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July 19, 2018 10:00 AM Debit, credit card spending reflects slowing retail sales: Report

All provinces saw spending growth with the exception of Newfoundland, which experienced a decrease of 2.4 per cent. British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario were the only three provinces to outpace the Canadian average, realizing year-over-year increases of 4.6 per cent, 4.2 per cent and 3.4 per cent. “Looking at our data from the last three years, we’ve 8

July 16, 2018 12:29 PM An aisle-by-aisle look at how to buy Canadian at the grocery store

TORONTO—Some consumers have vowed to take their patriotism to the supermarket and buy only made-in-Canada products after the federal government slapped retaliatory tariffs on dozens of U.S. goods as part of an escalating trade war with the country’s biggest trading partner. However, avoiding products from south of the border that are on the tariff list is easier 11

July 15, 2018 10:18 PM Canadian tourists still visiting U.C. despite trade conflict

“All of that being said, we’ve not seen a trade war like this, so that may change,” she said, “but as of now, the U.S. remains a very popular destination.” Florida accounts for the largest number of visitors from the north, typically snowbirds in the winter. New England is also a popular destination, and beaches like Old Orchard Beach and Hampton Beach 7

July 11, 2018 2:58 PM Ted Arnott is the new Speaker of the Ontario Legislative Assembly

McKenna (Burlington), returning to Queen’s Park after a four-year hiatus, had hoped to make to make history as the first woman to become Speaker. She was elected in 2011 and then defeated in 2014 before making a comeback on June 7. Nicholls (Chatham-Kent-Leamington), a former deputy speaker, had wanted to bring his experience as a baseball umpire and basketball 11

July 1, 2018 10:00 AM Canadians apologize a lot, prefer chocolate-glazed Timbits: Forum Research poll

Almost nine in 10 Canadians have eaten a Timbit, Forum says, and it seems that chocolate glazed is the favourite amongst a quarter of doughnut eaters. Reactions seem mixed among those who don’t prefer chocolate, with honey dip and sour-cream glaze preferred by one-fifth of Canadians each. Closely following on the doughnut taste-scale are old fashioned 8

June 27, 2018 11:24 PM Canadian actor Daniel Pilon, known for role on Dallas, dead at 77

He would go on to appear in dozens of films and television shows, including the highly popular TV series, Dallas, in which he played a wealthy villain. Pilon’s soap career included appearances in Ryan’s Hope, Guiding Light, and Days of Our Lives. In Canada, he often worked with renowned Quebec filmmaker Gilles Carle, most notably in the films Red, The Death 14

June 24, 2018 8:57 PM Serial killer Robert Pickton transferred to Quebec maximum-security prison, says victim’s aunt

VANCOUVER—Notorious serial killer and pig farmer Robert Pickton has been transferred to a maximum-security prison in Quebec, the family of the one of his victims said Sunday. Joyce Lachance, whose niece Marnie Frey was one of six women whom Pickton was convicted of killing, said she received a phone call from Correctional Services Canada on Thursday 11

June 18, 2018 10:55 PM Marijuana bill goes back to Senate after House rejects 13 amendments

OTTAWA — The federal government’s bill to legalize recreational cannabis is on its way back to the Senate. The House of Commons has voted 205-82 to reject 13 amendments passed by the upper house, including one which would have authorized provinces to prohibit home cultivation of marijuana plants if they choose. Senators will now have to decide whether 12

June 18, 2018 1:15 PM Sentencing arguments begin for Quebec City mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette

QUEBEC—The man who murdered six men in a Quebec City mosque in January 2017 is facing the prospect of being handed the most severe prison sentence ever imposed in Canada. Bissonnette, 28, pleaded guilty earlier this year to six charges of first-degree murder and six of attempted murder. While his first-degree murder conviction carries an automatic life sentence 8

June 17, 2018 9:00 AM Former Cree leader testifies at public inquiry about racist treatment at Val-d'Or hospital

William Mianscum says there's a pressing need to educate health care workers about Indigenous realities A former Cree leader says he experienced racism at a northern Quebec hospital and that health care workers should be educated about the Indigenous patients they serve. William Mianscum, a former chair of the Cree School Board and past chief of the James 21