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Economists to have a close eye on April inflation report as BoC rate decision nears

Economists to have a close eye on April inflation report as BoC rate decision nears

OTTAWA — Forecasters expect this week's inflation report to show Canada's inflation rate fell last month, but financial markets are still unsure whether a June interest rate cut is in the cards for the Bank of Canada.
Opinion: Divorce rates are falling. Are Canadians too poor to break up?

Opinion: Divorce rates are falling. Are Canadians too poor to break up?

While multiple factors play a role in falling divorce rates, the costs of separation make going it alone a daunting prospect for many Canadians.
Break the cycle of debt: Here's how to get out of credit card debt, even during financial hardships

Break the cycle of debt: Here's how to get out of credit card debt, even during financial hardships

BestCards offers strategies to help consumers see their way through credit card debt during financial hardships.
Do you use Facebook Marketplace? B.C. study suggests trust and privacy concerns clash

Do you use Facebook Marketplace? B.C. study suggests trust and privacy concerns clash

New study suggests Facebook improve transparency on Marketplace, as buyers and sellers are forced into uncomfortable situations surrounding the platform's privacy.
Les Leyne: Retiring MLAs leave on high notes

Les Leyne: Retiring MLAs leave on high notes

The next legislature will look significantly different, no matter who wins.
B.C. transporter sued after U.S. border cannabis seizure countersues

B.C. transporter sued after U.S. border cannabis seizure countersues

About 151,300 grams of cannabis products and paraphernalia, with a resale value of $823,317, were seized at the border, according to a notice of civil claim.
Omicron splits from Nexii through demerger

Omicron splits from Nexii through demerger

Nexii 'bridge CEO' says financially troubled company has potential buyer
B.C. mayor warns against videos of properties destroyed by fire outside Fort Nelson

B.C. mayor warns against videos of properties destroyed by fire outside Fort Nelson

FORT NELSON, B.C. — The mayor of a northeast British Columbia community threatened by wildfires is warning people who stayed behind in the evacuation zone to stay on their properties and not share images of fire destruction on social media.
Equifax Canada exploring use of payday loan data in credit score calculation

Equifax Canada exploring use of payday loan data in credit score calculation

TORONTO — Equifax Canada says it's exploring how using payday loan data could affect people's credit scores.
Ottawa to make pathway for newcomers who lack official status, speed up deportations

Ottawa to make pathway for newcomers who lack official status, speed up deportations

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says some immigrants to Canada who lack official status need a pathway to help them stay, while in other cases Ottawa must speed up deportation procedures.