24 Sussex Drive – PM’s official residence – is being closed

24 Sussex Drive – PM’s official residence – is being closed

A gardener works on the grounds at the Prime Minister’s residence at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa. The building is to be cleared out and closed due to the declining state of the property.Tom Hanson/The Canadian Press The prime minister’s official residence, 24 Sussex Drive, is to be cleared out and closed because of the … Read more

26 Canadian tech startups added to list of firms on path to $1 billion in annual revenue BetaKit

26 Canadian tech startups added to list of firms on path to  billion in annual revenue BetaKit

Another 26 Canadian tech companies are on their way towards reaching $1 billion in annual revenue, according to a data-based initiative from Kitchener-Waterloo’s Communitech. Combined with the 35 startups named to Communitech’s initial list, which was published in June, the tech hub has now identified a total of 61 privately-held Canadian tech firms on the … Read more

Karlsson hasn’t asked for trade from Sharks: report

Karlsson hasn’t asked for trade from Sharks: report

Erik Karlsson said he hasn’t asked the San Jose Sharks to trade him amid their major changes this offseason. “No, I committed here a long time ago,” the defenseman told The Athletic in comments published Wednesday. “It didn’t work out the way we wanted it to early on. There’s a lot of things that probably … Read more

Document seized from Trump home described foreign government’s nuclear capabilities: report

Document seized from Trump home described foreign government’s nuclear capabilities: report

Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home after Trump said that FBI agents raided it, in Palm Beach, Fla., on Aug. 15.MARCO BELLO/Reuters A document describing a foreign government’s military defences, including its nuclear capabilities, was found in the FBI’s search last month of former President Donald Trump’s Florida home, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. The Post … Read more

Ottawa urged to label alcohol after report links moderate use to increased health risks

Ottawa urged to label alcohol after report links moderate use to increased health risks

To be at a low risk of suffering negative, acute and/or long-term health outcomes from drinking, the CCSA’s report says a person should consume, on average, zero to two standard drinks each week. Drinking three beers a week increases your risk of developing breast or colon cancer, while sipping a daily glass of wine can … Read more

Federal government posts $10.2-billion surplus for fiscal first quarter

Federal government posts .2-billion surplus for fiscal first quarter

The federal government recorded a $10.2-billion surplus for the first quarter of the fiscal year, joining some provincial governments in reporting improvements to their bottom lines. In the same three months a year earlier, the government reported a deficit of $36.5-billion. The Finance Department’s monthly Fiscal Monitor, which breaks down federal revenue and expenses data … Read more

Canada’s real estate market is slumping — but it’s not a crash

Canada’s real estate market is slumping — but it’s not a crash

Canada’s housing market is slumping — and fast. In Toronto, the number of home resales was down about 47 per cent in July compared to the previous year, while new listings fell by about four per cent. New data released Monday by Statistics Canada found home prices increased by a mere 0.1 per in July … Read more

M23 militia’s artillery fire, backed by Rwanda, ratchets up tensions in endangered gorillas’ Congolese home

M23 militia’s artillery fire, backed by Rwanda, ratchets up tensions in endangered gorillas’ Congolese home

Members of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s armed forces, the FARDC, fire rockets at members of the M23 rebel group on Aug. 16 in North Kivu province, near the Congolese borders with Rwanda and Uganda.Photography by Goran Tomasevic/The Globe and Mail A world-famous park in eastern Congo, one of the last remaining homes of the … Read more

Scotland’s police investigate threat made to JK Rowling after Rushdie tweet

Scotland’s police investigate threat made to JK Rowling after Rushdie tweet

Scotland’s police said on Sunday they are investigating a report of an “online threat” made to the author JK Rowling after she tweeted her condemnation of the stabbing of Salman Rushdie. The Harry Potter creator said she felt “very sick” after hearing the news and hoped the novelist would “be OK”. In response, a user … Read more

Trump-backed Michigan attorney-general candidate involved in voting-system breach, documents show

Trump-backed Michigan attorney-general candidate involved in voting-system breach, documents show

Republican candidate for Attorney General of Michigan Matthew DePerno reacts as he is recognized by former US President Donald Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, on Aug. 6, 2022.BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters The Republican nominee for Michigan attorney-general led a team that gained unauthorized access to voting equipment while hunting for evidence to … Read more