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Tips to deal with shrinkflation at the mall as some shoppers question discounts

Tips to deal with shrinkflation at the mall as some shoppers question discounts

Some consumers say the discounts are more hype than real, giving shoppers the illusion of a bargain rather than actually saving them money. 
Investments in Inuit housing inadequate to address human rights violations: watchdog

Investments in Inuit housing inadequate to address human rights violations: watchdog

From a family living for seven years in a condemned home that was meant to be temporary to people with disabilities having to be carried in and out of their bathrooms, Canada's housing advocate says during a tour this fall of several Inuit communitie
One-fifth of known Canadian species face some risk of extinction

One-fifth of known Canadian species face some risk of extinction

Report found the country is home to about 80,000 species, roughly 10,000 more than were thought to exist five years earlier.
Retired teacher creates education fund for students who don't get straight As

Retired teacher creates education fund for students who don't get straight As

Pupils earning As have many opportunities to apply for scholarships, so Mary Lou Owen wanted to focus on those who aren’t the typical funding recipients.
Alberta changing sovereignty bill to reverse provision giving cabinet unchecked power

Alberta changing sovereignty bill to reverse provision giving cabinet unchecked power

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is crafting changes to be debated next week to reverse the section of a bill that gives cabinet unfettered power to rewrite laws behind closed doors without legislature approval, the province's premier said Saturday.
New stats suggest Canadians already kicking some plastic habits as national ban looms

New stats suggest Canadians already kicking some plastic habits as national ban looms

Canadians appear to be slowly cutting back on their use of plastic straws and grocery bags ahead of a national ban on such items that will take effect this month, new statistics show.
'This is big business': How a cashless society is fuelling higher tips and profits

'This is big business': How a cashless society is fuelling higher tips and profits

Only 10 per cent of all transactions in Canada are now made in cash.
'We're still not done:' Family gathers to honour women police say were killed

'We're still not done:' Family gathers to honour women police say were killed

"It's always unsettling whenever there is any kind of a serial killing," said Winnipeg police Chief Danny Smyth.
The most popular, gender-neutral baby names

The most popular, gender-neutral baby names

Many parents are turning to gender-neutral names as the conversation surrounding gender identity becomes more common.
Christmas tree farmers branch out to stay alive amid challenges

Christmas tree farmers branch out to stay alive amid challenges

Anyone looking for that perfect Christmas tree will probably notice the 10 per cent price increase from last year, but they're less likely to see what's behind it: an industry at a turning point.