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Shake Shack to come to Canada in 2024 with first location set for Toronto

Shake Shack to come to Canada in 2024 with first location set for Toronto

TORONTO — Canadians with a hankering for Shake Shack's juicy burgers and hand-spun milkshakes soon won't have to cross the border to satisfy their cravings. Toronto-based private investment firms Osmington Inc. and Harlo Entertainment Inc.
Under oath, Boris Johnson denies he lied over 'partygate'

Under oath, Boris Johnson denies he lied over 'partygate'

LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted “hand on heart” Wednesday that he never lied to lawmakers about rule-breaking government parties during the COVID-19 pandemic, mounting a robust defense at a hearing that could damage
Canada needs 300,000 new rental units to avoid gap quadrupling by 2026: report

Canada needs 300,000 new rental units to avoid gap quadrupling by 2026: report

TORONTO — Canada's rental housing shortage will quadruple to 120,000 units by 2026 without a significant boost in stock, Royal Bank of Canada said in a report Wednesday.
Canadian home sales expected to pick up in spring but inventory still lags

Canadian home sales expected to pick up in spring but inventory still lags

TORONTO — With two kids under the age of six living in a two-bedroom, one-bathroom household, Jacquelin Forsey and her husband have long known it would only be a matter of time before their family outgrew their beloved home.
Macron wants French pension plan implemented by end of year

Macron wants French pension plan implemented by end of year

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that the pension bill he pushed through without a vote in parliament needs to be implemented by the "end of the year,” sticking to his decision to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 des

Boyd Group Services reports US$14.2M Q4 profit, sales up 23.4% from year ago

WINNIPEG — Boyd Group Services Inc. says it earned US$14.2 million in its fourth quarter, up from US$4.9 million a year earlier. The autobody repair shop chain, which keeps its books in U.S.
UK inflation jumps to 10.4%, surprising analysts

UK inflation jumps to 10.4%, surprising analysts

LONDON (AP) — U.K. inflation accelerated for the first time in four months in February as high food and energy prices hit consumers battered by the nation’s cost-of-living crisis. The consumer price index jumped to 10.
Canada's stockpile of ventilators up from 500 to 27,000 after push to procure them

Canada's stockpile of ventilators up from 500 to 27,000 after push to procure them

Canada's race to procure ventilators for COVID-19 patients in the early days of the pandemic had researchers, scientists, industry and a notable astrophysicist working "night and day"to design machines that could be quickly manufactured domestically.
Asian shares advance on back of Wall Street rally

Asian shares advance on back of Wall Street rally

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares advanced Wednesday after a Wall Street rally led by the banks most beaten down by the industry’s crisis. Oil prices fell back and U.S. futures were little changed.
Highlights from New Brunswick's 2023-24 provincial budget

Highlights from New Brunswick's 2023-24 provincial budget

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick Finance Minister Ernie Steeves tabled a $12.2-billion budget for 2023-24 on Tuesday. Here are some highlights: — A projected surplus of $40.3-million surplus on total revenues of $12.19 billion and expenditures of $12.