Ten days, two crises in Trudeau’s mid-term summer: Tim Harper

If we mark the beginning of our summer as Canada Day, Justin Trudeau may look back fondly on that day, realizing forgetting Alberta from the Ottawa stage was the highlight of his summer. This is shaping up as the antithesis of the shirtless selfie summer of 2016 for the prime minister. In the space of […]

Blue Jays promoting infield prospect Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to Double-A

Another highly-touted Blue Jays prospect is on the move. This week the club promoted Cuban infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. from the Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, their farm team in the Double-A Eastern League. Gurriel Jr. is scheduled to suit up for New Hampshire on Thursday, says Jays player development […]

Ariana Grande concert threat stopped in Costa Rica

Costa Rican authorities arrest Colombian man, 22, who issued online threats The Associated Press Posted: Jul 10, 2017 3:41 PM ET Last Updated: Jul 10, 2017 3:50 PM ET Related Stories Authorities in Costa Rica say they have arrested a 22-year-old Colombian man suspected of threatening to stage an attack at a concert by pop […]

What rising interest rates could mean for your mortgage

Canadians are starting to take note that the key number determining how much they pay for a mortgage is very likely going to soon go up. “My email is exploding right now,” says Ryan McKinley, senior mortgage development manager at Vancity Credit Union. McKinley and other mortgage specialists are increasingly hearing from people in the […]

It’s a…non-binary infant? Toronto couple wants genderless identity cards for all

It’s a…non-binary infant? Toronto couple wants genderless identity cards for all

Following what could be the world’s first gender-free health card, issued to the child of a parent in British Columbia, a Toronto couple speaks out in support of dropping sex designation from identity cards altogether. Ashley McGhee and Barb Besharat know firsthand the struggle of raising a gender-neutral child in a binary world. They say their toddler, Ollie, isn’t […]

B.C. wildfires continue to rage in hot, dry conditions

KAMLOOPS, B.C.—Ground and air crews are preparing for another intense day battling dozens of out-of-control wildfires that are raging across British Columbia’s central interior. The continuing hot, dry and often windy conditions are making it a desperate struggle, one that evacuees throughout the region are watching with increasing anxiety. More than 173 fires ignited on […]

Wayne Rooney rejoins Everton after 13 years with Manchester United

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND—Wayne Rooney rejoined boyhood club Everton on Sunday after 13 years at Manchester United, leaving English soccer’s biggest club as its record scorer having won every major trophy. The 31-year-old Rooney, the most recognized and scrutinized English soccer player, has been getting accustomed to a reduced status after losing his starting place in the […]

What happens to loonie after Bank of Canada hikes rates?

What happens to loonie after Bank of Canada hikes rates?

If you’re planning a summertime trip to the U.S., keep a close eye on the loonie next Wednesday. That’s when the Bank of Canada is widely expected to increase interest rates, a move that generally attracts foreign investment and boosts demand for a currency, pushing that currency’s value higher. The Canadian dollar was worth 77.61 cents US on Friday after rising by […]

TREB Member REALTORS® Release Monthly Market Report, Forecast Update And New IPSOS Consumer Survey

TREB Member REALTORS® Release Monthly Market Report, Forecast Update And New IPSOS Consumer Survey TORONTO, July 6, 2017 — Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos, in his first release as TREB President, announced TREB residential MLS® sales, listings and price statistics for June, a mid-year forecast update and related Ipsos consumer survey results summarizing […]