Study Ranks Victoria Best Canadian City to Be a Woman; Windsor, Ont., Ranked Worst

Study Ranks Victoria Best Canadian City to Be a Woman; Windsor, Ont., Ranked Worst

By The Canadian Press

Victoria, B.C.
Victoria, B.C. (HELLOBC.COM)

OTTAWA – A new study suggests Victoria is the best city in Canada to be a woman, despite the wage gap between men and women there worsening slightly in recent years.

The study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives looks at differences between men’s and women’s access to economic and personal security, education, health and positions of leadership in Canada’s 25 biggest cities.

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Tears, Sorrow as Families Speak of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Tears, Sorrow as Families Speak of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Joan Winning
Joan Winning weeps as she speaks of her murdered niece Nicole Daniels to commissioner Michelle Audette at the opening day of hearings at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Winnipeg, Monday, October 16, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women sobbed, fought back tears and expressed anger Monday as they recounted what happened to their loved ones.

They also recalled running up against what they said was indifference from police and people in general.

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John Dunsworth, Known as Jim Lahey on the ‘Trailer Park Boys,’ Dies

John Dunsworth, Known as Jim Lahey on the ‘Trailer Park Boys,’ Dies

By The Canadian Press

John Dunsworth
Actor John Dunsworth listens to a speaker at a news conference in Halifax on April 12, 2005. Actor John Dunsworth, best known for playing Jim Lahey in the comedy series “Trailer Park Boys,” has died. His daughter Sarah Dunsworth confirmed the news in a statement posted to her Twitter feed Monday evening. She says Dunsworth died “peacefully after short and unexpected illness.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

HALIFAX – Actor John Dunsworth, best known for playing Jim Lahey in the comedy series “Trailer Park Boys,” has died.

The news was confirmed in a statement posted on his Twitter feed Monday evening.

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Regulators Set Rules for Cross-Border Pot Listings, Opens Flood Gates

Regulators Set Rules for Cross-Border Pot Listings, Opens Flood Gates

The Canadian Press

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Production staff harvest marijuana plants inside the flowering room at Harvest One Cannabis Inc. in Duncan, B.C., on Friday, August 4, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

TORONTO – The Canadian Securities Administrators set out “specific disclosure expectations” for marijuana industry firms with investments in the U.S., offering much-anticipated clarity for companies that operate on both sides of the border.

The umbrella organization for Canada’s provincial and territorial securities regulators put out a staff notice, saying that cannabis companies must tell investors about certain risks when they invest south of the border — where growing and selling marijuana remains illegal under federal laws.

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Loblaw Companies Lays Off 500 Office Workers in Cost-Cutting Drive

Loblaw Companies Lays Off 500 Office Workers in Cost-Cutting Drive

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

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A Loblaws store is seen Monday, March 9, 2015 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

VANCOUVER – Loblaw Companies Ltd. is laying off 500 of its office workers, but the company says it still expects to create more jobs than it eliminates this year.

“Today is a very difficult day,” wrote president Sarah Davis in a memo to employees informing them about the job cuts.

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