Lowe’s Canada stores deemed underperforming, 34 locations set to close

American home improvement giant Lowe’s announced the closure of 34 stores across Canada as well as the restructuring of its corporate support staff on Wednesday morning. Tony Cioffi, acting president of Lowe’s Canada, confirmed the stores are underperforming and that…

Laneway housing gaining more popularity across Canada amidst housing crunch

Laneway houses were already a long-time prominent fixture in West Coast cities like Vancouver. Now they are gaining popularity elsewhere, as a creative solution to Canada’s growing housing crunch in cities across the country. Heather Yourex-West explains why a growing…

Provincial energy ministers condemn feds after majority of Bill C-69 amendments rejected

After the federal government announced it would be accepting half of the Senate’s recommended amendments to Bill C-69, energy ministers from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario stood firm with respect to their position on the legislation, saying the bill shouldn’t be…

Suicide an occupational hazard for physicians: doctors

Dr. Sarah Tulk remembers feeling hopeless while training as a resident, her energy sapped by the demands of a job that had her working 24 hours and more straight, until the depression that set in had her thinking she’d kill…

Premier Doug Ford to meet with Jason Kenney at Ontario legislature

TORONTO – Premier Doug Ford will meet with newly-elected Alberta Premier Jason Kenney at the Ontario legislature today. The Conservative premiers will meet for the first time since Kenney led his party to a majority government victory in Alberta’s provincial…

Hamilton’s one-day ‘Butt Blitz’ takes 37,000 cigarette remains off city streets

A three-hour single-day clean up event has rid Hamilton of tens of thousands of cigarette butts in the city’s downtown core. Saturday’s ‘Butt Blitz’ was an affair tied to a prevention program launched this past week, aimed at reducing cigarette…