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N.S. municipalities facing 'dire financial straits' due to COVID-19, study finds

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's municipalities have published a report outlining their "dire financial straits," saying without assistance from the province or Ottawa, tax rates will be going up sharply.
European Central Bank hands out 1.3 trillion euros in loans

European Central Bank hands out 1.3 trillion euros in loans

FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank has handed out 1.31 trillion euros ($1.
Jeep SUVs recalled to fix problem that can cause power loss

Jeep SUVs recalled to fix problem that can cause power loss

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler is recalling almost 95,000 Jeep Cherokees worldwide because a transmission problem can cause the small SUVs to lose power unexpectedly.
Statistics Canada says wholesale sales posted record plunge in April

Statistics Canada says wholesale sales posted record plunge in April

OTTAWA — Wholesale sales in Canada fell by a record 21.6 per cent to $49.8 billion in April, led by a plunge in the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories subsector due to the pandemic.
Providing for aging loved ones requires knowledge of resources, experts say

Providing for aging loved ones requires knowledge of resources, experts say

TORONTO — COVID-19's devastating impact on seniors in the months since the virus became a global menace has many Canadians wondering what can be done to protect their aging loved ones.

EDC predicts 20 per cent drop in exports this year before rebounding in 2021

OTTAWA — Export Development Canada is forecasting that exports this year will fall 20.3 per cent due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Poor People's Campaign eyes 'virtual march' in poverty fight

Poor People's Campaign eyes 'virtual march' in poverty fight

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Clergy and religious leaders are preparing to hold a virtual march Saturday to highlight the plight of Americans struggling with poverty — people like Madelyn “Maddie” Brace and her boyfriend, Luciano Benavidez.
US virus outbreaks stir clash over masks, personal freedom

US virus outbreaks stir clash over masks, personal freedom

PHOENIX — When the coronavirus flared in China's capital this week, Beijing cancelled flights, suspended reopenings and described the situation as “extremely grave.” But with cases rising in some U.S.
COVID-19 uncertainty pushes Grand Theatre to delay shows until fall 2021

COVID-19 uncertainty pushes Grand Theatre to delay shows until fall 2021

LONDON, Ont. — Live theatre at southern Ontario's Grand Theatre will not return until fall 2021. The London, Ont.

Hexo Corp. sells Niagara Falls cannabis facility for $10.25 million

OTTAWA — Hexo Corp. says it has sold its facility in Niagara Falls, Ont., for $10.25 million to an undisclosed buyer. The cannabis company announced in March plans to list the facility after reviewing its cultivation assets.