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April 26, 2018 4:57 PM Canada's housing market still 'highly vulnerable,' CMHC says

Overbuilding in Alberta and Saskatchewan combined with high prices in 4 cities hurt outlook High prices getting even higher in places like Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria and Hamilton are making Canada's national housing market "highly vulnerable," the CMHC said Thursday. The CMHC then rates each city and each category on a colour-coded system, whereby 4

April 25, 2018 6:31 PM Saskatchewan government seeks Court of Appeal ruling on federal carbon tax

The Saskatchewan government wants to know whether Ottawa’s plan to bring in a carbon price for provinces that don’t have one violates the Constitution. “Provinces are not subsidiaries of the federal government and in Saskatchewan we have a plan. Our plan reduces emissions without a carbon tax.” The federal climate plan calls for the taxing of greenhouse 6

April 24, 2018 4:07 PM U.S. veteran who survived blast receives unusual penis transplant

Patient, who asked to remain anonymous, is expected to recover urinary and, eventually, sexual function A U.S. veteran who lost his genitals from a blast in Afghanistan has received the world's most extensive penis transplant, and doctors say he is recovering well and expected to leave the hospital this week. Saying they wanted to address "an unspoken 14

April 22, 2018 8:00 AM PC Optimum member hit by theft a third time after Loblaws says password problem fixed

Retailer says program's password reset problem has been 'locked down' After getting hit by points theft multiple times, some PC Optimum members are questioning a fix Loblaws says it has made to improve the security of its rewards program. News previously interviewed Nicholson on April 9, after he was hit by points theft a second time, despite reporting 10

April 20, 2018 8:28 PM Paris student protesters removed from occupied building

The occupation was ignited by a new system of admissions would allow universities to rank applicants based on their own criteria. French high school graduates are guaranteed free university access regardless of their grades. Paris 1 University President Georges Haddad said no students were injured during the eviction operation. He told reporters he felt “great 9

April 19, 2018 4:39 PM NASA’s Tess spacecraft embarks on ‘Goldilocks’ planet search

Discoveries by Tess will bring us closer to answering age-old questions such as ‘Does life exist beyond Earth?’ The most promising candidates will be studied by bigger, more powerful observatories of the future, including NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, due to launch in another few years as the heir to Hubble. These telescopes will scour the planets’ 13

April 16, 2018 4:58 PM Quebec preparing for up to 400 asylum seekers a day at the U.S. border this summer

MONTREAL—Quebec government is demanding that Ottawa come up with a new plan for handling asylum seekers with projections that up to 400 people each day could begin crossing into Canada this summer. “Last year, we peaked at about 250 a day and that was considered massive,” said Quebec Immigration Minister David Heurtel. “Right now, there are projections 11

April 14, 2018 9:45 PM Hungarian anti-government protest draws thousands in Budapest

Saturday’s rally exposed the country’s deep divisions following the re-election of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, with protesters demanding a new national electoral system. “We want new and fair elections,” opposition activist Gergely Gulyas told the huge crowd. “This is the responsibility of the government and we’re going to remind them of this, peacefully 13

April 13, 2018 2:30 PM Tesla will be profitable in second half of 2018: Musk

Tesla has sought to play down Wall Street speculation it will need to raise capital Tesla Inc. will be profitable in the third and fourth quarters of this year and will not have to raise any money from investors, billionaire chief executive Elon Musk said on Friday, driving shares in the electric carmaker up. Tesla has already sought this month to play down Wall Street 11

April 12, 2018 11:12 PM Bank of England’s Mark Carney says cryptocurrencies aren’t financial state risk, but likely to be regulated

Carney says cryptocurrencies pose a challenge for market integrity because “a huge amount” of illicit activity is run through them. Bank of England governor Mark Carney says cryptocurrencies aren’t a risk to the financial state, but he thinks they will be subject to some form of regulation. The former Bank of Canada governor and so-called rock star of finance 10