Feds to reveal projections for Canadian deaths from COVID-19

OTTAWA — Canadians will get a double-barrelled blast of grim news today: the first jobless numbers since the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered businesses from coast to coast as well as the first national picture of how bad the crisis could get and how long it could last. Federal officials are to hold a technical briefing revealing […]

‘They are completely intertwined’: Tentative signs of recovery in China help some Canadian companies weather COVID-19 storm

One night in late January, Canadian Jacob Cooke found himself in Jiangsu province in China, desperately trying to find seats on a plane leaving the country and promising his brother, Joseph, he’d make it to Vancouver. For more than a decade, they had run a business called WPIC Marketing + Technologies with an ocean between […]

The life and tragic death of the Canadian who built the bomb

Richard Feynman called it “tickling the dragon’s tail.” Enrico Fermi warned he’d be “dead within a year” if he didn’t stop doing it. And yet, Winnipeg-born physicist Dr. Louis Slotin continued the dangerous experiments at Los Alamos that, in May 1946, would cost him his life. Slotin was one of a handful of Canadian scientists […]

Red flags on Canadian economy abound, but it might be too soon to sound the alarm

The Canadian economy is labouring. Statistics Canada on Dec. 23 reported that gross domestic product dropped 0.1 per cent in October, the first decline in eight months. Last week, it observed a drop in sales at retailers, wholesalers and factories. And the agency’s latest inflation report showed that the average of the Bank of Canada’s […]

Disgraced Prince Andrew retains Canadian military roles

Prince Andrew, the much-disgraced Duke of York, stepped away from public life late last month in the aftermath of a disastrous interview on the BBC. In the weeks since, organizations around the world, including the prince’s old Canadian private school, have raced to cut ties with the bungling royal. His own mother reportedly cancelled his […]

Canadian economy faces a prolonged period of sluggish growth

Canada’s economy is shifting into a lower gear as some of the country’s growth drivers begin to lose steam. Statistics Canada will release third-quarter gross domestic product numbers Friday that will probably show a sharp drop in growth. According to the median forecast of economists in a Bloomberg survey, the country’s expansion slowed to a […]