This is what happens to the e-waste you drop off for recycling

This is what happens to the e-waste you drop off for recycling

According to the Brussels-based Bureau of International Recycling, Canada generated 638,300 tonnes of “e-scrap” — electronic and electrical equipment — in 2017. And that amount is expected to climb. By 2025, the BIR estimates that Canada and the U.S. will cumulatively generate 9.25 million metric tons of e-scrap in that year alone. Some of this waste has yet to even […]

Decision to drop charges against Smollett 'a whitewash of justice,' Chicago mayor says

Decision to drop charges against Smollett 'a whitewash of justice,' Chicago mayor says

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling the dropping of charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett “a whitewash of justice.” Emanuel’s comments Tuesday came after the surprise news that prosecutors had dropped all charges accusing Smollett of lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago. Prosecutors haven’t explained why they made the decision, […]

Liberals' bump in child benefits fuels poverty rate drop, Statistics Canada says

Liberals' bump in child benefits fuels poverty rate drop, Statistics Canada says

OTTAWA—The national statistics office says fewer children are living in poverty and it is connecting the drop to the Liberal government’s signature child benefit. The Liberals introduced the income-tested Canada Child Benefit midway through 2016, replacing a previous system of tax credits and the Conservatives’ universal child care benefit. New Statistics Canada figures show 278,000 […]

Fairfax Financial reports net income drop as investments underperform

Fairfax Financial reports net income drop as investments underperform

TORONTO—Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. says its profits dropped by 78 per cent in the third quarter compared with last year as it took a hit from investments. The insurance-focused financial services company says net income came in at $ 106.2 million (all figures U.S.), or $ 3.34 per diluted share after dividends, down from the […]

Nike shares drop after choice of Colin Kaepernick for ad spurs boycott

Nike shares drop after choice of Colin Kaepernick for ad spurs boycott

Protesters burned their Nike shoes, investors sold shares and some consumers demanded a boycott after the footwear and apparel maker launched an advertising campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback who sparked a national controversy by kneeling during the national anthem. But the brand recognition that comes with the campaign may be just what the […]

Condo prices buoying GTA’s new-home market, even as sales drop

Condo prices buoying GTA’s new-home market, even as sales drop

Condominiums are buoying the GTA’s new-home market, with prices ahead by 25 per cent, year over year in May, to $ 758,370 despite a drop in sales, says the association that represents homebuilders. The price of new single-family homes, meanwhile, continued to slide amid higher interest rates and government measures aimed at cooling what had […]

Border agency reports big drop in number of long-term detainees

Border agency reports big drop in number of long-term detainees

The number of people being held for more than 90 days in immigration detention centres has declined by almost a third this year over last year, according to statistics from the Canada Border Services Agency. The figures show that the number of detainees being held for three months or longer dropped by 29.9 per cent in 2016-17 compared with 2015-16. […]

Biagini, Blue Jays drop soggy series finale at Fenway

BOSTON—Joe Biagini was looking for consistency after his best start of the season — seven shutout innings and 10 strikeouts against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. The fill-in starter who hopes to become a permanent part of the Blue Jays’ rotation is nearing the end of an up-and-down campaign, and hoping to finish on […]