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Bank of Canada, Liberals watching supply-chain issues weighing on economic rebound

Bank of Canada, Liberals watching supply-chain issues weighing on economic rebound

OTTAWA — The head of the Bank of Canada is warning that the faster pace of price increases may persist longer than first thought, and slow the pace of Canada's economic recovery, as global supply-chain issues weigh on the domestic economy.
Shredded Banksy artwork sells for $25.4 million at auction

Shredded Banksy artwork sells for $25.4 million at auction

LONDON (AP) — A work by British street artist Banksy that sensationally self-shredded just after it sold at auction three years ago fetched almost 18.6 million pounds ($25.
Facebook updates harassment policies, says they better protect journalists from hate

Facebook updates harassment policies, says they better protect journalists from hate

The Canadian Association of Journalists said Facebook Inc.'s recent policy to better protect journalists from harassment is a welcome change, but more work needs to be done by the technology sector at large.
FDA panel endorses lower-dose Moderna COVID shot for booster

FDA panel endorses lower-dose Moderna COVID shot for booster

U.S. health advisers said Thursday that some Americans who received Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago should get a half-dose booster to rev up protection against the coronavirus.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,819.94, up 201.47 points.) The Toronto-Dominion Bank. (TSX:TD). Financials. Up 47 cents, or 0.55 per cent, to $85.51 on 17.
Canada can't do away with COVID-19 tests for travellers just yet, Freeland says

Canada can't do away with COVID-19 tests for travellers just yet, Freeland says

WASHINGTON — Canada still can't afford to take any chances when it comes to COVID-19, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said Thursday — and that includes requiring travellers to show a negative test result before entering the country.

Northern Ontario town says $500 land listings boosted house prices, drew families

A plan that saw a small town in northern Ontario offer vacant lots for as little as $500 has helped revive its economy, officials said Thursday, drawing dozens of families and more than doubling property values.
S&P/TSX composite rises to highest level in a month on broad-based rally

S&P/TSX composite rises to highest level in a month on broad-based rally

TORONTO — Strong U.S. earnings and supportive economic data powered North American stock markets higher with Canada's main index hitting a one-month high.
Boo! Sitcom 'Ghosts' combos misfit spirits, feel-good charm

Boo! Sitcom 'Ghosts' combos misfit spirits, feel-good charm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The title seems to be a dead giveaway, but there’s more to the new comedy “Ghosts” than things that go bump in the night. “We totally think of this show as ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ meets 'Ted Lasso,” said producer Joe Wiseman.
Gary Paulsen, celebrated children's author, dies at 82

Gary Paulsen, celebrated children's author, dies at 82

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Paulsen, the acclaimed and prolific children's author who often drew upon his rural affinities and wide-ranging adventures for tales that included “Hatchet,” “Brian's Winter” and “Dogsong,” has died at age 82.