With times a little tight, are winter tires worth it?

With times a little tight, are winter tires worth it?

Even at that low speed, winter tires outperformed all-seasons, taking considerably less distance to come to a complete stop.Hankook Tire Europe GmbH/The Associated Press I’ve never had winter tires and have always used all-seasons. My girlfriend and I just bought a car together and she wants to get winter tires. Our mortgage payments have shot … Read more

Unions planned nationwide protests to counter Ford’s use of notwithstanding clause

Unions planned nationwide protests to counter Ford’s use of notwithstanding clause

CUPE Ontario members and supporters wave demonstrate outside of the Queen’s Park Legislative Building in Toronto on Nov. 4, 2022.COLE BURSTON/The Canadian Press Before Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced he would rescind his use of the notwithstanding clause to ban an education union from striking, labor leaders discussed a potential nationwide protest that would have … Read more

Immigrants now make up nearly a quarter of Canada’s population, according to 2021 census

Immigrants now make up nearly a quarter of Canada’s population, according to 2021 census

Immigrants now compose the largest proportion of Canada’s population in history – 23 per cent – ​​the result of a campaign to attract primarily young, economic class newcomers to address the country’s labor shortage, according to a new release from the 2021 census. More than half of immigrants who arrived in Canada between 2016 and … Read more

Insurance claims from Hurricane Fiona could reach $700-million, but flood damage from storm surge won’t be covered

Insurance claims from Hurricane Fiona could reach 0-million, but flood damage from storm surge won’t be covered

A resident and search and rescue worker examines the destroyed remains of a home in Port aux Basques, NL, on Sept. 26.Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press With insurance for coastal flooding damage largely unavailable, much of the recovery costs from post-tropical storm Fiona that swept through Canada’s eastern provinces on Saturday will likely be borne by … Read more

Florida declares state of emergency as Tropical Storm Ian strengthens

Florida declares state of emergency as Tropical Storm Ian strengthens

This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Ian over the central Caribbean on Sept. 24, 2022.The Associated Press Govt. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for all of Florida on Saturday as Tropical Storm Ian gains strength over the Caribbean and is forecast to become a major … Read more

Post-tropical storm Fiona pummels East Coast, washing away houses and leaving millions of thousands without power

Post-tropical storm Fiona pummels East Coast, washing away houses and leaving millions of thousands without power

Post-tropical storm Fiona strikes Port aux Basque, NL on Sept. 24, 2022.Wreckhouse Press/Handout Multiple communities in Atlantic Canada have issued evacuation orders as post-tropical storm Fiona made landfall early Saturday morning, bringing heavy rain, powerful winds and vicious storm surge that washed some buildings into the ocean. More than 500,000 customers are currently without power … Read more

Hurricane Fiona to hit Nova Scotia Friday as region prepares for widespread power outages

Hurricane Fiona to hit Nova Scotia Friday as region prepares for widespread power outages

A satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Fiona in the Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda, moving north towards Nova Scotia on Sept. 22.The Associated Press A massive tropical storm bringing hurricane-strength winds, heavy rain and waves that could top 12 meters is bearing down on Atlantic Canada, as residents brace for what some meteorologists say … Read more

Justin Trudeau slightly favored over Pierre Poilievre for prime minister: new poll

Justin Trudeau slightly favored over Pierre Poilievre for prime minister: new poll

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre greet each other as they gather in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa on Sept. 15.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press A new poll suggests a majority of Canadians still believe Justin Trudeau is still the best man for … Read more

Ottawa announces up to $250M to help Canadians transition to greener home-heating options – National

Ottawa announces up to 0M to help Canadians transition to greener home-heating options – National

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault announced that the federal government will invest up to $250 million over four years to help make heating more affordable for families across Canada. Nearly half the amount will be set aside for Atlantic Canadians, he said. In a press conference Thursday, Guilbeault said that the funding … Read more

Cheap flights, interest rate forecasts and uncovering Uber’s union scheme: The business and investing stories you need to know about this week

Cheap flights, interest rate forecasts and uncovering Uber’s union scheme: The business and investing stories you need to know about this week

Travelers at Toronto Pearson International Airport’s Terminal 1, are photographed on May 25, 2022. Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail.Fred Lum/the Globe and Mail Getting caught up on a week that got away? Here’s your weekly digest of The Globe and Mail’s most essential business and investing stories, with insights and analysis from the pros, stock … Read more