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Statistics Canada reports wholesale sales up 2.4% in April

Statistics Canada reports wholesale sales up 2.4% in April

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says wholesale sales, excluding petroleum, petroleum products, and other hydrocarbons and excluding oilseed and grain, rose 2.4 per cent to $83.3 billion in April.
Micro communities for the homeless sprout in US cities eager for small, quick and cheap solutions

Micro communities for the homeless sprout in US cities eager for small, quick and cheap solutions

ATLANTA (AP) — In a dreary part of downtown Atlanta, shipping containers have been transformed into an oasis for dozens of previously unsheltered people who now proudly call a former parking lot home.
Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales up 1.1% at $70.8B in April

Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales up 1.1% at $70.8B in April

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales rose 1.1 per cent to $70.8 billion in April, helped by gains in sales of transportation equipment, primary metals and chemical products. The increase followed a decline of 1.8 per cent in March.
Pope Francis becomes the first pontiff to address the Group of Seven nations, talking about AI

Pope Francis becomes the first pontiff to address the Group of Seven nations, talking about AI

BARI, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis became the first pontiff to address the Group of Seven nations on Friday, raising the promise and perils of artificial intelligence to the leaders of the world’s leading industrialized nations.
Swedish officials say weak replacement parts caused a fatal roller coaster derailment last year

Swedish officials say weak replacement parts caused a fatal roller coaster derailment last year

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish accident investigators on Friday said the country's oldest amusement park didn't properly test new parts for a roller coaster that derailed last year and sent some passengers plunging to the ground, killing one and
Elon Musk wins back his $44.9 billion Tesla pay package in shareholder vote

Elon Musk wins back his $44.9 billion Tesla pay package in shareholder vote

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla shareholders voted Thursday to restore CEO Elon Musk's record $44.
R.E.M. reunite at Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony also honoring Timbaland and Steely Dan

R.E.M. reunite at Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony also honoring Timbaland and Steely Dan

NEW YORK (AP) — A comet must have landed at the 2024 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The members of R.E.M. had joked only hours before it would take “a comet” to get the band to perform together one last time.
Prison program offers incarcerated dads valuable lessons on bonding with their kids

Prison program offers incarcerated dads valuable lessons on bonding with their kids

A father of four says it wasn't until he went to prison that he became a consistent presence in his kids' lives.
Ontario awarded nearly $1M in contracts for business case on moving science centre

Ontario awarded nearly $1M in contracts for business case on moving science centre

TORONTO — Ontario awarded nearly $1 million in contracts to various companies to write a business case on moving the Ontario Science Centre to Ontario Place on Toronto's waterfront, The Canadian Press has learned.
B.C. politicians ask for audit of $3.86 billion North Shore water treatment plant

B.C. politicians ask for audit of $3.86 billion North Shore water treatment plant

VANCOUVER — A group of local politicians from B.C.'s Lower Mainland are asking the provincial auditor general to investigate how the cost of a wastewater treatment plant could balloon to $3.86 billion.