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US budget deficit hits $2.77 trillion in 2021, 2nd highest

US budget deficit hits $2.77 trillion in 2021, 2nd highest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. budget deficit totaled $2.77 trillion for 2021, the second highest on record but an improvement from the all-time high of $3.13 trillion reached in 2020.
Nova Scotia eyeing taxes for homebuyers coming from outside the province

Nova Scotia eyeing taxes for homebuyers coming from outside the province

Buying a home in Nova Scotia may soon be more expensive for people from outside the province.
Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 2.1 per cent in August

Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 2.1 per cent in August

OTTAWA — Canadian retail sales rose 2.1 per cent to $57.2 billion in August, boosted by gains at food and beverage stores, gasoline stations and clothing and clothing accessories stores.
Corus Entertainment reports $19.9M Q4 profit, revenue up 13% from year ago

Corus Entertainment reports $19.9M Q4 profit, revenue up 13% from year ago

TORONTO — Corus Entertainment Inc. reported a fourth-quarter profit of $19.9 million, down from $30.3 million in the same quarter last year, as its revenue grew more than 10 per cent.
Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in kids

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in kids

Pfizer says kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine are safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing infections in elementary school children. Details of the study were posted online Friday as U.S.
COVID vaccine: CDC expands booster rollout, OKs mixing shots

COVID vaccine: CDC expands booster rollout, OKs mixing shots

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different company’s vaccine for that next shot, federal health officials said Thursday.
California proposes new oil drilling ban near neighborhoods

California proposes new oil drilling ban near neighborhoods

SACRAMENTO, Calif.

Regulator lays charges against Tidewater Midstream for acidic water release

CALGARY — The Alberta Energy Regulator has laid charges against Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. for a release of acidic water in west-central Alberta. The regulator says the release occurred in Oct.
CBC to require proof of vaccination for staff, freelancers as of Dec. 1

CBC to require proof of vaccination for staff, freelancers as of Dec. 1

CBC/Radio-Canada says it will require anyone accessing the company's locations to be vaccinated starting Dec. 1 in a mandate that includes staff, freelancers, performers, guests and contractors.
Edward Rogers out as chair of Rogers Communications as boardroom drama continues

Edward Rogers out as chair of Rogers Communications as boardroom drama continues

TORONTO — Edward Rogers is out as board chair of Rogers Communications Inc., a move that comes as the latest development in a boardroom drama that has prompted the departure of a senior executive and the launch of an executive oversight committee.
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