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TransUnion: Average mortgage balance in Canada rises five per cent

TORONTO — TransUnion Canada says the average amount owing on mortgages was up nearly five per cent in the second quarter, even though a change in Ontario regulations last spring appears to have reduced the volume of home sales.

Anti-migrant banners pop up, taken down in Montreal, including at Olympic Stadium

MONTREAL — More anti-migrant banners have popped up in Quebec, this time in Montreal where many asylum seekers are being temporarily housed.
Nova Scotia government imposes wage package on 75,000 civil servants

Nova Scotia government imposes wage package on 75,000 civil servants

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government has moved to impose a labour bill that would establish a wage package for 75,000 public sector employees.
New father prods East Coast Sobeys about mothers-only parking spot

New father prods East Coast Sobeys about mothers-only parking spot

STRATFORD, P.E.I. — A father who was irked at a parking spot for new mothers at a P.E.I. grocery store has seemingly prodded Sobeys to include new dads too.

Rising old age security spending dampened by CPP increases: Report

OTTAWA — A mandatory review of the country's largest seniors benefit program is predicting all-time highs in spending over the coming years with waves of baby boomer retirements — spending levels that could have been even higher if not for changes to
Overall opioid volume down in Ont., but many still exceed recommended dose: report

Overall opioid volume down in Ont., but many still exceed recommended dose: report

TORONTO — Ontario doctors appear to be prescribing lower amounts of opioids overall to treat patients with pain, say researchers, but many longtime users continue to be given daily doses of the potent narcotics that exceed national practice guideline
Toronto unveils interim safe injection site, 3 permanent sites being built

Toronto unveils interim safe injection site, 3 permanent sites being built

TORONTO — An interim safe injection site in Toronto — the first such officially-sanctioned facility in Canada's most populous city — will save lives as the city grapples with a spike in suspected overdoses, public health officials said Monday as the
Cornwall officials seek answers on arrival of Haitian asylum seekers

Cornwall officials seek answers on arrival of Haitian asylum seekers

CORNWALL, Ont. — Municipal politicians in this eastern Ontario community said Monday they were frustrated at the paucity of information from the federal government over an influx of Haitian asylum seekers crossing to Canada from the United States.

BC Wildfire Service says 19 fires burn together to create one huge blaze

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Over 400 firefighters are working to contain the largest wildfire in British Columbia's history.
A NAFTA chapter focused on Indigenous rights will be crucial, Bellegarde says

A NAFTA chapter focused on Indigenous rights will be crucial, Bellegarde says

OTTAWA — The push for an Indigenous chapter in a renegotiated NAFTA could require support from Indigenous Peoples south of the border as well as in Canada, says Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde — a main advocate for its creat