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Canada Revenue Agency braces for June 1 tax deadline after fielding nearly 3 million calls – National

Canada Revenue Agency braces for June 1 tax deadline after fielding nearly 3 million calls - National

If you have some last-minute questions about your annual tax returns, the Canada Revenue Agency is bracing for your call. The federal tax agency is approaching the revised June 1 tax deadline after several weeks of fielding an unprecedented volume of calls — nearly three million phone calls since the …

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Coronavirus: Ontario realtors offer tips on how to get your house ready for sale

Coronavirus: Ontario realtors offer tips on how to get your house ready for sale

The coronavirus pandemic coupled with unseasonably cold weather left many of us locked in our homes baking bread or watching every TV show or movie we can, or talking to friends about or making online calls. Now that spring has finally sprung and restrictions have finally loosened, some may turn …

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From AC units to patio decor: 6 ways to upgrade your COVID-19 summer – National

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As the novel coronavirus pandemic stretches into June, Canada — along with much of the rest of the world — is headed for an unusual summer. But it doesn’t have to be a miserable one. Whether you are working from home or spending time outside, here are a few ideas …

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Canadian GDP dropped 8% in the first quarter, StatCan says – National

Canadian GDP dropped 8% in the first quarter, StatCan says - National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 29, 2020 9:03 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Statistics Canada says the economy in the first quarter had its worst showing since 2009 as steps taken to slow …

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Alberta hotels facing ‘sad reality’ of permanent closure because of COVID-19 pandemic

Alberta hotels facing ‘sad reality’ of permanent closure because of COVID-19 pandemic

At a time when they’d normally be gearing up for the busy summer season, many Alberta hotels are instead struggling to survive, and some of them may end up going out of business because of the COVID-19 crisis. Hotel Arts in downtown Calgary is one hotel dealing with the pandemic, …

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TD, CIBC report massive profit drops amid COVID-19 – National

TD, CIBC report massive profit drops amid COVID-19 - National

TD Bank Group and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce have fallen in line with the rest of Canada’s Big Six financial institutions in reporting significant drops in profit and increases in their provisions for credit losses amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. TD revealed Thursday that its second-quarter profit slipped …

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U.S. weekly jobless claims stay above 2 million despite reopenings – National

U.S. weekly jobless claims stay above 2 million despite reopenings - National

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits held above 2 million last week for a 10th straight week amid job cuts by U.S. state and local governments whose budgets have been decimated fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and more second-wave layoffs in the private sector. New claims for state unemployment …

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Coronavirus: What does Banff look like without international tourism?

Coronavirus: What does Banff look like without international tourism?

Banff is all about tourism. In fact, almost its entire economy is tourism-based. “The Town of Banff‘s reason for being a municipality is to provide services to visitors to Banff National Park and to support residents who live here to provide services to visitors,” said Jason Darrah, director of communications …

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Coronavirus: City of Edmonton announces economic recovery program for businesses – Edmonton

Coronavirus: City of Edmonton announces economic recovery program for businesses - Edmonton

With many local businesses struggling to survive amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Edmonton announced details Wednesday of its plan to help them. The economic recovery program is a five-pronged initiative that includes the Edmonton Economic Recovery Grant. READ MORE: Longtime businesses in Edmonton forced to permanently close …

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Working from home during coronavirus? Some expenses are up to employers, experts say – National

Working from home during coronavirus? Some expenses are up to employers, experts say - National

More than three months into the coronavirus pandemic, many Canadians are still asking each other the same question: “Are you working from home?” The shift from cubicles and commutes to kitchen tables and day-old sweatpants happened almost overnight for millions of Canadians. Despite some movement from provinces to reboot the …

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