Canada faces risk from potential housing correction: Moody’s

Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and Australia are the countries that have seen the largest increases in home prices and household debt among advanced economies over the last three years, according to Moody’s Investors Services. (Darren Calabrese/Canadian Press) Moody’s Investors Service has released a report that identifies Canada as one of…

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Why one Smiths Falls farmer is giving away his land for free

If you love animals, are prepared to work hard and long for the bucolic lifestyle, Stephen Overbury has a proposition for you. Overbury is looking for someone to take over his farm near Smiths Falls, Ont., as he prepares to return to Japan, where he had lived for about 15 years. But instead of selling it or…

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Bank of Canada unveils new $10 banknote for Canada 150 celebrations

The Bank of Canada has unveiled a commemorative $10 banknote to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. It’s only the fourth time in Canada’s history that it has created a commemorative banknote. Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Ginette Petitpas Taylor, parliamentary secretary to the minister of finance, made the announcement…

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Can pure maple syrup help reduce chronic inflammation?

The first-ever global symposium, solely dedicated to sharing the latest scientific discoveries on the potential health benefits of 100% pure maple products from Canada, took place on April 2 in San Francisco at the 253rd annual meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the largest scientific society in the world.…

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Avro Arrow replica could take to the skies after decades of work

It’s been nearly 60 years since Canada’s iconic Avro Arrow supersonic interceptor jet program was cancelled and scrapped. And though the jets never flew apart from their flight tests, the Arrow’s legacy continues to inspire flight enthusiasts across the country. Over the years, people have built replicas for display purposes, but a group of…

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Guelph-area farm will rent you backyard chickens

If you like the idea of keeping chickens in your backyard, but aren’t sure you’re ready to fully commit, a farm southeast of Guelph will rent them to you. Belbeck Family Farm in Moffat, Ont., near Milton, is making their Rent The Chicken business available to Kitchener residents now that…

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