Skip to content

Beyond Local

Here's a quick glance at unemployment rates for December, by Canadian city

Here's a quick glance at unemployment rates for December, by Canadian city

OTTAWA — The national unemployment rate was 8.6 per cent in December. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities.
Canadian economy lost 63,000 jobs in Dec., first decline since April

Canadian economy lost 63,000 jobs in Dec., first decline since April

Statistics Canada said its report was a snapshot of labour market conditions for the week of Dec. 6 to 12.
WestJet puts 1,000 workers on leave, citing government's 'incoherent' policy

WestJet puts 1,000 workers on leave, citing government's 'incoherent' policy

CALGARY — The CEO of WestJet Airlines Ltd. is laying the blame squarely on "incoherent" policy from Ottawa as his carrier cuts staff and flights in response to new COVID-19 testing requirements for passengers returning to Canada.
As American aftershocks persist, Trudeau says riot 'incited by current president'

As American aftershocks persist, Trudeau says riot 'incited by current president'

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Aftershocks shuddered through America's political and cultural bedrock again Friday as shaken lawmakers forged ahead with plans to make Donald Trump the first U.S. president to be impeached a second time.
Health Canada delays drug-pricing reforms, citing COVID challenges for manufacturers

Health Canada delays drug-pricing reforms, citing COVID challenges for manufacturers

The prices review board was first created 30 years ago to ensure companies do not use monopolies to charge excessive costs for patented medicines.
Approved COVID-19 vaccines not enough to inoculate all Canadians by September: Anand

Approved COVID-19 vaccines not enough to inoculate all Canadians by September: Anand

OTTAWA — Federal procurement minister Anita Anand says Canada will do "whatever it takes" to get more vaccine doses delivered to Canada faster but there hasn't yet been any change to the number of doses Canada is expecting to receive this winter and
Discovery of two-million-year-old tools shows human adaptability: scientist

Discovery of two-million-year-old tools shows human adaptability: scientist

They are so old they predate Homo sapiens.
Here's a quick glance at unemployment rates for December, by province

Here's a quick glance at unemployment rates for December, by province

Alberta 11.0 per cent (11.1)
Banff bison herd feeling right at home

Banff bison herd feeling right at home

“It’s been a tremendous privilege for all of us at Parks Canada to work on this on behalf of all Canadians, to bring North America’s largest land mammal back to Canada’s first national park.”
Coal exploration around Alberta parks raises questions about future recreation

Coal exploration around Alberta parks raises questions about future recreation

Research published this week identified the region being explored for coal mining as one of Canada's environmental "hot spots"