Day: September 15, 2020

Bargain Alert: 2 Top High-Yield Stocks for Dividend Investors

Top high-yield stocks come with more risk than GICs, but the return spread between high-quality Canadian dividend stocks and fixed-income today makes dividend stocks appealing for a TFSA or RRSP. Why BCE is a top stock for dividends BCE (TSX:BCE)(NYSE:BCE) trades near $56 per share at the time of writing and offers investors a solid …

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10 years after Salish Sea is named, experts say united front on conservation still distant

A decade after the Salish Sea was named with the hope nations would improve collaboration on conservation, scientists and First Nations say that has not been fully realized and the waterway is suffering because of it. The 18,000 square kilometre sea encompasses inland waterways stretching from the south end of Puget Sound in Washington State to Desolation Sound at the northern …

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U.S. lifts tariffs on Canadian aluminium just as Ottawa was set to retaliate

The United States is standing down in its tariff dispute with Canada and lifting a 10 per cent levy on Canadian aluminium. The sudden about-face from the Trump administration comes just hours before the Trudeau government was expected to announce dollar for dollar countermeasures in retaliation. The office of the U.S. Trade Representative is expected …

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How the U.S. wildfires are impacting air quality from B.C. to Ontario

Smoke from U.S. wildfires burning in Washington, Oregon and California has made its way to western Canada and is having visible impacts on air quality in several provinces. Grey skies and thick smoke have clouded parts of Manitoba and Ontario while most of British Columbia and Alberta continue to experience poor air quality brought on …

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Louisville Will Pay Breonna Taylor’s Family $12 Million

As people across the country continue to demand that charges be filed against the three Louisville police officers who shot and killed 26-year-old Breonna Taylor, city officials said Tuesday that they have agreed to pay her family $12 million and enact several police reforms to settle a wrongful death lawsuit. The settlement, announced during a …

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2020 Stock Market: A House of Cards Set to Collapse?

The summer of 2020 witnessed a major stock market rally that sent equities to new heights. The NASDAQ and S&P 500 set several all-time highs, while Canadian markets recouped a significant percentage of their COVID-19 losses. For many investors, these results were encouraging. The speed with which markets recovered from the second quarter bear market …

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First Nations seek order forcing ministry to release data on COVID-19 cases near their communities

A coalition of First Nations is calling for an order forcing the B.C. Ministry of Health to release data on confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases near their communities, saying the province is violating the privacy act and endangering lives by keeping the information private. The Heiltsuk Nation, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council and Tŝilhqot’in National Government have filed …

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Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure goes virtual this October

The Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure will take place on Sunday, October 4. Organizers this year, have transformed the event into a one-of-a-kind online experience. They say it will include all the things you love about Run Day, with new and exciting ways to participate. Last year, more than 85,000 people from …

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Toronto Raptors sign head coach Nick Nurse to multi-year extension

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors have signed head coach Nick Nurse to a multi-year contract extension. Nurse was named NBA coach of the year this past season — his second year as head coach of the club. The Raptors went 53-19 during the regular season, posting the second-best record in the league despite losing superstar …

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