Inflation rate swings back to positive territory in June, up 0.7% for the year

Inflation rate swings back to positive territory in June, up 0.7% for the year

Canada’s inflation rate swung back into positive territory in June, with consumer prices rising at a 0.7 per cent annual pace. In May, during the depths of COVID-19 lockdowns, Canada’s inflation rate dipped to  -0.4 per cent, the second straight month below zero. If inflation below zero persists, that’s a very worrisome economic trend known as […]

Reports: Jessica Eye-Cynthia Calvillo to headline UFC event in June

Reports: Jessica Eye-Cynthia Calvillo to headline UFC event in June

UFC flyweight contenders Jessica Eye and Cynthia Calvillo have agreed to headline UFC Fight Night on June 13, ESPN reported Saturday night. The event does not yet have a known venue. Both fighters last fought in December. Eye (15-7, one no-contest) won a unanimous decision over Viviane Araujo at UFC 245, giving her four wins […]

Premier League on notice as U.K. government aims for return of sport in June

Premier League on notice as U.K. government aims for return of sport in June

LONDON—The path to the Premier League resuming was eased Monday by the government saying elite sports will be allowed to resume in England in June if there is no new spike in coronavirus infections. While spectators will not be allowed into stadiums for some time, the British government embracing the return of professional sports stands […]

Toronto cancels all city events and permits until June 30 citing COVID-19 outbreak

Toronto cancels all city events and permits until June 30 citing COVID-19 outbreak

Toronto Mayor John Tory says all major city events and event permits are cancelled until June 30 as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise. Pride Toronto’s Festival Weekend, which includes the Pride Parade slated for June 28, and the TD Toronto Jazz Festival are among the cancelled events.  The city now has 793 cases of the virus. Of this […]

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz to step down in June 2020

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz to step down in June 2020

The Board of Directors of the Bank of Canada announced today that Governor Stephen S. Poloz has informed them that he will not seek a second term as Governor when his seven-year term expires on June 2, 2020. The Board has begun a search process to select the next Governor of the Bank.  “It has […]

40 C in June? Why Europe is roasting in another heat wave

40 C in June? Why Europe is roasting in another heat wave

Europe is baking. Across much of the continent, temperatures have been soaring, reaching close to 40 C. And in some places, the sweltering heat is expected to stick around for a while yet. In Madrid, the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) is forecasting the heat wave to extend into next week. Milan, Italy, is also expected to […]

Longtime British comedy star June Whitfield dies at 93

Longtime British comedy star June Whitfield dies at 93

LONDON—British actress and comedic star June Whitfield, whose long career included memorable roles in TV series Absolutely Fabulous and Terry and June, has died. She was 93. Her agent said that she died Friday night. Nov. 16, 2017 file photo of Dame June Whitfield after she was made a dame. British actress and comedic star […]