Rental housing investor Starlight halts distributions on two funds, citing variable-rate mortgage woes

Rental housing investor Starlight halts distributions on two funds, citing variable-rate mortgage woes

Starlight Investments, one of Canada’s largest owners of apartment buildings and multifamily properties, is halting monthly payouts on two of its funds, another sign that higher interest rates are causing trouble across the real estate sector – even for the most sophisticated managers and investors. Starlight, which owns $25-billion worth of properties and real estate … Read more

Indo-Pacific strategy pledges $2.3-billion over five years

Indo-Pacific strategy pledges .3-billion over five years

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly responds to questions as Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendocino listens during a news conference to announce Canada’s Indo-Pacific strategy in Vancouver on Nov. 27.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press Canada has unveiled its Indo-Pacific strategy that will commit $2.3-billion over five years to expand military, security, trade and diplomatic ties … Read more

Indo-Pacific strategy aims to counter ‘disruptive’ China with boosts to investment, security – National

Indo-Pacific strategy aims to counter ‘disruptive’ China with boosts to investment, security – National

Canada will attempt to balance its approach to an “increasingly disruptive” China by investing billions of dollars toward economic opportunities in the Indo-Pacific region while strengthening its security and intelligence networks, a long-awaited strategy released Sunday says. The federal Indo-Pacific Strategy seeks to take advantage of the economic growth in the region — estimated to … Read more

After taking Canada so far, an over-reliance on emotion proved their undoing at the World Cup

After taking Canada so far, an over-reliance on emotion proved their undoing at the World Cup

John Herdman shouted, clenched his fists in anger and walked with his head down, alone, into Canada’s dugout. The wall of aggressive noises from what felt like hundreds of nearby Croatians must have been deafening. The sound had begun to ramp up eight minutes earlier when Andrej Kramaric scored Croatia’s first goal and a small … Read more

Canadian banks to provide financial update in Q4 results ahead of possible recession – National

Canadian banks to provide financial update in Q4 results ahead of possible recession – National

Canadian banks are set to reveal how they’re faring in the lead up to a possible recession as they report quarterly earnings this week. As central banks raise interest rates to slow inflation, economic fears have held bank stocks back compared with the overall market, so analysts will be looking to see how well set … Read more

More internationally educated doctors on the way, BC government says

More internationally educated doctors on the way, BC government says

More family doctors will soon be available to take patients as the BC government has announced it’s expanding a program that helps internationally educated doctors get licenses in BC This is a move to try and address the large issue of the lack of family doctors within the province. “The pandemic has exposed underlying challenges … Read more

Why anti poverty researchers bristle at holiday appeals for food bank donations

Why anti poverty researchers bristle at holiday appeals for food bank donations

Campaigns for food bank donations are a staple of the holiday season, but some Canadian food insecurity researchers say the appeals can be tough to swallow. Josh Smee, the executive director of the Newfoundland and Labrador-based non-profit Food First NL, says he tends to feel conflicted during the holidays when calls ramp up to donate … Read more

Canada Post urging residents to keep dogs inside when carriers are delivering parcels

Canada Post urging residents to keep dogs inside when carriers are delivering parcels

By Andrew Benson Global News Posted November 26, 2022 6:27 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size Canada Post is preparing for the rush of parcel shipments, but man’s best friend is causing some trouble for delivery agents. “Every day, our employees deliver to millions of homes across Canada,” Canada Post said in … Read more

Indian Student In Canada’s Toronto Dies After Truck Rams Cycle, Drags It: Report

Indian Student In Canada’s Toronto Dies After Truck Rams Cycle, Drags It: Report

Kartik Saini came to Canada from India in August 2021. Toronto: A 20-year-old Indian student was killed after he was hit and dragged by a pickup truck while crossing a road on a cycle in Canada’s Toronto, according to a media report. Though the police have not yet identified the victim, news website cbc.ca in … Read more

Thousands of BC letters flood Vancouver church for family facing deportation

Thousands of BC letters flood Vancouver church for family facing deportation

A family living in BC for five years faces deportation to Mexico, but has received support to stay in the province. Thousands of Christmas cards written in support of the Bazan family have arrived at the St. James Anglican Church in downtown Vancouver. The church held an event Saturday, where they are sending all the … Read more