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An eight-pack of dos and don’ts for surviving and profiting in a world of rising interest rates

Articles of Interest   |   September 8, 2022

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An epic moment in interest rate history was the surge of summer, 1980. A quick recap of what was happening in the year the Bank of Canada’s benchmark rate jumped to roughly 17 per cent... read more

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Canadian team unveils quantum chip made of tiny silicon hockey pucks

Articles of Interest   |   July 15, 2022

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Row upon row of microscopic hockey pucks etched into a silicon chip could hold the key to making quantum computers at practical scale and allow for un-crackable encrypted information to be sent over long distances.... read more

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First image from ‘miraculous’ James Webb Space Telescope a cosmic deep dive

Articles of Interest   |   July 12, 2022

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Astronomers working with the James Webb Space Telescope have taken a very deep dive into the cosmos, offering a historic debut image of distant galaxies that reaches back like a time tunnel across much of the... read more

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Canada’s summer job market for students is booming as positions top prepandemic levels

Articles of Interest   |   July 4, 2022

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After two years of downturns because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the summer job market for university and college students in Canada is starting strong as employers are hiring more applicants and reporting a high number... read more

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How should children learn to read? In Canada, two schools of thought struggle for supremacy

Articles of Interest   |   June 20, 2022

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Kindergarten teacher Kristen Wilson helps Anna Pascoe, 4, at Holy Name of Mary Catholic school in Marysville, Ont. FRED LUM/THE GLOBE AND MAIL As educators get pupils caught up on fundamentals after the pandemic’s disruption,... read more

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‘COVID hasn’t gone away’: Five things health experts say we must do to end the pandemic

Articles of Interest   |   June 16, 2022

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Restaurants are open. Festivals are back. Masks, for the most part, are optional. And starting Monday, June 20, proof of vaccination will no longer be required of Canadian air and train passengers. It may be tempting... read more

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With interest rates soaring, these cherished personal finance rules are invalid

Articles of Interest   |   June 14, 2022

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Low interest rates have ruled personal finance for more than a dozen years, and those who paid attention were bigtime winners. But that chapter in the financial history of Canada is over. As in, o-v-e-r.... read more

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Canada’s nuclear waste liabilities total billions of dollars. Is a landfill site near the Ottawa River the best way to extinguish them?

Articles of Interest   |   June 7, 2022

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The Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ proposed site for disposing radioactive waste has opponents watching with apprehension. Here’s what you need to know about the Near Surface Disposal Facility. One glance at Building 250 confirms that its... read more

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Canadian company Xanadu achieves ‘big leap forward’ in quantum computer race

Articles of Interest   |   June 2, 2022

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Xanadu Quantum Technologies, one of several companies trying to harness the ephemeral nature of quantum physics to revolutionize the computer industry, has hit an elusive milestone with a device that can outperform any supercomputer in... read more

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Ontario battle over Highway 413 casts light on flawed species-protection rules

Articles of Interest   |   May 31, 2022

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At the Nashville Conservation Reserve northwest of Toronto, Ryan Norris was demonstrating his birding chops. Faster than Merlin Bird ID – a phone app that can identify birds by their songs – he cocked an... read more

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Quebec legislature adopts Bill 96 language law despite bitter opposition

Articles of Interest   |   May 25, 2022

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The Quebec government has secured the largest expansion of its language laws in more than 40 years, imposing new rules to reinforce the use of French in the public service, education and business despite bitter... read more

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What does inflation mean for the cost of living and everyday goods in Canada? Here’s what you need to know

Articles of Interest   |   May 24, 2022

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Canada’s inflation rate hit a 31-year-high in April as prices continue to rise from the grocery store to the gas station. But what, exactly, is inflation and how long will it remain at record highs?... read more

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Trudeau prepares to make his fifth Supreme Court pick. Who could be the next judge appointed to Canada’s highest court?

Articles of Interest   |   May 18, 2022

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a problem and an opportunity as he prepares to make his fifth appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada, replacing Justice Michael Moldaver, who retires on Sept. 1. The problem... read more

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At winter’s end, glaciologists take annual trek to measure glacier loss. With climate change accelerating, their findings are profound

Articles of Interest   |   May 9, 2022

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Scientists are fanning out across the Arctic and up the country’s highest mountains for an in-depth look at a critical resource: Canada’s share of the world’s remaining glaciers. Scientists who study Canada’s glaciers say they... read more

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Now more than ever, owning a house is not a retirement plan

Articles of Interest   |   May 2, 2022

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The already-weak argument that owning a house is a retirement plan looks even worse today thanks to rising interest rates. Just like renters, homeowners need personal retirement savings in a pension, a tax-free savings account... read more

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