Two recent fires in Pembroke, Ont., deemed suspicious

Two recent fires in Pembroke, Ont., deemed suspicious

PEMBROKE, ONT.—Police say two recent fires in an Ottawa-area city are now considered suspicious. Investigators say the first incident took place outside a Pembroke, Ont., apartment building in the early hours of Nov. 19, when construction debris in a utility trailer caught fire. Then on the morning of Dec. 26, they say a blaze broke […]

With the recent rally ending, is it time to dump your defensive stocks?

With the recent rally ending, is it time to dump your defensive stocks?

Sometimes investors worry about having too much of a good thing. Consider this question from a reader: “With the current economic situation appearing to be in decline, I am considering taking some profits,” he wrote. “I have a varied portfolio, but it is more weighted to dividend stocks (utilities, telecoms, banks). With the exception of […]

Fisheries emissions rising despite recent efforts, UBC study shows

Fisheries emissions rising despite recent efforts, UBC study shows

A shift to harvesting crustaceans like shrimp and lobster is feeding a growing carbon footprint for the world’s fisheries, according to new research from the University of B.C. The study, published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change, found a 21-per-cent increase in greenhouse gas emissions per tonne of fish landed by the world’s fishing […]

TSX and Dow give up recent gains as Trump rally runs out of steam

Stock markets in New York and Toronto recovered slightly from midday losses but still closed significantly lower on Monday, a pullback from a weeks-long rally prompted by the presidency of Donald Trump. The S&P/TSX composite index in Toronto closed down 170.69 points, 1.1 per cent, its worst day since the middle of December. “Global markets have a […]