson Found as Pattison Takes No. 1 (1)

    December 17, 2013 2:44 PM 32

    Investor James Pattison, owner of the Guinness Book of World Records, has emerged as Canada’s richest person after new information revealed that David K.R. Thomson, heir to the Thomson media empire, owns a smaller stake in his family’s investment company than previously reported. Pattison’s namesake conglomerate has more than a dozen businesses, including

  • Consumer prices unchanged in November

    December 17, 2013 1:49 PM 12

    Costs for energy, new vehicles and clothing all fell in November. The cost of living was unchanged last month as lower gas prices saved Americans money and offset price increases elsewhere, the government reported Tuesday. November's unchanged inflation rate followed a 0.1% drop for October in the Consumer Price Index. Consumer prices overall have risen