Ada becomes latest Canadian unicorn to cut staff, laying off 16 per cent of work force

Ada becomes latest Canadian unicorn to cut staff, laying off 16 per cent of work force

Ada co-founders, Mike Murchison, left, and David Hariri inside Ada’s Toronto office.Darren Goldstein/DSG Photo/Handout Another high-profile Canadian startup has laid off staff in response to a worsening economic outlook. Ada Support Inc., a Toronto-based artificial-intelligence startup that has become a leading customer service “chatbot” provider for big Silicon Valley brands, laid off close to 16 … Read more

Resort town’s housing struggle falls hardest on disadvantaged

Resort town’s housing struggle falls hardest on disadvantaged

Banff, Alta., has fixed land space. So, any development is typically redevelopment. The planned YWCA building at Dr. Priscilla Wilson Place is an example of this.Cynthia Ramdial/LOLA Architecture Finding a place to live in Banff, Alta., is becoming increasingly difficult for workers, whether they’re seasonal or permanent, as the constraints imposed by Parks Canada to … Read more

Wildfire southwest of Penticton, BC, prompts more evacuation alerts and orders

Wildfire southwest of Penticton, BC, prompts more evacuation alerts and orders

The Keremeos Creek wildfire burning north of Keremeos, BC, on July 29.HO/The Canadian Press Hundreds of Interior BC residents were on evacuation alert over the weekend as two wildfires in the province grew after a week of dry conditions during a heat wave in Western Canada. The Keremeos Creek fire was first discovered on Friday … Read more

Prime Minister Trudeau, family on holiday in Costa Rica

Prime Minister Trudeau, family on holiday in Costa Rica

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is heading to Costa Rica for a two-week vacation with his family. The Prime Minister’s Office says the family is returning to the same place where they stayed over the Christmas holiday in 2019 and that they are paying for their own accommodations. The prime minister must fly on a Royal … Read more

Two brothers from Vancouver Island named as gunmen killed during botched bank robbery in Saanich, BC

Two brothers from Vancouver Island named as gunmen killed during botched bank robbery in Saanich, BC

Mathew (left) and Isaac Auchterlonie, 22-year-old brothers from Duncan, BC, have been identified by police as the two suspects shot dead in a botched bank robbery at a Bank of Montreal branch in Saanich, BC, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.Handout For eight years, Justin Henry considered himself the best friend of both Mathew and Isaac … Read more

When does a new country feel like home? Canadian immigrants on the moment they knew they belonged here

When does a new country feel like home?  Canadian immigrants on the moment they knew they belonged here

Tijana Martin and Cole Burston/The Globe and Mail, handouts When does a new country begin to feel like home? Is it when you become a citizen, learn a new language, vote in your first election or something more personal? The Globe asked readers who weren’t born in Canada but live here now to share their … Read more

Eleven offers reeled in for custom bungalow near Lake Simcoe

Eleven offers reeled in for custom bungalow near Lake Simcoe

This three-bedroom bungalow was promoted for an alluring price under $1.7-million to give buyers reason to venture into the small town on Uxbridge.Coldwell Banker RMR Real Estate 4 Horner Court., Uxbridge, Ont. Asking price: $1,698,000 (March, 2022) Selling price: $2,125,000 (March, 2022) Previous selling price: $853,009 (August, 2015) Tax: $8,840 (2021) Days on the market: … Read more

Some restaurants are abandoning tipping in favor of paying their staff higher wages

Some restaurants are abandoning tipping in favor of paying their staff higher wages

Owner Devinder Chaudhary and server Robert Lamieux at Aiana Restaurant Collective in Ottawa on May 30.Spencer Colby/The Globe and Mail Chris Locke was surprised when he was given the option to tip on a recent purchase at a cannabis store. As the executive chef at Marben, a downtown Toronto mainstay, tipping had been on the … Read more

Polar bear shot dead after venturing into residential area in Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula

Polar bear shot dead after venturing into residential area in Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula

In this image courtesy of Sophie Bonneville, a polar bear roams a field in Madeline-Centre, Que., on April 30.SOPHIE BONNEVILLE/AFP/Getty Images A polar bear that ventured into a residential area in Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula this weekend prompting a public safety alert has been shot dead, authorities said on Sunday. The Sûreté du Québec, the provincial … Read more

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey takes aim at board in series of tweets as it weighs Elon Musk’s takeover offer

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey takes aim at board in series of tweets as it weighs Elon Musk’s takeover offer

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey speaks during a town hall at the Indian Institute of Technology, in New Delhi, India, on Nov. 12, 2018.ANUSHREE FADNAVIS/Reuters Twitter Inc TWTR-N co-founder Jack Dorsey took aim at the social media company’s board in a series of tweets late on Monday as it weighs Elon Musk’s $43-billion takeover offer. Dorsey, … Read more