Greenhouse gases accelerated to new peak in 2018, UN says

Greenhouse gases accelerated to new peak in 2018, UN says

Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new record in 2018, exceeding the average yearly increase of the last decade and reinforcing increasingly damaging weather patterns, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday. The UN agency’s Greenhouse Gas Bulletin is one of a series of studies to be published ahead of a UN climate change […]

One of R. Kelly’s few defenders says she was his victim, too

One of R. Kelly’s few defenders says she was his victim, too

Over the last year, as singer R. Kelly was accused of emotionally abusing women and having sex with underage girls, his two live-in girlfriends came out repeatedly to support him, speaking in his defence on national television and appearing in court, seated on the benches behind him. This weekend, one of those women said that […]

Canada’s financial system is resilient amid global uncertainty, Senior Deputy Governor Wilkins says

Canada’s financial system is resilient amid global uncertainty, Senior Deputy Governor Wilkins says

The Canadian financial system and economy are in good shape to deal with whatever storms might arise from a weakening global context, Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn A. Wilkins said today. In remarks to the International Finance Club of Montréal, Wilkins noted that threats such as the trade war and financial vulnerabilities—which include worldwide debt levels […]

More severely obese kids should get surgery, U.S. pediatric group says

More severely obese kids should get surgery, U.S. pediatric group says

Even some severely obese preteens should be considered for weight loss surgery, according to new recommendations. The guidance issued Sunday by the American Academy of Pediatrics is based on a review of medical evidence, including several studies showing that surgery in teens can result in marked weight loss lasting at least several years, with few […]

Scheer's Conservatives missed scoring 'on an open net,' Peter MacKay says as leadership talk heats up

Scheer's Conservatives missed scoring 'on an open net,' Peter MacKay says as leadership talk heats up

Former Conservative cabinet minister Peter MacKay today ripped into his party’s recent election performance under leader Andrew Scheer, comparing it to a hockey player failing to score “on an open net.” During an event at The Canada Institute in Washington, the former long-time MP was asked for his thoughts on how the Conservatives failed to defeat […]

Renewable power will grow 50% in next 5 years, IEA says

Renewable power will grow 50% in next 5 years, IEA says

Global renewable energy capacity is set to rise by 50 per cent in five years, driven by solar photovoltaic (PV) installations on homes, buildings and industry, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Total renewable-based power capacity will rise by 1.2 terawatts (TW) by 2024 from 2.5 TW last year, equivalent to the total installed […]

Crude-by-rail shipments fell in August, energy regulator says

Crude-by-rail shipments fell in August, energy regulator says

The Canada Energy Regulator says exports of crude oil by rail from Canada fell slightly in August to 310,000 barrels per day from 313,000 bpd in July. The August number is up 35 per cent from 230,000 bpd reported in August of 2018 but still well below the record high of 354,000 bpd set last […]

Beware of resellers touting ‘Hamilton’ tickets now, says Mirvish

Beware of resellers touting ‘Hamilton’ tickets now, says Mirvish

Mirvish Productions is warning customers to steer clear of online resellers hawking seats to the Toronto production of “Hamilton” before tickets even go on sale. The Toronto theatre company revealed Tuesday that the box office for the smash musical will open on Oct. 28. It says shortly after the announcement, an online reseller was touting […]

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