Bank of Canada announces details of forthcoming changes to its published foreign exchange rate data

December 4, 2016

The Bank of Canada today announced a final list of the 26 foreign currency exchange rates that it will continue to publish after 1 March 2017. The Bank also released the new calculation methodology that will be used for these rates. The 26 currencies to be published effective 1 March...
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Uber’s surveillance feature tracks your location before and after your ride

December 4, 2016

According to Uber, the ridehailing company is trying to improve customer experience with its new location feature, but some riders may not appreciate being surveilled. In May Uber announced it would add rider location tracking and now the service can track riders before and after rides, according to Ars Technica....
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Why Dollar General Corporation Jumped 12% in November

December 4, 2016
Why Dollar General Corporation Jumped 12% in November

Image source: The Motley Fool. What happened Shares of Dollar General (NYSE:DG) surged last month, gaining 12%, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The stock rose alongside the market during the post-election rally. As you can see from the chart below, much of the gains came in the days...
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Canada’s gender equality regression is a problem that must be solved: Olive

December 4, 2016

It was impossible not to be dismayed when Canada was reported late last month to have plunged from first place to 35th place in the global rankings of gender equality. The decline has been gradual, dating from the 2000s, but steady. Today, Nicaragua and Rwanda outrank Canada — indeed,...
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Last beluga whale at Vancouver Aquarium dies a week after her offspring

November 26, 2016

VANCOUVER—Sad news from the Vancouver Aquarium — the beluga whale name Aurora has died. The Aquarium released a statement late Friday night that said...
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Wind Mobile to be renamed Freedom Mobile

November 26, 2016

THE CANADIAN PRESS Nov 21, 2016 , Last Updated: 1:32 PM ET TORONTO — Wind Mobile, Canada’s fourth-largest mobile phone company, is changing its...
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Retailers’ use of dynamic pricing skyrockets

November 26, 2016

Major League Baseball does it, airlines do it, and now retailers are doing it too. “Retailers are very much emulating where travel went five...
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Child poverty, NDP and voting: How politics affected Canadians this week

November 25, 2016

OTTAWA—The prime minister was out of town most of the week — winding up a trade-focused trip to South America and gearing up for...
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American Headlines

U.S. veterans to meet with tribe elders in pipeline protest

U.S. veterans to meet with tribe elders in pipeline protest

By Ernest Scheyder and Terray Sylvester | CANNON BALL, N.D. CANNON BALL, N.D. U.S. military veterans will meet with tribal leaders on Saturday as they continue to entrench themselves in a North Dakota camp where thousands of activists are protesting a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation. Veterans Stand for Standing Rock...

Russia ready to try & convict pilot Yaroshenko if US proceeds with handover – top diplomat

Russia ready to try & convict pilot Yaroshenko if US proceeds with handover – top diplomat

If the US grants Russia’s request to handover of Konstantin Yaroshenko, the former pilot will face trial and a possible prison sentence in accordance with Russian laws, the Foreign Ministry’s Plenipotentiary for Human Rights has told reporters. “If we were not ready to fulfill all provisions of the convention [the 1983 Strasbourg Convention on...

Canadian Headlines

Missing Florida dog found three years later — in New Jersey

Postmedia Network Dec 2, 2016 , Last Updated: 4:37 PM ET A dog that...

20 co-workers split nearly $421M Powerball jackpot

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nov 29, 2016 , Last Updated: 7:29 PM ET NASHVILLE —...

Calgary Zoo’s newest king penguin chick strutting its stuff

Ryan Rumbolt, Postmedia Network Nov 28, 2016 , Last Updated: 7:38 PM ET They’re...

‘I will be able to take care of my family’; Edmonton man wins $7M in new lottery

Postmedia Network Nov 25, 2016 , Last Updated: 7:47 PM ET An Edmonton resident...


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