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Maggie Burton, NL city councillor, wins Griffin First Canadian Book Prize

Maggie Burton, NL city councillor, wins Griffin First Canadian Book Prize

A city councillor for St. John's, N.L., has won the Canadian First Book Prize, administered by the Griffin Poetry Prize. Maggie Burton received the $10,000 award for her poetry collection "Chores.
Residential mortgage debt hits $2.16 trillion amid slowest growth in 23 years: CMHC

Residential mortgage debt hits $2.16 trillion amid slowest growth in 23 years: CMHC

OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the country’s total residential mortgage debt totalled $2.16 trillion as of February this year, up 3.4 per cent year-over-year and representing the slowest growth in 23 years.
An Iceland volcano starts erupting again, spewing lava into the sky

An Iceland volcano starts erupting again, spewing lava into the sky

GRINDAVIK, Iceland (AP) — A volcano in southwestern Iceland erupted Wednesday for the fifth time since December, spewing red streams of lava in the latest display of nature’s power and triggering the evacuation of the popular Blue Lagoon geothermal s
Gildan CEO lands 84% of votes in board election, other nominees see high support

Gildan CEO lands 84% of votes in board election, other nominees see high support

MONTREAL — Gildan Activewear Inc. says just shy of 84 per cent of shareholder votes cast in its Tuesday election were in favour of the company's newly returned CEO retaking his place on the company's board.
ConocoPhillips buying Marathon Oil for $17.1 billion in all-stock deal as energy prices rise

ConocoPhillips buying Marathon Oil for $17.1 billion in all-stock deal as energy prices rise

ConocoPhillips is buying Marathon Oil in an all-stock deal valued at approximately $17.1 billion as energy prices rise and big oil companies reap massive profits. The deal is valued at $22.5 billion when including $5.4 billion in debt.
Patients who end up in ER for severe dependence on alcohol need medications: doctors

Patients who end up in ER for severe dependence on alcohol need medications: doctors

A group of Canadian and American experts is urging emergency room doctors to prescribe specific medications to help curb cravings and alleviate withdrawal from heavy use of alcohol, which leads to more hospitalizations than any other substance.
Property controls a major barrier for grocery competition in Canada: experts

Property controls a major barrier for grocery competition in Canada: experts

As Canadian consumers have increasingly soured on the major grocers, the country's competition watchdog has turned its sights on restrictive clauses in retail leases that it says are hampering competition in the grocery sector.
Black-owned business program gives owners a shot at government, corporate contracts

Black-owned business program gives owners a shot at government, corporate contracts

VANCOUVER — Governments and corporations in Canada spend billions each year procuring products and services, but Jackee Kasandy says that historically barely any has gone to businesses owned by Black people, and she wants that to change.
Missile attacks damage a ship in the Red Sea off Yemen's coast near previous Houthi rebel assaults

Missile attacks damage a ship in the Red Sea off Yemen's coast near previous Houthi rebel assaults

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Missile attacks twice damaged a Marshall Islands-flagged, Greek-owned ship Tuesday in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen, with a private security firm saying radio traffic suggested the vessel took on water after be
Ontario judge upholds Red Lobster's U.S. bankruptcy case in Canada

Ontario judge upholds Red Lobster's U.S. bankruptcy case in Canada

TORONTO — An Ontario judge issued an order Tuesday that recognizes and enforces Red Lobster’s U.S. bankruptcy protection proceedings in Canada.
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