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Canadian unemployment rate rose to 6.4% in June as jobs market stalls

Canadian unemployment rate rose to 6.4% in June as jobs market stalls

OTTAWA — The Canadian job market stalled in June as the economy lost 1,400 jobs and the unemployment rate climbed to its highest level in more than two years, bolstering the case for further interest rate cuts by the Bank of Canada.
US employers added a solid 206,000 jobs in June in a sign of continued economic strength

US employers added a solid 206,000 jobs in June in a sign of continued economic strength

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers delivered another healthy month of hiring in June, adding 206,000 jobs and once again displaying the U.S. economy’s ability to withstand high interest rates.
A new U.K. government renews hopes for a free-trade deal with Canada

A new U.K. government renews hopes for a free-trade deal with Canada

OTTAWA — The major shift in the British political landscape after Thursday's election is reviving hope for a possible free-trade deal across the pond in Canada.
International environmental watchdog wants probe into shipping pollution enforcement

International environmental watchdog wants probe into shipping pollution enforcement

Investigators with an international environmental watchdog have recommended a probe into whether Canada is violating its own laws by not stopping toxic wastewater from being dumped into the ocean along its Pacific coast.
Britain’s Labour Party has won enough seats to have a majority in the UK Parliament

Britain’s Labour Party has won enough seats to have a majority in the UK Parliament

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Labour Party headed for a landslide victory Friday in a parliamentary election , an exit poll and partial returns indicated, as voters punished the governing Conservatives after 14 years of economic and political upheaval.
Hurricane Beryl strengthens back into a Category 3 storm as it nears Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

Hurricane Beryl strengthens back into a Category 3 storm as it nears Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

TULUM, Mexico (AP) — After leaving a trail of destruction across the eastern Caribbean and at least nine people dead, Hurricane Beryl strengthened back into a Category 3 storm late Thursday as it chugged over open water toward Mexico's resort-studded
Saskatchewan files for injunction over Canada Revenue Agency collecting carbon money

Saskatchewan files for injunction over Canada Revenue Agency collecting carbon money

REGINA — Saskatchewan is going to court to stop the Canada Revenue Agency from collecting millions of dollars in carbon levy money — but the federal government says it will stand firm because the law is the law.
Yukon minister says cyanide found in creek near mine spill, after firm issues denial

Yukon minister says cyanide found in creek near mine spill, after firm issues denial

MAYO, YUKON — Elevated levels of cyanide have been detected in a waterway after an equipment failure and slide of ore at Victoria Gold's Eagle Mine last week, the Yukon's minister of energy, mines and resources said.
B.C. NDP ministers Bains, Ralston and Fleming won't seek re-election in Oct. 19 vote

B.C. NDP ministers Bains, Ralston and Fleming won't seek re-election in Oct. 19 vote

VICTORIA — Three veteran New Democrat cabinet ministers and community stalwarts in Surrey and Victoria have announced they won't seek re-election in British Columbia's fall vote.
Mayor ends Calgary's state of emergency but ban on outdoor watering remains

Mayor ends Calgary's state of emergency but ban on outdoor watering remains

CALGARY — Calgary is cancelling a state of emergency over its water conservation crisis, but a ban on outdoor watering remains.
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